Tue 10 Oct 06
Well.... I'm in love with Greece. Maybe not all of it (or as much as Jocelyn is), but one island in particular. Alonnisos it is called, and it's in the Sporades, sort of in the North West of the Aegean Sea. We stayed there for 4 days, relaxing on beaches. One day we even rented a scooter, and went around all the island. It was really great, although there isn't really anything to say in particular. It's a very green island, with what is considered the cleanest water in the Aegean (it's in a marine park). Other than that, I guess it's just a place you have to go to to appreciate.
After that, we headed to the island next to it, Skopelos. Although a bit more touristy and commercialised, it was still quite nice. Unfortunately, the weather was not the greatest, and therefore we did not end up going to any beaches.
We are now in Athens, and I can't say It's as great as the islands. Don't get me wrong, it was still really cool to go see the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Olympic Stadium from the first modern Olympic games, and other historical sites, but cities simply don't appeal to me the way small towns (or islands) do.
Anyways, while this might not be the most exciting post, my next post (probably in a few minutes) will contain pictures, which I'm sure you'll all enjoy.