One of my biggest travel surprises of 2016 has to be how hard I’ve fallen for Greece!
The two weeks I spent there was one of the best trips I’ve taken in several years.
And that was wonderful, because this was the first real trip I’d taken after ending my full-time travels and finding a base in Lisbon. I was nervous about it — I’d arrived in Lisbon so burnt out, so unwell, so stressed and anxious, and so over travel. So Greece was me dipping my toe back into the travel waters to see how I felt about it.
Greece was me realising that I could never be fully over travel.
Greece was me learning that finding a base was the best decision I could have ever made. That I can still travel as much as I used to, but that I function so much better when I have a home to return to between trips.
Greece was the place that helped me rediscover the joy I once had for exploring new places.
And while I took a slightly unconventional route around the country — visiting Corfu and sailing around the Ionian rather than hitting up Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos — I still fell madly in love.
Here are the highlights from my time in Greece.