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What to beware of when booking package holiday

Greece ● 08 April 2018

Package holiday in Greece is a common way of travelling. Many travel agencies promise amazing packages, and thousands of travellers come in this southern Mediterranean country for some days. However, Greece is a safe country with many touristic facilities everywhere you go. Thus, vacation packages are not always necessary as independent travelling is also a reasonable chance. But if you are planning booking now a package for vacation in Greece, check these things in order to spend super and budget holidays.

Package holiday

Don't buy things you don't need

A holiday package is what its name says: a package. That means you pay for several things in the overall deal. This is the greatest disadvantage of package holidays. You pay for things you don't need, for example guided tours or transportation. For many travellers, these services are desirable, but if you are the type of traveller, who wants to explore the places on his/ her own, then you should take into consideration booking a package with minimum services, such as accommodation and tickets and not spending money on what you can also make by your self.

Search for flexibility

Unless you are familiar with package holidays and you like staying in an all-inclusive hotel and going with a guide from one place to another, you have to find the package that gives you freedom and flexibility. It is really tiring to have strict schedules exactly the time of the year you want to relax and leave all of your worries behind. Some packages give you the opportunity to choose the hotel, the transportation and the tours you want to make without arranging everything for you without you.

Check the prices online

There are many packages that are actually more expensive than booking the accommodation and the tickets independently due to the booking fees and the travel agency's commission. It is crucial that you check for these deals also online. If they are cheaper than the package, why not booking them online in order to have the flexibility of bespoke holidays?

Ask yourself what do you really want

Some holiday packages are truly good for what they offer as you can find cool deals for luxury hotels and all-inclusive accommodation. But maybe this is a trap. You should ask yourself if that is what you want. If your goal is budget vacation, don't be decoyed by a package that is perfect for luxury vacation but too expensive for you. By searching online, you can find exactly what you want for the type of vacation you want.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Elikon Hotel
7.9 10
Elikon Hotel
3, Dorou str., 10431 Athens, Greece

Located in the centre of Athens, Elikon Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro station, making transport easy throughout Athens. Piraeus Port is only 20 minutes away using the metro.

Hostel in Athens, Greece Student and Travellers Inn
8.9 10
Student and Travellers Inn
16, Kidathinaion str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Student and Travellers Inn – the first hostel in Greece since 1977 is located in the heart of Plaka, right below the Acropolis. Traditional cobbled streets full of taverns, shops, cafes are right at our hostel's doorstep. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 600 m, while the lively Monastiraki square is at 800 m. The nearest metro station and the bus stop for the X95 Airport Bus can be reached within a 7-minute walk.

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Hotel Delfini
Hotel Delfini
7, Leocharous str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Delfini is located near the port of Piraeus just 3 minutes walk from the old electric railway station (Metro Line 1) and 5 minutes walk from the port, which has direct accessibility to all Aegean islands. The center of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes from the nearest railway/metro station (Piraeus). The Athens International Airport can be reached in 1 hour and 50 minutes with the bus X95 or in 1 hour and 30 minutes with the electric train and metro.