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blopez34

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This is a GREAT point to mention!

I always try to have at least 2 plugs for each device (including adapters and a EU travel power strip). The worst case thing to happen is you get to a small Greek island, you run out of battery on your phone and then can't find (or the 1 power cord you have breaks). I have found that the low cost replacement chargers that you find in Greece sometimes do not work well (this is personal experience!) :)
 
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This is a GREAT point to mention!

I always try to have at least 2 plugs for each device (including adapters and a EU travel power strip). The worst case thing to happen is you get to a small Greek island, you run out of battery on your phone and then can't find (or the 1 power cord you have breaks). I have found that the low cost replacement chargers that you find in Greece sometimes do not work well (this is personal experience!) :)
I have had the same experience, mine always break. Better to invest in a good one and hopefully you won't lose it LOL
 

k_tsoukalas

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Not every device you have will accept an adapter. You need to make sure that your device is rated for the voltage in Greece (220v) for the adapter plug to work. For example, hair dryers, curling irons, etc from the US may not be rated for 220v, which means that you should leave them at home. To safely use these on Greek plugs, you'd need a transformer and those are expensive, big, and heavy. Most electronic devices, like your phone or computer, are rated for the voltage in Europe, so you can bring those and safely use a Greek wall outlet. Trying to plug something in that isn't rated for European voltage could cause the device to short out, which would ruin the device, maybe take down the power in the building, and possibly even start a fire.
 

What do you think of these essential Greek travel tips?

I would love to know what everyone thinks of these Greek travel tips, and if they are actually true and helpful. I feel like many people have so many biases about different countries, and they can have a completely different perspective from a local or the actual truth. Please let me know what your opinions are in the comments!


Milos island is becoming more popular than ever!

I'm not even surprised that Milos is one of the most up and coming Greek islands this summer. So many of my friends are planning on visiting, and I have some cousins who went last year and have nothing but rave reviews. The island is pretty small, and known for its amazing beaches. As you can see in this video, it almost looks like you're on mars. The crowd is a little bit older, and the island is more slow paced and quiet. So I wouldn't recommend it fora younger group looking to go out a lot. Personally, it sounds like a great time to me!

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!

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.


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