This year I`ve been to the beautiful and sunny Greece:)
It has been a long dream of mine to visit the land where Zeus and other gods rule, so when it came for the holiday destination, I chose Greece:)
So, I`ve booked the tickets, made my luggage and off I was to Greece! I went there with my sister and mom, and they enjoyed it as much as I did:)) How can it be any different, when all you see around you is beauty?:)
When I first set foot on the Greek island of Skiathos (this is where I spent my holiday; it is a little island surrounded by the Aegean sea`s waters), I was touched by the people’s hospitality. They would always smile at you, and help you with whatever you`d need. I liked that very much!:) Greek people are very open, very friendly and they love to live their life! Oh boy, they sure do!:)
What I noticed is that they are very calm, they take things as they come and don`t worry or struggle for anything. Having a cup of coffee in the after-noon with their friends or loved ones is something every Greek person does. I guess it`s a habit over which Greek people never pass.
So it is with their mid-day siesta! Oh yes, they have two to three hours dedicated especially to something they call “beauty sleep”. I was stunned! Beauty sleep?! Yes, every day, 365 days per year.
At first, I said to myself: ”Wow…this must be some kind of an ideal country… Stores, shops, taverns (you name it) are closed for a couple of hours in the after-noon because their owners are busy having their… beauty sleep 😛
Isn`t it great?:D
But this ideal image of mine was chased away when I needed to exchange some money in the local currency and guess what? The exchange office ( which was the only one on the entire island!) was closed because the owner was having his siesta…:D Mm, not funny…:D Suddenly, the idea of having time spent on sleeping in the after-noon didn`t inspire me anymore…:D
At any case, I had no other option than to wait until around 6 pm when the owner returned to his job.
Other than that, Greece is a real shining jewelry 🙂
The warm and sunny weather, the golden sand, the deep blue waters…all of it creates a marvelous attraction for every tourist. I could also see real olive trees plantations. They look really nice!:) and I`ve become a huge fan of the olive oil…:)
About the local food, one should definitely try their traditional dish called Gyros. You`ll love it!:) It`s a mixture of chicken, fried potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage and lots of ketchup:)
The Greek fish soup is also something worth having, for it tastes really good! Added to this, comes the Greek coffee:) and now I understand why Greek people won`t ever give up on their pleasure of having a cup at any given time because it`s really good! If you`re someone who is into black coffee, you will love it…:)
I have also had the great pleasure and joy of visiting the house of one of Greece`s biggest writers: the house of Alexandros Papadiamantis. The island Skiathos is the place where he was born.
I was happy to see his working desk, the quill he used for writing his novels, the living-room where he would sit and read, his wooden made library and bookshelf…. Yes, I really enjoyed that…:):)
One thing is for sure: Greece is definitely worth seeing. It is surrounded by a certain ancient charm and magic, and has something of its own, something that only Greece has. Maybe it`s something that Zeus does:)) After all, he is the almighty god who watches over Greece from Olympus Mountain.
Or, perhaps goddesses Athens or Aphrodite are continuously casting a spell over this country, a spell that makes it irresistible. Either way, there is something I know without doubt: I will always return to this country with utmost joy.
Have you ever been to Greece? Or, maybe you`re planning a trip there?:)) Is there something in particular you love about Greece?:)
I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject:)) Therefore, please don`t hesitate and write back to me, all right?:))
Talk to you next time:)))