Started the day by learning a valuable lesson about not relying on technology. Had all the directions to the airport on my phone and it died. After a frantic morning and a lot of help From very nice Germans I arrived in Athens. Took the metro from the airport and arrived at my hostel next the acropolis. Went and grabbed dinner in the gazi neughbourhood and went back to the hostel and met a bunch of quality people. Went out and enjoyed Athens night life. The next day I got up and visited the acropolis and all the ruins surrounding it. Very impressive, but not a lot of information. That night I decided to head to Mykonos to enjoy some beach time. Caught the ferry and good thing I left as I later found out that Athens was having a traffic strike.
Arrived in Mykonos and was pleased to see that my hostel arrived for a pick up at the port. For only 10 euros a night I was not expecting much. Arrived at paradise beach resort and it was indeed paradise. My room was more like a hut, but had two beds that I stacked, no a/c but Mykonos is so windy you dont need it. Met some friendly Australians Katrina & Siobhan and to my surprise my friend Sabine that I met in Athens.
We headed out to Mykonos town and went for an incredible dinner at nikos taverna. Mykonos town is a maze of beautiful white buildings with a very impressive waterfront. Headed out on the town and saw the Mykonos night life. The highlight being Porta Bar where the bartender is this sweet French woman Sophie about 60 years old that ensures you always have a beer in hand. Also there is a fun dance bar themed after Jackie O.
The next couple days consisted of lying in the sun, and swimming in the beautiful clear water. Went into Mykonos every night for dinner and met an incredible local, that showed me the sights and the Greek way of life.
Also met this awesome Australian couple Gus and Molly that I would end up travelling with for a while.
Off to Santorini