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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

Studio & Appartment in Ikaria, Greece Studio Froso
8.4 10
Studio Froso
Chrisostomos, 83300 Ikaria, Greece

Studio Froso is located in Chrisostomos, an 18-minute drive from Agios Kirykos Port. Evdilos Port is 20 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hotel Cybele
Hotel Cybele
7, Kolokotroni & Dagkli str.,Pefki, 15121 Athens, Greece

Hotel Cybele is located in Pefki, just an 11-minute walk from Maroussi Metro Station. Athens city centre is 19 km away and Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is 28 km away.

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Hotel Acropole
Hotel Acropole
7, Gounari str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Acropole is located in the centre of Piraeus, just opposite the port. Within a 5-minute walk you can reach your ferry and the electric railway/metro station Piraeus. The centre of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes with the train/metro. Athens International Airport is at 45 km. A bus stop for the X96 bus connecting Piraeus and the airport is at 150 m.


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