photo diary: greece
With about a week left in Israel, Oren and I decided to be super spontaneous and book a trip to Greece. We figured we were already half way across the world, we had both always wanted to go and it was too close to Israel not to do it, so three days later we were off to Crete. Although our first hotel was quite disastrous, we definitely made the most of our time. We rented a car, (named it Willy, don't ask why because I don't have an answer) looked at a map and started driving. We spent an entire day picking random places on the map and navigating our way through the small towns full of crazy Greek drivers. We ate a super weird lunch due to errors in translation... Clarification:"a small fish" does not mean a whole plate of tiny fish, right? We swam at a handful of beautiful beaches, sweat a lot, and got really dusty due to dirt roads. We found places I thought only existed in a dream life. We drove (off roaded if this were Oren typing) almost 2 hours down a bumpy dirt road (pictured below) with no idea what we would find at the end. The choice to continue the terrifying drive around twists and turns, above drops onto jagged rocks, proved to be the right decision. The end of the road brought us to secluded beach (also pictured below) with only six other people and tons of goats... yes. goats. We both agreed that it was the most beautiful place we had ever seen. For our last two days, we decided to go to Santorini. We arrived at our teeny hotel right in the cliff in Santorini. From the ground floor you took an elevator down 3 floors and THEN walked down another 150+ stairs. The view was unreal and it was so cool to stay right on the side of the cliff. Greece is such a stunning place. It looks just like in the movies....But with more goats.