Greece

After spending two weeks in Turkey, I couldn’t think of a better way to end our adventure than with a requisite journey through Greece: getting lost winding through the narrow, cobblestone streets of the Old Town of Rhodes, feeling embarrassingly touristy driving our “island explorers”, seeking out more secluded beaches, marveling at the whitewashed cliffs of Santorini‘s caldera, witnessing some of the most gorgeous sunsets, hunting for treasures at Athens’ infamous flea market, getting fitted for Greek sandals by Stavros Melissinos (of Jackie O & John Lennon fame), and finally, dining al fresco beneath the magnificently lit Acropolis. Opa!!

(all images by HonestlyWTF)

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  1. Hope wrote:

    hi. i love your site. I made that peter pan colar for my halloween costume. What camera do you use? I saw several of these sights when i went a few years ago but your photos make it look so much cooler!! thanks

    10.28.11
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  2. Wieneke wrote:

    I love these pictures!

    10.28.11
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  3. Sahra wrote:

    Santorini is BEAUTIFUL! It’s my dream to go there (and go cliff diving there!)! such beautiful photos <3

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

    10.28.11
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  4. Christiana wrote:

    I love this post! Being a Greek-American myself, it’s lovely to see positive things written about Greece during this time of hardship! Thanks for supporting Greece! xoxo
    Ps- LOVE your blog!

    10.28.11
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  5. Ashley wrote:

    Greece looks absolutely beautiful! I’m jealous!

    10.28.11
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  6. Ophelia wrote:
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  7. Helena wrote:

    Wonderful set of pictures!
    Santorini is a really unique place, my friends and I loved it so much that we visited it two summers in a row.

    Greetings from Greece x

    10.28.11
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  8. Bruna wrote:

    just beautiful!!!
    a dream…. that’s for sure.

    kisses from Brazi,
    xoxo, Bruna.

    10.28.11
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  9. Laura wrote:

    Jeez I can’t believe I haven’t been to Greece yet. Must.go.on.a.freaking.plane!

    10.28.11
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  10. grace wrote:

    as always…beautiful photos…so pretty and so jealous!

    -grace

    http://herumbrella.com

    10.28.11
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  11. Kate wrote:

    Nice shots! Now I want a leather backpack.

    10.28.11
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  12. maria wrote:

    Glad you had fun in my country! thank you for supporting Greece in these difficult times, love your blog!

    10.28.11
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  13. Yvette wrote:

    Lovely…need to visit my greek friend there, now I’ll have to make a plan!

    10.28.11
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  14. Ambyr wrote:

    The view and houses are so beautiful. I love the “exotic car” too, haha, amazing.

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

    10.28.11
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  15. Julia wrote:

    BEAUTIFUL! I love those linens and those treasures at that market.

    julia everything-pretty.com

    10.28.11
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  16. maria wrote:

    so happy u liked my country 🙂 <3

    10.28.11
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  17. When i read they way you’re describing life here in Greece,truly i get carried away…you make it sound really nice and changes my whole point of view about my city (Athens).I just wish that things were like this……
    P.s: I absolutely adore your site…it’s amazing!

    10.28.11
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  18. Zane wrote:

    love every single photo

    10.28.11
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  19. I’m incredibly impressed by your wonderful way to give a positive insight into this wonderful country! Makes me miss this country a bit more…!
    Incidentally, I like “Mythos”better than “Alpha” 😉
    Thank you for supporting Greece!
    Greetings from Berlin!

    10.28.11
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  20. I loved going to Crete when I was young. I should go back there soon, it’s amazing. Pretty photos

    Charlotte
    http://www.thefashionguitar.com

    10.28.11
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  21. Looks beautiful! I’m jealous 🙂 I’d love to go visit Greece.

    10.28.11
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  22. tiffany wrote:

    great picks and pics! next time try samos too, really beautiful island and great wines too ;P

    10.28.11
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  23. Pauline wrote:

    Grece is an amazing place! When I went to greece, my favourite part was visiting Aegina Island, its just the loveliest little island!

    10.28.11
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  24. J Umm wrote:

    love the leather backpacks!!
    STYLE DECORUM

    10.28.11
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  25. Nicole wrote:

    That whole wall of leather backpacks. I’m dying, they’re so beautiful

    10.28.11
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  26. ugh looking at your travel photos makes me feel like i just want to pack my favourite things and head straight to the airport.

    10.28.11
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  27. this site are so attractive !!
    love them much !!!
    Life there must be relaxed!!!my dreamy living site!!!
    http://www.coniefoxdress.com

    10.28.11
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  28. threeheels wrote:

    Love love love!!!Glad you came to our country!Hope to take the best memories with you!
    xxx
    threeheels

    10.29.11
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  29. OMG – I want to go here now!

    10.29.11
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  30. Lauren S wrote:

    Such a beautiful country!
    http://www.champagneandmarshmallows.com/

    10.29.11
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  31. NativeLA wrote:

    Amazing pics. Makes me want to get back to santorini STAT

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  32. k wrote:

    love.

