Travel: Greece - General

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Travel: Greece - General

Postby mum03 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:55 pm

Hi intend to to go to Greece in jun for 3 weeks. Wanted to do Island Hopping. No intention of following any tour, its DIY all the way. Any advise will be good, where to stay which island to go any good hotel to recommend. We are going with a 7 yrs old.
So K.S parents any suggestions.

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Postby staypositive » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:12 pm

Wonderful place. Was there on a backpacking trip 16 years ago..

Stayed at one of the locals' B&B at Mykonos Island. Wouldn't suggest you choose this type of accomodation, espcially with a kid. As most the village houses are fairly basic, they do not have heaters. At night, can be freezing cold.

Getting around the island is fairly easy. If you are adventurous, can rent moped/bicycles to explore the island on your own. People are friendly.

If you are going to the Clyclades islands by ferry, please note that the sea can be quite choppy. Hope this helps

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Postby auntieM » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:24 pm

Hi mum03,

Greece is lovely and if you meet with the right people, warm and friendly.
Since you will be doing it free and easy do be careful k. Economy not good and loads of frustrated people out on streets without jobs.
Just my two cents hor, dun mean to dampen your mood :wink:

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Postby mum03 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:33 pm

Thk you for your advises, could you recommend which islands that I should not miss. Have already booked the flight (Kiasu) what else, now must plan for the island hopping. We are not in the party scene anymore, so must choose family oriented place.
Can help which island is good for family vacation.
looks like the euro is down a bit so must make use of the opportuity. Learning alot from this forum, how to be Kiasu, Heeeee

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Postby radiantmum » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:07 pm

Don't miss Santorini!

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Postby ooptimizer » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:29 pm

Don't foget to visit the Parthenon.

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Postby radiantmum » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:40 pm

ooptimizer wrote:Don't foget to visit the Parthenon.


It's funny how it reminds me of how "un-cultured" I was 'cos till today, it still looks like a rock formation to me despite the vivid "painting & pointing" of 3D images ;-p

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Postby radiantmum » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:44 pm

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Postby staypositive » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:10 pm

mum03 wrote:Thk you for your advises, could you recommend which islands that I should not miss.


You may wish to go to:

1) Within the Cyclades e.g. Tinos, Mykonos, (near Mykonos), Paros, Santorini. These were some recommendations we received from fellow travellers who had been there.

2) Crete Island

3) Corfu island

Crete and Corfu are popular with locals & tourists. Never been there but my Greek friends used to sent me pictures of their family vacations in these two islands

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Postby floatinggate » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:31 pm

Pls have Santorini, Mykonos, Crete and Corfu on top of your list, and if you have more time to spare, only visit the Greece mainland unless you are a big fan of greek history.

Were there 7 yrs ago, just before the Olympic Game. Managed to catch the preparation for the event. Joined tour, only covered Greece mainland but not the santorini & Mykonos. Exploring to Santorini & Mykonos was out of our plan, only decided when we reached there (coz some of the tour members are going and said "must GO", then asking the local tour guide to make flight/accommodation to the islands and detoured on the last day. Luckily we made it and no regret to spend the most memorable and most romantic days and nites on the islands....the sky is so BLUE..is dark BLUE and the sea comes in waves of green, blue and dark blue.

Oboy..oboy....if there is a second chance, sure visit the islands again. And remember to stay in the cave house....which i didn't the last visit.

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