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Hash

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Ihttps://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/society/48535-greece-declares-three-day-mourning-period-after-its-worst-train-disaster.html
I know this post is not relevant to travel but I feel it appropriate to post here to share with the Greek community such a tragically moving incident....🙏🙏🙏.My prayers and condolences!... Should the moderator feel it necessary to post elsewhere please do so!
 

Deborah

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My condolences to the families and to all the people of this brave and proud country. 🙏 Hash, this IS very relevant to travel because when these disasters happen, it behooves us as foreign tourists to not only be aware of these events, but to act appropriately with the utmost of sensitivity to what the local people are going through. I’m glad that you brought this up here.
 
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Hash

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My condolences to the families and to all the people of this brave and proud country. 🙏 Hash, this IS very relevant to travel because when these disasters happen, it behooves us as foreign tourists to not only be aware of these events, but to act appropriately with the utmost of sensitivity to what the local people are going through. I’m glad that you brought this up here.
Thank you Deborah, just had a message from New York from one of my colleagues from way back in Mykonos when we worked together .
'The train wreck was one that my kids take all the time to go back and forth to their village. It was luck and maybe divine intervention that kept my daughter at work and sent my son in the other direction. Very sad. I hope all is well in your world! I'm making gigantes today!! 🫘 Talk soon". ❤️❤️...
Kalley Mera in silence and prayers for all concerned in Greece!🙏🙏
 

Deborah

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Thank you Deborah, just had a message from New York from one of my colleagues from way back in Mykonos when we worked together .
'The train wreck was one that my kids take all the time to go back and forth to their village. It was luck and maybe divine intervention that kept my daughter at work and sent my son in the other direction. Very sad. I hope all is well in your world! I'm making gigantes today!! 🫘 Talk soon". ❤️❤️...
Kalley Mera in silence and prayers for all concerned in Greece!🙏🙏
These events truly touch all of us.
 
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Hash

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These events truly touch all of us.
Truly....I am very upset when the President made a statement for which she should resign....she said
"We find ourselves in front of an unimaginable tragedy,” Greece’s president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, said in a statement. “We are mainly mourning young people"..... How on earth can a person make such a statement...?😢
Train Collision: The Three Cousins From Kalambaka Recently Became Godmothers - A Chapel In Honour Of Their Memory Instead Of A Funeral @MIUI| https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/03/04/train-collision-kalambaka/
 

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

Visit the Cyclades Islands - Information and Tips?

I am thinking of visiting some of the Cyclades islands this summer. I've, of course, already done Santorini and Mykonos. I want to do something a bit different.

I am thinking of the following:

- Tinos
- Naxos
- Milos
- Paros

I have some questions:

- When is the best time to visit? I am thinking of going in September.
- Should I ferry hop? That's probably the best way, right?
- How do I figure out where to stay? I love Airbnb - is that an option in Greece?

Thanks in advance!

Storage Lockers at Ferry Ports?

On my next trip to Greece, I will be using the Ferry. Because I am also going on a cruise, I will have a lot of luggage. I don't need a lot of luggage for some of the smaller trips I will be taking via ferry after it. I am pretty sure I am going to be in Greece for several months.

In trying to figure out how to pack, I realized that it would be helpful if there were storage lockers at the ferries. Are there? I tried looking online and couldn't figure it out.

List of Interesting Places to Visit in Greece

I thought I would make a list of some great places in Greece. Some I've visited, some I'd like to visit. Any recommendations on what I should add to the list? Thanks!

1. Athens: Athens provides the perfect contrast to the beautiful island vibe of Greece. Athens is the capital city of Greece and boasts of enthralling ancient history. Athens indeed is a treasure trove of history, and it's a must-visit. You don't want to miss the world-famous Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the National Archaeological Museum.

2. Santorini: If you're after stunning views and indulging in luxury, Santorini should be your next destination. Known for the iconic blue domes, Santorini is a volcanic island that provides a picturesque view of the sunset over the sea. It's an ideal destination for lovers and honeymooners to indulge in the island's romantic atmosphere.

3. Crete: Crete is the largest Greek Island full of culture, history, and food. The Island is famous for its beaches, nightlife, and delicious food. You can experience Greek hospitality at its finest, as Cretans are some of the friendliest people you'll meet.

4. Mykonos: Mykonos is a small island, but it's known for its vibrant nightlife, stunning beaches, and white-washed buildings. If you love partying and clubbing, then Mykonos is a place you should definitely tick off your bucket list. Don't miss experiencing the hazy atmosphere into the early hours of the morning.

5. Meteora: Meteora is a UNESCO world heritage site located in the northern region of Greece. It's known for the incredible rock formations and breathtaking monasteries that sit atop the rocks. If you're looking for a spiritual and serene experience, Meteora should be your top priority.

6. Delphi: Delphi is another significant cultural site located in Greece and is often called the center of the earth. It was once known as the navel of the world and holds great importance in Greek culture and history.

7. Rhodes: Rhodes is an exquisite island in Greece that is rich with history and charm. Known for its ancient history, Rhodes offers a picturesque view of rugged terrain that stands tall against the coastline.

8. Naxos: Less crowded than its neighboring islands, Naxos is a beautiful island that offers something for everyone. From crystal clear water to beautiful sandy beaches and a mild climate, it's a perfect location to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the world.

9. Corfu: Located in the Ionian Sea, Corfu is one of the greenest places in all of Greece. Corfu offers a relaxing atmosphere, and it's the perfect location to take a step back from the busy life and just enjoy the stunning view.

10. Hydra: If you're looking for a unique experience, Hydra should be on your list of places to visit in Greece. One of the most peaceful islands in Greece, Hydra is free of cars, and its unique bohemian vibe, stunning architecture, and tranquil surroundings make it a perfect destination.

Last-minute travel tips in Greece

I love to travel to Greece and I do so whenever I can. There's an art to it, though, and I am never really going into it "blind". It's a good idea to start by thinking generally about where you might want to go.

Athens is usually the starting point for most travelers, with its iconic Acropolis offering panoramic views and a history lesson all in one spot. If you're a beach lover, head towards the Cyclades for stunning beaches and the classic, postcard-worthy Santorini sunsets. Or, if it's history you're after, the ruins of Delphi or the ancient city of Mycenae will surely captivate you.

Then, we need to figure out how to get where we want to go. For island hopping, the ferries are an experience in themselves – though if you're time-strapped, consider a local flight to get you to the major islands quickly. On the mainland, a mix of car rentals and public transport can be efficient and economical, especially when visiting sites off the tourist map. Keep an eye on the schedules and book in advance if possible to save time.

Sometimes I rent a car, to be honest it's the easiest for me.

The rest of the details tend to sort themselves out. For example, you can book your lodging as you go along, especially off-peak.
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