Island Time – Crete, Greece

Pool at the Galaxy Villas

Crete is awesome.  Getting out of the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Athens has been like a breath of fresh air for everyone.  Our last week in Athens was great, but giving back and serving some of communities in need can take a lot out of you.

The first day we arrived at our villas in Crete was revitalizing.  The villas are great, the pool is phenomenal, the people are more than friendly, the beach looks like spring break week, and the nightlife is fun and extremely entertaining.  It’s hard to find a flaw in Crete.  Well… except for the 10,000 Dutch students that just finished with their final exams and have inundated the beach/town here.  But most of them have been fun and interesting to strike up conversations with.

There is something about island life all over the world.  It moves at a slower pace, people are happier, the sky is prettier, the sun is warmer and the beach is (well, it’s still the beach, but you get the point).  Crete re-affirms my deep down desire to live on an island one day.  Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands is still my ultimate dream though… we’ll see how that works out for me.

LOW:  There are a crazy amount of mosquitos here and our group is getting eaten alive!  Wouldn’t think that’d be a big problem coming from the humid mosquito haven of Georgia but it’s a little ridiculous…

HIGH: The next stop is Santorini!

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