My trip to Greece was my first visit to Europe, and I couldn’t have had a more amazing time. I went with my Big P hat Greek family to Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Syros, Thessaloniki Patras and Kalavitra. Luckily, my mother-in-law speaks Greek and was able to guide us through the country. It also helps that her and my two sisters-in-law have been to Greece many times, so my hubby and I didn’t have to worry about where to go, how to get there, or how to speak the language, making it pretty easy for us to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. It does take around 10 hours to get from JFK to Athens and I recommend getting plenty of sleep on the plane (don’t get distracted by all the movies on the plane like I did, I think I watched five *fail*). When we landed it was 9 in the morning, and I had been up since 3 am when we left to go to the airport in San Francisco. Like zombies, we walked around the airport and tried to find wifi to figure out how to get to our hotel. (It didn’t help that there were protests on the street that day which prevented us from being able to take several modes of transportation.) We finally decided to stay at the hotel that the girls had stayed in when they went to Greece for their school trip.