Greece at a glance

From ancient ruins that witnessed the birthplace of democracy to white washed villages overlooking a vast Mediterranean sea- Greece has a lot of offer and it may surprise you. I was impressed with how walkable Athens was, how fantastic the food was, and the general beauty of nature mixed with architecture we found. Greece has more than enough to keep the history buffs and nature enthusiasts both enthralled for weeks. (or as long of a trip as you can manage)

Is it safe?

Yes although awareness is key. Be aware of pickpockets in crowded areas and use discretion when solo travelling at night.

Best time to visit:

Late April- Early November. I’d avoid July and August due to heat and overcrowding. We visited the beginning of May as it was just warming up and found it to be a perfect time for weather and crowd levels.

Language:

Greek, although it was pretty easy to get around with only English, especially in more touristy locals.

Currency: Euro

Best way to get around:

Public transport was fairly effective in Athens and on the islands. I’d most recommend using public transport when in cities or on the islands. Other options for exploring the Greek isles include renting 4 wheeler/ ATVs or cars.

Top things to do:

  1. The historical sites of Athens
  2. Roadtrip to the ancient site of Delphi
  3. Climb to the monasteries of Meteora
  4. Hiking around Santorini
  5. Island hop the Greek Isles
The colorful beaches of Santorini

The colorful beaches of Santorini

 Greece Day 6: Bus day. Started off with more yogurt and some bread from previous day’s ...
A boating tour around Santorini

A boating tour around Santorini

Greece Day 5: Boating dayWe booked a super ridiculously long 10 hour tour with King Thira boat ...
The hike from Thira to Oia, Santorini

The hike from Thira to Oia, Santorini

Greece Day 4: Santorini. As our flight didn’t get us in until well after midnight and we ...
Visiting Meteora

Visiting Meteora

Greece Day 3: One of my most highly anticipated days of the trip!!!! METEORA Not even kidding, ...
A tour of mainland Greece- Visiting Delphi

A tour of mainland Greece- Visiting Delphi

Greece Day 2: For the 2nd and 3rd days of Greece we booked a tour through Astoria Travels/ G.O. ...
A walking tour of Ancient Athens

A walking tour of Ancient Athens

Greece- As many of my friends and family know I’ve booked A LOT of trips this year! And I& ...