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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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Make sure you book in advance! Greece is fully booked this summer!

I can't say this enough! Please make sure that you book way ahead of time for your trip to Greece. I've been looking for hotels and flights, and almost everything is booked. The only air B&Bs and hotels that are left are either extremely expensive or very remote. It seems that people have been at home during Covid, and are feeling to get to Greece. This is a lesson learned for next year. Good luck to everyone!

Paros is Santorinis cheaper cousin!

In my opinion, Paros offers everything that Santorini does but it's so much more affordable and not full of tourists. I highly recommend that you visit and enjoy the stunning blue and white architecture and relaxing beaches. Here are some of the sites that you should visit in Paros

- Naoussa
- Kolymbithres Beach
- Parikia
- Lageri Beach

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!

Where to travel in Greece if you love wine!

If you love wine, Greece is some of the best places to go to! There are great wines all over Greece, but certain areas are revered for their high quality grapes and crisp wines. Some of my personal favorites are Santorini wines. For Santorini, I specifically recommend Assyrtiko which is the white wine that is produced most from Santorini. The second best place to go to Greece for wine is Thrace which is best if you like red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon which is also popular in regions from across the world. I know Crete is also popular, but I have never been so I cannot comment on their wines!

Spetses is amazing for shopping!

I haven't heard of many people talk about Spetses on this forum… Which is super strange because it's one of my favourite islands! It's very easy to get to from Athens, and the shopping is just amazing. There are very unique boutiques, with handmade items from Greece, Italy, and Turkey. They are a little bit pricey, which is why I recommend that you try and barter if you can. Here are some of my favorite stores...

- Sea+Sun Spetses
- The Yachting Club Boutique
- Pasiphaë
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