Hey lovelies!  
Well, I'm back home safe and sound!  I've actually been back for a few days, but unloading my pictures has been a night mare.  I think my computer is having troubles unloading 1,717 pictures (true statistic - my parents nicknamed me the happy clicker for a very good reason!).  I finally have some unloaded, but not all.

First, thank you guys for helping me figure out why there were no falafels and hummus to be found in Greece.  It appears that they falafels and hummus or more Middle Eastern, Turkish versus Mediterranean, Greek.  Guess that just means I need to go to Turkey now. ;)  

And I did get the chance to try traditional Greek yogurt! (Though the pictures are amongst those that did not get unloaded. :(  I really, really loved it!  It was really sour and tangy (or in my dad's words, potent), but I love that kind of yogurt.  It actually wasn't as thick as the Greek yogurt I get here - not sure why!  But that was just the traditional Greek yogurt.  I also had some at the hotels and it was more like what like what I get here - really smooth and thick and not as sour and tangy.  I loved both kinds even though they were very different.  I also got to try some Icelandic yogurt!  Dare I say I like it better than Greek yogurt?  Hmm, that would be kind of harsh to my dear Greek yogurt, so I think I will just say it was different but equally delicious. :)

So after a few night in Athens, we headed to the country side!  Nafplio was the first country side town we stayed in and ended up being my favorite town in Greece!
Picture
Picture
After we found a place to stay, we hit the tavernas!  This is the one we settled on:
Picture
I ordered the "Spinach and Rice."  It was way different than I thought it would be, but I loved it!
Picture
Sorry for the terrible picture.  Let's just say I was really excited to come home to my light box. ;)

Lunch was followed by an excursion to the beach.  We didn't actually swim in it, but we just couldn't not go to the beach in Greece!
Picture
Picture
Wind = messy hair.
Picture
Beach yoga!!!

On a huge hill/small mountain next to Nafplio is this cool old castle:
Picture
You can either drive up or hike up 1,000 + steps.  As soon as I heard about the hike, I was ready!  I convinced my mom to do it with me, and we were off!  The first steps:
Picture
More steps...
Picture
Adorable arch!
Picture
Beautiful views!
Picture
Picture
Stairs already conquered:
Picture
Rest break!
Picture
Get. ting. clo. ser.
Picture
Grrr, more stairs.
Picture
End in sight!!
Picture
Tired and done.
Picture
Next, we explored the castle!
Picture
Picture
Picture
My brother (he and my dad drove up) and I went down this little passage he found.  It was actually pitch black in the passage and is only illuminated in the pictures because of the flash from my camera.  Oh the thrill and adventure of it!!
Picture
I followed my brother. ;)
Picture
Picture
Picture
After the hike and exploring the caste, we decided we definitely deserved some ice cream. ;)  I got chocolate because I kind of love that flavor. ;)
Picture
Best. chocolate. ice cream. EVER.  It was as chocolatey as chocolate can possibly get!!  Loved that! :D  
We happily ate our ice cream while we walked around Nafplio.  This pictures alone is why I loved Nafplio so much:
Picture
Well, I'm off to ride my horse, so that's it for now!  Hopefully the rest of my pictures will load off soon so you can see the Greek yogurt!

Have a fabulous week everyone and thanks for reading!

<3
 


Comments

07/10/2011 05:07

I'm so envious of all these people like you and Nicky going to Europe! It looks SO beautiful and I'm pretty sure it's even better when you see it live.
The castle looks especially amazing - just think about how many people have once lived there and what they had been doing!
Have a great day and can't wait for the authentic Greek Yogurt. (I once heard it's actually made from sheep or goat milk)

Reply
07/10/2011 06:11

It is my dream to go to Greece. It is so beautiful and full of history and the food looks amazing! My jaw just kept dropping further and further with every picture. It is gorgeous! That hike looks like sooo much fun. I'm glad you had an amazing time!!

Oh and of course I need to try REAL greek yogurt. Isn't the icelandic yogurt called skyr? I think there are a few brands around here and I really enjoyed them!

Reply
Charolette
07/10/2011 08:41

That first picture of you at the beach is Renee's face on Alex's body!!! I looked and looked at it to make sure that it was you. You have no business looking so much like your mother! Well, yes you do.

The chocolate, chocolate icecream looks worth a try too.

Reply
07/10/2011 08:42

I'm so incredibly jealous that you went to Greece. It's so beautiful, I love all your pictures!!

Reply
07/10/2011 09:13

Im so jealous. I really want to go to greece, but alas its not ment to be this year...but maybe soon? your pictures are amazing

Reply
07/10/2011 11:24

greece looks absolutely beautiful! I'm so jealous that you went!!

Reply

Oh my gosh! I am SO jealous girl!!! You get to go to Athens and all I've been to is England, Germany, and Turkey. I have read and studied Greece and have always loved that time period!!! I know you would LOVE Turkey!!!! Especially their hummus! :D It tastes REALLY good with their homemade bread. ;)

Reply

that ice cream looks amazing!! what a wonderful trip. JEALOUS!

Reply
07/11/2011 13:12

Everything looks so beautiful! I think I would collapse walking up 1000 steps. Ouch!

There is a brand of icelandic yogurt that they sell in the US. Can't remember the name, but it's supposed to be really good!

Reply
07/13/2011 05:42

aw what fantastic/dreamy photos! it seems so lovely and cute there ahhh i definately want to visit greece!!! and woohoo for beach yoga ; ) all of that exercise is totally in good deserving of that AMAZING CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM! seriously it looks so freaking chocolately that my mouth is watering. can you bring some home for me?!

Reply
07/13/2011 10:13

Omgshhhh this is awesome!!!! Ahhhhhh it's so beautiful and foreign and amazing. There's just so much history that happened there and I'd love to go there someday! Haha, I suggested it as honeymoon to Greg but he doesn't fancy the idea--now I know who to ask if I want to go~YOU! hehe :D Have a beautiful day dear~

Reply

These are looking outstanding views buddy I really like them as they are looking in their snaps. Those who are having the taste of the places like those they will be enjoying allot while watching you’re this post that is fabulous.

Reply
01/12/2017 03:32

Why to worry about homework when you can hire an expert writer to do it for you!

Reply



Leave a Reply