Everyone wants to go to Greece to witness the islands with their spectacular beaches, the stunning views of whitewashed houses climbing up seaside cliffs and jaw dropping sunsets over the ocean's horizon. But I have another reason for you to travel to Greece - the incredibly delicious Greek food!
When I first decided to visit Santorini, hiking was the last thing on my mind. I chose to visit Santorini for the gorgeous whitewashed houses, blue churches and stunning sweeping views. Sure, I thought, I'll do some hiking up and down the many, many stairs that link these houses up and down the seaside cliffs, but little did I know that the ultimate hike was waiting for me in this gorgeous locale.
One thing you might not know about me is that I'm kind of obsessed with good design. So when I was looking for my home away from home in Athens, I was thrilled to find the Periscope, a hotel by Yes!Hotels, a member of Design Hotels. Located in the center of Athen's hip Kolonaki district, the art-filled Periscope Hotel is definitely a treat for all the senses.
When I decided to explore Greece, I chose not to head straight to the picturesque Islands with the whitewashed walls and blue-domed roofs that everyone thinks of when they think of Greece. Instead, I wanted to dive back into the history classes of my youth and explore the sites of Ancient Greek mythology.