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acamp7

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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?
 
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.
 
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...
 

Canyoning Bled Slovenia

Hi guys!!
I'm planning to take a group canyoning Bled but apparently, it is obligatory to use a local guide. I am a canyon instructor (caf and ffme), is this enough to supervise without anyone else? I have several years of experience (climbing and canyoning) and it is obvious that I will not be able to offer this destination if it is not possible.
Thanks in advance

Tips for visiting monasteries in Greece

While visiting the monasteries, remember you are in a sacred place. Dress modestly, with legs and shoulders covered, to show respect for the local customs and faith. Keep your voice low to preserve the peaceful ambiance and adhere to any photography restrictions to respect the privacy of the monks.

I've had some people ask me, so I thought I'd start a post about etiquette. If you are out taking tours and you don't dress properly, be sure to look for a scarf or skirt (for the ladies) that they may provide to make you respectable enough to enter the space. It's far better, though, to dress properly in your own wardrobe!

Loud talking is a no-no. It's also a good idea to observe Orthodox customs when entering the sacred space, even if you aren't Orthodox. Non-orthodox may venerate icons, light candles, submit prayer requests, etc.

Can anyone think of anything else to add?

When does tourist season end in Greece?

I am planning my next Greek trip.

I want to go in October but the people I am traveling with - we won't be able to to go until mid-October.

I have been to Crete that late in the year and to Athens, but not anywhere else. On our schedule is to visit some of the smaller islands, like Hydra.

Do places like that shut down? My main concern is, will the tourist shops be closed? I love to browse through them and it's part of my enjoyment.

Question about scuba diving in Greece

I'm currently planning a trip to Greece, a destination that has long been on my bucket list, not just for its history and cuisine, but especially for the scuba diving experiences it offers. I've heard that Greece boasts some incredible underwater landscapes, from vibrant marine life to fascinating wrecks.

Given the vastness of Greece's coastline, I thought I would try to see the country in a different way.

Let's say I want to go scuba diving in a particular island. How do I go about doing it?

Sustainable Travel to Greece?

I'm currently planning a trip to Greece and am passionate about making my travel as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. Given the beauty and historical significance of Greece, I want to ensure that my visit contributes positively to the environment and local communities there.

Does anyone have any tips or experiences they could share on sustainable travel practices in Greece? I'm looking for advice on everything from eco-friendly accommodations, sustainable dining options, to ways of exploring the country that minimize my carbon footprint. Also, if there are specific activities or tours that support local conservation efforts or communities, I'd love to hear about those too!
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