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Greece – My Top 5 Highlights

Route

Greece – I love you! You have been wonderful to Fiete and me.  We will come back – promised!

Fiete and I have been spending almost two months in Greece from March through April 2018. We started coming from Tirana in Albania over to Thessaloniki, Macedonia and Chalkidiki. From there we looped back to Thessaloniki to go further South along the coast visiting the Pélion and Athens. From there we took the route through Peleponnese over to Delphi and Meteora until we finished off in Igoumenitsa to take the ferry to Bari in Italy.

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Greece – Meteora

Rocks, Monestaries & Monks

When you think of Greece the first thing that comes to mind are the beautiful turquoise beaches, fishing boats and tzatziki.

But there is a lot more to this fragmented country. In the center of its mountainous region, near the Pindus valley, lays a small area with fascinating and oddly-shaped rock formations and monestaries built in and on top of cliffs. Meteora.

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Greece – Delphi

Apollo, Zeus and the center of the Earth

Delphi was one of my top ancient attractions in Greece – very unique and majestic. A two hours drive from Athens and right around the corner of Meteora.

It is located between the rugged peak of Mount Parnassus and a spectacular valley of cypress and olive trees and is regarded by ancient Greeks as the most sacred site in the world. So of course I had to go and visit.

This is also the place where I decided that it’s time for a new start, which you can read all about in my other blog post. So yes, this place is very special.

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Slovenia – Secret Beauty

Route & Highlights

Slovenia might not be the country you would first pick to travel to if you looked at the map of places you should explore in Europe. I also discovered Slovenia not being my final travel destination, but as a go trough route on the way from Germany to Croatia. Such an unexpected surprise! Because this might be one of the most underestimated countries I have ever been to and it’s definitely worth a trip. Here is my route in detail:

Route in Slovenia

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