Month: September 2016

Where To Stay in Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

Your trip to Greece is finally booked. Great! Now you need to figure it out where to stay. If you’re looking for great hotel accommodations in Greece, look no further than my recommendations below. Athens The Electra Palace Hotel is by far the best hotel in Athens, in my opinion. I liked this hotel because it was located in the center of the city, just a five minute walk from Plaka. There are several chain hotels such as Marriott and Hilton, but I chose to stay at the Electra Palace because it radiates Greek authenticity. 1 2 Pros: Breakfast Included Free Wi-Fi Laundry Service Fitness Center 24-hour in-room service dining   Contact Information:  epconcierge@electrahotels.gr  Cons: The staff was not very friendly. Mykonos Stay at Golden Star Hotel! Ideal to take your Mykonos experience to a whole other level. There’s no denying it. This hotel is located nearby Old Mykonos Town, within a 10 minute walking distance. The ultimate relaxation spot during your vacation. All rooms overlook the ocean and old Mykonos town. Admiring the view from …

12 Things You Didn’t Know about Greece

1. The Acropolis’ construction is one of the biggest mysteries in the world. It’s construction took ten years to complete without tools or machinery. Perfection is what makes this ancient temple a sight for sore eyes!  2. In the year 2000’, Greece needed to adapt the city of Athens for the 2004 Olympics games. The underground metro was the biggest project in preparation for the event! While digging, construction workers found an entire ancient city buried.  They found various artifacts, such as: pottery, bed frames, houses, paintings and much more. Today you can find all these findings displayed at various metro stations throughout the city. 3. Did you know Adolf Hitler (in his crazy mind) didn’t attack Athens during World War II because he knew that The Acropolis wouldn’t survive the bombing? 4. In Mykonos, there’s a law that states that every house in the island must be painted white. If not, a government official goes to the owner’s house doorstep and close its entrance until the outside walls of the house is painted fully in white. 5. The …