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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· Greece

< 2016 Annual Family Trip >

Our 6 night, 7 day trip had us

driving from Thessaloniki to Athens.

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Our route: Thessaloniki -> Meteora -> Zakynthos -> Korinthos -> Athens

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πŸ”± Thessaloniki

Unfortunately, my sister was in bed with the flu...

So the first day I roamed around with my parents.

Detectives uncovering another ancient monument...

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My father enjoys walking spontaneously without a map,

luckily, we always seem to arrive somewhere amazing πŸ™ˆ

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At the port 🌀️

A photo for the married couple is compulsory πŸ“·

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Cute fairy catching a star ⭐

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'Aristotelous Square'

This is a lovely area to walk and have a cup of coffee β˜•

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We only spent one night here and

hit the road to our next destination 🚘

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( 2hr40 - 3hr drive )

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πŸ”± Meteora

"...is a formation of immense monolithic pillars and hills

like huge rounded boulders which dominate the local area."

This was the view from the hotel balcony. Breathtaking.

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Once again, my sister was ill in bed.

So the three of us drove to get a closer look at Meteora.

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We drove up to one of the monasteries.

We were fortunate to make it 15 minutes before closing time.

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Driving back down, my Papa asked me to

take a picture of him pretending to make a phone call..ha..ha

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The view below was amazing too!

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Annual jump shot!

It was a shame we didn't get to take any pictures with Esther...

But we managed to take a quick drive back up in the

morning before moving to our Third destination.

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( 6 hr 30 - 7 hrs drive, including ferry )

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πŸ”± Zakynthos Island

"...is a Greek Island in the Ionian Sea where

the harbour city of Zakynthos is the capital and major hub."

Esther's alive!

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The water was so clear....love love love

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Now some of you may know that the famous K-drama,

'Descendants of The Sun' was filmed on this island.

SO...we were on the lookout for Joonki Oppa.

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. And guess what we found!!! Wahh!!

I'm 100% sure that it has zero relation

to him, but we still got excited πŸŽ‰

Couldn't leave without a selfie πŸ“·

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Greece is famous for their olive trees πŸ•ŠοΈ

My sister insisted on getting out of the car to take pictures.

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πŸ‘ We finally reached our destination!

A photo Hotspot of Navagio Beach

"...is the site of a famed 1980 shipwreck

resting in a sandy cove framed by cliffs."

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Also recognised as the famous deserted island

that comes out in the K-drama.

Normally, you can get on a boat to the island, but it was Christmas Day and the ports were empty.

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Until! We came across a trio who had made a call

to get a private boat-ride to the deserted beach.

They asked if we wanted to join...of course, we said yes!

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Just our luck!!! Here we go!

We got super wet from the waves 🌊

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After a 15 minute boat ride, we finally arrived.

This was the closet that we could get!

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A photo with our Man!

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As a bonus, our guide took us

to many caves and other great photo sites.

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Once arriving back, our guide told us that (below) was where

they had filmed the kiss scene in the K-drama.

Couldn't remember which scene,

b'coz there were too many kiss scenes πŸ˜‚

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After, we got dinner nearby

and headed back to the villa for some rest.

Playing our all time favourite family card game: "Bbung"!

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The next morning we drove to our

Fourth destination: Korinthos.

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( 4hr 30 drive )

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πŸ”± Korinthos (Corinth)

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πŸ‘ Corinth Canal

"The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects

the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea."

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

For an amazing view and exhilarating feeling.

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πŸ‘ Delphi: The Temple of Apollo

"The remains of the temple lie on a terrace

which is on the highest part of the city"

Upon checking out Corinth briefly, we drove straight

to our last destination, Athens.

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( 2hr 30 drive )

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πŸ”± Athens

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πŸ‘ Temple of Poseidon

This is my father's favourite landmark.

The first time he came to visit he was younger than

me, it brought him back old memories!

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This was the first unplanned place we visited.

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Ready for our annual jump shot?

πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ

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Now, by this time of the trip,

I had caught a cold and a mini eye infection.

This was me for the whole day...so we called it a day!

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