What do you get when you have two girls eager to travel, a rental car, and the country of Greece to explore? A road trip of course.
About a month ago, my mom and I traveled to Greece for two weeks. Instead of visiting Mykonos or Santorini, we wanted to see more of the country, so we rented a car and had ourselves a road trip. I was instantly taken aback at how beautiful this country is. To say we had a blast is an understatement.
We started off our two-week journey in Loutra Loutrakiou, Greece. We spent one night here. Before we left Loutra Loutrakiou, we went to the Pozar Thermal Baths for a swim.
Our next stop was Kalabaka, Greece. We went to Kalabaka with the intention of exploring Meteora. Meteora is an area filled with large rock formations that overlook city of Kalabaka. Meteora is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. While here, we dedicated a day solely to hiking Meteora and exploring the Eastern Orthodox monasteries that are scattered throughout the rock formations.
After Meteora, my mom and I were craving some beach time. So, we took our car and drove through the Grecian mountains to Agia Pervaski. Agia Pervaski is a beach located on the coast of Northern Athens. We spent the majority of our trip here. For so long, I had heard about the Grecian seas but to see it in person was something else. The water is crystal blue and the beach consisted of rocks instead of sand. In Agia Pervaski, we spent our days drinking way too much coffee, tanning on the beach, and reading an absurd amounts of books.
On our last day in Agia Pervaski, we drove to Halkidiki, Greece to scuba dive. We initially planned a snorkeling excursion but my mom and our instructor convinced me to scuba dive, and I'm so happy they did. This was my first time scuba diving, so I took an informative course, suited up, and then dove into the sea and explored a coral reef.
To end our trip, we spent our last few days in Thessaloniki, Greece. Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece. We stayed at a hotel that overlooked Aristotelous Square and the Aegean Sea. To go from a secluded beach to a bustling city was an interesting transition.
Overall, I found my trip to Greece extremely immersive. Through traveling, I learned a lot about this beautiful country and its historical foundations.
Thank you mom for fulfilling my dreams of visiting Greece. Exploring this beautiful country with you was what made this trip so special. This was a trip for the books.