Welcome to Matt's Greece Travel Guide
Hi. My name
Barrett. I have been traveling or living in Greece since 1968. In 1996 I began my Greece Travel Website and
have been adding information, photos and stories ever since. During this time it has become one of the most popular travel sites on the web with all sorts of free information that you would have to otherwise search for. I created my
Travel Guides to help you avoid some of the
problems people have while traveling in Greece and
also to share my knowledge of
the country, and because I love writing and taking photos. You can follow links to stories and
articles I have written on various Greek
subjects, from my Guides to the Greek Islands, to my famous Athens Survival Guide and countless pages on hotels, restaurants, beaches, history, Greek food and more. This page can easily serve as your basic guide to Greece and you can follow the links to more information, all of it given freely. You can also e-mail me with any questions
and I usually respond pretty quickly. 2018 is my 22nd year and I am pretty excited. Yes the world seems like it is coming apart at the seams but there is something about going to Greece that helps me put it all in perspective. The sun, the sea, the food, the people and the fact that despite the insanity we see every day in the news, we are still able to enjoy ourselves in a profound way that keeps us coming back in the best and the worst of times.
Introduction: My Greece Websites
Athens Survival Guide
Athens is a
Wonderful City when you get to know it. But
most guidebooks are as confusing as Athens
seems to be for those unfamiliar with it. Not
my Athens Survival Guide. My Athens Guide
makes the city and surrounding areas simple
and enjoyable by following my steps and just
doing what I do. It includes restaurant reviews,
hotels (including areas to stay and areas to avoid), archaeology sites, beaches, Photo Tours that will help you understand the city, reliable
travel agencies, day-trips, shopping, nightlife, and hundreds of other subjects, all in beautiful Technicolor. You can print out the whole thing and take
it to Greece or use it on your iphone or whatever media device you bringing with you. It is the only Guidebook you
will need and it is free and easy to use. Recommended by Travel Guru Rick Steves and even used by Athenians themselves.
Visit my Athens Survival Guide BEFORE you visit Athens
Greek Island Guides
I have written a brief review on all the
islands and turned it into a web page that
links to more detailed Greek island
information including recommended hotels, beaches, restaurant reviews, archaeological sites, history, nightlife and museums and whatever else there is to do on the islands, plus which islands are easy to get to from which other islands, an important thing to know when you make up your itinerary. If you don't know much about the
Greek Islands this will give you some idea of
what each has to offer. Visit my Greek Island Synopsis which has a paragraph about each island and then a link to my guide for that island. Or you can just go to my Greek Island Guide which lists the islands by group with
a photo and
to the page for each island. If you know which island you want to visit, then you may find that page easier to use. If like many travelers to Greece you are just trying to find information about Mykonos and Santorini you can just click on those links. But you may be missing out if you think that these are the only islands worth visiting in Greece.
Many people use the Greek Island Guide to research their trip before going to my
Create-an-itinerary page where they can
fill in a form that tells which islands, how
many days, category of hotel, tours and so on
and an agent comes back with a price for that
trip. It's a pretty creative way to plan your
holiday and you are under no obligation to buy so at least you will know what it is gonna cost and which islands you can get to without too much hassle.
Read my step by step approach
on "How to go to a
Greek Island" which will tell you how to do everything from the moment you leave your hotel, to buying metro tickets, ferry tickets, finding your boat, going to an island and getting home by dinner.
For those who know there is more to Greece than the islands have a look at my Greek Mainland Guide.
My Greece Websites
continually adding and updating this page and
the hundreds of other Greece pages to which it
is linked. There were over 5000 pages of
information last time I counted, so for easy navigation there is an
all my pages, or most of them anyway. It is the best way to find your
way around my site. Many people use it as their home page when they are researching their trip to Greece. If you have a moment click on the logo and then save it to your favorite places or as your homepage. Yes I know it is confusing that there is a Greecetravel.com and a Greektravel.com but the site grew organically and by the time I discovered that this was not the way things are done, there was too much info to change so I
left it. By the way, I do all my pages individually, by hand and there are no pop-up ads, cookies, or tricks to make you click on something you don't want to. I am a real person who goes to Greece regularly, not a computer program designed to promote Greece, or some guy who visited once for a week and wrote the ultimate guide.
