Greece – Crete 2018

Greece – Crete

When a few years ago Mamma Mia’s movie came to the cinema screens starring with Meryl Streep in the main role which runs a small hotel on one of the Greek islands I have dreamed of holidays like in this movie. This year I decided to make this dream come true and I went with my friends to Crete, which is the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean. The journey began with a small misunderstanding at the airport when it turned out that we were not on the passenger list. Fortunately, the problem was quickly cleared up and after a 3-hour flight we landed at the airport in Heraklion. The landscape of the island consists mainly of rocky coasts interspersed with a small beaches filled with sun loungers. Walking along narrow paths you can see numerous orchards of olive trees, different varieties of cactuses and colorful flowers. Due to the heat of the day, the social life in Crete takes place mainly in the evening. All the restaurants and bars fill up to the brim with thirsty tourists. Colorfully lit streets are beginning to live, fragrances of Greek cuisine are floating in the air, and voices of talks and laughter people from all over the world. Along the main street there are many souvenir shops offering everything you want.

During of stay in Crete, we went on a boat trip to Santorini, which is a volcanic island in the Aegean Sea. Santorini is known for locally produced wine and the inhabitants repeat to save a water and drink only wine. The most beautiful place in Santorini is Oia. It’s a small town famous of white and blue buildings. It is a place of artists where you can see many art galleries and remains of a Venetian fortress. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world, although very crowded by tourists which makes it impossible to fully relax. One of the curiosities is that Angelina Jolie has her private home in the town, next to which we traveled.
I have heard a lot of good about Greek cuisine for a long time ago, but I didn’t think I would love her so much. I don’t remember when I ate so much and all the time I only counted down the time until the next meal. Greek dishes are very fresh and light.

I think there are still many places to discover in Greece. My dream for the future is to see ancient Athens.