Greece · 10 Days · 78 Moments · May 2015

Jolene L.

Greek Freddos and Souvlakis


26 May 2015

Santorini โœˆ๏ธ Athens โœˆ๏ธ Rome ๐Ÿ˜Š
Probably the last freddo๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ SOBS

25 May 2015

๐Ÿ˜ญsobs we choked the toilet and now trying to use vinegar and baking soda and hot water to unclog it. So gross. Greece has a weak plumbing system so wish us luck๐Ÿ˜ญ LESSON LEARNT: NEVER THROW TOILET PAPER INTO THE TOILET BOWL.
Dinner at Poseidon, Perissa Beach. Finally had some yummy seafood! Fried calamari, grilled Gilt head, swordfish and some lamb thingy๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ We finished EVERY SINGLE THING we must be damn famished. The amount of fries we ate in Greece is slightly disturbing...oh wells no choice๐Ÿ˜‚ we got trapped at Perissa beach cos we missed the bus and these Greek ladies at the supermarket helped us get a cab and we reached safely back in our accomms!๐Ÿ˜Š
Perissa Beach! Another black beach. I prefer Kamari beach though!
A reward to ourselves for climbing down and up 400 steps to Fira's old port because we want to save money (โ‚ฌ5 euro one way) but we had to suffer from hot sun and stench of donkey shit...it was so bad I almost fainted while climbing. I strongly recommend everyone to avoid the climb in the afternoon๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
A mix of Santorini towns๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
Stopover at Thirassia
This place is called Small Cafe๐Ÿ˜† Its really small beside the beach. As usual I ordered my favourite freddo๐Ÿ˜‚ too much freddo already but I love it so much. Candice ordered a Kadaifi? which is a traditional Greek dessert and Deli and Jac had ice cream๐Ÿ˜‹
SOUVLAKI at Thirassia! Cos we didn't really have a choice, everything is so expensive here.
SANTORINI's volcano island! We had to jump into 20degree sea water and swim to the volcano hot springs which was 35degree?๐Ÿ˜‘
Ferry adventure begins!
This explains the amount of donkey shit that we had to avoid and smell๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

24 May 2015

Cheese and egg korean kimchi noodles so that our wallets can go on a diet today๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
Red beach and Akrotiri beach! We wanted to spend a nice chill afternoon at the beaches but the winds were too strong๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ So we just had a quick walk/hike๐Ÿ˜…
I DECLARE THIS MY FAVOURITE DESSERT IN SANTORINI THUS FAR. banana frozen greek yoghurt its so yummy sooo good! And its called chill box๐Ÿ˜Š
#thuglife on our way to Akrotiri!
Pita Pork Souvlaki AGAIN๐Ÿ˜‚ not sure if I am sick of eating souvlaki!
Today we explored Fira๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

23 May 2015

Pork souvlaki pita and freddo cappuccino by Kamari beach! Chill life๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
Beautiful Kamari beach! Spent an afternoon chilling and taking photos๐Ÿ˜Š
And throwing pebbles๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Checked into Caveland at Katerados ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ looks super rustic and comfy! Jac just said that this place is an old winery!!!
FREDDOCINNO๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„my kind of lunch!
๐Ÿ“Moved to Katerados and chilling while waiting to check in at 3pm๐Ÿ˜Œ
Lolitas - best gelato in Oia according to Tripadvisor๐Ÿ˜‹ Ordered a melon sorbet and pistachio gelato for โ‚ฌ2.50 with Candice๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
Melenio Cafe, Oia - Chocolate pie (traditional greek dessert) and Pyramid (lemon cream with chocolate cake) ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
Last breakfast at our beautiful cave house in Oia! Moving to Katerados todayyyโ˜บ๏ธ

