Last year for my birthday we decided to make a trip to one of my dream destinations â€“ Greece!… in December!
Now a lot of people would say that Greece is a summer destinationâ€¦ why would you wanna go there in Decemberâ€¦ and they wouldnâ€™t be wrongâ€¦! Greece truly is a summer destinationâ€¦ but thatâ€™s only coz you havnâ€™t been there in winter!!
Thereâ€™s a whole difference side to the place that you can experience in December â€“ mostly because it is winter and all the touristy stuff is shut!Â
So yes, taking ferries to most islands becomes difficult, the beach waters are pretty chillyÂ and your pictures arenâ€™t going to be as bright and blue â€¦ but what the heck! Youâ€™ll experience the peace and tranquility and the sheer warmth of affection from people what no crowded summer can giveâ€¦ and a chance to wear the coolest coats and winter-wear that Bombay doesnâ€™t let you !
Another good thing about going there in December is that the weather is pleasantly chilly (something thatâ€™s very welcome coming from Bombay) but is not the kinds thatâ€™ll freeze the blood in your veins unlike other parts of Europe during this timeâ€¦ Nights do tend to get really cold, but itâ€™s still bearable n enjoyable!
So we decided that instead of island hopping (which is what we wouldâ€™ve done in summer), we wanted to experience and take in, the city of Athens â€“ one of the oldest and historically most significant cities in the Western world and explore only a few other destinations that were unique and breathtaking. So we chose to live in Athens for a good 10days, spend 3 days in Santorini and 2 days at the monasteries in the sky â€“ Meteora!
Iâ€™ve created a short post each, for all the 3 places we lived inâ€¦ hope you enjoy travelling with me through theseÂ
Photographed at the Anchient Aghora in Athensâ€¦ Wearing this top and bag from Zara, jeans from H&M, bespoke leather jacket and boots from a local store in Athensâ€¦ Scarf from the local flea market ðŸ˜€