Welcome to Harry's Greece Travel Guide 2014
Hi I'm Harry. I live in Greece and have for quite a spell. While living and traveling in here in Hellas
I've uncovered many practical travel tips which I am happy to share with you that will save you time and money but most of all to help you plan your vacation itinerary.
Greece's main museums and archaeological sites Hours Expanded
Greece's main museums and archaeological sites will remain open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., during the summer, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras confirmed on Tuesday.The new timetable, which will run from April 1 to October 31, 2014 has been in the works for some time and will apply at 33 key sites and museums such as the Parthenon in Athens, Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese, Knossos on Crete and Akrotiri in Santorini. The 33 site picks account for 95 percent of total annual visitors to museums and ancient sites.
'New' central Athens Ancient Site: to Lykeo tou Aristotelie
The recently unearthed location previously occupied by the Lyceum of Aristotle in ancient times is now almost open as a free, bucolic, easily accessible retreat informing the public about the history of the lands that Aristotle leased in order to set up his Peripatetic School, a part of the Lyceum. For more info click the link just above. Philosophy and Education was Athens' claim to fame for centuries until suppressed by the Romans and later permanently by Emperor Justinian. Some could say Its still suppressed to this day!!
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Everyone has their own idea of what Greece travel means to them so to help you get started, I made it as easy as I could to find the major sites and fun spots too! Destinations on and off the main routes you should be considering seeing or learning about in the menu at the top of every page.
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.
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.
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.
In case you are lured away and want to return its easy!There are three ways to reach this page, each more memorable than the last.
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