Since my last big international trip I have been eager to go on another. However, with my school and work schedule becoming more rigorous, finding the time and money to do so has been more challenging than it once was. As the assignments come piling in, and the work schedule remains hectic, more often I find myself reminiscing on my last international trip to Greece. This is the last big trip I have attended with the travel club in my community.
When I heard my mother was paying for her and my younger brother to visit Greece as his graduation trip, I knew there was no way I would be okay with the idea of them going without me. So I spent the next year working while attending school in order to pay for my portion of the trip. It was beyond worth it!
This was another seven-day trip. We flew from Tampa to Athens, with a lay-over in between. We then stayed two nights in Athens before boarding our cruise ship for the next five days around the Greek islands.
While in Greece, we were able to visit the Parthenon, several temples of Greek Gods/Goddesses, Acropolis of Athens, Acropolis museum, plaka, Delphi ruins and a palace in Rhodes. We also did an excursion where we hiked a volcano and swam to a hot spring. We were able to visit many of the Greek islands, including Santorini, Mykonos, Patmos and Rhodes.
This cruise was the best possible way for me to see so much of Greece all in one vacation. If you ever find yourself planning a trip to Greece, here is a suggested site showing the top tourist attractions. I recommend seeing many of these!
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