IT’S HERE! After over a year of not being able to travel internationally and being on lockdown at home for most of that time, countries are finally starting to open back up to tourists! Our long awaited honeymoon can finally happen and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
When we originally started thinking about a honeymoon we had a couple places that immediately came to mind: New Zealand, South Africa, Norway, or Greece. All four have been at the top of our list for a few years now so we were keen to book a trip but knew that it was going to be difficult with lockdown restrictions still in place for most of the world. Being me (meaning obsessive compulsive), I took it upon myself to build four different budgets, plan four different itineraries, and track flights & restrictions religiously to all four locations. You know, because why not? Anywhooo, at least they’re all there now so I can go back to them at a later date.
So, where have we decided on, you ask? Well I’m glad you asked because the winner is ….(Insert drum roll)….. GREECE! Thanks to the news that Greece is going to be opening up to tourist this summer we decided to book two weeks in October to check out Athens and then island hop over to Mykonos, Paros, and Santorini. We’re just excited to be able to travel anywhere again; fully vaccinated & safely, of course. We’re also throwing in a long layover in London and stopping by on of Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin star restaurants, Petrus.
What I’m most excited about going to Greece for is the history and the food. If you’ve been following along with some of my previous posts you’ve probably realized that I’m a huge archaeology and anthropology nut and I love learning about past cultures. There’s obviously not many better places to do that than Greece. Athens alone is covered in history and is one of the oldest cities in the world. I’m also a huge lover of mediterranean food (scratch that, all food) and I love the bright, fresh flavors that are imparted throughout their dishes. My husband really just wants some warm beaches, and a beer in hand. He’s easy, but being from San Diego, I’ve got to say I can think of more exciting things for us to do on our trips than doing exactly what we can do at home. Amiright? Obviously, Greece will be a great compromise for us given that it’s our honeymoon and all, and I guess he can maybe have a say in things every now and again 😉
Do you have recommendations for Greece? I’d love to hear them!
*Photos of the Airbnb’s that we’ve booked for our stay. I do not own the rights to these photos*