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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

Hotel & Appartment in Milos, Greece Vivere a Plakes
9.5 10
Vivere a Plakes
Plakes, Plaka Milou, 84800 Milos, Greece

The Cycladic-style complex Vivere A Plakes is located it the picturesque village Plakes, in Milos, just on the outskirts of the traditional capital Plaka. Adamantas port is at 4 km, while Milos National Airport is at 8 km. The beautiful beaches of Fyropotamos and Plathiena are at 1.1 km and 1.5 km.

Villa in Sivota, Greece Karvouno Villas
Karvouno Villas
Sivota, 46100 Sivota, Greece

Being located just 30 meters from a private beach of Karvouno, the luxury 5-star complex of villas offers year-round accommodation in 3 beachfront villas with private swimming pools and a private beach area at your doorstep. Sivota is one of the top destinations in Greece, attracting visitors from all over the world. The distance from the port in Igoumenitsa is 25 km.

Hotel & Appartment in Mystras, Greece Mazaraki Guesthouse
Mazaraki Guesthouse
Pikoulianika, 23100 Mystras, Greece

Mazaraki Guesthouse is located in the village of Pikoulianika, just a 5-minute drive from Mystras. The city of Sparti is a 15-minute drive away. The nearest airport is Kalamata International Airport, 60 km away.