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Our Introduction to Greece: Stunning Santorini

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Oia, Santorini, Greece

With hundreds of inhabited islands scattered in the seas off the coast of Greece, how do you choose which ones to visit?

For us, Santorini was a given.

Not only is the island’s beauty legendary, everyone we know who has been to Santorini has high praise for it. Good friends of ours honeymooned there, while one half of another, well-traveled couple we met recently told us it’s her all-time favorite place.

Santorini is popular for a reason. During our six-day stay on the island, we found that it lived up to the hype…and then some.

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Yes, you should still travel to Greece

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Acropolis of Athens, Greece

With negotiations between the Greek government and its European creditors apparently breaking down the prospects for a financial collapse within Greece rose significantly yesterday. Stories of long lines and empty cash machines filled the news, suggesting that a full-scale run on Greek banks may already be underway. It’s uncertain at this point whether leaders can step back from this brink even if they want to.

With so much confusion and negative press it’s completely normal for naturally skittish travelers to shy away from such situations. Before leaving on our month long trip to the country in May several people expressed various levels of non-specific concern. People told us they were afraid to go to Greece but, when pressed, didn’t know exactly why. With the country’s financial crises potentially accelerating and news-streams filling up with even more bad headlines such generalized fears are likely to grow. But should that keep you…

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