I've been bouncing around Greece far more than I typically do when visiting new places. My original plan was to stay in Athens for the majority of the time, with a few weekend trips off to various destinations. This didn't really work out for a few reasons. Firstly, I've learned that it's a lot harder to arrange transportation for things like island hopping this time of year. Ferries, trains and even airlines all have less frequent trips, and to fewer destinations. I've also learned that Athens isn't really my cup of tea! All major cities have a tendency to be noisy, dirty and loud. But Athens seems to take this to an extreme. To make matters worse, trying to get around by bicycle is very difficult. This makes it harder for me to explore, and also harder to get some daily exercise.
I hate to only recount the negative things, but I've quickly come to realize that Greece has a lot to offer, the majority of it being outside of Athens. Take a look at my upcoming posts on Nafplio and Santorini for evidence!