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What to do in Greece

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No CommentsIs it your first time in Greece? Are you going to visit the most famous islands of the Aegean? Boy, I’m so envious right now. Both Santorini and Mykonos are two islands you surely want to cross off your travel list on an upcoming trip to Greece, right? Well, that’s perfect. In this article I’m going to tell you how to get from Santorini to Mykonos or vice versa.

19 commentsDon’t tell me you haven’t seen hundreds of times images of Santorini in paintings, posters and celebrity weddings. Santorini is probably the most famous island in Greece, the bad thing is that it is so crowded that in summer not even a pin can fit in it. If so many people visit this volcanic island for something, don’t you think?

6 commentsOne of the most popular Greek islands in the Aegean Sea is Mykonos. Known for being the Greek Ibiza, we found it a very coquettish island, with better beaches if you compare it with its neighbor Santorini and where if you want to party don’t worry because you will find good partying.

40 commentsHere you have just out of the oven the summary post with all the details of our trip to Greece. With this post I think we are going to help a lot to people who are organizing a trip to the Greek Islands. Above all, for the logistics, travel, which islands to choose and the time to spend in each one of them.

Travel to greece covid

What are the requirements to travel to Greece now, do I need a PCR or is the vaccination certificate enough? It is normal that you ask yourself these questions, as we are in a time of many changes. Fortunately, the Hellenic country is one of the destinations where you can travel now. At IATI Insurance, as lovers of Greece, we are going to tell you everything you need to know so that you can plan your adventure and discover beautiful landscapes and corners with centuries of history.

It is expected that from May 1, 2022, all these restrictions will disappear. The use of face masks indoors will only be mandatory in certain limited cases. Greece wants to boost tourism at all costs this summer, so if you decide to visit, you will find an almost normal climate.

As we told you in Is it safe to travel to Greece, you should always drive with caution, but we advise you to be much more cautious in Greece. Forced overtaking is not uncommon and many drivers expect you to pull straight onto the shoulder so that they can overtake you. In addition, most of the roads are not in good condition.

What to visit in Greece in 7 days

Here you have a selection of recommendations and tips for traveling to Greece that I wrote down during my trip: transportation between islands, how to drive on the roads of Greece, which route to follow, the mosquito issue, shoes to wear, maps, thieves in Athens, queues to enter sites, maps to carry on your mobile, best areas to sleep …

In short, all the recommendations for traveling to Greece that I would have liked to read before my trip and now I leave you here. You know, take paper and pen that I assure you that it will be of great help.

As almost during the whole trip we will have a rental car, one of the few moments where we will need to take a cab will be to go from the Athens airport to the center. In that case, you have the following options:

Whatever you do, any of these 3 options will bring you more money than taking a cab. However, if you are more than 4 people I would seriously consider the third one, mostly because from Syntagma to the hotel you will have to go on foot with the luggage, etc… as you see fit.

Travel to Greece on my own

Depending on where we have chosen our hotel in Athens, we look for the way to get to the Central Market to make it our starting point, which is not bad to start … what a fun crazy market!

From here, after a stroll through its alleys, we will head towards Syntagma Square, the nerve center of the city, the place where most of the protests of the people that we have seen on TV so many times against the political class take place.

To get here, we will have to walk along a pedestrian street that is one of the main commercial axes of Athens. Here we will find the most famous international stores and street shows. At the end of it we will find the famous Syntagma Square, which crossing it to the end we will arrive at the Government Palace, the place where the Greek Prime Minister works, and where you can see the curious changing of the Guard at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier … (watch out! Each shoe weighs 3 kg …).

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