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What to beware of when travelling independently

Greece ● 08 April 2018
 

Independent travelling in Greece can be an amazing way to explore new destinations and spend some adventurous days full of beautiful pictures. Especially if you love island hopping, then Greece is the place to be. Numerous islands, each more picturesque than the other, and emerald sea waters. Bespoke holidays are exactly what you want for Greek Island Hopping as you can make on your own your schedule and explore as many islands as you intend to. However, there are some things you should beware of when travelling independently.


Transportation

Some islands don't have convenient public transportation. Buses are rare, and you can difficultly find a taxi with so many tourists. On small islands, you can walk or take the caique to the beach, but in large islands, you may probably need to rent a car for some days if you want to visit remote villages and beaches.


Food

Generally, all restaurants have safe food and you don't have to worry about diseases. But there is always the possibility that you pay so much in an expensive restaurant. If you want to find where you can eat delicious traditional Greek cuisine on a budget, see where the local people sit. That is an unmistakable criterion in addition of course with checking all the taverns online!


Hotels

There are numerous rooms to let and hotels on the Greek islands with various services, prices and options. To understand what is best for you, see online a wide range of accommodation types for the dates you want in order to check the prices in this period of time. Then, you can set the price you want and choose the most affordable. Some other things you should check is the distance from Chora and the distance from the sea. In the main town of vivid islands, such as Santorini or Mykonos, take into consideration the noise at night.


Ferry tickets

For Greek Island Hopping, don't make the mistake to book separate ferry tickets. They will cost you a fortune. Buy a ferry pass to pay the price of only one ticket but have the opportunity to visit more islands and make several routes. Flexibility, budget transportation by ferry and convenience during the island hopping are the assets you will take advantage of.


Beaches

Before visiting a beach, be sure whether it is organised or not. In the second case, don't forget to take with you water, sunglasses and an umbrella. The desirable Greek sun can be dangerous in June, July and August without precautions.

Where to Stay

Hotel & Appartment in Samos, Greece Limnionas Bay Village Hotel
Limnionas Bay Village Hotel
Limnionas, Marathokampos, 83102 Samos, Greece

Limnionas Bay Village Hotel is located just 350 meters from popular Limnionas Beach in a small, Cycladic-style village of Limnionas in Samos. The island's airport is at 39 km, while the port in Vathi, the capital of Samos, is 53 km away. Karlovasi port is at a distance of 24 km.

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 Epidavros, Greece Hani Inn
Hani Inn
Hani Merkouri, Ligourio, 21052 Epidavros, Greece

Hani Inn Hotel is located in the small village of Chani Merkouri, 5 km from the Ancient Theater of Epidavros. The famous archaeological site of Mycenae is 38 km away. The nearest beach can be reached within a 20-minute drive. The historic and picturesque Nafplio town is at 20 km.


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