My Hotels of Greece Project
After Sept 11th when nobody was traveling and
I had plenty of time on my hands I put
together a Directory of hotels in Greece with photos and
descriptions. It was kind of tedious but I
think I was sort of in a state of limbo and
needed something mechanical to do for awhile until people decided they were going to travel again.
I was kind of proud of it in a simple
workmanship way. It is not every hotel in
Greece but it is every hotel that has been
recommended by the agencies and travelers as
well as hotels I have stayed at and recommend
myself. I have tried to link them to the
travel agencies that have the best prices for that
particular hotel. For those who still want to
just show up and book hotels as you go I still
recommend at least booking your hotel in Athens in advance even if
you don't book any others. By the way the way I support this site is through the commissions I get from the hotels, the agencies that book them and Booking.com so if you appreciate my site and all this free info, PLEASE use the links I have provided to book your hotel and if you are not ready to book save them to your favorite places and come back when you are ready. See
www.hotelsofgreece.com or the sister page which is my Search Greek Hotels Guide which I did with Booking.com that looks the same but is a million times better than the page I did on my own (though some of my hotel reviews are funnier, like the Grande
Bretagne for example).
Greece Hotel Search and Automated Booking
For those who have been wondering if I was ever going to get an automated hotel booking site in my guide for people who don't want to go through a travel agency you can stop wondering. Through my friends at Booking.com you can now book
from my site and not feel guilty about getting all my free information and booking elsewhere. I still urge travelers to use reliable Greek travel agencies but if you want to do your own hotel arrangements
least you now have that option and the prices are as low as you will find anywhere and many of the hotels you can cancel with no cancellation fee. Plus they donate to my site whenever someone books. So if you appreciate the work that went into this website please book using the links to my recommended travel agents and Booking.com. If you want to get a second and third opinion save the hotel
page and come back to it after you are satisfied that this is where you want to stay. See Matt
Barrett's Booking.com Hotel Search and you can find exactly the hotel you need or close to it.
Villas and Houses
I resisted for years but I could not fight it any longer and I hope my friends in the hotel business will forgive me but I have put together a page of Villas, Holiday Homes, Self-catering Apartments and Air BnB type accommodations. Yes I get that there are good reasons for staying in a house or apartment instead of a hotel, especially if you are a family, and you are not just being anti-social. Yes, I know that some people may not want to go out
for dinner every night like I do when I am in Greece and may want to have a meal or two at home, or at least breakfast. I get it. And because of that I have created Matt's Villas Page.
Important Note: There is a lot of information on my website and it is all free to anyone whether you booked through the travel agents, the hotels or Air BnB. But it is the commissions I get from hotel bookings on my affiliate website with Booking.com that supports this website and enable me to continue doing the work I enjoy. So my request to you is that if you
are using other sites to book hotels and apartments and using my websites for everything else and are thankful
for the information you have received from it please think about donating whatever you can afford so I can continue to be creative. You can use Paypal and send whatever you like to firstname.lastname@example.org with a note so I know who you are and I can thank you.
What's New on Greece Travel for 2019?
New Economical Greece Packages
Fantasy Travel has put together a number of packages that offer quality hotels for economical prices. Most packages that seem too good to be true are actually not as good as they seem, often using hotels that are in areas you really don't want to stay in, to keep the price
down. But Fantasy's economy packages feature hotels in and around the Plaka in Athens and are
all good quality hotels.
