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21: Five Greek Islands We Love (with Tips and Tricks) and 4 Books Reviewed

July 12, 2018

We have been fortunate to spend time on five beautiful islands of Greece - Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Corfu, and Aegina. The beauty of these Greek Islands does not stop with the fabulous beaches or tasty food. In this podcast episode, we discuss why we enjoyed our time so much and why we highly recommend travelers visiting the islands as well. We share tips and tricks that you need to think about before your visit that can save you time and stress. We also discuss four books that have changed us recently that you might want to read as well. Enjoy! Main Topics Covered: 5 Islands of Greece We Love (with Tips and Tricks) Four Books that Have Changed us Lately Links Mentioned in the Episode: Skyscanner - To find all of the latest flight deals and creative ways to travel  Tony Robbins will help you get to your true potential - find all of his products at https://PassportJoy.com/Tony There are thousands of Greek Islands and many to discover that are inhabited and inviting to tourists On one trip a few years ago we visited Mykonos, Santorini, and Paros.  If you are comfortable be sure to rent a scooter or ATV to get around the islands and see the beauty. Be careful to have your meds and money. There may not be an ATM or pharmacy available. Drink plenty of Mythos Beer while on the island. Very tasty.  The Mykonos nightlife is INSANE - be sure to check out the DJ listing before your trip in order to get tickets to a show you want.  Santorini is a romantic, volcanic island full of colorful beaches everywhere. Paros, unlike Mykonos and Santorini, does NOT have an airport. It is a little harder to get to but well worth it. Built around two bays, charming interior village. The private sailing cruise company we used in Paros was M Zeppos - They are extremely professional and make it a great day out.  Be careful using Google Maps on the island of Corfu. It wasn’t always correct. Perdika Village is a small fishing village located on the island of Aegina, Greece.  Check out Matt’s hikes in this video from atop Perdika Be careful along the beaches and coastline with rocks and sea urchins. We suggest these water shoes to help you enjoy your time.  A video of the sea urchin as it moved in my hand before we ate them .  Check out the drunken mussels I made that we ate on the roof of our hotel with friends.  Make sure you understand what to pack. Pack Less! Here is a great post on everything we packed in a single backpack.  You can’t do everything when you travel. Be sure to listen to the Traveler’s Guilt podcast to understand that it’s okay to chill out.  Books we mentioned: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport Will Power Doesn't Work by Benjamin Hardy Something Like Happy by Eva Woods  What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey Be sure to check out all of the BOOKS WE LOVE and download the list Sign up for our Newsletter to get the latest tips in Travel and hear about our weekly visits around the world