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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.

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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 in Evia, Greece Pagona Hotel
Pagona Hotel
3, Platanwn & 25th Martiou Str., 34300 Evia, Greece

Pagona Hotel is located in Loutra Edipsou, just a few meters from the famous thermal springs. The nearest beach and port are approximately a 5-minute drive away. The town of Chalkida is 107 km away.

Hotel in Thassos, Greece Mythos Bungalows
Mythos Bungalows
Potos, 64002 Thassos, Greece

Mythos Bungalows are located just 80 m from Potos Beach and 1 km from the center of Potos Village in Thassos. Limenas, the main port of Thassos, is 43 km away, while Prinos Port connecting Kavala and Thassos island is 28 km away. The nearest airport is Kavala International Airport, 30 km away from Kavala Town.

Studio & Appartment in Aegina, Greece Eri Studios
Eri Studios
Agia Marina, 18010 Aegina, Greece

Eri Studios is located in Agia Marina, Aegina, just a 10-minute walk from the popular beach of the resort. The main town and port of the island is approximately a 20-minute drive away.


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