Greek Islands in January?

Nov 14th, 2007, 07:28 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 6
Greek Islands in January?

Hi Fodorites,
We're planning to visit Athens and Nafplion end of Dec beginning of January. Would you suggest a visit to one of the islands around that time of the year?
If so, which one?
Thanks, -- finemouche
finemouche is offline  
Nov 14th, 2007, 07:35 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 380
It can be very cold at that time of the year
blightyboy is offline  
Nov 14th, 2007, 07:43 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,569
You're daft. It will be too cold. People will be wearing coats in Athens in January.
marginal_margiela is offline  
Nov 14th, 2007, 08:33 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 129
How about Athens the first week of February? I don't think I'd go to an island, but maybe Athens would be nice?
Saira is offline  
Nov 14th, 2007, 11:24 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 56
Athens is an all-year city. Also till March the Acropolis and other archeological sites are free of charge each Sunday. If you 'must' go to an island prefer Crete or Rhodes, because all the other smaller islands are a bit desserted during winter.
vayio is offline  
Nov 14th, 2007, 11:34 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 56
Athens is always nice. Very delicious greek food, many archeological sites, vivid night life, big shopping centers, many entertainment areas, nice coffee places under Acropolis, Plaka and in Pireus (Castella, Pasalimani) and much more. How many days do you have? Nafplio is very nice, also you can visit, Delphi archeological site, Nafpactos, Galaxidi and Mesologi (all of them a bit north-west close one to other in the same coast line. Only Delpfi up in the mountain). If you intend to go to Peloponissus (Nafplio), have you thought to go also to the other side (western), to ancient Olympia? Maybe too many placies ehh...?
vayio is offline  
Nov 14th, 2007, 11:39 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 7,312
Finemouche, a day trip to one of the Saronic Gulf islands, e.g. Aegina, may be interesting. Apart from that, suggest you stay on the mainland.
Heimdall is offline  
Nov 15th, 2007, 12:01 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 489
Hello!
Don't go to an island that time of year, unless as Heimdall suggested it's somewhere close to Athens as Aegina or Hydra.
Hydra is much much more scenic and i've been there once in January. Almost all shops were closed but still.. the harbour is lovely every time of year!
cristine27 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:55 PM.