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  33. Rachel wrote:

    Every time I turn around, I’m bombarded by amazing images of Greece. I think it’s the universe’s way of telling me I need to go to Greece don’t you? That’s enough justification for me. Your photos are stunning and I hope I get to see all of these things myself. xoxo

    10.29.11
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  34. Lucía wrote:

    It must be so beautiful. It’s one of the many places I’d like to visit

    10.30.11
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  35. Laurie wrote:

    Love the pictures!! One question where is did u get your tunic?

    10.30.11
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  36. Alishiya wrote:

    I’m studying/living in Athens right now. and I’ve also gotten my sandals made the Poet sandal maker. I’m happy you were able to explore all the places that I live near and capture them.

    10.30.11
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  37. Rachel C wrote:

    I j’adore Greece! AH! Can’t get enough of that sun and water <3 I am lucky enough to live only a two hour plane ride away ^_^
    Cheers!
    RC

    10.30.11
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  38. Aimie wrote:

    Ahh… I love your posts on traveling! But I must say this is my favorite so far. I haven’t been to Santorini but it seems amazing. The local crafts seem beautiful! You should visit Peru, here the bracelets you DIY-ed are less than a dollar and pretty. Other than that I think you would enjoy all of Peru. The traditional markets are a wonderful place to shop.

    10.30.11
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  39. stephanie wrote:

    Love! Was there earlier this year in Summer and I can’t wait to go back 😉 Looks like you guys had a blast!

    10.30.11
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  40. brigitte wrote:

    hi your photos are juste fabulose !! my dauther is 15 and this summer she did the same trip as you did .. what a fantastique trip she came back whit a lot a things to say and not a lot of great photos ..hihhihi teen !! do you mind if a take a few for her scrapbooking album ??

    Brigitte ( canada)

    10.31.11
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  41. Candace wrote:

    AWESOME AWESOME pictures! Personally, Greece is the most BEAUTIFUL country ever [I mean, it’s not like I go every summer or studied abroad there for 6 months there..haha] but I really did enjoy your pictures and hope you enjoyed it yourself too! xx

    11.1.11
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  42. Mary wrote:

    Oh! I love greece! Santorini is amazing…but their language is so haard to understand and road signes made me crazy)))

    http://acupofmary.blogspot.com/

    11.4.11
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  43. greece is heave-like. too bad you didn’t get a chance to travel to the most absolute gem of an island just 45min north of rhodes, called Symi. we spend our summers there…magic I tell ya.

    11.7.11
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  44. it is seriously the best place for you and your honey to spend your honeymoon.
    http://www.coniefoxdress.com/

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  45. elic wrote:

    4 ever Greece …….the best place in world

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  46. Catherine Marshall-Smith wrote:

    Hey Erica!
    I’m here at the grandparents and admiring your beautiful blog, innovative and creative. Your pictures are intriguing. You Rock!
    Catherine (Your husband’s mother’s brother’s wife)

    11.27.11
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  47. gigi wrote:

    amazing photos from an amazing country!!!
    love how you “viewed” Greek quality especially in the days that it’s unreasonably questioned.
    some tips for future readers-travellers who will be lucky to come in the future:
    1. Athens as a city has a lot more than sandals to offer_The Acropolis is an unbelievable feeling and Plaka, Anafiotika and the rest of the historical center is VOGUE-like scenery, if we wanna talk in fashion terms.
    2. There is not just Santorini and Mykonos guys! Please!!! the truth is that Greek islands have this beatiful absurdity of being the same and totally different in one package. My personal choices are Ios, Nisyros (the volcano island with the cute little square that was voted the most beautiful in the whole of Europe) and Paxi in the Ionian sea. No wonder why everyone craves for these little gems :D.
    3. Greek hospitality is TRUE STORY! especially at the country ppl are still vastly kindhearted and honour the guest that comes all the way from his country to visit theirs. It passes through generations, it’s in their DNA. The problem will occur only if you offend a Greek or his family. Only then things will get ugly because people are really proud. As a nation Greeks went through many many hardships but they are still gullible but not stupid and most of them, especially this generation (20-40) are very well educated and question a lot of things in the country’s reality nowadays, hence the strikes, so if NM Acropolis is not open dont be so harsh to judge.
    4. OUH! MAINLAND!!!! everybody praises the islands but Greek mainland has many beauties to offer. Nature is still untouched in many places, there are amazing waterfalls, lakes, mountains, rocks (Linkin Park named their album METEORA after the Greek sight in Kalampaka, some huge rocks with a beautiful monastery hanging on the top.) Personal favorites: Trichonida lake which is the biggest and most undiscovered in Greece, Nafplion which is a lovely town with a truly historical castle and mount. Olympos, the mount of the Greek Gods.

    All in all Greece worths more that a visit 😀
    you should go Back as everyone does
    once in Greece, always in Greece!!!!

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  48. JD wrote:

    Excellent post and so many nice comments!

    I’m planning to visit and currently looking for the “perfect pair of travel shoes”. I want them to look nice (read: versatile) and also to be comfortable — any suggestions?

    Many thanks

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  49. Maria wrote:

    Greece is my country, Athens is my home. Thanks for the post!

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  50. rachael wrote:

    I wish to visit Greece one day. Its on my bucket list. 🙂 Great photos. Just makes me want to go more. hehe.

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  51. sucha beautiful site.. love it. I’m itching to go to Greece… your pictures are breathtaking.

    6.12.13
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