Hello! I am back, baby! But really after our honeymoon holiday, I decided I needed a break to reassess some things about my blog and where it is going. Therefore, I have not posted in a while, but don’t fret I am back and have a few content ideas up my sleeve. Also Oh So Deco will be getting a new fresh look coming soon. I recently felt like the website isn’t truly looking the way I want it to, so I decided to take into consideration what you guys and I would like from the site and TADA a new look is in the works. Now enough blabber about updates and on to the travel portion (which I know is what you are here for anyway.)
First off I want to express how much both my husband Trent and I enjoyed Greece. It was such an amazing country between the scenery and hospitality. The culture was so rich and the food was fantastic. I definitely had a hard time leaving and the post-holiday blues were real, in fact, I think they are still lingering…
We spent about 2 weeks in Greece and traveled to quite a few islands, but there were certain aspects of our trip that I deemed “can’t miss” moments. So if you are looking into traveling to this amazing country, I say do it and consider adding the below list into your itinerary.
Swimming at Amoudi Bay
This spot was one of our favorite swim spots in Greece. It’s located at the bottom of Oia, which is located in Santorini. After walking down all 200+ stairs, you land at the water and all of the restaurants located on the dock. If you keep walking past Dimitri’s restaurant (which by the way has delicious food!) you will reach a swimming hole with rocks, a cliff to jump off of and tons and tons of clear, turquoise water. We spent a few hours eating lunch and swimming here and it was perfection.
Sunsets in Santorini
Yes, this one may be obvious as any traveling guide will tell you this is a must-not-miss, but it’s so true. The sunset views on Santorini’s caldera are so impressive and will rejuvenate your love of sunsets. Seriously. And if you want a private view and miss the crowds, stay at a hotel that offers terrace views. We stayed at Esperas and it was not only a lovely hotel, but our view was one for the books.
Hiking the Samaria Gorge
If you have a chance to make it to Crete, then I would highly highly recommend you go hike Samaria Gorge. It is a 13km (9mi) hike, which seems long but it is definitely doable as a day hike as it stays pretty flat throughout the path. The only steep downhill is at the beginning, so be aware of that. The hike leads you through woodlands, old churches, gorges, and cool rock formations. You really get to see it all and it spectacularly ends at a Mediterranean beach, where you can enjoy a cool beer and snack while cooling off in the water.
We did the Milos tour and it was one of the highlights of our trip. All day of delicious food, friendly crew, swimming, and snorkeling. Honestly, what more could you want? It was one of the first things we did when getting to Greece and it was a great way to experience the country and the Greek culture. It’s also another way to see more remote parts of the country that otherwise cannot be discovered.
Even if you aren’t the biggest foodie, you have to eat at least at one taverna when visiting Greece. Think of the taverna as the place where locals go and get authentic Greek food in a lowlit no-fuss atmosphere. Like an Irish pub to Ireland. We went to plenty while we were in Greece and we didn’t have a bad meal once.
Have you ever been to Greece? What were your favorite moments of your honeymoon? Comment down below, I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time,