7.25.2012

Wanderlust Wednesday: Greece

I've never been to Greece and it seems like a huge hole in my travels. I know that this little country has received a bad reputation as of late (mainly the cause of a huge European financial meltdown), but nonetheless, I feel the need to head to Greece. I want to lay on top of a perfect beach, soaking up the Southern European sun; I want to walk a few steps and dip into the warm Mediterranean and ride a vespa among a hillside of white-washed buildings...I don't think I'm asking too much!
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One of the places that i'm dying to visit in Greece is Santorini. Santorini is an island about 20 kilometers off of the coast of mainland Greece in the Aegean Sea. I'm sure there might be better places to visit, but the photos of Santorini are spectacular....
While in Santorini, I want to wear this:
 I will blow my life-savings to stay here:  
If the infinity pool overlooking the Aegean isn't convincing enough, the website says it is located "in the beautiful setting of Imerovigli in the northwest of the island, high above the Caldera, the Grace Santorini is the perfect vantage point from which to view the famed Santorini sunsets that envelop the Aegean Sea, and the Cyclades Islands."
 I have no idea what most of that means, but i'm convinced.

I want to sip Greek wine, while eating dolmas and staring at the sea, here:
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I want to stare out of my bedroom window and see this:
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I want to walk, holding hands with my fiance, around these streets:
I want to swim in this water:
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Have you been to Greece? Any secret places I should add to my list?




23 comments :

  1. oh my gosh YES! ive been to santorini, mykonos and patmos and all 3 islands were GORGEOUS! it's kind of surreal... walking through the white structures and seeing the blue accents everywhere... its so beautiful it feels like a dream.

    definitely go! in fact, ill go with you!

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    1. I am down! That sounds absolutely wonderful!!

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    1. agreed- wouldn't that make the coolest photo backdrop!?

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  3. I have always wanted to go to Greece, especially Santorini! One of my best friends went with her family one summer when we were in junior high...lucky duck. She was in love with Santorini, the whole island.

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    1. I am with you girl! I am dying to visit, and i'm jealous of your friend! Hopefully one day soon...

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  4. Oh my. I want to go there. Right now! :)

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  5. Wow Santorini looks so beautiful! I think my grandparents visited. I have been to some of the other Greek islands though; Corfu, Crete, Kos, Skiathos. They are all nice, all beautiful and the sea is AMAZING! Except for the octopuses..... they scare me *shudder*

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    1. Yeah- no octopus for me! the thought of touching a tentacle is enough to give me the heebie jeebies!

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  6. Greece is on my must travel list too. It just looks so crisp and beautiful.

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    1. It does! It just looks like it would be hard not to enjoy a vacation there!

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  7. THank you all for visiting and commenting! I am so thrilled to hear that Greece IS as good as I dream it up to be! I so want to go!

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  8. Hi there! Found your site after you commented on one of my posts. Gotta say, I just heart your blog. AND Greece. OMG. You must go. We went for our honeymoon and it was breathtaking. We spent 4 days in Santorini. I cannot wait to go back someday!!! If you need any kind of recommendations, let me know! Anywho, as I said I heart your blog. SO I nominated you for a little Liebster. Check it out :) http://thedailydeelight.com/2012/07/a-giveaway-a-liebster.html

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    1. Thanks again for the nomination! I love your blog as well and loved the random facts about you! and I am so jealous about your honeymoon in Santorini! I need to go asap!

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  9. Hi dear! I have been several times in Santorini (one of my best friends is from there) and I pretty much adore this island! What happened there thousands of years ago(the volcano eruption) hasn't happened anywhere else, I LOVE this island, I really do!If you are planning to go soon (or not) don't hesitate to ask me about stuff and so. I have plenty of good info for you :)

    I may do a post my latest trip there, but I am not sure. Every time that I go, I just wander around heavenly happy and I forget about taking pictures! :D

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    1. I would love to get to Santorini sooner rather than later! It all hinges on if I can convince my fiance :) But if I go, I would love to pick your brian about the island! Thank you for inspiring my to go, it sounds absolutely fabulous!

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  10. Nick and I went last year and it was fantastic! Rick Steves said if you can't take a good picture in Santorini you need to retie your camera! ;)

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    1. I love Rick Steves and pretty excited you quoted him! OK I need to pick your brain about your travels!

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  11. Greece looks exquisite! It is definitely on my travel wish list!

    magen crumpled fantasies

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  12. I absolutely LOVE Greece! Santorini is a must see, with its black sand beaches. Everything on the greek islands is so beautiful, the food is amazing and the water couldn't be any clearer! x

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    1. ahhh, i'm jealous- I think it needs to be on the top of my travel list ASAP!

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  13. travel is just a necessary extravagance, and you NEED to do it :) just look at it that way! i certainly do! greece looks absolutely stunning, and especially santorini...i love your wanderlust photos and what you'd wear!

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