Please help with Greece Itinerary!

Old Mar 14th, 2005, 04:24 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 31
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Please help with Greece Itinerary!

Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I are going to Greece in July and need some help with our itinerary. We will be flying in to Athens on July 2 and taking a flight straight to Crete. We are booked at the Blue Palace Resort in Elounda for 5 days through my Starwood points. After Crete, we plan on visiting Santorini, then Mykonos and finally Athens. My question is how should we split the remainder of the trip?

We leave Crete on July 7 for Santorini and our flight back to the U.S. is scheduled for July 16. That leaves 9 nights to split up between Santorini, Mykonos and Athens.

We are in our late 20's, early 30's and are looking for beaches, nightlife and history as well. I was thinking 3 nights in each place, but is that too much for Athens?

Please provide any suggestions on the itinerary as well as any on hotels. Thanks a bunch!
lawgirl is offline  
Old Mar 14th, 2005, 04:43 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,742
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Since the Blue Star ferry doesn't leave Mykonos for Athens until 1:25 pm and doesn't arrive until 6:25 pm, I'd say the first day will just about be shot by the time you get to your hotel and then find someplace to have dinner. In this case 3 nights in Athens isn't much at all. It's just about right to see the main sights and do some shopping.

The same fast boat that will take you from Crete to Santorini will continue on to Ios, which has one of the most intense party scenes in Europe from July through August. You might want to consider a stop there as well in your quest for summer fun. Santorini and Mykonos both have excellent nightlife. Santorini has the archaeological sites Ancient Thira and Akrotiri. Mykonos has Delos, a nearby island reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo. 3 nights at each stop is a good allotment of your time.

On Santorini, since you want nightlife, concentrate your search on the villages of Fira and Firostephani. But make sure you at least take the bus to Oia for a look around.
brotherleelove2004 is offline  
Old Mar 14th, 2005, 04:47 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,742
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Small correction: The Blue Star Ferry leaves Mykonos for Rafina, not Athens. From Rafina it's a short bus ride into the center of Athens.
brotherleelove2004 is offline  
Old Mar 14th, 2005, 04:49 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,755
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
..loved Santorini and would stay there 4 days and would base myself in Oia...we had motorscooters and found it really easy to get around..Mykonos- be sure to plan 1 day in Delios (sp) and there is one day a week that this is closed (so check carefully)..the rest in Athens..I know lots of people are disappointed in Athens but we really enjoyed the Acropolos and many museums.
travelbunny is offline  
Old Mar 14th, 2005, 04:59 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,755
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
..whoops that was 3 days in mykonos (inc the day in Delos)..with 2 in athens
travelbunny is offline  
Old Mar 14th, 2005, 05:40 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,742
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Delos is closed on Mondays.
brotherleelove2004 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
lifeisb34utiful
Europe
11
Jul 22nd, 2019 09:55 AM
ColoradoDavid
Europe
14
Apr 3rd, 2010 01:43 PM
citychicnyc
Europe
4
Mar 21st, 2009 03:04 AM
BaltoTraveler
Europe
7
Feb 10th, 2009 08:17 AM
venezia1223
Europe
4
Mar 21st, 2004 07:40 PM

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 - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:22 PM.