Grecian Memories

5 Aug

Hi everyone!

I always related Greece to all

the beautiful mythology stories that I used to study as school, the empire dress and gyros. But this only proves how little did I knew about this country !

One interesting thing is that many people carry Turkish last names (or a mix between Greek and Turkish), for they were invaded by the Turks many years ago (don’t know how many, so I’ll just say “many”).

I went to Crete, which is the largest of the Greek islands. Public transportation is very good and fairly inexpensive, so we opted for public transportation instead of renting a car for the most part. The good thing about Crete is that you have everything near the main towns, so if you don’t feel like moving, you can easily stay in one town without getting bored (restaurants, food markets, bars, coffee shops, clothing shops etc).

The beaches are just amazing. Crete has mainly pebble and sand beaches, and like in most parts in Europe, they are mostly “organized beaches”, meaning that the best parts of the beach are “private” and you have to pay to get a towel, a beach chair and an umbrella. We decided to save ourselves some euros by buying a 5 euro small umbrella (which we threw away at the end of our trip) and two bamboo mats (3 euros each). These organized beaches can’t prohibit you to sunbathe on the other parts of the beach (outside their perimeter).

Most people speak english (at least a little bit), and they are usually very friendly. They’ve been having a rough time due to the economic downturn, so they try to welcome tourists and threat them well, for they highly depend on tourism. Unfortunately, in the past years, Crete has seen a severe decline in tourism and many people have been forced to close their businesses.

Well, I think I’ll talk more about Crete and Greece in general some other time, for this post is already a bit too long, LOL. I usually prefer the photos to do all the talking for me!

Hope you like the pictures.

As always, have a wonderful day, no matter what the day brings, you can make it wonderful !

Que tengan un día maravilloso y lleno de buena vibra !

 

 

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4 Responses to “Grecian Memories”

  1. laurahartson August 5, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    love greece its fantastic! great pics 🙂
    http://sandbetweentoes.wordpress.com/

    • sillystyle August 5, 2011 at 11:59 am #

      Thanks! I’m glad you liked them.
      Have a great day 😉

  2. Tinkerbelle August 5, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    would love to go back to greece again, thanks for the memory!
    http://www.tinkerbelle86.wordpress.com

    • sillystyle August 5, 2011 at 11:59 am #

      you’re very welcome 😉
      it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. I would also love to go back to Greece! Need to start saving some euros 😉

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