The island of Santorini itself is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
I mean, if you want to go on a romantic getaway with your camera, or your partner (haha), then this is the place to go! With it's beauty that just lures you in from just photos you see online, it's no wonder flocks of people come in daily by the ferry boat to see the white washed cave houses that just glow under the Greek sun, against the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea.
As a nurse, I have been blessed with a career that gives me the ability to have a flexible schedule. I cannot count how many times my friends who work 9-5 jobs, 5x a week say they envy my schedule. I mean, it DOES come with a price to pay!
Think about it, the hospital NEVER closes. it is literally open 24/7...which means, there are nurses 24/7--holidays, weekends, times people are asleep, times people are awake, times people partying on the weekends/holidays. I mean, you get it that there is ALWAYS a nurse watching over someone's life, or just making them comfortable. And as you can imagine, it is FAR from being easy.
So this means, yes, we should only work 3-4x a week as full time. Yes, we do get BURNT OUT. And yes, it does give us the luxury of the ability to have long days off in between shifts to de-stress, gather ourselves, and even EXPLORE :)
So how do we do it?
I have always been in such awe of the resilience of Athens. Battling many adversities since the ancient times, it has stood strong, and to this day has proven it’s glory to the rest of the world.
As THE birthplace of Western civilization philosophy, drama, and art, Athens has blossomed into becoming a popular destination for historical enthusiasts, and contemporary folk alike.
Many cities’ ages can be counted by the hundreds in years old. Athens can be counted by the millennia! And yet it is still visited by millions of people. Maybe it’s the history, maybe it’s the food, or the people? Or maybe it’s just so darn fascinating that structures so old, from 5th century BC, that have been attempted to be obliterated by their enemies are STILL THERE to tell us the story of how strong and beautiful this tiny country used to, and continues to be.
The island of Milos is situated in the southwest of the Cyclades, a chain of islands in the Aegean sea, and north of Crete. A result of an ancient volcanic eruption, it’s exotic terrain, full of wonder and delight, is unmatched by other islands. Full of history, breathtaking views, white-washed iconic Cycladic architecture, spectacularly wide array of landscapes (80 very different beaches, in fact!), and amazing gastronomic experiences by its locals, Milos boasts an island that travelers are looking for, but have yet to be found by plenty!
Not only that, but it is a perfect way to see a Greek island in all of it's glory for way less crowds, AND at a fraction of a penny!