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dimi_pat

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I know, it's fun to visit the major places in Greece, but I also want to start exploring some of the more obscure places - the beautiful parts of Greece that tourists tend to overlook. I have been asking around and people have told me the following:

1. Go to Greece in an off peak time, like in the winter. Maybe even try skiing!
2. Visit a monastery or two while in Greece - they tend to be quieter.
3. Head to places like Naxos where you can enjoy a Greek island without all the crowds.

I open open to more suggestions! Other islands people mentioned were Delos (I think this has to be a day trip) and Tinos. The places you recommend don't have to be islands - I am open to anything.
 

Smokestestack

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Technically I'm greek , but formally I was born in France . Since I was a small boy, I’ve been dreaming about the day I’ll hit that olive ground from the stories of my grandpa. Let’s get back to reality, right now I’m an adult and seems like I having a job good enough to afford myself a trip to the country of my dreams. I’ve never crossed the border before ,it’s funny ,isn’t it? Regarding to my lack of experience in travelling I left the rest to my girlfriend, she had visited a lot of places with her family. I’ve expected that we would only rent the hotel room in Athens and would suntan nearby Mediterranean sea, I got an expensive amount of knowledge in popular mythology of the ancient Greece, about the culture¬¬- do you know that the beginning of democracy and philosophy at all took a place in Greece. Actually, I’ve been thinking that she made the trip herself, but lately she told me that this particular https://nomadgirl.co company had really been of a service
 
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I know, it's fun to visit the major places in Greece, but I also want to start exploring some of the more obscure places - the beautiful parts of Greece that tourists tend to overlook. I have been asking around and people have told me the following:

1. Go to Greece in an off peak time, like in the winter. Maybe even try skiing!
2. Visit a monastery or two while in Greece - they tend to be quieter.
3. Head to places like Naxos where you can enjoy a Greek island without all the crowds.

I open open to more suggestions! Other islands people mentioned were Delos (I think this has to be a day trip) and Tinos. The places you recommend don't have to be islands - I am open to anything.
I think you are on the right track with this line of thinking! But even in larger islands, like Crete, the island is so big that there are "out of the way" places on that islands alone. Same goes for Athens - there are the touristy areas but there some sections that are more out of the way that are worth exploring.
 

k_tsoukalas

Moderator
I have always wanted to see Greece in the winter. Apparently, there's even a ski resort within driving distance of Athens? I think that if I went in winter, I would stay in or near Athens - it seems like there would be more options.
 

bvelonis

New member
Paros, Naxos and definitely Delos.
 

Vangelis

Active member
I know, it's fun to visit the major places in Greece, but I also want to start exploring some of the more obscure places - the beautiful parts of Greece that tourists tend to overlook. I have been asking around and people have told me the following:

1. Go to Greece in an off peak time, like in the winter. Maybe even try skiing!
2. Visit a monastery or two while in Greece - they tend to be quieter.
3. Head to places like Naxos where you can enjoy a Greek island without all the crowds.

I open open to more suggestions! Other islands people mentioned were Delos (I think this has to be a day trip) and Tinos. The places you recommend don't have to be islands - I am open to anything.
Paros and Naxos these days get super busy in the peak months. Go any other time and you won't have a problem. Athens is another great place to stay and enjoy the Greek lifestyle. Stay away from the touristy places like Plaka and Monastiraki with the trashy tourist shopping. Explore other inner city suburbs like Pangrati, Thiseio, Exarcheia etc. Don't go during August as many shops in these areas will be closed as Greeks head out to the villages and islands. My daughters are in Athens during winter this year and it is busier than ever so definitely a winter destination with lots to do.
Another island you might like to consider that is more out of the way is Ikaria. Amazing natural beauty and the best food I have had in all of Greece!
 

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Off the Beaten Track Destinations in Greece

I know that there are some major destinations that are worth visiting in Greece, but there are also some great places that are off the beaten track. I would love to visit them soon. I made a small list, but I also want suggestions:
  • Kea
  • Ithaka
  • Tinos
  • Patmos (but I do know some cruses stop here)
  • Naxos
  • Kythnos
What do you guys think?

Is this a weird itinerary?

I am going to be in Greece about a month this summer and I keep changing my mind about what I will be doing while in the country. This is my itinerary and I am trying to figure out if I can pull it off without things being stressful. Every single thing on the list exists because I have people to visit. Santorini is on the list because of a wedding... I want to try to do all of it but I am not sure about the Santorini piece of it... but since it is a wedding I think I should just make it work.

Anyway, the destinations are: Athens (I have A LOT of people to visit, I will need like two total weeks here), Corinth (one person to visit), Kythira (no one to visit, I just want to go), Santorini (the wedding).

Is this too disjointed? Appreciate your thoughts.

Culinary Traveling in Greece

I thought I would visit Greece this year with the sole purpose of trying different regional cuisines. Any ideas? Here is what I have so far:

- I want to experience some Modern Greek food and from what I understand, there are some great finds in Athens. I don't know quite where they are (recommendations appreciated), but I thought I would start with the street food!

- Crete and Ikaria - both are known for their unique and healthy diets.

- I know just about every island and region has their own charm - I only have a few weeks so I want to select the best of the best. Thanks!

Best trip connections from Phila, Pa to Crete?

Preliminarily planning a belated 50th Anniversary Trip 3 years later from Phila, PA to Crete for late August/ early September and trying to find the "best connections". Length of stay at least 8 - 10 days, depending on the connections. So far I see PHL to ATH is 9 1/2 hours, ATH to Crete is 50 minutes. PHL to London is 6+ hours, London to Crete 5+ hours. While total times are within a couple of hours of each other, also trying to factor in the wear & tear on these ole bods. Will be using American Airline miles so that will restrict carriers. Would appreciate any suggesttions/recommendations from anyone that's made this trek. Thank you in advance!
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