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Package holiday or independent travel?

Greece ● 29 March 2018
 

Planning your summer holidays in Greece? Are you wondering whether package holiday or independent travelling in Greece is ideal for you? Read here about the pros and cons and decide!

One thing is for sure: whatever you choose, vacation in Greece, and especially Greek Island Hopping, is an unforgettable experience!


Package holiday

Package holiday is the traditional way of travelling for decades. A travel agency organises everything and offers you a package with air- and ferry-tickets, accommodation, guided tours and other activities. In Greece, you can mainly find package holidays for popular islands, such as Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Zakynthos and Corfu. And here is the biggest disadvantage: you won't see anything away from mass tourism. No secluded, undiscovered islands, no lesser known beaches. You won't have the freedom to be an explorer. However, if convenience and relaxation are everything you need during your vacation, package holiday can be for you, and especially in the middle and low season, you can take advantage of great deals.


Independent travelling

When travelling independently, you book separately you air- and ferry-tickets and find the accommodation that you like. Plus, you decide which destination to choose. You can tailor make on things like duration, hotel and room type, islands you want to visit and other activities you like. This freedom made the self-made plan attractive the last years, and this is why young travellers prefer it. Bespoke holiday gives you flexibility around every activity you desire, and this sounds really appealing to independent travellers.

Moreover, in the online world, ferry and accommodation deals are not only for the travel agencies. You can also discover super offers that turn your trip into budget vacation. The key is to search and compare what you found to a holiday package. Most of the times, you realise that the prices are similar.

One issue in independent travelling is safety. In unsafe countries in Africa or Asia, you are obliged to travel with a group and follow only guided tours. But in Greece, a European country with all the touristic facilities you need, this is of course not a problem. If you worry that with bespoke holiday, you have no protection when things go wrong, you can still ensure against any company failure.

If you are the type of traveller, who wants to feel like an explorer and not a tourist, if you don't like the crowds of tourists around you and want to plan your own schedule, then self-made vacation is your thing!

Where to Stay

Hotel in Delphi, Greece Hotel Olympic
8.7 10
Hotel Olympic
59, Vasileos Pavlou & Freiderikis str., 33054 Delphi, Greece

Hotel Olympic is located in the picturesque village of Delphi, a 15-minute walk from the archaeological site. Arachova village is a 15-minute drive away and the ski center of Parnassos is at 20 km. Delphi village can be reached within a 2,5 hour drive from Athens.

Hotel in Karpathos, Greece Sunrise Hotel
Sunrise Hotel
A. Papagou Str., Pigadia, 85700 Karpathos, Greece

Sunrise Hotel is located in Karpathos Town, just a 5-minute walk from the beach and a 10-minute walk from the Port. Karpathos National Airport is 16.9 km away. #

Studio in Zakynthos, Greece Studios Keri
Studios Keri
Limni Keriou (Lake Keri), 29092 Zakynthos, Greece

Being located in a beautiful, quiet area near Lake Keri (Limni Keriou), the family run Keri Studios offer accommodation in fully equipped, bright and comfortable studios at competitive prices. The main road of Lake Keri village with many shops, traditional taverns with sea food and the organised beach can be reached within a 15-minute walk. Zakynthos international airport is at 15 km, while the main port in Zakynthos town (Chora) is at 16 km. The property offers a shuttle service to/from the airport at an additional cost.


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