As some of you already know, I was born and raised in Greece which means I’m pretty much the best person to know if you’re planning on visiting soon. I always get asked for recommendations on what people can’t miss when they visit and today I thought I would put a few of my recommendations in writing. In this blog post, you’ll know the mouth-watering food you need to try, beach bars and clubs you need to experience till 5 am, Islands you can’t skip out on, and a few tourist attractions you need to go to. I hope that by the end of this blog post you’ll love Greece almost as much as I do.
The food you HAVE to try:
Gyros, Greek Salad, Tyropita, Baklava…or just all the food
Islands you’ll LOVE to visit:
Beach Bars & Clubs that’ll have you dancing ALL night:
Holy Spirit Beach Bar
Akrotiri Night Club
Island Athens Riviera
Akanthus Beach Bar
Tourist attractions that’ll leave you STUNNED:
The Acropolis – Athens
Temple of Poseidon – Sounio
Epidaurus Theatre – Epidavros
These are just a few things I recommend for you all to do in Greece. There is so much to see and do in Greece so be ready to say yes to anything next time you visit! I hope you gained something from this blog post!
Living in Montana is great, but, experiencing The University of South Carolina is by far the best thing you can do for yourself while in College. That is why I participated in the National Student Exchange Program last year and became a Carolina Gamecock for life.
And here’s why you should too:
You’ll make friends from all across the US, and beyond
You could study at one of the top (and more beautiful) business schools in the country, that may or may not take over a whole block.
You could have the best roommates in the world.
You can make weekend trips to Miami, DC, THE BEACH etc.
You’ll make business connections that will give you amazing internship or job opportunities that aren’t available in Montana.
You’ll get to experience SEC football and fantastic tailgates. GO GAMECOCKS.
And probably the most convincing aspect of leaving Montana…
1) Having an outdoor pool at your campus gym where you can swim in between classes. 2) Rooftop pool parties over the weekends.
If you somehow aren’t convinced yet (because I sure am), email Cheryl Minnick to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org or learn more at: https://nse.org/
Think a little outside of peak season when camping.
I’m personally a fan of mid-May and September.
Consider backpacking. Yes, it is a bit more work but it is also 100% worth it.
Waking up to a backcountry sunrise is an unbeatable feeling.
Get your backcountry permit early! It is surprising how quickly these go and there are limited sites. If you’re unlucky and don’t get a permit you might be forced to find a different hike or abandon your backcountry plans altogether.
Check out apps like AllTrails
We went backpacking in the Mission Mountain Wilderness on the 4th of July and it was one of the best ideas we’ve had. There weren’t many people, the weather was perfect, and we were away from the National Park chaos.
Holidays like Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day are major camping holidays. Opt-out of the beer and think whiskey and backpacking. Look for trails that are more under the radar. There might be some like-minded people like you on the trail but far less then if you were to try to claim your stake on Seeley Lake or Flathead.
Be flexible! If a site seems too busy, don’t be afraid to look for a different one. Some of my favorite camping sites have been found after leaving a less exciting one behind.
Checking a map for a water source is a good way of finding a good site. Chances are that if it’s near a river or lake that it’ll come with a view as well.
Avoid geotagging on social media. If you like a site because there weren’t many people there, don’t expose it.
This might be controversial but I really do believe every little bit helps in preserving the things we love. It’s one thing to tell a few friends but if you have 1,000 followers on Instagram, you could possibly be telling around 1,000 people about this newfound gem. Mum’s the word
I also think part of the joy of camping comes from discovering new spots on your own. It has become too easy to look everything up, it’ll mean more to you if you find it yourself.