I recommend Fantasy Travel's program The Pursuit of Pleasure which is 12 Days and 11 nights in Athens, Mykonos and Santorini including hotels, ferries, transfers, tours, admission to archaeological sites and breakfast starting at 940 euros per person. You can't beat the price for these hotels and this itinerary. Or their 8 day package
that includes a 4-day cruise plus Athens-Delphi-Meteora which starts at 595 euros per person. For these and more visit Fantasy Travel's Special Offers Page
SPECIAL SANTORINI OFFER! Fantasy Travel has a special package for 4-Days and 3-Nights at the very popular 5-star Volcano View Hotel starting at 210 euros per person. Not per day! For all 3-nights! So if you have been frustrated with
the prices at the hotels with caldera view you should jump on this deal because it won't last. See Santorini Special Offer
Easy Greece Travel for Seniors
Fantasy Travel's Seniors Winter Special features Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Myceneae, Epidavros, Nafplion, Olympia and the Saronic Islands in a program designed specially for retirees and senior citizens. If you have mobility issues or you are that age where you just want to take it easy and enjoy Greece without climbing stairs and mountains this
is a good choice for you.
Aegean Blue: Athens-Naxos-Santorini
This Special offer 10-Day program features 3 of the best hotels in Greece and many extras at the best value for money price.
2 nights in Athens in 4-star Herodion Hotel
3 nights in Naxos in 4-star Iria Beach Hotel
4 nights in Santorini in 4-star Tholos Resort (Volcano-caldera sea view room)
Ferry tickets Athens – Naxos –Santorini
Air Tickets Santorini – Athens
Transfers roundtrip, Athens Airport – Hotel
Transfers roundtrip, Naxos port – Hotel
Transfers in Santorini Port-Hotel, Hotel–Santorini Airport
Caldera Sunset Sailing cruise
Athens Private Walking Tour (with professional guide, 4.5 hours duration)
See Fantasy Travel's Aegean Blue for more information
Economical Cruise Packages
I admit that I am not a big fan of cruises. Not that I have ever been on one. But in my opinion visiting a bunch of Greek islands for a few hours each is not that way to do it, no matter what your travel agent tells you or what you read in a travel magazine. I think you need at least 2 or 3 nights
on an island if you want to really experience it. On a cruise you are just sort of looking at it. But Fantasy Travel's Smart 7 cruise allows you to spend 3 nights in Mykonos at the beginning of your cruise and 3 nights in Santorini at the end of your cruise. The cruise is 4 days and includes Kusadasi, Turkey, Patmos, Rhodes and Crete which would be impossible to see in such a short period of time otherwise. Plus
you can add on extra islands or tours of the mainland with Fantasy's low rates. Take a look at Fantasy Travel's Smart 7 Program
Far from the Maddening Crowd-Stay at the Beach in Athens!
In response to the travelers who are nervous about demonstrations in Athens or who just don't like cities, Fantasy Travel has put together several Greece mainland and island package which includes a tour of Athens and all transfers and ferry tickets. What makes them unique is for the Athens part of the trip you
will be staying
by the beach in Faliron, just 20 minutes from downtown by taxi or 30 minutes by bus or coastal tram. The islands available are Mykonos, Santorini and Sifnos or the option of a cruise. For more information see Far from the Maddening Crowd. Fantasy can adjust the above tour so you can stay even further out of the city. The further out you go the nicer the beaches are and you are never more than an hour or so from downtown Athens.
For those who are interested in staying outside of Athens I have added a new section in my Athens Survival Guide about the coastal suburbs or what some people call the Athenian Riviera so you can stay at the beach instead of in the center of the city. See my Athens Coast page and if you want to stay in the leafy cool suburbs in a beautiful old classical hotel see my Kifissia
Matt's Greece Travel Blog and Facebook Group
For the latest on what is happening with me in Greece read my Greece Travel blog or else go to Matt Barrett's Greece Travel Guides Group on Facebook for comments, photos and other fun stuff where you can interact with other travelers and people who live in Greece or go there regularly. But the answer to the question that many people are asking is "Yes people are traveling to Greece."
The numbers for Americans traveling seem to be down but that has as much to
do with the American economy as it does with Greece. Europeans, Australians, Indians, Chinese, Canadians, Brazilians and of course Greek-Americans continue to spend their summer holiday in the Greek islands and tourism is one of the bright spots in the Greek economy. If you have any questions about personal safety, refugees, terrorism, the economy or whatever you have read in the news that might make you not want to go to Greece you can e-mail me or go
to Matt Barrett's Greece Travel Guides Group on Facebook where there are other knowledgeable people sharing information, some of whom are living in Greece.
