Steve (my bf at the time), Alice (Steve's sister) and I (Michelle) took a fabulous 25 day trip to Greece ! We planned the trip so that we would split our time between an islands vacation and time to spend with Steve and Alice’s family who live in Greece .
Our flight landed in Athens and we spent 2 days there, took a ferry to Ios for 4 days and took another ferry to Santorini for 4 days. We then flew from Santorini to Salonika in the north of Greece and rented a car to drive to the village of Mikrokastro , where Steve and Alice’s maternal relatives live. We also spent 3 days in the beach resort area of Pefkochori where Steve and Alice’s cousin Stedios works in the summer.
We got to see a lot of Greece ! We drove to Grevena, Kozani, Dion, Mt Olympos, Katerini, Florina, Edessa , Meteora, Delphi and Athens on the mainland just to name a few places. We logged 2,600 kilometers on our rental car in just 12 days!! We went to amazing archaeological sites and saw beautiful Grecian vistas. The islands were breathtakingly gorgeous and so much fun. The mainland had rugged mountains with tortuous roads and flat wide plains with silvery olive groves.
We visited lots of Alice and Steve’s family both maternal and paternal and everyone was really friendly and welcoming. So many good times were had! We already are dreaming of going back!!
We booked the portion of our trip from Athens through Santorini through Fantasy Travel of Athens. I'll say it now and get it out of the way, we're so happy we went through a Greek travel agency! All the arrangements they made went like clockwork.