I love love love Greece. I think it has a totally different feel to anywhere else I've been.
I first travelled to the Greek island Kos in 2008 with a group of my friends, aged 18. I was so excited to go on holiday with the girls, and I had the best two weeks!
We stayed in a village called Kardamena - it was quite a party town with lots of groups of boys and girls on holiday after finishing college. We made friends with some boys who lived an hour away from us, met up when we got home and now I've just got married to one of them!
We decided to return to Kos with our family for our wedding last month and it was lovely. I worried that the area may be again filled with 18 year old drunks and that it may not be popular with our grandparents... but Kardamena has changed a lot!
In the evenings the village was filled with families and couples - I was hugely surprised at how it had changed - but in a good way. A member of staff explained that a major holiday company was stopping their version of "18-30" in Kos from next year as the gangs of boys & girls all seem to be heading to Malia instead.
I see this as a good thing. There are plenty of great destinations for people to travel for a fun holiday with friends. Kos is a really sweet place and I think that it's prettiness can be better appreciated by the more sober holiday makers that it now seems to attract.
I certainly didn't notice how pretty it was the first time I visited...
I really recommend this island for a holiday in the sun with perfect weather and that lovely Greek feel. The people are so friendly and welcoming. Kardamena has a really pretty harbour and lots of cute little shops and side streets... it really is beautiful!
Are you a fan of Greece?
Have you been to Kos before?