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One young traveler’s perspective on Greece

A few months ago, I contributed my first article to the Huffington Post where I made the case that travelers should still be booking trips to see the fascinating, historical country of Greece. I also mentioned in the article that Eli and Aileen Fink, our CFO and Operations Manager at Friendly Planet Travel respectively, would be taking their two young daughters on a trip to Greece this summer.

Upon their return, I asked if they would like to share their experience on our blog, and an enthusiastic traveler jumped at the chance! Loren, Eli and Aileen’s 12-year-old daughter, was excited to blog about her family trip to Greece and what she saw while she was there. Read on to get the full story from Loren’s perspective.

Me, Loren, in front of Apollo's temple in Delphi“I have loved Greek mythology for the past two years and I was so excited when I found out that my family and I were going to Greece for a summer vacation.

The temples to the gods were mainly in ruins, just stones and pillars, but it was still so astonishing to see all those places and imagine what it was like centuries ago. It was a great experience. I got to learn new things, try new foods, and see mind-blowing places.

Greece is an amazing place. There are many beautiful sites to see from the Acropolis to Apollo’s sanctuary in Delphi. Greece has a long and interesting history, so you can learn a lot from visiting Greece, and if you love to shop, there is a place in Athens called the Plakka, which has many stores and restaurants. There are many things that will surely amaze you.

Lately there has been a lot of rumors about riots and things like that in Greece, and because of that, not many tourists are coming. If there are any riots, they are very uncommon. I was there just last month and there was absolutely nothing like that. The closest thing I’ve seen to revolting are the graffiti in Athens.

I recommend that you see Greece.

Trust me, you won’t regret it. Check out some pictures from our trip below.”

My dad, my sister Amber, and me
at the monument of King Leonidas

The Corinth Canal


Temple of Hephaestus


Thanks for sharing with us Loren!

1 Comment

  1. Cameron Clark

    We also visited Greece recently, on our honeymoon a year ago. Though the media would have us believe that Greece was in full meltdown at the time, we didn’t notice anything of the sort. We saw one protest, at Parliament in Athens, which was very well organized…and I thought well-justified. I felt in no way threatened or unsafe, and had a spectacular time.


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