Tara’s Travels ( The Timeless Beauty of Greece)

Tara’s Travels ( The Timeless Beauty of Greece)
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Guest Writer: Tara K.

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SANTORINI (THIRA):

THE BEAUTY OF THIS ISLAND CAN ONLY BE MATCHED BY THE CHARM OF IT’S PEOPLE. I RECOMMEND STAYING IN OIA (PRONOUNCED EE-AH) IT’S LESS CROWED THAN FIRA (THE MAIN CITY) AND HAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS IN THE WORLD.

The public buses are a great way to get around the island and only cost 1.50 euro. You really don’t have to do anything on this island except sit on a balcony and experience the awe-inspiring view. If you do want to venture out, here are a few other things I suggest: Go to Kamari, the black beach, and collect real pumice stone from the shore. Snorkel, almost anywhere off the island. Go sailing, either with a tour or rent a boat yourself. Go on a wine tour; Santo wines is the one I suggest as it has the most breathtaking view of the caldera on the island. Sipping wine while enjoying that view almost guarantees that you will never want to leave. www.santowines.gr.

 

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TW Suggests staying at: Delfini Pension in Oia is a small run pension, Rena and Siuia are the two nicest and most helpful women and are sure to make your stay special. There is a rooftop patio complete with hot tub.

 

 

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TW Suggests eating at: The bakery across the white marble street from Delfini. They bake fresh treats daily, a perfect way to start your day.  Also across the white marble street and to the left is a cafe with amazing lattes and the most decedent chocolate lava cake you can imagine. For a nice dinner out, try Kandouni Restaurant and Barwww.kandouni.com.

 

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ATHENS:

You really don’t need to spend more than 2-3 days in Athens, unless you are a history buff in which case you could spend weeks. No matter what, you have to see the Acropolis. Standing amongst this ancient fortress while staring out at the modern city of Athens, you feel as if you are caught between two times. Not being huge on museums, I do highly recommend that you visit the Acropolis Museum after visiting the Acropolis. It will put everything you have just seen into context and also has a stunning view of the fortress. www.theacropolismuseum.gr . The Plaka is the oldest area in Athens and is mostly open only to pedestrian traffic. It is a good place to find souvenirs, restaurants and cafes.

 

 

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TW Suggests staying at: Cecil Hotel www.cecil.gr which is within walking distance of The Acropolis and the Plaka with nice spacious rooms. Breakfast is included. It also has a rooftop terrace with a haunting view of the Acropolis which is lit up at night. (If you are lucky your room will have the same view).

TW Suggests eating at: If you are looking for traditional Greek food at a great price, The Hani in the Plaka serves huge portions of fresh cooked food. Also in the Plaka, Ydria cafe-restaurant has a good menu and a beautiful courtyard patio, great for a mid afternoon latte. www.ydria.gr.

 

 

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Food you should try in Greece: Real Greek salad~ fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives and feta cheese ~ so fresh. Saganaki cheese (fried cheese), moussakas (sautéed eggplant, tomato and minced meat), yoghurt with honey (Greece promotes the best honey in the world), Baklava (a dessert made from layers of filo pastry filled with nuts and sweetened with honey, Ouzo (liqueur with a black liquorish taste).

Tipping ~ 10% -20% for servers if there is no service charge on the bill. For taxi’s just round the fair up.

IGNORANCE IS NOT AN EXCUSE! KNOW THE TIPPING CUSTOMS OF A COUNTRY YOU ARE VISITING.

 

 

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Tara K. (on the right) enjoying great views and great company in Greece.

 

 

 

 

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