22 May 2015

A group of Taiwanese said I look like their Math classmate so I took a photo with them๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Cooked carbonara and miso soup for dinner today! And Candice anyhow cooked this vegetable-potato-cheese-butter-olive oil-miso paste thingy AND SHE USED FOUR PACKETS OF BUTTER oh gosh.
WAITED SUPER LONG FOR THE FAMOUS SUNSET AT OIA BUT THE SUN DECIDED TO HIDE BEHIND THE CLOUDS HALFWAY SAD DIE US AND SAD DIE THE CROWD.
Waiting to watch the sunset at Byzantine Castle Ruins, Oia. Super crowded and hard to get a good spot hopefully can get some nice sunset pictures!!
My feet after being under the sun for so many days๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ the shape gets weirder and weirder each time
Hiking from Oia to Imerovigli gave mixed feelings๐Ÿ˜ฑ the weather and walk was very pleasant at the start, with very beautiful sceneries, but after around 4hours it became very tiresome and SUPER SUNNY AND HOT we were perspiring like mad and just couldn't wait to get to Imerovigli (no toilet and no water at all in between). We finished the entire hike after 6hours๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ which I think is super slow because we took very long while taking photos! All in all it was a great hike but Santorini should be more tourist-friendly by providing more public toilets?๐Ÿ˜…
Credits to Jac who stumbled upon this scenic place (during the hike between Oia and Imerovigli) where we got to have this photoshoot๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Can't get enough of beautiful Santorini architecture!
Breakfast by the porch! Gordon Ramsay scrambled eggs with sausages and cheese๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹super yummy. And fresh bread and spread delivered by our host! Jac cooked raw fried potatoes it was so crunchy but still nice la๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Gonna miss this kinda lifestyle๐Ÿ˜…
Morning walk to Byzantine Castle Ruins and Amoudi Bay with Candice at 6am๐Ÿ˜‚ cos the other two are pigs and don't want to wake up!!! It was painful wearing a maxi because the stairs were covered with donkey shit and it was so smelly and hard to enjoy the walk cos we were trying to avoid shit๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I have no idea what they fed the donkeys that they had to shit like the entire flight of 243 stairs๐Ÿ˜ฐ Nevertheless, we had a peaceful walk because it was really early and there were no people around๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

21 May 2015

Night view of Oia
Cooked a proper dinner and ate at the porch while enjoying the pretty views๐Ÿ˜Š ps. I didn't touch the wine.
HOLA OIA๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹
HAPPINESS IN OUR CAVE HOUSE FOR THREE DAYS๐Ÿ˜
We safely landed on the beautiful shores of Santorini! Disembarkation from the ferry felt like the ending scene of "the day after tomorrow" where everyone was waiting to see the sunrise! Now we are on the bus to our accommodation, can't wait to see our cave house!!!
Passed by Fairos and Naxos islands on the way to Santorini!
I survived on this one cup of Freddoccino at โ‚ฌ4 for one whole day + oatmeal๐Ÿ˜‚ budget game strong!
On Blue Star Ferry to Santorini from Pireas! Woke up at 4am to catch the ferry which leaves at 725am. Was dreading the 8hour journey there but our dread was relieved when we saw the HUGEEEEE SHIP that we were going to take! Its like a cruise without beds๐Ÿ˜‚ So now we are hoboing and playing card games and sleeping...quite comfortable for an 8hour rideeee

20 May 2015

Checked into our accommodation for a night at Pireas! Our host Antonis seems like a very artsy and intellectual person he has tons of books๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and turns out there wasn't any key in the flower pot so we dig for nothing...and two very friendly greek aunties helped us to get Antonis to come back from work and open his house door๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Had our lunch (and dinner) at 4pm (almost died of hunger) at Meat and Salad! Had their specialty salad and a mixed grill platter for 2 and it was so filling for 4 girls๐Ÿ˜‚ Hunger resolved and super satisfied cos the food was so good. Can't get enough of Greek food!
Marina Zeas is probably the only attraction we visited today๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ so fail because Pireas is such a quiet town!
What happens after you wear toms during summer in Athens๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
Epicly trying to dig the flower pot outside our accomodation to find the key but can't find!!! Two nice greek ladies helped us and now we are emoing outside the door๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
Breakfast at Meliartos! Friendly staff, good food and freddo at โ‚ฌ3.50๐Ÿ˜‹

