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Santorini Quad Tour

Santorini Quad Biking

Santorini is a great island to explore by hiring a quad bike or scooter. The island is shaped a bit like a backwards ‘C’ and is easy to get around even if you don’t have a map!
We hired a quad bike and firstly travelled south from Fira to see Red Beach, where the cliffs are a striking red against the aqua sea.

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Santorini Sunset Boat Cruise

One of our highlights on Santorini was actually getting off the island – on a sunset boat cruise! There are a few different companies that do boat trips from Santorini but we went with Dakoutros Bros, partly because of their old wooden clipper-style boats.

We departed from the Old Port in Fira and our first stop was the volcanic island of Nea Kameni. The island looks like it’s from a science fiction movie – its completely made of volcanic rock and is desolate.

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Monastiraki Flea Markets, Athens

Antiques from Monastiraki Flea Markets

The Monastiraki flea markets would have to be some of my favourite markets I have ever been to. It was the perfect balance of old and new, cheap and luxurious, and quirky, locally made finds. The markets are actually more like small shopfronts along a paved walkway, until the real ‘flea’ section starts, where antiques and furniture are sprawled along the pavement waiting for treasure seekers.

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One Day in Athens

One Day in Athens

The moment we arrived in Athens we were surprised with the culture and helpfulness of the people. Before we made it to our hotel from the airport, we had already witnessed strangers helping tourists that needed directions, young people giving their seats on the train to the elderly and a man who rushed over to help us find our hotel when we pulled out our map.

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Bible History Guide to Rome

Rome may not be the first place you think of when it comes to the sites of history from the bible. The Romans were renowned for being harsh and strong rulers and they made their way into bible history when they occupied territories such as Israel. The gospels share snippets about the Roman oppression of the Jewish people and later some of the apostles make their way to Rome as missionaries.
Interestingly, Rome today is an epicentre for Catholicism with the Vatican City located here.

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Climbing the Duomo, Florence

Florence from above is a sea of terracotta surrounded by distant green hills. It’s an amazing sight if you are willing to put in a bit of effort to witness it! The highest lookout point in the centre of the city is the Cupola, or Duomo of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. There are no elevators in this 600-year-old cathedral, it takes 463 steps of leg-power to get to the top.

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Lunch at Central Food Market, Florence

Bruschetta at Central Food Market

If there is any food market worth visiting, this is the one! Made up of two levels, Florence’s Mercato Centrale (or Mercato di San Lorenzo) hosts an array of fresh produce stalls on the ground level while the upper level is pretty much the best fresh food court you may ever come across. The menu items here are as fresh and gourmet as you would imagine from a food market and come with a surprisingly cheap price tag.

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An Overview of Cinque Terre

Riomaggiore harbour

When we first arrived in Cinque Terre we were overwhelmed with the beauty of the area and authenticity of the towns! After visiting much more built up places on our travels, it was a breath of fresh air to have no chain stores, only local cuisine and not even any cars on the roads. I’m so glad the authenticity of Cinque Terre has been preserved, despite the rapid increase in the amount of tourists over the last 10 years or so.