Matt Barrett on Tiplr!
I am now featured on Tiplr which is a platform for travel tips all over the world for those who like their information in bite-sized pieces. It is an excellent source of travel info especially for people who prefer a hand-held computer to a laptop or larger. So go and download the app.
Take a one minute spin my video All My Friends from Greece. It's a commercial I would make if I were the head of the Greek National Tourist Organization. I wrote the song and sing and play it with some of my
rock and roll pals.
New or Updated Greece Travel Information
Support the People of Lesvos: Visit Lesvos
You have read about the flow of refugees coming to Greece, many of them landing on the island of Lesvos. The people of Lesvos have been helping the refugees, rescuing many at sea, giving them warm clothes and food as soon as they come ashore, and assisting them on getting to the administration centers in Mytilini so they
registered and continue their long journey to the rest of Europe. You can support the people of Lesvos in a couple ways. You can donate to organizations like The Starfish Foundation who have been helping refugees from the very beginning. Or you can come to Lesvos and visit what I think is the most beautiful island in Greece, where you can eat, drink, swim and if you feel like it volunteer to help. Because of the negative press international tour and cruise companies
have abandoned the island, which is silly. Lesvos is as beautiful and enjoyable as ever and the people of Lesvos don't deserve to suffer economic hardship because they have chosen to assist refugees instead of turning a blind eye. So consider Lesvos as the island to visit this summer and support the people who are actually helping the refugees. See my guide Lesvos: More Than Just Another Greek Island.
Winter in Greece
Despite what you have read
about the Greek islands closing for the winter, as if Greece
is some kind of seasonal theme-park, there are people like me
who think that the winter-season, which goes from late October
to the end of March, is one of the best times to go to Greece.
No crowds, generally good weather and many
days when you can swim. There can be periods of cold or rain and even
snow in the mountains. (You can ski in Arahova near Delphi and
then go swim in the Corinthean Gulf the same day). But even
when it is cold it is not the brutal cold that anyone in the
northern US experiences in the winter. The most amazing thing is that everything is green! The dusty archaeological sites that are parched and dry in the summer are alive with grass and wild plants and if you go in March or April, millions of wildflowers. If you want to see the
real Greece, including islands that have returned to their quiet
winter-ways after the summer tourists have left, and take advantage
of low season rates and cheap airfare then winter is the time
to go. And as I have written elsewhere Athens is the best city
in the world from November to May with more restaurants, music,
and shopping than most people get in a lifetime. For more information
on off-season travel see my article on Winter
in Greece and also the new Off-Season Travel in Greece which has some winter itineraries and links to more info.
Oh yes, and be sure to read about Skiing in Greece. Many people have discovered that the
Christmas holidays in Greece is a great time
to be there, with low rates on hotels and the
weather is usually a lot nicer than wherever
it is they have come from. Many days it is
warm enough to dine outdoors. It is a great
time to be in Athens and visit the
archaeological sites and nearby islands and
Athens nightlife in my opinion is among the
best in the world. Read about my Christmas in
Easter and other Important Holidays in Greece
This year Orthodox Easter is May 1st 2016 which is late so that means you will probably be able to swim, eat and spend all your time outdoors and do many of the things people do in the summer. Flights should be cheaper than in the summer and there are several Easter packages which enable you to experience the week of
Easter with Greek families, seeing the ceremonies and in the end roasting a lamb and celebrating the resurrection. Even if you are not religious it is a festive time to be here with beautiful candlelight ceremonies and everybody is in a state of increased happiness and hope no matter how miserable they were feeling before. It is my favorite time to be in Greece. See my Easter in Greece page. Apokreas is a two week
Carnival Season just like New Orleans and Rio that comes to an end with Clean Monday and Lent 40 days before Easter Sunday. This is a great time to be in Greece too with parties and parades and lots of eating and drinking in Athens, Patras, Skyros and just about every island with a decent winter population. 40 days after Orthodox Easter is the Agios Pnevmatos Holiday, similar to our Memorial Day weekend but this is celebrating the Holy Spirit.
