Photos by me
I went to Greece four years ago on a two-week study abroad session with my college. Starting in Athens, we toured the Peloponnesian peninsula and also visited a couple lesser-known islands. Pictured above is the Parthenon; a monastery built into a mountain just outside the small town of Dmitsana; the monastery on top of Mt. Likavitos, overlooking Athens; the island of Hydra (there are no cars — only donkeys!); and the view from our hotel in Nauplion (that’s a castle on the hill!).
A few of my favorite things:
- Watching the sun set over Athens on top of Mt. Likavitos.
- Making friends with the owners of a wine store in Nauplion (and getting lots of samples!).
- Swimming in crystal clear water in Zakynthos.
- Gyros in the Monastiraki area of Athens.
I would love to go back one day and explore more of the islands — especially Santorini!
This post is part of the series Across Europe in 31 Days, where I am blogging about Europe every day in October. Start at the beginning or with the most recent, or view other 31 Day Challenge participants.