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How to plan a trip around Greek

Acropolis ● Crete ● Delphi ● Greece ● Ikaria ● Mykines ● Olympia ● 21 October 2016
 

How to plan a trip around Greek

Greece is a country with a unique diverse landscape, the only way to experience it is of course to travel around the country. You will be surprised with the beauty of the virgin nature you are going to meet. This combined with the hospitable people, the culture, the delicious food and the mild weather conditions can guarantee an unforgettable lifetime experience.

This list is an attempt to help you orginize your trip as easier as possible. So relax and start reading...

• Places you are going to visit

A good way to decide which places you are going to visit is to make a good research about Greece, according to your interests. For example is you are interested in ancient Greece, your list might contain the most important archeological sites of the country (Olympia, Delphi, Acropolis, Mykines etc.). This list will be the first step so to organize your accommodation, transportation and be able to manage the duration of your stay in every place.

• Is it difficult to decide?

The truth is that there are so many amazing places to choose from, so an easy way to make the final list is to make a chart. Think which places you must see, which you would like to visit and which you just find interesting. The length of the list depends on the time and the money you will have available for this trip.

• Mark your potential route

You can not begin your adventure without having this important "map" in your mind. After you have decided the places you are going to visit, you have to mark your route. Consider how many days or perhaps hours you would like to spend in each place. Just keep in mind that one night stays can get very tiring. A better option would be to stay for 2-3 days in each town and explore the nearby area within those days.

• Transportation?

This is also a very important thing you have to consider after you have marked your route. As you might already know Greece is mountaineer but also has many islands, which means that you will need to take a ferry, probably more than once. A smart option would be to rent a car for the central country and then either take it to the islands you are going to visit or leave it. For example Crete is a big island you will find a hard time in exploring it, if you do not have a car but if you have plans for visiting smaller islands then the car choice is optional especially during summertime when transportation is more frequent. You can also check about airtickets since you might find good deals which are going to save you time and energy.

• Where will you find a bed?

The next step is to book the places you are going to sleep. A cheap solution would be to stay in hostels and generally smaller guest houses, this will give you the chance to spend more money in gastronomy and interesting activities. Here you may find some interesting options.

• Gastronomy and Activities

It would be wise to write on your list, on the side of each place the restaurants, bars, cafes you would like to visit, also the activities you would like to book. It would be wise since a last minute decision might end up in missing the opportunity. For example book your tickets for the Acropolis, instead of waiting for hours in the long queue. Book rafting at Vikos gorge, scuba diving in Ikaria island etc.

• Packing list

Another list you will definitely have to do, is the one with the things you will need to have with you. This will depend on the season you are going to visit Greece. The weather does not tend to change from one day to the other here, unlike many tropical and northern countries, so you won't need to have with you your coat during summer, just keep an umbrella in case of a brief summer rain. A backpack would be a good choice since moving around with suitcases is very annoying. So this list should contain only the necessary and maybe some useful travel gadgets (link από άρθρο για gadgets), just find them out and start buying them.

• Just do it your way!

This trip is only for you, so the best way to enjoy it is to design it according to your personal preferences. Do not listen to what other people say, just do what you truly like, pick places and sights you are interested in. Avoid the media talk about the Greek bailout and the economic situation. Greece is one of the safest countries, with no terrorist attacks or massive murders, its people are open hearted, hospitable who have suffered rapid changes in their society, sometimes they might seem angry and with bad manners but this is only on the surface. Explore the true spirit of Greece, the diverse landscape with the ancient civilization and traditions which are still alive, well kept especially in the rural parts of the country. Once is never enough, just give it a try..

Where to Stay

Hotel in Chania , Greece Hotel Idramon
8.4 10
Hotel Idramon
Mitropoleos square, 73100 Chania , Greece

Hotel Idramon is set in a traditional building in the historic center of Chania, just 500 meters away from the Venetian Port and 15 minutes walk from the sandy beach of Nea Chora. Chania International Airport is 17 km away.

Hotel & Appartment in Sitia, Greece Cressa Ghitonia
Cressa Ghitonia
Sfaka, 72057 Sitia, Greece

Cressa Ghitonia is located in Sfaka, Sitia. The seaside village of Mochlos is a 15-minute away. Sitia Public Airport and Sitia Town are 30 km away.

Hotel in Rethymno, Greece Rethymno Hills
Rethymno Hills
15, Vogiatzaki Str., 74100 Rethymno, Greece

Rethymno Hills is located in a quiet area, a 9-minute walk from the beach. The centre of Rethymno town is approximately 2 km away.


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