If you have never visited Greece, you have missed out on a lot of fun. Greece is known for its spectacular beaches, great food, mountain scenery and beautiful sea. In this article, we are going to share with you a few tips that will help you get the most out of your Greece tour. Read on.
1. Share the wealth
If possible, you may want to go for independent dining and accommodation options. Although all-inclusive resort packages are quite inexpensive, most of the money goes outside Greece. Due to the economic crisis, the owners of small hotels and villas have reduced their prices.
So, we suggest that you don’t eat at the same resort on a daily basis. Instead, you may want to check out authentic tavernas and try different flavors.
2. Avoid peak season
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, you may not want to go there during the peak season, which is between July and August. The reason is that during the peak season prices are sky high and the weather is quite hot. All the hotels and villas are overcrowded because of the holidays. On the other hand, during May and June, the weather is warm.
3. Check out the mainland
Greece is not only known for its Islands. You can have a lot of fun on the mainland as well. For example, the mainland has a lot to offer, such as the northern Pindos mountain range and the western Peloponnese.
Apart from this, you can find a lot of archaeological sites in Greece. If you want to go from one main town to another, you can use the bus network. Local services can take you to different villages of your choice. You can also try out the inexpensive national rail service if you want to.
4. Dine after 10 pm
In Greece, eating is a casual affair. If you want to enjoy tasty food, you may want to find local restaurants. If you want to eat on a budget, get out to have dinner after 10 p.m. As far as drinking water is concerned, tap water is absolutely fine. Therefore, you don’t need to purchase bottled water.
5. Go island hopping
By the end of the 1980s, the golden era of island hopping came to an end. Today, most tourists don’t visit multiple Islands during their vacations. The good news is that there are tons of ferry services to choose from. Therefore, you can use these services to pay a visit to multiple Islands, such as the Dodecanese, and the Ionians.
It is better that you get back to your departure airport at least 24 hours before your flight. This will help you be on the safe side. After all, you don’t want to miss your flight.
6. Respect Greek time
In Greece, people don’t care much about punctuality. In fact, they think that nothing should be done in a hurry and things can be postponed. Therefore, you may want to bear patience and learn to wait.