Greece seems to find it's way on everyone's bucket list, with its palette of blue, multitude of spots around every nook and cranny for view-seekers, and magical sunsets that are very Disney-fairytale. The Greeks are a warm but proud lot, owing to their rich culture and a history that boasts of a glorious past. It's one of the things that keeps them going after the economic crisis that has taken over the country in the past few years. Given that Greece welcomes millions of visitors each year, the locals are welcoming and helpful, always hospitable and always inclusive towards people from different countries and cultures.
Greece, along with it's 3,000 islands, is arguably a pleasant idea any time of the year, though summer is the best time to visit for a quintessential Greek experience. While Athens is the ideal place to learn about Greek Mythology, the Greek Islands should be your go-to for truly authentic Greek culture and beauty. That's where all the action is as well: the parties, the stunning cave hotels, sunset boat rides in the ocean, and many a picnic on a yacht. It's difficult to discuss all the Greek islands in a post, so I'll talk about the commercial two (that also happen to be the ones I've visited): Mykonos and Santorini. This post also includes general and additional information that will help you plan your travel to Greece.
You might be surprised to know there's a lot to Greece that goes beyond the typical Athens-Mykonos-Santorini stretch that's most famous in India. While we're still stuck to the idea of these two islands, the world is moving on to discover that Greece has far prettier islands to offer, each with a distinct character. Here's everything I learnt during the six days I spent with two adorable Greeks, and all the information you'll need to help you plan your trip- straight from the horse's mouth!