Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Recommendations for trip to Cochem
  2. 2 4 Days in Europe! Paris, Lisbon, or...?
  3. 3 Spanish food - not that special?
  4. 4 Trip Report This Pirate goes to Penzance, and then on to the land of Fire and Ice
  5. 5 RS view on booking.com & the like
  6. 6 Trip Report Trip Report: Italy with the bambinos!
  7. 7 Booking Irish Rail ticket
  8. 8 Please help with Carry-on Question--CDG!
  9. 9 Charming hotels in Paris, please help.
  10. 10 Fly out Venice or Rome
  11. 11 Language course in Trieste, Northern Italy
  12. 12 Day trips from Seville -Granada, Cadiz&Jerez or white villages
  13. 13 Can you locate this picture in Greece?
  14. 14 Italy- dolomites and cinque terre
  15. 15 Taking Renfe's FAVA Train Across Northern Spain?
  16. 16 Chania
  17. 17 Hiking in Austria and Innsbruck and Hallstatt
  18. 18 Car rental in Santorini port
  19. 19 Feedback On Relaxed Plan While Staying In Saignon
  20. 20 Renting a car in Greece
  21. 21 Sim card/Amsterdam
  22. 22 Does anyone have experience with Lipault luggage?
  23. 23 renting a car in greece
  24. 24 From Biarritz to Paris- 2 extra nights
  25. 25 Frankfurt to Achen travel by train
View next 25 » Back to the top

2 Weeks in Greek Islands

Jump to last reply

Hi, Guys,

I will be in Turkey and Greece for a month this summer, basicall all of July. Aside from 3 days in Istanbul, the trip will be centered on Greece (I've revised some previous plans that had me spending more time in Turkey for a variety of reasons).

For the first two weeks, I'm traveling with a friend and our schedules are set for Naxos/Milos/Santorini. After that, however, I have 2 more weeks by myself COMPLETELY UP IN THE AIR. I love being spontaneous, and the only other time I've been to the Greek islands, I had no itinerary, hotel reservations, or the like and it worked out perfectly.

My questions are these
1) Is it likely that I will be able to find some sort of accommodations on most of the Cyclades if I don't have reservations? It didn't seem to be a problem last time, also during late July/the high season, but if there are particular islands I should be wary of going to without a reservation, I'd like to be aware of that

2) For someone who will be spending most of his time alone and likely will want to enjoy beautiful beaches, churches, towns and hiking - what other Cycladic islands (or islands that are easy to reach from Santorini), would any of you more experienced travelers recommend? I think we've selected three great ones in Naxos, Milos, and Santorini, and I have no problem going back to one of them again during the same trip if I fall in love with it, but given what I am looking for - perhaps islands like Sikinos, Paros, or Amorgos might be good?

I thought about switching it up completely and traveling back through Athens to get to the Ionian islands on the west coast of Greece since they have a more lush, green landscape than the Cyclades and might provide more diversity, but not sure how easy and/or worthwhile that is to pull off.

Any suggestions for how YOU would spend 2 weeks alone in the Greek islands if big crowds/clubbing wasn't on your list of things to do?

Thanks so much for your input!
Garrett

17 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement