GREECE TRAVEL TIPS Everyone has their own idea of what a trip-vacation-holiday-package-tour of Greece should entail so to help you get started, I placed links to some of the most major stuff you should be considering seeing or learning about below and at the top of every page.
Please only contact me if you want to book something like a package or hotel room or tour - then we can deal with the logistical details of your ferry schedules. hgrant(at)otenet.gr. Just about anything Greece tourism related you can think of can be booked via this site. If you book via this site we will make sure your ferry schedules are do-able. Don't go booking yourself and then ask me about ferry schedules. Just e-mail us the details what you think you want to do and your budget and we will tell you if its possible and how much it will cost with options.
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 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.
Enjoy Athens as a base but escape it with a variety of tried and true excursions and 1/2 day on up Athens based day trips off on your own or organized and guided among which I can recommend the classical four day tour to Delphi - its a decent value and you'll mingle with others - check out the Delphi Museum! The scenic drive is half the fun especially the Monasteries. You also likely pass through the Pass of Thermopylae & Battlefield en route just as we did. Our guide was great too. See the day trips menu above.
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.
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200X We have now returned from our trip to Greece. We just want to thank you for excellent service. Your choices of hotels and ferries were all fantastic. Everything worked as planned. Your quick reaction when the scheduled ferry was cancelled was amazing. We had a truly pleasant experience. Thank You Peter and Marianne Lyhne USA
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200X - Hello - I wanted to thank you for arranging such a great trip. Everything went like clockwork. The tour, the cars, the hotel -- all were great and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We also ate a ton of great food! Thank you so much. Regards, Sabrina Stanley
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200X - I have found your site one of the best on the web in regards to information and travel.
- Con Benardos, Austraila
I want to say a big thank you for your terrific arrangements for my holiday in Athens! Everything was fantastic, especially the private taxi driver! He was a real asset. Both hotels were great, likewise the views. The staff were helpful and friendly.
So your arrangements worked very well indeed & with thanks to you, my trip to Athens was perfect.
Please use any of this as positive comments for your agency, cos' you were terrific in helping me to make my dream come true! I will send a card from the UK, shortly! - Gloria Neale UK
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200X Hi Harry, Love the site - I use it myself to check out destinations !!
Best regards. Peter (imagesofgreece.co.uk)
We would like to thank you for our vacation. We had a wonderful time. Your people are very efficient. We will be back to see Crete and Rhodes. Milos is beautiful, but I'm glad we stayed in Santorini. That was our favorite. The slow boat to Milos was fun. We saw 5 more islands and talked to people who stayed on each. Thank you again! - Michael Steinberg USA
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Unsolicited 200X - Dear All: We are back after a wonderful trip on the Greek islands. Everything went well and according to schedule. The hotels we stayed at were great, the transfers were always on time etc. But the greatest thing about the whole trip was the people. Greeks are one of the kindest people we've ever met.
We want to thank you for a wonderful vacation, and be sure we will recommend your services to anybody who plans a trip to Greece.
My wife and I are planning to go back next year, with our three sons but probably in the month of September. Again thanks a lot for your services and your interest in that everything worked out fine.
If there is a place in the Internet where I can place a comment let me know. Best regards - Alvaro Artavia
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"We had the pleasure of utilizing Paul's services during our recent honeymoon in Greece. Paul was waiting for us at the airport when we got through customs and took us our hotel in downtown Athens.
I was immediately impressed with his new car and his command of the English language. The next day Paul took us on tour of Athens.
How nice it was to have an air-conditioned vehicle waiting at the end of each stop in the city--it was 100F/40C that day.
His knowledge of the city and Piraeus for our departure to the islands. ~
Dear Paul: we are writing to thank you for all the wonderful services you provided for us on our last trip to Greece. The Greek people we met were overwhelmingly hospitable; the land beautiful; the weather was unseasonably kind. But the trip would not have been half so good without your services. You were always on time, always available, always thinking of what we might like to see. -Many thanks - Judith and Thomas Butler, M.D. (please feel free to have people e-mail us as a reference)
~ Of the 11 times I've been to Greece, this was most pleasant taxi experience I've had. It clearly made our trip to Athens more enjoyable - Thank you, Tony Antonopoulos, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA -
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- Greece Tour: Athens Sightseeing
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- Greece Tour: 1 day to Argolis
- G reece Tour: 2 Days to Argolis
- Greece Tour: 2 Days to Delphi
- Greece Tour: 2 Days to Meteora
- Greece Tour: 3 Days to Delphi & Meteora
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- Greece Tour: 7 days Classical Tour
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- Minoan Magic Greece
8 Days: Athens - Crete - Santorini by air and ferry w/ car rental in Crete
- Aegean Oracle Greece Itinerary 6: 15 days and 14 nights. Athens - Santorini - Crete - Rhodes with airport transfers, island rental cars and Guided English speaking tours.
- Ionic Decameter Greece Itinerary 7: Athens - Corfu - Athens. 10 Days, 9 nights. 4 days Athens with 3 tours, Fly Corfu for 5 nights with car rental, fly Athens stay airport hotel.
- Delos Discoverer Greece Itinerary 8: Athens with tour, Mykonos, Delos, Santorini 8 days & 7 nights
- Dodecanese Wonder Greece Itinerary 9: 14 days and 13 nights: Athens & Delphi Tour, Fly Kos, Fly Patmos, Fly Rhodes, Fly Athens.
- Greek Treasure Greece Itinerary 10: 8
Days: Athens- Epidauros - Mycenae - Naufplion - Olympia- Delphi Mykonos - Rhodes- Patmos - Kusadasi
(3 Day Classical Tour and 3 Day Aegean Cruise)
- Sporades Succession Explore Athens
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- The Icarus 5 Star Luxury tour of Mainland Greece and the Greek Islands: 12 nights
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Small Cruises Ship Cruises
- 11 Day Magnificent Cruise & Tour Combination
- Elegant Cruise 7 Day Yacht Cruising Charter
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- Explorer Greek Islands Cruise
- Depart Bodrum or Marmaris (Turkey to Greece and back)
- Classical Greece 7 day Cruise departs Piraeus, Athens
- Cycladic Pearls Cruise Departs Piraeus, Athens
- Grecian Delight Cruise Departs Rhodes
- Ionian Odyssey Cruise Departs Corfu
- Aegean Accolade Romantic Couples or Honeymoon Package 1
10 nights Athens Mykonos Santorini Athens
- Greek Island Idyll Romantic Couples or Honeymoon Package 2
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14 nights, Athens - Mykonos - Santorini - Rhodes - Athens
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Gay Greece Travel Packages
- Gay Greece Travel Cultural Program: Athens - Mykonos - Santorini 8 days
- Gay Cruise Greek Islands Albatross, 12 nights
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- Mykononian Madness ~ Gay Luxury Package
8 Days Athens 2 nights, Mykonos 3 nights, Santorini 3 nights, Fly Athens
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This itinerary has been created by our professional staff in order to suit the needs of those who would like to travel luxury in very small groups and experience some of the best highlights of what Greece has to offer. Some of the best hotels are chosen in order to offer privacy, cosiness and all the comforts for an unforgettable trip. 12 people maximum. Athens, Naufplion, Delphi, Olympia, Mykonos, Athens.
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200X Harry I would like to thank you for the best trip we have ever had! From the time we arrived in Greece we no longer had to think about anything, from our transfers, to our excellent hotels, our private tour of Athens and even dinning.
Great website with great people. We are planning to come back next year and even add another Island with a longer stay. Your website is booked in my favorites for life...
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