COVID-19 Travel Advisory: Stay up to date with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.   Learn More >

Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Never been to Greece, where should I start?

Never been to Greece, where should I start?

Old Jan 20th, 2013, 08:54 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 7
Never been to Greece, where should I start?

Never been to Greece and am wondering where to start in planning my trip?? Stay with the big cities and do tours and go ot to remote coastal cities and really enjoy the local cuisine and culture??? Any ideas?
chriskil is offline  
Old Jan 20th, 2013, 09:01 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 11,217
When are you going and for how long?
cathies is online now  
Old Jan 20th, 2013, 09:02 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 7
Next summer for a month
chriskil is offline  
Old Jan 20th, 2013, 10:54 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,310
Lucky you! Greece is amazing! If I had a week I would do a mix of islands, Athens and the mainland.

We spent a week on Naxos last year and loved it. There are lots of interesting islands to choose from. You could spend 3-5 days in Athens as there are lots of things to see. Then rent a car and visit sites on the mainland. We enjoyed Nafplio and the Poleppenese peninsula...also check out Delphi.

Just a few ideas. Maybe get a guidebook and see what grabs your interest!!
jamikins is offline  
Old Jan 20th, 2013, 11:19 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 7,822
Which month?
Heimdall is offline  
Old Jan 21st, 2013, 12:04 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 895

I would start by thinking why I chose Greece at first place. What appeals to me, what are my interests, what I enjoy doing while abroad, what I liked/disliked on my previous trips, how fast/low paced I am while traveling, what type of accomodation, transport I like . I am sure you will have an idea on those already.

I would then look on the practical matters. When exactly I plan to visit, for how long, what my budget is, what is my entry and exit point in Greece, limitations on specific needs on this particular trip...

Them I would try to suit what I want to do with what I realisticaly can and make some compromises.

You may get some pointers here, but they might be irrelevant to you or far too general, unless you are willing to share a bit more abut your self and make more specific questions...
mariha2912 is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Jun 25th, 2016 09:08 PM
Nov 20th, 2012 12:56 PM
Feb 25th, 2007 08:42 AM
Jan 3rd, 2004 07:44 AM
Dec 31st, 2002 07:10 AM

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 - Do Not Sell My Personal Information