Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Planning Greece . . .

Jump to last reply

So, we spontaneously booked a trip to Greece. Coming off of a travel high from our recent trip to Morocco, we panicked when we realized that we had no future travel plans so we just couldn’t resist. To date, we have avoided Greece for numerous reasons but it is finally time for a cursory visit.

So, please tell me if I have booked a sensible trip or if changes should occur. Note: We are older & not particularly fond of beaches or strenuous hikes etc (no gorge walks for us). We always like a private balcony or veranda at our hotel.

-- Arrive Athens airport
Athens – 2 nights – Hilton with balcony (free) – see the usual greatest hits
-- Fly to Chania, Crete
Chania - 3 nights – Alcanea Hotel – room with veranda overlooking port - explore town, shop, eat
-- Rent a car & drive southeast to southern Heraklion province
Kamilari - 3 nights – Niriida Guest House (inland near Phaistos) – explore the area with car – ancient sites & villages
-- Drive to Heraklion – visiting Knossos on the drive in
Heraklion – drop car & spend one night @ port (Lato, Megaron or Marin Dream are potentials) – see museum if time permits
-- Ferry to Santorini
Artemis Villas (Imerovigli ) – 4 nights – stare at the crater, eat, rent car & visit sites on island, stare at the crater some more, drink wine on the veranda of the suite that we are paying dearly for . . .
-- Fly to Athens
Athens – 2 nights in the Plaka area – shop & wrap up of any sites
-- Depart Athens airport

Overall, I think it will be nice slowish relaxing travel. Any suggestions? Criticisms?

Ian

6 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Fabulous Family Fearlesly Meet Lykians (reprint of 2010 trip)
  2. 2 Florence & Rome Itinerary, hotel, tour co. critique please!
  3. 3 Turin: Have you used the Torino+Piemonte card?
  4. 4 Livorno to Florence from cruise ship
  5. 5 Trip Report We saw a fox on Great Ormond St (and other sights up and down the Thames)
  6. 6 Trip Report Madrid and London
  7. 7 Can I cancel 2 of 4 train tickets?
  8. 8 What to wear
  9. 9 italy
  10. 10 Apartments in Verona and Bologna
  11. 11 Side trip from Geneva
  12. 12 Agritourism bed-and-breakfast in Normandy: Recommendations?
  13. 13 Trip Report Nice, Avignon, St Remy and Toulouse trip report.
  14. 14 Anniversary Dinner in Paris
  15. 15 Cooking classes in Belgium
  16. 16 Eatwith - dine with locals
  17. 17 7 Nights in Paris
  18. 18 campsite availability in peak season - Spain/Portgual/France
  19. 19 21 Days in Central Europe
  20. 20 Getting to San Seb from Madrid
  21. 21 Travel & Landscape Photography from around the world
  22. 22 Which town to stay at in Lake Como?
  23. 23 Portugal with a 3 year old and 1 year old
  24. 24 Trip Report Venice, April 2014. Some thoughts ...
  25. 25 Overnight bus from Cappadocia to Pamukkale
View next 25 » Back to the top