Well, Crete was so beautiful. Greece really has so many great little towns and some of the most scenic shorelines I have ever seen! Since we got off the boat from Athens to Crete at 6am, we were able to catch the sunrise when we arrived. We were along this mountain range and could see the shore. We thought it would be cool to capture a family photo in a unique way and so check out our silhouettes with the sunrise. Maybe a Christmas card?! haha Anyway, we managed to find a spot in Crete where my brothers, Dad and I caught some waves in super blue waters.
It was still really cold but it was the type of beautiful scenery we were all hoping for!
We were able to hit this local spot and surf a few small fun waves. It was a bit smaller than the last few days, but still super fun. The thing I have noticed most about surfing in Greece as been the people. I have been really impressed by how friendly the local surf scene is. They are always welcoming in the water and even ask us to join them when they are ready to hit a new spot! That really makes Greece special in a unique way. Everyone rocked!
Overall the people in Greece are so welcoming and fun and that’s really what makes it an awesome place to visit. They love to eat, laugh and have fun… things that I definitely love too!
And if you ever come here, you will need to check out these cookies called Christmas that are only around during the holidays. They are these circular cookies with A TON of powdered sugar on them. I was instantly hooked and I like to call them my little box of joy! haha Who doesn’t love powdered sugar, right?! 😛
The best part has been really great getting to know my second cousins, Yiya’s sisters, daughters and all our extended family here in Greece. Words cannot describe what my family means to me. I know that I am fortunate to have such a supportive and loving family that allows me to follow my dreams. (even when they are giving me a hard time! ha)
And I think Yiya would be proud to see all of us embrace her hometown, our origin and culture as much as we did. I think she is smiling down on us, watching us do what we love….surfing. And to be here for her is beyond special. I am extremely proud of my Greek heritage and I cannot wait to come back and visit! This entire trip has been amazing and I cannot wait to see the final video and photos with Red Bull and Eastern Surf Mag!!!
Please make sure to check out my Instagram @Caroline_Markss for the full edit in January.
Thank you for joining me on this journey and adventure. Until next time.