(Closed) Greek Islands in late August-September – good idea?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Greek Islands this Summer?
    The situation in the whole country will likely improve by September : (2 votes)
    50 %
    As long as you stay away from Athens you will be fine : (1 votes)
    25 %
    There might be minor disruptions on the islands, but nothing too serious : (1 votes)
    25 %
    Stay away from Greece until further notice! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    746 posts
    Busy bee

    I would definately recommend Greece anytime. We book a lot of Greek Island honeymoons, and have had several couples there already this year.

    Yes there are strikes. But the Greeks always announce the strikes, so you know it’s coming and can have your travel consultant make alternate arrangements if needed.

    The part of Athens where the protests are taking place are several miles away from where the tourist areas. We use hotels in parts of Greece with very narrow streets and lots of shops, which are not conducive to a good protest. 

    So yes, without a doubt, go to Greece!

    Post # 4
    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I can speak in an unbaised way as I’m a member of the media… hehe… but often these sort of things get super blown out of proportion on TV in newspapers etc.

    Take Thailand for example. We were there last year in Bangkok when they were having big trouble and we didn’t even notice a change.

    I think you’ll be fine. If you are concerned, why not book a short cruise through the islands? Then you don’t need to worry about ferries at all.

    Post # 5
    274 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We are going on our honeymoon to the Islands in September. I’m not at all concerned – I agree with Laura – the media blows things out of proportion so I doubt it’s really dangerous or anything. We are spending just a couple days in Athens on each end of our trip but more because we want to spend more time on the Islands rather than because we want to avoid strikes.

    Which islands are you going to? We’re planning on visiting Naxos and Santorini. So excited!!

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