I’m going to go out on a limb here and make a bold statement; every inch of Greece is beautiful – and not just your regular run of the mill beautiful, I’m talking jaw-droppingly, wow-inducing, mind-blowingly beautiful.
How many other countries can say that?
Of my two weeks in Greece this summer, I was not disappointed or let down once. Every single place I stopped was memorable and gorgeous. Wait, I take that back. The 6 hours I spent by accident at the bus station in Lamia on my way to Athens was not so beautiful. I guess you can’t always win.
That being said, I’ve been a lot of places, and nowhere was as consistently pretty as Greece. Hands down.
Also it should be mentioned that I intentionally skipped the traditionally most scenic and popular islands in Greece, like Mykonos and Santorini, in an attempt to get off the beaten tourist track.
Before I arrived in June, I intended to hit up Santorini, and following my dreams of falling in love with a rugged Greek fisherman a la Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. However, logistically-speaking, getting to Santorini on the route I was planning would have been an expensive nightmare and it would have meant I would have spent 2 full days just getting there and back by boat.
No time to waste here, people!
Secondly, I have now had not one, but TWO friends get engaged on Santorini lately, and to be blunt, I just was not in the mood to experience the “romance” all by myself surrounded by smoochy couples making out under the famous Santorini sunsets. Um, no thank you.
Thirdly, I just wanted to have some peace and quiet in Greece, visit some smaller, more “local” spots, make friends, learn some Greek, and relax. Santorini being as popular as it is, I seriously doubt that would have been my experience there mid-summer.
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How did ancient Greece travel on land?
Greeks would usually march on land for in Greece because it is quite rocky landmass
armies would travel on foot, for you see only the leader would ride a horse but he'd dismount for battle though. Also another reason why Greek armies didn't use horse is that they were much to expensive to buy for an entire army. If they at all used horses (Which they mostly didn't) they did not have stirrups or a saddle if at all they'd use a blanket as a saddle. So that's mostly the reason why they marched instead of rode.
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