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Greece - Mykonos, Santorini & Athens

THERE IS NOWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD WHERE YOU CAN FIND A PLACE LIKE THIS. ~~ Enchanting memories that will last a lifetime. ~~

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Greece has always been a dream destination of mine. The white stucco windmills, the white houses with blue doors and windows, the sunset, the lazy cats and the Mediterranean Ocean, those are very unique beauties where only can be found in this wonderful country. ^- ^

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The colors of blue and white are everywhere in Greece. On one hand, blue represents the sea and it symbolizes protection (as in the blue-eye amulets used to ward off evil), while white symbolizes purity and the clouds in the sky.

In this 8 days tour I had been to Bahrain, Mykonos Island, Santorini and Athens. In the first night I stayed in Bahrain, which it was my first time to be in the Middle East! To me, my impression of Bahrain is ... very special. I like the style of the buildings, the music I heard in the plane and the warm and friendly people I've met along the trip. Also, I am totally obsessed with the beauty and style of the Islamic architecture which is so unique and special that makes me think of being brought into a fantasy world!!! I haven't been to any place like this before. It somehow reminds me of a favorite animated film I watched when I was small - Aladdin. Bahrain and the Middle East are awesome places and they look like very much a "fantasy" world to me. :)

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The following day, the tour took me to Mykonos Island.
Mykonos is considered one of Greece's most popular tourist destinations. Its whitewashed houses, a sample of Cycladic architecture, its picturesque cobblestone paths, its nearly four hundred churches and its wonderful breaches all constitute the island's trademark.

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Mmmm... on the 4th and 5th day of the tour, I was taken to the beautiful island Santorini. :]

This island gives a very good impression on visitors from afar, as the ship approaches the port. The white color of the houses comes into view through the steep rocks and the red interchanges with black and grey color. The view is so stunning and magical which can make almost everyone to believe that he has been to the most beautiful place on earth!!!

The capital of this beautiful island is Fira, and it is one of the busiest towns in Santorini. The town is uniquely built on steep rocks, at the top of the western part of the island, it is an ideal place to view the ocean and the sunset! :)

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This is one of the best places in the world in which to have the enchanting sensation of nature. A brief but magical moment of the sunset has attracted many visitors to come to Fira everyday in summer. I personally like very much watching sunset. As the warmth of the sunlight dances on my skin I feel refreshed, nourished and the wonder of being embraced by nature!

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The last two days I had been to the capital of Greece, Athens. It is the center for arts, myths, legends, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, also, it was the birthplace of Socrates, Pericles, Sophocles and many other prominent philosophers, writers and politicians of the ancient world. Athens is such a great city with unique wonders where nowhere else on earth i can find a place so beautiful and enchanting like this.

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I am so happy that I had been to such a wonderful place, Greece, with my parents and my friend Phillis, in an early summer vacation. The images I saw along the journey and the people I met from the trip (especially James, I'm so glad that we became friends and now still are) had painted me with joy, beauty and great pleasure. Those memories are precious and irreplaceable which could last a lifetime. I'm so grateful that "I have been chosen" to be there since I started to ponder what if in life we don't really choose for what we want but life choose us to be who we should be! We think that we choose because we are ilusionated with multiple choices that make us believe that we have the choice to make in any situation... but in fact, that is part of the plan that we don't know until some time later... when we know that no matter how we choose we will end up having the same effect! So, at the end, we will all figure out that life has chosen us and not we choose life!

A big smile to you, my reader! Thanks for reading my journal. I really appreciate that! Thank you! ^ - ^

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