Do you want to feel the breathtaking beauty of ancient archeological sites, antique ruins, beaches, museums, and culturally-rich towns? Why not travel to Greece where your eyes get all this to feast upon in a single country? Greece boasts varieties of attractions, and thus a place many crave to travel to. Whether you are a mountain lover, museum lover, beach lover or have a thing for the ancient monuments; Greece will fill you with peace and sweet memories. Well, if you have made up your mind to travel to Greece, here come the 11 tips for traveling in Greece.
The economic crisis in Greece has compelled most villas and small hotel owners to lower their prices, so you can bargain with them.
The problem of getting an accommodation at Easter, in July and August arises as many of the accommodations are pre-booked. So, it is best to book an accommodation in advance or check for the availability before your travel.
Prices are low from October to April; medium in May, June, September; and high in July and August as this period comes under "peak season". If you are planning to travel in "high season", it can add some extra bucks to your budget.
When in Greece, why not stroll in the mainland. Mainland boasts beautifully stunning places to visit. One of them is Pelion, a mountainous peninsula in the center of Greece. You can explore this place all year round. Also, you can explore a bunch of beaches; Agios Ioannis, the most popular beach of Pelion surrounded by charming nature; Fakistra, a small rocky bay which is situated close to Agios Ioannis and Tsagarada, and many more.
There is a saying, "while in Rome, do as Romans do". The same goes for Greece. Try some Greek outfits, eat the way they eat, try to speak a little Greek, but never forget to hold an amicable attitude while trying these new things. Where the young generation is considered as modern and open-minded, the old generation may hold the orthodox and conservative attitude.
Asking the Greeks for directions sometimes may leave you perplexed. Getting lost in a strange place gives you an equal chance of inviting fun as well as danger to your side. To save yourself from this nuisance, keep a "travel map" with you all the time while traveling.
However, Greece is not generally unsafe but the economic crisis has caused a rise in the theft cases. To save the hassle, a little care is needed. Be careful while in crowded places and not leave your belongings unattended.
Greeks are friendly people who love talking to other people, whether they are known or unknown. This gives you a great opportunity to mingle with them and enjoy different activities such as basketball, football, water polo, gossiping and many others in the country.
In Greece, punctuality isnt something the people are most concerned about. They probably hold a belief that things can be postponed if needed, and nothing should be done in haste. It can sometimes be good to take a break from your time-schedule and do things without caring about the time. The desire to stay away from your tedious routine for a while may strike the idea to travel to a new place.
Greece is a nice place to visit where the people are amicable. It has plenty of captivating places to be explored such as mountains, beaches, archeological sites, culturally rich-towns, and so forth. Overall, this alluring country is beautiful enough to evoke a warm feeling in ones mind to visit it.
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