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How can you tell you are smarter traveller than average

Greece ● 19 September 2017
 

Being a smart traveller is ability than can be developed over time and can help you to explore the world easily and affordably. You don't have to try hard. You just need to enjoy every moment and be ready for new experiences. With these travel tips, you can be a smarter traveller than average and discover things and places you didn't know they exist.

Smart traveller

Travel off-season

Travelling off-season is a smart way to reduce travel costs, pay less for your accommodation in Greece, find super hotels and ferry deals and enjoy the hospitality of local people. Don't visit each destination during the high-season. There is in every place something to explore even when all tourists have left. Everyone is relaxed, and you can enjoy every moment away from the crowds.

Don't pay much for your accommodation

While travelling, you want to wander around the whole day. The time you spend in your hotel is minimum, so it is a pity to spend a fortune for your accommodation. It is smarter to book a hostel in Greece or search for Greek hotel offers that will guarantee you an affordable and convenient stay to get rest and retrieve energy for the next day.

Go off-the-beaten-path

When you go to a new destination, you certainly want to visit its trademarks. Is it possible to go to Athens and not visit Acropolis? However, the smart traveller also goes off-the-beaten-path. Only if you explore sites away from mass tourism, you can truly understand the character of each place and be a traveller, not just a tourist, who passes by.

Trust the locals

Try to meet new people and speak with local people. In many cities, such as Athens, there are free tours by the locals, who show you their favourite places in their hometown. Thus, you can understand the culture and the attitude of the country and city you have visited, feel its aura and -why not- make new friends.

Explore things on your own

Guides, tours and travel blogs are great and can really help you. However, you should explore things, bars, cafés, museums and restaurants on your own. Not every worthwhile place can be found in the must-see articles. Just stroll around, walk in every small street, and a whole new world can be revealed.

Be flexible

In a journey, things can't be exactly as you have planned them. It is wise to make plans, but don't stick to them very strictly. Being flexible is the best thing you can do if you don't want to ruin your vacations. Just go with the flow, try to stay calm and relaxed, and you won't regret it.

Make excursions

Making day trips in a close distance to your destination is an easy way to see a larger part of the new country than just spending all of your days in the same city or island. Take the bus, the train or the ferry and prepare yourself for a new adventure. For example, you can buy the Island Pass of Hostelbay and visit affordably and conveniently many islands paying only for one route!

Where to Stay

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.

Studio & Appartment in Andros, Greece Amorani Studios
Amorani Studios
Batsi, 84503 Andros, Greece

Amorani Studios is located in the village of Batsi, the most popular tourist destination of the island. It is only an 8-minute walk from the beach. Andros Port is a 15-minute drive away while Andros Town is a 35-minute drive 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.


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