Thursday, May 5, 2011
Request for Travel Advice
So I have a huge favor to ask of all the amazing people out there in the blogging community...do you have any travel tips for Greece? Gabriel and I are absolutely dying to to travel again, after not having been anywhere since December! I know. We are spoiled. And completely addicted to traveling. And willing to eat discounted food and not purchase anything new for ourselves until we get our next travel fix. Anyway, we were looking for places to go where we could relax, while still exposing ourselves to culture (the days of my all-inclusive Caribbean vacations have passed, my friends). So naturally I proposed that we go to Greece! However, we're looking to do something a bit different. We'd like to stay on a small Greek island, preferably not a very touristy one. Ideally it would be great to rent a house/tiny apartment for a few weeks, and really get the "local" feel of the island.
I mean, how amazing would it be to wake up in a white-washed house, enjoy breakfast on a patio overlooking the Med, and spend the day relaxing, wandering through the village, and cooking fresh-from-the-sea fish for dinner? Perfection. This is exactly the type of holiday we're looking at taking, but we have no idea where to start! Most travel websites suggest going to Santorini. While unbelievably beautiful, I've seen so many "tourist" photos of the island that I've begun to question whether it would be authentic or rustic enough for us. It's definitely a stop we'd like to make, but not the entire trip. Gabriel's request is that there are beaches, and things to do in case we get bored just lazing about all day (which is likely to happen after a day or so).
So I ask of you, do you have any good Greek island recommendations? Places to stay? Greek experiences you could share with me? I'm all ears, and would really appreciate any help!