Due to its nature, Greece is a very unique destination for Europe.
There is a lot to see and do, and your itinerary depends truly on your interests. If you arrive by plane, your first stop very likely is Athens. Some say you should avoid it due to the heavy traffic and constipation, but others say you have to give it a chance and simply embrace it. No matter what, if you want to visit the Acropolis you should at least stay for a day. After that you will have to decide whether one island is enough or if you want to split between islands.
Once on an island, you will likely want to rent a car or scooter to get around, even if it is just for a day. It is a must to stop in one of the local tavernas to enjoy a glass of Ouzo. Ouzo is always is served with a few appetizers, such as fresh olives, feta cheese, or raw vegetables.
At AAV Travel, we are here to help you create the perfect trip to Greece. Keep in mind though, that due to the current economy and potential exclusion from the European Community, Greece’s future is volatile.
Time needed: Given several layovers and long travel time (24 – 36 hours), the considerable time difference, and the many areas Greece has to offer, you should allow yourself at least 10 days.
Budgeting: A 10 day vacation to Greece for 2, including Coach class airfare, 4* boutique hotels, ferry services and some tours starts at about $6,000
Combination countries: Greece is best combined with Turkey
Movies to watch before heading to Greece:
• My Big Fat Greek Wedding
• Shirley Temple
• Mamma Mia!
• The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants
• My Life in Ruins
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