Expert Travel Advice to Greece
- Some people's idea of vacation is a weekend spent stagnant next to an infinity pooland there is nothing wrong with that. For others, it means logging some serious miles in crowded city streets, on pink-sand beaches, and through quiet hill country. Here are our picks for top ten destination marathons (with a few other kinds of races sprinkled in) from New York to Paris. Away Top Ten
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Top Answers To Greece Travel Questions
Vince answered:I visit Greece frequently and lately I've been answering this same question for friends and acquaintances interested in traveling to Greece. First, be sure Greece is were you want to vacation. To enjoy Greece, you need to be a little more adventurous than your typical tourist whose only priorities are convenience, luxury accommodations, and relaxing by the beach or pool. If these are your only vacation priorities, consider Hawaii, Florida or the Caribbean instead. If you have a desire for something different, welcome some types of unplanned adventures, and have had Greece on your list of places visit for a long time; then I wouldn't let the current economic and political problems stop you from going next summer. Nevertheless, I have a few tips to make the most of your trip given the situation: --When planning travel in Athens avoid hotels directly on Syntagma or Omonia Squares. These are typically the areas where the large protests are held. Alternative locations include any that are at least 1km from either of these squares is far enough to avoid most protests. --If you have less than 2 weeks of vacation, don't spend more than 2 nights in Athens. The Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum are the only "must sees" when visiting Athens for such a short stay. The museum is closed on Mondays! --Consider moving your trip to August. August is when most Greeks vacation and this will lessen the risk of a national strike impacting your trip. Also, traffic and pollution is better in August since many residents leave Athens. --Crime has been up in Greece in the last few years, so use common sense (same rules as any large city in the US). If these safeguards still don't put you at ease, you may also want to consider buying travel insurance but make sure it covers travel disruptions associated with political unrest. I hope you still decide to vacation in Greece!
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It all depends what you like to do. If you're itching to lie on a beach, why not island hop? There are a number of amazing islands to hit such as Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Kos, Rhodes -- the list goes on and on. If you feel like partying, then check out Mykonos and Santorini. But if you're more into relaxing and getting away from the crowds, try Crete or Kos (islands farther away from mainland tend to be quieter). There are loads of sights and activities on the mainland as well. Don't miss out on the Parthenon and the Acropolis. you'll start to understand why your history teacher spent so much time on the Greeks. There's also The Temple of Poseidon, which is a nice day trip out of Athens, the National Archeological Museum, Monastiraki, the ancient Agora, and Syntagma to check out. Need to check ferry fares and times? Look no further than www.greekferries.gr.