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A week in Greece - things to see and do
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Posted 21 November 2019 - 04:40 AM
Looking at going to Greece for a week of May, 3 adults and 2 children, taking MIL this trip. We will be flying into Athens. Is it doable to visit Santorini for 1-2 day trip? Would you book 2 hotel rooms or air bnb?
Open to any suggestion :-)
Posted 21 November 2019 - 12:43 PM
Greece is very affordable so either accommodation option would work. Although, when I travel with my mother I prefer an Airbnb as she likes to shop local produce and cook it herself.
And yes, it’s easy enough to fit in 4 or 5 days in Athens and a few days in Santorini.
Posted 21 November 2019 - 02:41 PM
Personally, I feel 1 or 2 days in athens is enough. there are so many other things to see and do, and very accessible! I loved Crete. Spent a few days in Santorini. Paros is also lovely (very low key). Ferries are a great way of getting around!
Posted 21 November 2019 - 07:17 PM
I was talking to a customer today and they mentioned Crete, speaking so enthusiastically of how beautiful it is I want to go!
Posted 21 November 2019 - 09:13 PM
Agree 1-2 days in Athens is enough. I went with my Mum in July and we stayed at the Electra Metropolis. It was great. Also had a beautiful rooftop bar/pool/restaurant with a view of the acropolis.
Santorini is very steep. Just beware if your mum is not agile/fit.
We did a cruise of the Greek islands. Fav was actually Chania/Crete.
Santorini had beautiful views and the very postcard buildings though. Beaches nowhere to be seen!! It is a caldera/volcano, so no nice beach.
Edited by 2bundles, 21 November 2019 - 09:15 PM.
Posted 23 November 2019 - 05:36 AM
Thank you for the tips. I think the biggest challenge is logistic when we have more than 4 people.
I am also considering a cruise so we don't have to lug suitcases around.
Would most people fly or ferry to Santorini?
MIL also wants to see Thessaloniki, is going by train recommended?
Posted 23 November 2019 - 09:25 AM
We did Santorini and other islands by ferry. It’s very accessible and easy to island hop.
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