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Greece Highlights & Itinerary

Oh So Glam Greece Itinerary

You have been warned.  This post has A LOT of photos. 

I have just too many amazing pictures to share with you all from my recent trip to Greece earlier this month.  I had many questions about what I was doing there and my overall itinerary, so I wanted to share some highlights, a little backstory and some of my favorite moments in this post and then I will plan to break down each of the islands I visited for a more thorough travel guide.

Kristin and I were sent to Greece in collaboration with Grabr – a peer-to-peer service which connects hard-to-reach items with travelers heading there already (who will purchase and deliver them to the person who requested).  Our mission was clear.  Custom Greek Gladiator Sandals for everyone!  You all HAVE to remember how excited I was to score a pair of embellished lace-up sandals earlier this year – except, since I wasn’t going to Greece in the near future, I purchased them from Shopbop (and overpaid).  HAD I KNOWN I could have had a person traveling to Greece pick them up for me THERE, I totally would have done it!

We promoted the sandal orders on our blogs and social media before we left and were amazed at how many of you wanted a pair of your own – we honestly wished we could have kept the orders going… but we could only carry home so many!

We were also tasked with sourcing other Greek fashion items once we were on the ground!  Kristin and I loved popping in and out of the local shops in Santorini, Naxos, and Mykonos – talking to the store owners and seeing the “big sellers”, learning about how they make the items, and what makes them special.  We ended up sourcing beautiful pieces of turquoise jewelry, handmade embroidered clutches, dainty “Evil Eye” necklaces, straw market totes, Turkish towels, and leather crossbody bags and added them to Grabr’s online storefront.  If you were following along, you could see that the items had a particular amount of time in which they were “live” – meaning, you could only order the item while we were in the vicinity of that item, so we could head back to the store and pick it up for you!  We saw so many orders come in and it was so fun to interact with our readers while we were on the ground in Greece – hearing about why you wanted the item (“that clutch would be perfect for an upcoming wedding in Mexico I have”), bringing them back to the states with us and then shipping the items out to you!

Oh So Glam Santorini

Oh So Glam Greece Santorini
Oh So Glam Greece Santorini

Oh So Glam Greece Santorini

Oh So Glam Greece Santorini


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Oh So Glam Greece Santorini

Oh So Glam Greece Santorini

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Oh So Glam Greece Santorini

Oh So Glam Greece Santorini

Santorini Greece Handmade Clutch

Oh So Glam Greece Santorini
Oh So Glam Greece Santorini

Oh So Glam Greece Santorini

Oh So Glam Mykonos Greece

Oh So Glam Naxos Greece
Oh So Glam Naxos Greece

Oh So Glam Naxos Greece

Oh So Glam Naxos Greece
Oh So Glam Naxos Greece

Oh So Glam Naxos Greece

Oh So Glam Naxos Greece
Oh So Glam Naxos Greece

Grabr Greece Custom Sandals

Oh So Glam Naxos Greece
Grabr Greece Custom Sandals

Oh So Glam Mykonos Greece

Oh So Glam Mykonos Greece
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Santorini Greece Embroidered Clutch

Oh So Glam Mykonos Greece
Oh So Glam Naxos Greece

Oh So Glam Mykonos Greece

Oh So Glam Mykonos Greece
Oh So Glam Mykonos Greece

Oh So Glam Mykonos Greece

Oh So Glam Mykonos Greece
Oh So Glam Mykonos Greece

Oh So Glam Mykonos Greece

Oh So Glam Mykonos Greece
Oh So Glam Mykonos Greece

OUR ITINERARY:

  • Day 1. Flew into Athens overnight from JFK – about a 10 hour flight
  • Took smaller regional jet from Athens to Santorini (under 1 hour)
  • Since we were staying in Oia (the opposite side of Santorini where we flew into), we needed to take a transfer from the airport in Fira (where we flew in) to where we stayed in Oia (about 45 minute drive)
  • We purchased all our ferry tickets we would need for our trip in Fira on the way to the hotel (we kindly asked our transfer to make the stop for us since we were passing through). We purchased business class tickets in order to guarantee us a seat.
  • Day 2-5. Santorini/Oia – stayed at Alexander’s Boutique Hotel for 3 nights
  • Day 5. Took Ferry in Fira to Naxos (about 1.5 hours)
  • Day 5-8. Naxos – stayed at Taki’s Place for 3 nights
  • Day 8. Took Ferry from Naxos to Mykonos (about 1 hour)
    Day 8-10. Mykonos – stayed at PortoBello Boutique Hotel for 2 nights
  • Day 10. Flew back from Mykonos to Athens (less than 1 hour flight)
  • Flew from Athens to JFK – about a 10.5 hour flight

It’s definitely going to be picture overload here for the next few weeks – I have a few outfits to share from Greece and then will be working on travel guides for each island we visited (since so many of you have been asking for recommendations).  I will plan to break down a little more about where we stayed and why, where we ate, what we did (or wish we had a chance to do), and what we packed (or should have packed, or shouldn’t have packed).

I will also be doing the same for our Italy trip as well from earlier in the summer – so if you have any questions for either trip, feel free to leave me a comment below so I know ahead of time what you’re looking for!

SHOP WHAT I WORE


A huge thanks to Grabr for sponsoring today’s post.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Anna English
    August 19, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Oh my gosh, these photos look stunning! I can’t wait to explore Greece next year!

  • Reply
    Carolyna Bauer
    August 19, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Everybody is talking about Greece this days! I want to go so badly! Your photos look stunning! Glad you had a wonderful and successful time. XOXO, Carolyna
    http://www.carolynabauer.com/blog

  • Reply
    ruthie
    August 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I am truly speechless!!! These images are stunning!! Love all of the outfits and those amazing sandals!!!

  • Reply
    lexi
    August 19, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    These pictures are SO gorgeous! What an amazing trip you must have had!

  • Reply
    Natali
    August 20, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Beautiful and stylish outfits, majestic views and such a fairy tale like photos!! I hope to visit Greece someday soon!

    http://www.lartoffashion.com/2016/08/19/5-friday-5-9/

  • Reply
    Sarah Zerbe
    August 20, 2016 at 10:42 am

    I am beyond obsessed with all of these photos. You need to print these and hang them!

    Sarah || http://www.stylishsassyandclassy.com/

  • Reply
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    August 22, 2016 at 8:03 am

    These photos are amazing! Looks like y’all had so much fun!
    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

  • Reply
    jessica
    August 23, 2016 at 8:44 am

    AH I’m so in love with these photos. Looks like you gals had a BLAST! I can’t believe I’ll be there in A MONTH. Wish you two can come with me.

    I’m also going to need to borrow all your pretty dresses. I have nothing to wear!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  • Reply
    Lucy
    August 23, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Your pictures are MAGICAL!! Love this post!

    xo,
    Lucy
    http://www.kaliforniakissing.com

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    August 24, 2016 at 11:02 am

    What a FUN TRIP!! Kristin had mentioned it to me recently at an event, but I didn’t really “Get” what you guys were doing I guess until I read the post lol!! That is the COOLEST! (And I’m totally bumming that I missed the post where you were “taking orders!” lol! Such a cool service, such a cool trip, so many stunning photos. Can’t wait to check out your travel guides… Greece is on my bucket list!!

    xo Steph
    A Sparkle Factor

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