Sunday, October 27, 2019

Greece Holiday

A few months ago some friends stationed in Europe asked if we'd be interested in meeting them in Crete in October. The dates lined up perfectly with our own school break and we booked shortly after!

We met up with our friends in the Athens airport and then headed over to Crete together.

We spent our days laying on the beach, catching up, and letting the kids run around and play.

We headed downtown and explored the downtown Heraklion, visited the Cave of Zeus, and a Dinosauria Park.

We had to say goodbye to our friends and our fun time together. It was such a memorable time and we hope we can go on holiday with them again soon!

There was some time before our flight to Athens so we visited the Minoan Palace of Knossos.

We arrived at our Air BnB in Athens and relaxed that evening. The next day we did lots of walking with our first stop being the Panathenaic Stadium, then the National Garden for some playground time, the Temple of Zeus, grabbed lunch at the famous Kostas, explored the shops at Plaka, and finally took the Happy Train to give our feet a rest.

Our second day was filled with more walking - this time around the Acropolis ruins and afterwards the Acropolis Museum. The girls loved exploring the ruins and we had fun taking pictures. They also discovered an intense love for grilled corn on the cob. :-)

We visited Greece for the first time back in 2014 when we did a cruise and that evening I decided to see what pictures we took then and discovered we accidentally stopped and took a family photo at the exact same stop - how cool! What a difference five years makes, ha.

The next two days were very relaxing and easy-paced. We headed in a taxi to take the tram up to the highest point in Athens, Mount Lycabettus. The afternoon was spent playing in a playground that was recommended and slowly walked our way back to the apartment and grabbed dinner along the way and dessert at Little Kook, a restaurant with themed decorations. We ended the evening with a glass of wine on the amazing balcony our apartment had to offer.

Our last day we ventured onto public transportation to go to a park / playground along the water called Flisvos Park. The girls loved taking the train and enjoyed the park all day. We came back to the hotel and enjoyed one final sunset not he balcony along with some dance parties and lots of laughter.

We had an amazing time in Greece and feel very fortunate to have time to explore more of this beautiful country!

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