Episode 22: Greece Off The Beaten Path

Sun, salty air, and delicious foods and wonderful hospitality.  Today we are traveling to Greece, but we’re going to take you a little off the beaten path as we discover some of our favorite islands you may have never heard of before.  We’ll travel on planes and ferry boats as we explore places to stay, magnificent food, and gorgeous waters that are calling your name.  So pack your swimsuit and maybe a couple of outfits and let’s get started on an adventure you will never forget.

When people think of Greece, they imagine the Parthenon, the Acropolis or maybe one of the cruise port Islands such as Mykonos or Santorini.  Today we want to take you deeper into Greece and explore a few minor islands that are part of the Greek Cyclades in the Aegean sea.

Our journey starts on the popular Island of Santorini and we talk to our friend Suzanne who booked an unusual experience and got to see parts of Santorini most tourists don't.  We will also tell you where we recommend you stay near Oia that's a bit more hidden.  Then we will go further off the beaten path as we island hop over to Milos, Sifnos, Paros, and Antiparos.  We’ll talk about where we stayed, what we did, and the delicious food we ate.  So let’s get started.

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See options to book the Santorini Flying Dress experience Suzanne talks about.

On Santorini we stayed at Gemini Caves and had a fantastic experience with our host.  They took care of our luggage and every need. It is not overlooking the caldera but had a small private pool and you could see the water from it. It was much cheaper to stay off the beaten path here. Other options nearby

We booked all our accommodations in Greece using Booking.com to keep them all in one place.  We generally like the cancellation policy and that you usually pay at the property.

We used the Sea Sickness Bands but recently Scott purchased a Relief Band and loves it so far.

MILOS: See our Milos Blog Post Here for where we stayed, & the beaches we recommend you visit

SIFNOS: Klados Studios & Apartments in Cherronisos but we would recommend staying in

Apollonia, Kastro or Faros.

PAROS: Tarsa Studios and Apartments.  Other places to stay in Drios. Other places to stay on Paros.

Tips for Greece:

  • Have a Travel Visa card that does not have foreign transaction fees.  We found that Amex was not widely accepted.  Also have a way easily and regularly get cash out (alert your bank of your travel plans as well). Here is the travel credit card we are loving right now.
  • Plan to rent a car and book ahead of time. 
  • Don't overpack (hear our tips here) and we definitely recommend a good travel backpack.  We love the Ebags and took it on this trip. 

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