With thousands of stunning islands speckled on the ultramarine waters of Aegean and Ionian seas, Greece is one of the only nations in the world whose plethora of ancient mythology remains omnipresent in the modern world. The colour of the sea set against the pale stoned infrastructure of the islands presents nuances so alluring, travellers don't think twice before caving in. As the intoxication of the fabulous landscapes in Athens or Santorini begins to wear off, the culinary proficiency of the Mykonos manifests through olives, feta and wine and starts to take over your senses all over again. But perhaps the two most riveting things about Greece are the high-spirited people and the theatrical display of their culture; they make you part of their family so you rarely feel like an outsider and watching Greek dramas under starlit skies sidesteps time and etches itself in your mind for eternity.
Reposing but casually in the penumbra of the spotlight, Paros has often charmed tourists due to its absence of crowds. Paros is a hidden gem - a perfect subtle Mykonos minus the price tag and hype. It’s definitely growing in popularity and the grapevine is hearing about it!
Paros has a touch of everything that one would expect from an island. Known as the “Quiet Heart of Cyclades” this Greek island is located at the centre of the Aegean Sea. Popular since ancient times for its marble used for famous temples and statues, Paros carries a depth in its tradition through Cycladic architecture. Paved streets, breath-taking landscapes, resort towns, exotic restaurants, crystal beaches and blue-doomed churches are but a few aspects that encompass the peculiarity of this marvellous place.
This summer, cool off in the pure Mykonos Island that has been a vacation spot for the elite from the 1930's. The glamour island is a great get away if you want to whirl under the Mediterranean Sun. Parts of the Island are so structured and well planned that it looks like a great partnership between man and God himself. Theatre, culture, cinema, art and music are just a few things you have to be here for. Pack your bags to arrive in a whitewashed maze that boasts of being the host to the flock of people who seek a land that has both Ibiza and St. Tropez in one spot!
Ever wondered what mind-numbing beauty would look like? Stop wondering and head over to Santorini, guaranteed to numb your senses and make you believe in the unbelievable. This picturesque island has rows of beautifully packed white houses, dream-like cobbled stone streets and the pinkest of waters, sunrises and sunsets. Even in a crowd, the face of Santorini is easily identifiable, the world over - cliffs of multiple hues tower out of the sea-drowned craters and capped with clusters of whitewashed buildings. The impressive panoramas, dreamy sunsets and sandy-volcanic beaches are its major influencers.
Crete could entrap the soul of a wanderer and unleash a gush of tranquility. Its satiating gourmet, turquoise blue waters, sun-kissed beaches, generously hospitable locals and vibrantly preserved ethnicity makes it ideal for a break away that is unforgettable and undeniably magical. Put on your adventure caps and beat the heat by swimming in the northern beaches or set on foot to explore the vibrant tapestry of the southern canyon or indulge in the cultural heritage of the dynamic villages. Alexis Averbuck was right when he said "Crete feels huge. Is that its heart or its landscape? I’d say both." All in all, Crete satisfies the wanderlust of every tourist. Whilst you leave your footprints on the beach, Crete engraves its memories in your heart and mind.
From colossal landmarks that revolutionized world’s history to tranquil green spaces and alluring beaches, Athens is the place for thrill-seekers and amorous couples to explore the place together. It’s a perfect destination to find love and be loved. Heralded with rich Greek culture, it hosted the first ever Olympics in 1896 which is now carried out to be the world’s most prestigious sports platform. Also, the monopolistic white-coloured houses provide a good Instagram-worthy photo which could possibly gain a million likes! It’s a place where you would want to put down your map, let loose and just let yourself get lost. Athens is a city that defines beauty, serenity and simplicity and if you haven’t been there, then you should surely start packing your bags to unveil the exotic experience.