The hotels and ferries to the islands are usually full that
weekend, going there on Friday and returning on Monday or Tuesday. In August everyone leaves Athens for the villages and the islands and on August 15th it is the Celebration of the Panagia (Virgin Mary) and finding hotels or space on the ferries during this period is almost impossible if you wait too long. Many people stay in Athens during this period because even though it is hot, it is practically empty, by Athens standards at least. See also Holidays in Greece
Children in Greece
I have a daughter
and have taken her to Greece every year since
before she was born and she is now 23 years old. Greece is a great country for kids, especially the Greek islands. It is safe and the Greek people love children. There are also lots of children around which is a key ingredient for your child having a good time while traveling with his parents. Trust me. I know. If you are traveling to
Greece with small children, you may want to
learn the secrets of
or take a look at my
guide for Traveling to Greece with Children which has lots of cute baby photos and information that will be of use to you whether you are traveling with an infant, toddler, or even a teenager. And even better my daughter Amarandi when she was 8 put together a page for her fellow kids to read about how to deal with their parents in Greece called Greece4kids.
Getting Married or Honeymooning in
The Greek islands have always been one of
the most popular destinations for
Honeymooners. In the last few years there has
been a dramatic increase in the number of
people who want to get married there too. Why
not? You combine the wedding with the
honeymoon. Now there are all sorts of wedding
packages available of all sizes and prices.
Before you make your decision, whether you are
doing a full-blown wedding or a simple
exchange of vows, or just a renewal of vows
my Greek Weddings page. For those who are already married but just see Honeymoon in Greece and speaking of which..... Before you commit to
anything (besides each other of course) take a
peak at Fantasy's Honeymoon Package
Most Honeymooners go
Santorini. Personally if I were going to
get married I would go somewhere more quiet
and traditional like
But with a good travel agent helping you it is possible to do both.
Using Travel Agents in Greece
recommend using a Greek travel agency for your trip to Greece despite the appearance that booking on your own seems to be so easy. The fact is that the booking is easy. It is only after you get to Greece that you may discover that there is more to booking hotels and ferries than booking hotels and ferries. Every hotel in Greece has their
own website these days and the quality of the
web design does not always reflect that of the
hotel. Unless you are back-packing and
prepared to sleep anywhere, a trip to Greece
is a lot easier if you work with a travel
agent who knows what they are doing. They can
organize ferries, flights, transportation to
and from airports and ports, find the right
hotel for you, deal with any unforeseen
circumstances, answer all your questions and
in the end save you time, money and your
sanity. You can choose from dozens of
itineraries or you can create your own and by
using my website you should have a pretty good
idea of what you would like to do.
Read more about using Greek travel agencies and meet the ones I recommend
Greek Ferry Boats
Most ferries going to the Aegean islands leave from Pireaus which you can get to in 15 minutes by metro or taxi from central Athens. Others leave from Rafina and Lavrion which are both about an hour from Athens. The ferries to the Ionian Islands leave mostly from Kilini, Patras and a couple other towns
in western Greece. There are modern high-speed ferries that cut travel time in half and cost twice as much as the regular ferries. The fleet of Flying Dolphins, which are small high-speeds, serve mostly the Saronic Islands where the sea is rarely rough. There are also the Blue Star ferries which are not as fast as a high-speed but fast enough and big and modern. You may have read that ferries are unreliable but that information is dated. The newer Greek ferries are large and state-of-the-art and
go to the popular islands. Occasionally one may be delayed because of weather or mechanical problems but cancellations are rare. But to avoid any anxiety about your trip home because of a fear of a ferry delay I suggest saving Athens
for the end of your
trip. A good plan is to arrive and spend the first night in Athens and see as much as you can that day and leave for the islands the next day. Give yourself 2 or 3 days at the end of your trip to experience Athens and the mainland. You can read more on my Athens Guide Greek Ferry Boat pages
George the Famous Taxi Driver
Athens best Taxi driver is George Kokkotos. Having your own
air-conditioned personal taxi in Athens is
like having your own chauffeur, translator and
guide for a fraction of the cost. George
speaks perfect English and knows all there is
to know about Athens and the archaeology and history of Greece. It's a great way to see
the real Greece. I recommend him for
excursions such as Delphi, Meteora, Naphlion,(Epidavros, Corinth and Myceneae),
or anywhere on the mainland. (He says he will
go to the nearby islands too.) If you are in a group
of three or more people it is cheaper to use
George then to go on the guided tour bus, and
more fun since he will be more flexible, allowing you to stop at the beach of quiet tavernas, something you can't do on a tour bus.
