Greece // week one

Oh hey there gorgeous people,

So Greece…. week one,

When we first arrived in Athens i guess i thought it was a bit like Paris,

i know, i know, some people think Paris is beautiful and the almighty city of the world, but i thought Paris was kinda dirty, and so is Athens.

[ahah, i’m being completely honest here, so sorry to anyone.. blah blah]

What i’m trying to say is, it’s not what i thought it would look like, which happens a lot of the time.

 

So we went around and did all the tourist-y stuff there is to be done [the Parthenon, parliament house, museums, markets etc] Then we set out for a 5 day driving tour to all of the ancient cities where ruins have been found.

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We first went to Corinth to visit a bridge that was built in order to pass boats though to the Mediterranean sea, rather than having to travel around the coast. We then drove around to 3 different archeological sites to visit, which took us all day really. Before that night staying in the beautiful sea side town of Nafplio, where i slept for literally 12 hours non stop.

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After staying the night in Nafplio we drove up to a castle which had the most beautiful views, before heading off again to reach Ancient Olympia, travelling through Sparta and Kalamata… yes, where the olives are made 😉 To then stay the night in Olympia.

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We then toured Ancient Olympia and the grounds where the games were held. We drove through to Delphi, around and through numerous mountain ranges, and winding roads. Which was another thing i was surprised about, i didn’t realise Greece had so so many mountains!

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We then drove across the Corinthian Sea to reach Delphi, the ancient site in which peoples questions were answered… [refer to ‘my life in ruins’ for info…… ahaha my favourite movie!]

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After Delphi, we had another long trip to Meteora, where we saw the monasteries on top of the massive rocks… ahaha, i made that sound really lame, but it’s so gorgeous! and a James Bond film was also shot there too which is really cool!

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And so now we’re in Athens for a couple nights before we head off to the gorgeous island of Rhodes!

I promise i’ll keep you updated!

Chelsea xxx

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