Travel: Tourist retraces the steps of Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo in Greece

(From Yonhap)

Lee Yun-hee, a 37-year-old nurse, chose Greece as her early summer vacation spot. This time, she decided to enjoy a different type of travel, turning away from a conventional sightseeing tour around well-known historical sites and picturesque landscapes.


Navagio Beach of Zakynthos Island in Greece.

She wanted to retrace the steps of Army Capt. Yoo Si-jin and surgeon Kang Mo-yeon, the hero and heroine of the mega-hit drama “Descendants of the Sun” in the ancient Mediterranean country.

The TV series, starred by Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, is about a romance between a handsome Army ranger and a female doctor that has driven South Korea and the entire Asian continent into a frenzy since its first episode aired in February.

Some of the main episodes were filmed on the Greek island of Zakynthos, a famous resort island for Europeans but very unfamiliar with Korean tourists, who usually drop by Athens to see the Acropolis and Zeus’ Temple before flying to Turkey.

Lee and her tour members sightsaw Athens briefly first and then moved to Zakynthos by bus and ferry, which took six hours in total. Read More

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