Greece (the good, the bad, and the ugly)

Greece? The good, the bad, and the ugly…? Honestly there wasn’t much bad or ugly except the INSANE storm we got caught in on our first day in Greece.

We had 2 days back to back in Greece on our cruise, first Olympia and then Athens. Having never been to Greece I was incredible excited when we stepped off the boat in Olympia…

so let’s start there!

Olympia, Greece

When it rains… It POURS

We hopped off the boat to unusually dark skies and humidity which was slightly concerning as we were hoping for a nice sunny day to kick off our days in Greece. We purchased 2 bus tickets to take us into the ancient archeological sites of Olympia, where the Olympic Games were started back inΒ the 8th century B.C.

Unfortunately as the bus drove closer to the grounds, the skies only got darker with more than a few strikes of lightning lighting up the sky. Needless to say, as soon as we got to our destination it started to POUR. Not just regular rain, it was a full blown storm.

We were not at all dressed for this kind of weather and we booked it to the museum for some shelter! We spent some time looking around the museum while we waited for the rain to pass but it wasn’t slowing down…

Basically we decided F-it, we’re in Greece and there is no reason to waste our time because of some silly rain! We braced ourselves and walked out of the museum (which had no power anymore because of the storm) and we were on our way to the archeological sites.

It was absolutely beautiful and when we were out there, I couldn’t care less that I was soaking wet. We were walking through puddles of mud but didn’t even notice. It was pretty incredible getting to look at all the old ruins and just picturing what it would’ve been like, it’s truly like walking through history.

Unfortunately we spent so much time hiding from the rain that we had to hurry back to our bus to get back to the boat in time. Β As soon as we got back on the bus, it stopped raining… just our luck eh?

Regardless of how the day went, I really did have an incredible time and was so looking forward to a (hopefully sunny) full day in Athens!

Athens, Greece

 

FINALLY the Greece I expected!! Getting off the boat in Athens was exactly what I imaged, sunny and hot! We figured a bus tour would be a good plan, so we bought our tickets and head straight for the Acropolis!

We spent an hour up around the Acropolis once we finally had our tickets and finished the hike up to the top! All of the ancient buildings up there were mind blowing to look at in person. It was so cool getting to walk around the historic architectures of the Acropolis and the Parthenon.

PS. I wasn’t expecting the MASS AMOUNTS OF WIND UP THERE… seriously, it was crazy.

Immediately after we left the Acropolis, we had the opportunity to meet 2 lovely subscribers who we’re waiting 3 hours for us there! We invited them out for some sangria to thank them for being such loyal and loving viewers and it was an experience I’ll never forget! Much love to you Demetra & Anastasia β™₯

Everything we got to see in Athens just took my breath away. It was beautiful. With so many cute boutiques and restaurants, there just wasn’t nearly enough time!

We spent most of our time after the Acropolis with the lovely viewers we met and then afterwards just enjoyed walking around the town. There were so many cute boutiques that we went into, and even bought matching bracelets (I haven’t taken mine off since!!).

That night we saw one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever had the privilege to see! We were just walking on the deck of the cruise and you could see all the Greek Islands in the distance with the most insane colors behind them.

Despite the storm on our first day in Greece, I loved it so so much & am eagerly awaiting the time I get to go back. I’d love to visit all the different Greek islands like Santorini and/or Mykonos! Have any of you been there??

Hope you enjoyed this next installment of my Europe trip… one more to go and then I get to share my FASHION DIARY!! Look forward to it πŸ˜‰

Until next time! xo

41 Comments

  1. October 10, 2017 / 11:43 am

    awww I miss you soooo much, I’ll never forget this day I love you❀️❀️

    • Tara
      October 10, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      love you β™₯ such an amazing day!!

  2. April C
    October 10, 2017 / 11:48 am

    I would LOVE to be able to travel to Greece one day!! πŸ™‚ Thank you for being so real!

    • Tara
      October 10, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      thank you for your support April! πŸ™‚

  3. October 10, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    ugh this makes me want to go to Greece even more than I already do…. πŸ™‚ I’m loving this blog, keep it up Tara!!!! πŸ™‚

    • Tara
      October 10, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      so so glad you like the blog! thank you! πŸ™‚

  4. Caroline Berniquer
    October 10, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    I get so excited when you post new blog posts πŸ€— you’re so beautiful and you take amazing pictures!!

    • Tara
      October 10, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      ahhh thanks so much Caroline! πŸ™‚

  5. Jessica Carmichael
    October 10, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    i would love to travel the world one day. You inspire that.

