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mastichas09

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Here are a few key Greek travel tips for this summer that I think you would find helpful

1. Don't throw toilet paper in the toilet
2. You can always find a pharmacy that's open 24 hours, they alternate which ones are open in a specific radius
3. Masks are required on ferries

Please feel free to add more in the comments! :)
 
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Vangelis

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1. I always throw toilet paper in the toilet :sneaky:
4. Masks are required on internal flights - sometimes you just don't want to do that 8hr ferry...
 

k_tsoukalas

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I keep forgetting abut the toilet paper thing. I know, it's not best practice - it's just such a weird thing and tough to remember. I know, t is because of the plumbing but it's such a hard habit to develop. And yes, some of the ferry rides can be long!
 
Greece is one of the most popular destinations to visit in Europe. With its wonderful historic sights and its many amazing islands, you’re sure to have an unforgettable visit. Here are some Greece travel tips to make your trip a little smoother:

1. Try learning some basic Greek

2. Plan ahead for any special needs

3. Make your bookings well in advance

4. Never flush the toilet paper

5. Be careful of traffic if you plan to drive

 

k_tsoukalas

Moderator
Greece is one of the most popular destinations to visit in Europe. With its wonderful historic sights and its many amazing islands, you’re sure to have an unforgettable visit. Here are some Greece travel tips to make your trip a little smoother:

1. Try learning some basic Greek

2. Plan ahead for any special needs

3. Make your bookings well in advance

4. Never flush the toilet paper

5. Be careful of traffic if you plan to drive

I totally agree with this - especially booking in advance. I used to be able to go and be a bit spontaneous but over the past 8 years or so, this has gotten more difficult.
 

Lounging on Astir Beach Near Athens

Whenever I am in Athens, I break up all the sightseeing and exploring with a good beach day. Astir Beach is one of my favorites. There's plenty of services nearby and it's in Vouliagmeni, which is a nice community on the outskirts of Athens.

Do you guys have a favorite Athens area beach?

I also like other beaches near Athens, but not as much as Astir. My list:

1. Schinisia Beach
2. Cape Sounion Beach
3. Glyfada Beach

Researching Expat Communities in Greece

I am considering retiring in Greece and I am trying to figure out where to settle. Someone gave some really great advice in another thread to find where there are strong expat communities. I think this is a great idea! Now, my question is, where are there some great communities? Here is a look at my initial findings. Agree, disagree, have anything to add?

Athens - I suppose this makes sense, since it is the country's biggest city.

Peloponnese - I like the idea of living here, but I am not sure if it is too far away from places.

Corfu - Seems like there are more expats here than other Greek islands? I could be wrong ...

Where to go - Santorini Vs. Mykonos?

I am trying to plan a trip to Greece. I do have some time because it won't be happening this year. I realized that I won't really have time to visit both Santorini and Mykonos, but I am also having a very difficult time trying to figure out which to visit. A big pro of Mykonos is that I love nightclubs. I think it would be fun to experience the nightlife there. However, I am completely captivated by Santorini and how charming it looks, and I am not sure if I even need nightlife on this trip... I don't know, I just want to hear your thoughts. It might help me make a decision!

Best Photo Spots in Greece?

I am a photographer and I love to travel to Greece to take photos. I am scheduled to travel there again this fall, and I thought I would make a list of some places to visit. I am also wondering if you guys have any recommendations! Here is what I have come up with - chime in with some suggestions, too - I will be in Greece for at least a few weeks:

1. Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sounion (I hear there are great sunset shots here)
2. Oia, Santorini at sunset - I haven't sorted out quite where in the village yet butI figured I'd figure that out when I get there
3. Chania, Crete (I need some from here for my collection)
4. Slice of life types of photos in Athens and other cities
5. Plenty of food photos all over Greece

Let me know if you have some standout places/ types of photos I should take.

Tourism One of Three Drivers of the Greek Economy!

An integral and integrated part of Greek economy..... just hope they formulate legislative framework and mandatory fair pay/play for all the employees in Tourism Industry.
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