Welcome to Harry's Greece Travel Guide 2015
Greece's main museums and archaeological sites Hours Expanded
Greece’s most popular museums and archaeological sites will be open for longer from Wednesday, April 1st 2015.
The extended timetable, introduced for the first time last year, will run until October 31.
Sites, including the Acropolis, Sounio, Vergina and Delos, will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while museums will open their doors at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.The only exception to this will be on Sunday, April 5, when sites and museums will close early in the afternoon.
Destinations on and off the main routes are to be found in the menu at the top of every page. Many top ten destinations include a classical ruin and a beach. You are never more than a 2 hour drive from Mediterranean when in Greece. The site is divided into sections: Athens - Mainland Greece - The Greek Islands The eight island groups and so on. Here is a hot tip!
Tip One: See Athens on the return leg of your journey to the Greek islands to avoid ferry cancellations due to the annual Meltemi winds. One less thing to worry about.
Arrange to arrive in Athens early in the morning to make your ferry other wise spend the night.
Want to know how to take the metro to get to Piraeus from the "ATH" airport? (Allow 2 hours minimum please!)
Tip Two: That's me 'chillin out' at the Oracle of Delphi where you don't need the Pythoness to tell you that early in the a.m. - which in order to avoid the throngs, for all major Ancient Greek classical sites is your target time - you need a windbreaker even in August. A light jacket.
YOU NEED A WINDBREAKER Greece is windy and don't let anybody tell you different.
It can and does get chilly at night even in summer AND especially on islands
where the wind can blow for days at a time and frequently does!
Especially in the spring and summer! Aeolos the Greek wind God gets in your face.
There is a good reason for the The aptly named Tower of Winds at the very end of Aeolos street at the feet of the Parthenon
in Athens Historic district known as the Plaka.
The DAY TRIPS link in the menu above offers many attractions around Athens in a myriad of different ways among which I can recommend the four day tour to Delphi - its a decent value and you can meet people if you want - check out the Delphi Museum snaps I took!
Tip Three: Sensible shoes/sandals and a hat you can fold up and even swim with while so accoutered are among the first things you should pack! See more Greece summer or winter packing tips. For stuff to buy here including clothes and souvenirs click.
Info concerning Greece's top classical sights, 5 Athens walking tours, easy to read Athens walking tour maps, shopping tips and suggestions and a Greece museum guide to the best of the the over 100 museums in Greece. There is also a complete Greek food guide including street and fast food tips! At some point you are going to need a map so click here for over 100 maps to do with Greece.
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