  6. Coco
    October 10, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    You describe these places so well…ive alwaus wanted to travel to europe but never had the opportunity to and now i know why i even want to go more!! I love you sooo much and btw yoire acinge your blog so far!❀❀

  7. Irene Barroso
    October 10, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    The pictures are so pretty! Greece looks like a beautiful place to visit.

  8. Yuko
    October 10, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    This blog post made me want to go there! I love the pictures πŸ™‚

  9. Makenna
    October 10, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    This is so beautiful, I don’t know how you find the way to do all of it!

  10. liv
    October 10, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    I went to Greece this summer too!! I went about a month before you but it was so cool seeing everything again through your point of view!! I watched your vlogs and definitely got some post vacation depression. haha love youπŸ’•πŸ’•

  11. Demetra
    October 10, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    miss you so much Tara!! can’t wait for next time πŸŒ·πŸ’•πŸ’•

    • Tara
      October 10, 2017 / 2:30 pm

      xoxoxo β™₯

  12. McKel Maxwell
    October 10, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    These pictures are incredible, Ive always wanted to go to Greece! From what you have described it seemed so awesome and Im so glad you had a great time. Hopefully one day you can go back when it is not raining so you can spend more time exploring! ilysm πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

  13. Lexi Julia
    October 10, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    Greece is my dream vacation! What was your favorite part about your trip? btw ilyβ™₯️

  14. Gabrielle Che
    October 10, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    your mother is SO good at taking pics
    my mom still texts with one hand only using her pointer finger so…

    • Tara
      October 10, 2017 / 2:29 pm

      hahaha I gave her a full photography lesson πŸ˜›

  15. Jess
    October 10, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    Making me jealous! I’d love to explore Greece, such a beautiful place. Great blog post Tara! πŸ’“

  16. Eleni
    October 10, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    I am so glad you had an amazing time in my country.I was so sad that I couldn’t see you in person because I arrived in Athens a day after you left.Anyway I hope I meet you one day and keep up with this blog you are doind an excellent job and I am more than in love with it. 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍

  17. Jestine Alvarado
    October 10, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    I move to Germany in a few weeks! So excited to visit here!!

  18. Morgan McMains
    October 10, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    This is so cute πŸ™‚ I love these pics! Are you still doing your YouTube makeup giveaway or did you already pick the winners?

  19. October 10, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Saw your vlog about this day lol! Good for you for making the most out of it and still having a wonderful time regardless of the weather πŸ™‚

  20. Faythe endres
    October 10, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Oh!!!! im so excited for the fashion blog/diary!!!

  21. Vanessa Arias
    October 10, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful and the blog post was so interesting ! You’re doing a great job Tara. Can’t wait to see more!!

  22. Brooke
    October 10, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    I am planning on taking a trip to europe, and this place has just been added to my list 😍 LOVE YOU TARA !!!

  23. Alex Babington
    October 10, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I’m reading this and literally imagining the vlogs in my head 😍 Love you Tara ❀❀

  24. Noelia
    October 10, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Its nice to hear that you were able to see Greece in a nice sunny day, when i read this i visioned it like if it were a
    Vlog πŸ™Š but now i want to go to Greece vseems
    lovelyπŸ’ž

  25. October 10, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Oh my goodness, these pictures are goalssss!!!

  26. Daria
    October 10, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    So jealous of all your adventures! Love all of these beautiful pictures, ty as always for sharing πŸ’•

  27. Miaβš‘οΈπŸ’™
    October 10, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    Your blog makes me want to travel to Greece and see all of the amazing sites and history❀️😽

  28. Julia
    October 10, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Just subscribed yesterday and already loving your posts!! πŸ’•

  29. Citlalli Porfirio
    October 10, 2017 / 11:21 pm

    The sunset is ineffable , OMG ! how can something be so dam beautiful !

  30. October 11, 2017 / 8:55 am

    I follow you on your vlog and main channel since a long time now, and i find it really cool to see you on another platform. Your pictures are so pretty and you’re someone really creative i think.
    Love your blog (and your youtube channels too of course πŸ˜‰ )
    Melody β™‘

  31. Brooke Arelano
    October 11, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    I seriously live for these blogs !!! Love the pics TARA !!! 😍😍😍

  32. Emma
    October 13, 2017 / 12:04 am

    I love your blog posts like this, well I like all of them, but I love this one especially! I love to travel and really want to go to Greece! I also love your vlogs and main channel videos (subscribed to both)! LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! ❀️😍

  33. Valarierosegee
    October 17, 2017 / 10:58 am

    I’ve been wanting to go to Greece for the longest. It looks so beautiful.

  34. Kiara
    October 17, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Lovvvvvveeeeeeeeee this blog πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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