19 May 2015

CHEESE RAMYUN WITH EGG FOR DINNER๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
[RANDOM] my mum sent me a picture and video of my two babies eating their snacks๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ MY MAOMAO AND MAODIโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Got super bored while waiting for the bus to go back to Athens from Delphi (it was late 45mins) so we tried to do a hair flip using iphone's slomo app๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
CAPPUCINO FREDDO from Hoftbrandt๐Ÿ˜‹
Shared a plate of yummy moussaka (greek eggplant with stuffed mince meat), saganaki with shrimp, and GREEK BAKLAVA FINALLY!!! I've always wanted to try Baklava because of Masterchef๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚and I finally got to try it and ITS AWESOMEEEEE although slightly too sweet (nuts with honey in crusty pastry) YAY SATISFIED๐Ÿ˜Š
Town of Delphi
WHY NO SINGAPORE FLAG IN DELPHI?!
Day trip to Delphi today! UNESCO World Heritage Site in a moutainous region๐Ÿ˜ It was a good hike up the hill to visit all the architectures of the past and we took a lot of profile worthy pictures๐Ÿ˜‚
Morning dash to Athens bus terminal to catch the earliest 730am bus to Delphi! 3hr bus ride๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด

18 May 2015

"Washed our clothes in the morning..." Jac's first sentence in her personal journal๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ REALLY CAN'T STOP LAUGHING
JAC SAYS "DON'T UPLOAD (her unglam pictures) TO FACEBOOK I PLEASE YOU" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Thanasis for Dinner! Chicken souvlaki + kebab in greek yogurt SO DELICIOUS!!! It also comes with LOTS of yummy pita bread๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
A SERIES OF FAILS TODAY IN ORDER OF MOST FAIL TO LEAST FAIL WHEN YOU SWIPE THE PICTURES ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ dandelion fails + deli fail
DESSERTS FOR LUNCH!๐Ÿ˜‹ Hunted for Chocolat Royal because it was recommended by tripadvisor and it lived up to the expectation!!! Had Frangelico cream drink (chocolate with liquer + whipped cream) + Chocolate Lover Cake (molten chocolate cake with three layers of mousse and vanilla bean ice cream) + Tiramisu (with mocha ice cream, honey and chocolate sauce). ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ THUMBS UP and we all kept saying "SO GOOOOD"
Spent the whole morning to afternoon exploring The Acropolis. Super a lot of tourists which made phototaking so hard๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ but very amazed by all the architectures and sculptures๐Ÿ˜
"My father told me when I was just a child, to touch the rocks of acropolis" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
The Acropolis๐Ÿ˜ finally saw with my own eyes
Pies for breakfast - spinach pie, country cheese pie, traditional cheese pie, courou cheese pie๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ also got an iced latte freddo which was super good!!!
Checked into our AIRBNB accomm in Athens! The apartment is super pretty and colourful and comfortable๐Ÿ˜ as you can see we blocked the door at night for safety precaution!
Dinner at LITHOS was SO GOOD. This is recommended for good Greek food at affordable prices. The service is awesome, food is cheap (5.5 euro per pax for all the food we ate plus two complimentary baguette and dessert) we were all SUPER FULL. We ordered Saganaki (fried cheese with tomato) which was super tasty and cheesy of course - the cheese was "expanding" by itself so it was never-ending๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and Candice kept praying for the cheese to continue expanding; Mussels with wine (The sauce was SO DELICIOUS and the mussels were so fat๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚); and pork souvlaki (the meat was tasty, tender, and juicy). We had a fantastic first dinner at Athens today thanks to Lithos๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

17 May 2015

My first ice cream in Europe and I ordered Caffe๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ yums
Visited the Monastiraki, hiked up to Anafiotika and was rewarded with a breathtaking view of the city of Athens! Beautiful weather today๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Above the clouds๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
YAYYYY finally on our way to ATHENS โœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธ
LEFT SINGAPORE AND TRANSITTING AT ZURICH NOW. Epic jac is desperately trying to find wifi๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