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I am headed to Greece and want to visit some places I have never been, Monemvasia being one of them. I will also be in Kythira. I have to take a ferry to and from Kythira and need to somehow figure it out. I asked advice in another thread and it was very helpful.

I am starting to realize I might need a rental car in Greece while I am there. Do you think it makes sense to get a car in Athens and just take it all around with me? Can you take rental cars not ferries without issue in Greece?


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You can take rental cars on ferries but you need to know the number plate of the car. So you need to rent the car first, then book the ferry tickets. If you are only going to one island, you are probably better off renting a car on the island. Yes, it will be more expensive but you save on the expensive ferry costs for taking your car. Check the costs for each and see what works for you. If I'm going to 2-3 islands, I will usually rent from Athens. If I am only going to 1 island, like I did last year, I will hire the car on the island.

Jerry s

Make sure you ask the rental company if you can take the car on a ferry. Most will not allow it because their insurer will not cover the car on the ferry.
I always rent a car at the airport the rental company meets me there. If I arrive late at night I stay at Sofitel and they bring the car in the next morning.
They allow me to take the car on ferries but I have to tell them before hand the island I'm going to . I usually stay in Greece for about 6 weeks so I rent the car for that period and hand it back at the airport on my departure date.


Is it an alternative to just leave the car behind and maybe not have a car on the online? I guess this wouldn't make sense if you're on the island for a long time and it would defeat the purpose of having a car...

Finding last minute travel deals?

Most of the time when I go to Greece, I know well in advance.

I am thinking of going at the last minute soon, and I wonder how to look for last minute deals?

One thing I did notice is that from the United States, flights tend to go up in price as the date approaches, not down, but I may be able to find deals on hotels etc?

Tips appreciated!

UNESCO Sites Near Athens

I decided to narrow down my list to UNESCO sites in Athens to see. I will be here long enough, and I plan to prioritize the 2 or 3 I really want to see, and then see if the rest happen.

Here's my list:

- Acropolis in Athens - could probably spend a day here - seems like there's a lot to see
- Delphi - I am hoping to be able to do Delphi as a day trip?
- Meteora - is this possible on another day trip?

Did I miss anything? I know I want to do Acropolis and Delphi, not sure I will have time for anything else.

Is Free Camping allowed in Greece? Read this before you go!

Best Off the Beaten Track Islands in Greece

I recently had some friends tell me about their trip to Greece, which involved Mykonos and Santorini. He said those two places were so busy, it ruined the enjoyment of it.

We are planning a trip to Greece next year and want to try some smaller islands that are more like "hidden gems" than tourist traps. Someone told me that Aegina is a nice place, as well as Paros. Do you guys have any advice other than those two islands?

Good Spas in Greece

Is it common to find spas while in Greece? I have bumped into some information about them, but I don't hear a lot about people who visit them.

I will likely be in Greece for a while - several weeks - and I am thinking I might need a down day or two.

I will be visiting Athens, Aegina, and Santorini on this trip.
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