Post # 1
I have been reading Frommer’s traveling books and browsing websites on places to stay and activities in Greece. We are flying into Athens and staying for a week in October.
Aside from the obvious historical sites, has anyone been to Greece and have some suggestions for me?
Post # 3
I have been to Greece but I was only there for about 4 days. Two of which I spent on the island of Corfu. I would recommend taking a couple of days to tour the islands. Mykonos and Santorini are very popular islands because they are so beautiful. It has the traditional white homes with colored doors and colorful potted plants right by the water. (Think of pictures in a Greece themed calendar.)
Post # 4
Never been there but I’m so jealous! Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have been talking about getting married in Greece forever, but I’m thinking that plane fares are really too high to do that now. We may still honeymoon there, but it will probably depend on how much we spend on the wedding. Make sure you post info about your honeymoon when you have it!
Post # 5
Hey I think Greece is a great idea! I spent two weeks there once and it was great. The food is so good. We spent most of our time on a tiny island called Zakynthos and then took day trips to other islands and to Athens etc. I will warn you Athens is one of the dirtiest cities I have ever seen. It is also one of the most crowded cities that i have ever seen. That being said it was fun for a few days to see the Parthenon etc.
The water is the clearest blue and the snorkeling was amazing! I hope you have a great time where ever you choose to go.
Post # 6
My honey was actually born there , and i have lived with his family for yrs before we finally got our own place ..and i can tell you ..first off ..its a beautiful country ..the money exchange S*ucks/..i believe its $1 american dollar – transforms into 1.50 euros,also go to Lymnos ( pronounce leemnoce)..its an island lots of hotels and beaches ..greek food ..its all about the Meat ! lol ..gyros (aka euros ) ..made with chicken or pork…really good.. don’t know if you ever had feta cheese ..but its defin greek..and really good on salads .. I would learn some words in greek…. like ti kanis – means how are you ..According to the man ..english is used alot more now , than it use to ..but you still may need to know some words ..like hotel and shops ..lol….i don’t know if i helped much but feel free to pm me if you want to know more .. 🙂
Post # 7
I spent 5 weeks in Greece about a year ago. I started at the bottom of Greece and worked my way up. Santorini is beautiful but very touristy. The beaches at the three fingers of Greece are BEAUTIFUL. I think one of them is called Halkidiki. I stayed in Thessalonki the majority of the time and loved it but it wasn’t very beachy.
If you have any questions feel free to send me a message. It’s an awesome place to travel to and I cannot wait to go back!
Post # 8
Mykonos isn’t that great. It is extremely touristy and mostly crazy night clubs. It is borderline tacky. The one thing it does have going for it is the scenery-white buildings with blue shutters (very much the stereotypical picture of Greece). Santorini is much more romantic. If you are going to island hop, make Santorini your final destination as it will definitely be the highlight of the trip. Corfu is wonderful and has a more Italian feel. If you want to be adventurous, head over to the south of Greece in the Peloponese mountains. Much less touristy with beautiful mountain drives and small villages that still revolve around the shipping industry. You can also go to Olympus there.
Post # 9
Just wanted to add my two cents…
I loved Santorini and Corfu, the were my two favorite spots. While Santorini cant be touristy, it’s that way for a reason because it is to die for! Mykonos has some great beaches and is very nice as well but go there before Santorini or else you might be kind of disappointed. Also, Mykonos has like 5 cabs on the island so dont depend on those to get around. If you go to Corfu try and visit Paleokastrista (just google it) bc the beaches are beautiful. Rhodes was very nice as well, great historical downtown with nice beaches by Lindos Bay. I was only in Athens for a few days but I didnt really like it that much, there is a lot to do bc its a big city but its dirty and a lot of the older buildings had graffiti on them (so upsetting). Whatever you do you will have a great time in Greece. Enjoy!