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nm1999

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I have been interested in going a bit "off the beaten track" in Greece. I have been told that one of the things to look for are islands that don't have an airport. Off the top of your head, can you guys think of some good ones?

Some possibilities: Asypylaia, Halki, Ikaria... I feel like there could be more.

I want the island to be quiet, but still with things to do ... like beaches, maybe a museum or two, some shopping, restaurants..
 
In your short list Astypalea- Halki (or Chalki)- Ikaria, Astypalea and Ikaria have an airport.
But you can add Patmos in the Dodecanese, Kimolos in the Cyclades, Lemnos in the North Aegean and Ithaca in the Ionians. (among others)
 
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In your short list Astypalea- Halki (or Chalki)- Ikaria, Astypalea and Ikaria have an airport.
But you can add Patmos in the Dodecanese, Kimolos in the Cyclades, Lemnos in the North Aegean and Ithaca in the Ionians. (among others)
Thank you so much! All of these islands look amazing.
 

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I'm planning a hiking trip to Greece and would appreciate any tips or recommendations from those familiar with hiking in the region. What are some must-visit hiking trails or destinations known for their scenic beauty or historical significance? Any advice on the best times of year to hike, essential gear to pack, and safety precautions to keep in mind would be invaluable.

Moreover, I'm interested in any cultural or local insights related to hiking in Greece—such as etiquette on trails, interaction with wildlife, or encountering local communities along the way.

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Best places in Greece to see the Venetian influences?

I am interested in the Venetian influences that are interwoven into certain parts of the country. From the architecture to the local customs, I understand that the reach of the Venetian Republic left a notable mark that can still be felt today.

I'm in the midst of planning an itinerary focused on exploring these influences and I’d love to hear from you about the must-visit spots where one can best experience the essence of the Venetian presence in Greece.

Do any of you have recommendations for specific towns, buildings, ruins, or even local festivities that embody this cultural blend? Any hidden gems or lesser-known locations that surprised you with their Venetian charm?

Of course, I expect Crete, with its famed Venetian fortresses and the romantic old town of Chania, to be part of this list. But I'm certain there is a wealth of places, perhaps on other islands or on the mainland, which equally showcase this unique period of history. I also know there are influences in Corfu. Is there anywhere else?

Advice for Different Dishes to Try in Greece?

I’m really excited about exploring the local cuisine. I’ve heard so much about how delicious and diverse Greek food is, and I want to make sure I don’t miss out on any must-try dishes.

Could you please share your recommendations for Greek dishes that I should definitely try while I’m there? I’m particularly interested in both well-known classics and any regional specialties that might be a bit off the beaten path. Some questions:
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Also, if you have any restaurant or taverna recommendations where I can experience these dishes authentically, that would be amazing!

Taking an Architecture Tour in Greece?

I'm planning a trip to Greece and I'm really interested in taking an architecture tour to explore the rich history and unique styles of Greek architecture. Could anyone recommend reputable tour companies or guides who specialize in architecture tours? I'm particularly interested in visiting iconic sites like the Acropolis in Athens, ancient Greek temples, and perhaps lesser-known gems off the beaten path.

Additionally, what are some must-see architectural wonders that shouldn't be missed? Are there specific regions or cities known for their architectural significance that I should prioritize?

Any tips on what to expect during an architecture tour in Greece, including the best times to visit these sites or any local customs to be aware of, would be greatly appreciated.

Travel Tips for Naxos

I'm planning a trip to the island of Naxos soon and I'm reaching out for some guidance and tips.

First off, I've heard that Naxos is a haven for foodies – any recommendations on local foods I absolutely must try or the best places to eat?

Exploring the cultural heritage of Naxos is also high on my agenda. I understand there are plenty of historical sites and ruins that abound. For those of you who've wandered the island's ancient paths, which historical spots would you say I need to see??

Also, I’d love to hear about your favorite beaches. Are there any hidden gems I should know about? Places that aren’t too crowded perhaps?

Thanks!
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