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ssherie_

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Besides the fact that there are so many restrictions, island hopping will be a bit risky because there are so many people that are going to be traveling back and forth on the islands, increasing your risk of getting covid. In my opinion, the best thing to do while traveling in Greece this year is to pick one spot and stay there! You will be able to explore and be in contact with way less people.
 

dubai_suzie

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Besides the fact that there are so many restrictions, island hopping will be a bit risky because there are so many people that are going to be traveling back and forth on the islands, increasing your risk of getting covid. In my opinion, the best thing to do while traveling in Greece this year is to pick one spot and stay there! You will be able to explore and be in contact with way less people.
Yes...this is so true. Be careful this summer, there are many restrictions and you don't want to get in trouble with the authorities
 

HarryS

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Besides the fact that there are so many restrictions, island hopping will be a bit risky because there are so many people that are going to be traveling back and forth on the islands, increasing your risk of getting covid. In my opinion, the best thing to do while traveling in Greece this year is to pick one spot and stay there! You will be able to explore and be in contact with way less people.
We will be traveling to Crete for a week and then to Rhodes for a week in September. I have looked at the Greece Gov sight and would like to know where I can find some of the restrictions you mention. We are all fully vaccinated and will take a covid test within the 72 hour period. Is there more information I need? Thanks.
 

francescool

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We will be traveling to Crete for a week and then to Rhodes for a week in September. I have looked at the Greece Gov sight and would like to know where I can find some of the restrictions you mention. We are all fully vaccinated and will take a covid test within the 72 hour period. Is there more information I need? Thanks.
https://www.greeka.com/greece-covid-19-updates/ here is a link with some more info! Good luck!
 

HarryS

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k_tsoukalas

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Besides the fact that there are so many restrictions, island hopping will be a bit risky because there are so many people that are going to be traveling back and forth on the islands, increasing your risk of getting covid. In my opinion, the best thing to do while traveling in Greece this year is to pick one spot and stay there! You will be able to explore and be in contact with way less people.
Even without a pandemic, this is how I ideally enjoy Greece the best - by staying in one place. I really love getting to know a region for all of its beauty, and staying in the same place helps me really get to know the people, too. The fact that it is a safety risk moving around all over the place makes staying in one spot even more appealing!
 
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Lotjeurope

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We do go island hopping. We did 3 islands last year and it felt really safe. I hope it will be the same this year. It is all really up to yourself. Keep your distance or wear a mask ( the right way) and keep clean and get vaccinated. If you don't feel safe in a place, just go somewhere else.
 
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tomipark

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We do go island hopping. We did 3 islands last year and it felt really safe. I hope it will be the same this year. It is all really up to yourself. Keep your distance or wear a mask ( the right way) and keep clean and get vaccinated. If you don't feel safe in a place, just go somewhere else.
That's a good point. I guess you can always take measures to be careful
 
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Did you know that you can see baby turtles being born in Zakynthos?

This is a super rare experience that only exists during a small period of the year in Zakynthos. I cannot seem to find the exact timing of the hatching season, so if anyone knows please let me know. One of the best places that you can find these young turtles is Kalamaki Beach, which also happens to be one of the most popular beaches for swimming in Zakynthos. The beach is a protected conservation area, which is why it is closed at night, so that the turtle eggs can hatch and the turtles can safely make their way into the water.


Check out my recommended travel itinerary for 2 weeks in Greece!

I have decided to share an itinerary that I send to all of my friends who want to go to Greece. I have travelled to quite a few places around the country, and feel like I have a good idea of where everyone should visit on their first trip. Of course, I always recommend a two week minimum one visiting Greece. There's just so many things to do, especially if you like the beaches and sightseeing. Let me know what you think!

1. Land in Athens and stay for 4 days (Acropolis, Monastiraki, Thisseio, Glyfada, Kolonaki, and Lykabitos are a must)
2. Spend 3 days in Paros enjoying the beaches and nightlife (Paros has the best of Santorini and Mykonos without being crowded or expensive)
3. Spend 2 days in another island of your choice that is not in the Cyclades (honorable mentions include Corfu, Lefkada, Skiathos)
4. Spend the remaining 5 days driving through Crete and visiting Chania and Rethymno (Elafonisi Beach is a must)

Porto Katsiki in Lefkada is one of the best beaches!

Porto Katsiki is definitely one of the best beaches in Lefkada and probably the west coast of Greece. I suggest that you go to the beach pretty early, as the parking gets filled up and it will be difficult to find free parking. I personally like to go to organize beaches, which there are plenty of. You can also find a secluded area of the beach that is open to the public, and you’re able to bring your own towels, umbrellas, and food. Enjoy!

Taking a cruise around the Greek islands is a great idea if you have kids!

I always recommend cruises for families because they are generally pretty safe and there are a lot of activities for families to do on board. It’s a great place to grab a drink with your spouse and supervise the young ones on the pool deck. They will always here a life guard which is not the case for many public beaches in Greece. If you have teens, there tend to be many teen groups that offer excursions during the stops so they are able to make friends with other cruise ship members. I highly recommend it!

Travel tip: bring a polaroid camera to Greece!

I love taking polaroid pictures to remember my favorite memories from Greece! I also love to take disposal cameras and then develop them once I get home. This is a great way to not bulk up your phone with hundreds of pictures and to get that retro look in your images as well. I highly recommend it for anyone who is looking to capture special memories from Greece!
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