After two weeks in Italy and Greece, the trip members were looking forward to the final leg of our backpacking adventure which took us to the Greek islands of Naxos and Santorini. The following morning we boarded an early morning ferry that took us to Naxos.
Naxos proved to be a destination full of seaside activities and sport, including days at the beach, scuba diving and a guided bike tour of the island. The trip members were very enthusiastic to participate in the scuba diving excursion which allowed many of us to explore life under the sea for the very first time. We were first instructed on the proper use of our dive equipment before performing underwater skills for our scuba instructors. Once we adequately performed the series of skills, we were lead on a dive excursion that brought us face to face with a variety of ocean life- fish, starfish, sea cucumbers and sea urchins to name a few. Trip members Sam, Gabby and Mackenzie even touched an octopus after it crawled around on their dive instructor’s face. Trip member Moriah identified scuba diving as the highlight of her trip and many of us hope to have the opportunity to scuba dive again in the future.Our last stop of the trip brought us to Santorini, an island that is often pictured on postcards of Greece as it is famous for its beautiful sunsets. The trip members witnessed their first Santorini sunset the evening of their arrival. As we were walking