George knows the country and will help you
find many bargains and hidden places not on
most tourist itineraries. He can also take you
on a tour of Athens nightlife. If you are in
Athens and need a car at your disposal for
business or pleasure, George is at your
service. One of the few taxi drivers in Greece
who does not smoke. For sightseeing, guided
tours, excursions all over Greece, or even a
day of golf, call or FAX George. Also for
transfers*, he will meet you at the
airport when you arrive and take you to your
hotel, to and from cruise ships, ferry boats
etc. George has a luxury Mercedes and
also a limo and a bus for larger
He also provides a car seat for infants. For
more about George read his
For rates and more info see
or or e-mail
Driving in Greece
Before you embark on your journey you may also want to see my sections on Driving in Greece which has lots of tips on driving safely and tells you what to watch out for.
Located on 50, Syngrou Ave is a small
family-run company owned by Elias Manouas who
prides himself on specialized personal
service. Excellent cars and low prices plus
delivery or pick-up to your hotel, the airport
or wherever you are in Greece. He can also
make arrangements with his affiliates on the
Greek islands (or you may want to bring his
car on the ferry like a mobile closet for your
luggage.) Not only will he give you a 15%
discount for mentioning my website but he will
also drive you to the outskirts of Athens
where the driving is easier. You will
never have to experience what the Athens
drivers go through every day until you are ready for it. For info on cars
and prices visit the Swift-Avanti Website or use this Form to contact them.
A few summers ago I took a 5-day cruise on a sixty-foot sailboat boat with 6 cabins
and plenty of room and Captain Billy Joe Leck,
a true renaissance man from the UK, skilled in
the arts of sailing, story-telling,
guitar-playing and baby-sitting who knew more
about the islands than I could learn in a
lifetime! I am not a sailor so I was a little
reluctant to go but when the trip was over I
wished I had booked 10 days or a month. We
swam in sheltered coves in incredibly clear
sea and sailed into ports in the late
afternoon for dinner and entertainment. (The
boat had AC but we never needed it.) This is
the best way to see the islands, (like a
cruise but you choose your own itinerary). If
you like a particular island you stay longer
or even return to it. The captain doubles as a
guide/host and knows the best restaurants,
bars, beaches and is your private interpreter
making ordering in restaurants easy. The
surprising thing is that it can actually
be cheaper then staying in a hotel and a lot more
interesting! Be sure to read my article
about my experience sailing in Greece
GM Sailboat and Yacht Charters
David Econopouly of
GM Yacht Charters has gathered together
the best boats and some of the finest and
most entertaining skippers in Greece to
offer a large number of specialized sailboat
or motor-yacht cruises for honeymooners,
archaeologists, people traveling with their
pets, disabled, students, naturalists, and
more. If you have ever wanted to sail the
Greek islands (or Turkey) and find your
own special beach or make up your own cruise
take read Why Charter A yacht with David at GM Charters
Matt's Greece Travel Planning Aids
What kind of person are you? Are you the type that knows they want to go to Greece, don't know exactly where they want to go or what they want to do, but don't want to spend hours or days or weeks trying to decide? Well for you I have created a page that will make it easy for you. It is my Suggested
Itineraries Page and it will make planning your trip to Greece a lot easier. If you are the type who knows what you want to do but just needs help putting it together in a sensible way that suits your budget then I have a page for you too. It is my Create-an-itinerary Page which is to travel as multiple choice is to tests. Try it out and see what I mean. It is fun and you are under no obligation to buy and unlike forms on other websites I
don't use it to collect information about you or keep your e-mail address so I can buy you later.
