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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

Appartment in Chania, Greece Icarus Hotel
9.5 10
Icarus Hotel
Agiou Fanouriou, Kalamaki, 73100 Chania, Greece

Icarus Hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the popular, well-organized beach in Kalamaki resort. The historic town of Chania is at 7 km, while Souda Port is 12 km away. Ioannis Daskalogiannis International Airport is at 26 km.

Studio & Appartment in Thassos, Greece Studios Anny Family Hotel
Studios Anny Family Hotel
Skala Kallirachis, 64002 Thassos, Greece

Studios Anny Family Hotel is located just a 3-minute walk from the beach in the quiet village of Skala Kallirachis. Limenas, the capital and the main port of Thassos island, is at 22 km. Ormos Prinou port connecting Thassos with Kavala Town is at 8 km. Kavala International Airport is at a distance of 30 km from Kavala.

Hotel in Marathon, Greece Myrto Hotel
Myrto Hotel
34, Marathonos Avenue, Mati (Nea Makri), 19009 Marathon, Greece

Myrto Hotel is located in Mati, just a few-minutes' walk from the beach. Athens International Airport is 16 km away, while the port of Rafina, which connects you to many Greek islands, is 4.5 km away. The centre of Athens is 30 km away.