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blopez34

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If I wanted to visit Greece and enjoy a lot of consistently great food, where would you recommend? Here are some things I was thinking about ... feel free to chime in and offer suggestions:

... Athens - it being a larger city, I figure there has to be plenty of options and interesting twists

... Ikaria - I understand this island is one of the blue zones. That alone intrigues me. I also heard the cuisine was delicious.

... Crete - People always report eating great food on this island, and it intrigues me that it is slightly different from other places in Greece (plus it seems to have enough similarities).

... Thesaloniki - Another city - I love exploring the restaurants in cities...
 

k_tsoukalas

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I have personal experience with the culinary wonders of Crete. I've been to that island a handful of times and each time, I have been captivated. Not just with the scenery, but the food. Everything is so fresh. Some of the dishes are unique just to Crete. It's kind of hard to describe - you just have to see it for yourself. I like Athens, too. There's some diversity there, which is fun.
 

Islands for a Day Trip in Athens Area

I am now starting to think that Athens area is a good location for a getaway for me and my girlfriends. It seems like the Athens are has everything that we need, plus it's easy to get around without renting a car.

We are interested in going on a boat for a day trip and visiting an island - maybe using that to visit a beach that is a bit further away. Does anyone have recommendations? I have heard Hydra is easy to get to from Piraeus for the day.

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Best place to visit in Greece with a large group?

My next trip to Greece is going to happen soon - maybe late summer of 2023. At first, I thought there would be just a few of us, but the group has grown considerably. Everyone has different travel styles and everyone is chiming in about what they want from the trip. Here are what people desire:

** Good nightlife (doesn't have to be on par with Mykonos, but it has to be fun for people in their mid 20's to mid 30's)

** Shopping (the shoppers in the group aren't super picky, they like to visit souvenir shops, fashion boutiques, that kind of thing)

** Beaches (we all agree on this one - and most of us prefer an organized beach with some restaurants and shops nearby, or close to the place we are staying)

** Outdoor sports - we have a few avid hikers in the group, a few that like things like kayaks and paddle boards, and one scuba diver

** Some of the people are budget conscious, but they have enough money to enjoy a trip to Greece as long as it isn't crazy expensive (so Mykonos or Santorini might be out for them)

** One couple might turn it into their honeymoon

** Not everyone can stay the whole time

I have a few possibilities, and I am open to advice and suggestions: Athens, Crete, Peloponnese (like Monemvasia), Thessaloniki

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Best Archaeological Museums in Greece?

I am thinking of retiring to Greece. Right now, I suspect it will be on Corfu, but I haven't quite decided. I will be visiting Greece next year to get a feel for things.

When I go, I want to make sure I visit some of the best Archaeological museums I can find - because learning about Ancient Greek History is one of my favorite things.

Here is my list -please let me know if I forget anything!

** The museum at the Acropolis.

** Archaeological Museum in Heraklion

** The one in Thessaloniki

** Archaeological Museum of Corfu

Did I miss any that I absolutely should see during my trip? I'll be about a month in Greece, so I should have time.
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