honeymoon in greece/greek islands

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I haven’t been to Greece, but my uncle is from there, and he always uses a travel agent even though Athens is his home, which I would strongly suggest to do.

That is about the only advice I have. Greece is so beautiful. Enjoy 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@kristylw1: We are going to Athens and the islands and used a great travel agent: 

Aegean Thesaurus Travel

http://www.thesaurus.gr


I cannot recommend them enough! We have traveled on our own to about 30 countries on all of the continents and have almost always booked ourselves, but Greece is one of those places where it is really helpful to have someone on the ground. As an example, the ferry schedules are only published in local papers (not online) and only in Greek. So you might want to go to Santorini or Sifnos on Tuesday, but there may not be a ferry and you probably can’t get tickets until you get there (and then it will be full).

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

The islands are great, and I totally did them without a travel agent at all.  Ferries and all.  You’re both going to have a great time, your plan sounds awesome!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’ve been to Greece three times, and I’ve planned the trips myself (mostly).

I spent about two weeks in the area of Pylos on a study abroad in 2008, then spent a day in Athens.

In the summer of 2011, I spent a month in FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and took two separate weekend trips into Greece.  One in the area of Edessa and Dion and one to the island of Crete.

 

I haven’t been to any other islands, but I LOVED Crete.  It had all the great island culture and beaches, but was big enough to have great museums and historical sites also.  I stayed in Iraklion.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve been to quite a few islands and I highly recommend Rhodes, i stayed in Lindos and there is plenty to do there as well as being a lovely place to relax. Theres ruins of the acropolis there which I loved seeing. The other place I’d say is Crete. Kalamaki is the beach town, theres no history there but it’s known for its beautiful beaches (largest beach in south crete). Kamilari is more historical part. 

Corfu is nice, i stayed in Sidari, but it was only a beach town with lots of bars. 

Zacynthos is also nice – I’d stay away from laganas, thats the party place! I stayed at Argassi, which was beautiful. it’s known as the turtle island  as there’s an endangered turtle that lays its eggs there.

My parents go to kefalonia every year, the scenery is lovely and the villages are quite small. Skala is the most popular tourist area.

Hope this has helped a little! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@kristylw1:  My mom and I did the greek islands (while she came to visit me when I was studying abroad in Rome) without the use of a travel agent. I’m really into travel so I found out all information I needed online. However, we were really open to anything and did not have a solid itinerary.

It can definitely be done without an agent- but if you can afford to use one, why not.

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