Schools, Churches and Groups coming to Greece... Did you know you can get great discounts on
hotels, cruises and tours if you come as a
group? If you are a school, a wedding party, a
company going on a trip, a family reunion, a
cultural organization, church or if you are
just someone who wants to come to Greece with
friends and family or a travel agent check out
the Groups page at
where you can put together a specialized
itinerary for your people and then get a
price per-person. And you won't have to negotiate with the hotels one-by-one. Everything is taken care of and all you have to do is make sure everyone gets on the plane.
Suggestions for interesting
tours in Greece....
Greek Mainland Tours
The most important sites are in the Greek mainland and include Delphi, Meteora, Nafplion, Corinth,
Myceneae, Epidavros, Olympia and others. Take a look at Fantasy Travel's mainland tours which are anywhere from a half day to seven days and are very reasonably priced. They can be combined with an island or two or a short cruise. You can take care of your historical needs and then relax on the islands at a very low price. See Fantasy
Travel's Mainland Tours page which has dozens of options for exploring the Greek Mainland. If you want to read more about where to go on the Greek mainland visit my Greece Mainland Index which has links to my various guides.
If you can't find something that appeals to
you on Fantasy Travel's new website then I don't
know what else to say. They have hundreds of
possible itineraries and you can even customize
them if you can't find something that's perfect
for you. I highly recommend their Classic Packages which combine the Greek Islands with Athens and the mainland. Or go to their Island Hopping Packages and find the one that suits you out of the dozens of choices. Or combine Turkey with Greece and the islands with any number of options on their Greece-Turkey
Many people write that they want to go to Greece on a very meager budget, but they are nervous about doing all their hotels, and ferry bookings on their own. They would like to stay in economical hotels but the thought of trying to figure out the metro, buses and taxis scares them a little. So I asked Fantasy Travel to put together a 10-day package for people who think they can't afford to go to Greece. They came up with something pretty special
that includes 3 days each in Athens, Mykonos and Santorini,
all transfers, breakfast, ferry tickets and a one day tour of Delphi or the one day Saronic cruise for as low as 62 euros a day per person. And everything except lunch and dinner is taken care of. Even entry fees at the archaeological sites included. See my Budget Travel site.
Weekend in Athens
For those lucky enough to live close enough to Greece so you can just pop in for a weekend I have put together a plan that crams as much fun, food and history as any mortal could stand in 3 days. It does not have to be a weekend either. Any 3 days. See my Weekend in Athens Page
Greece Odds and Ends
I have been designing Greece T-shirts! I took a walk past some of the tourist shops and it seemed to me that the shirts had become so generic that you could probably buy the exact same
shirts in Jamaica, or Thailand or just about anywhere you would go for a holiday. So I took it upon myself to design t-shirts that I would wear. Then I came up with a great idea. Why not ask all the restaurants, cafes and shops that I have been advertising on my site for free to give something to anyone who is wearing one of my shirts. It could be a discount, or a small gift or a carafe of wine, or a desert. So not only do they look cool but if you wear them enough they will probably pay for themselves. Plus
you will be able to recognize other people who use my website and you will have something to talk about. Anyway I think you will like them whether you are going to Greece or have already been or may never go but want something to remind you that you would like to go someday. I sell them at cost and you can see them on my Greece Travel T-shirts page.
Gay Greece: So are you a gay or lesbian wondering what the scene is in Athens and the islands? The news is all good and you can read about it on Alexia Amvrazi's Gay-Athens/Gay-Greece
Greece Cartoons: While playing with my camera one day, (a Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V), I discovered that if I combined two settings I came up with a way to make my photos look like comics and my friends look like comic book characters. At first I began posting them as they were, but then I decided that if I could add word balloons my photos really would be like comics. All I needed was to think of something funny to say in each one, which is not as easy as it sounds.
Well you can decide whether or not they are funny by going to my Greece Cartoons Page
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This website began as a hobby in 1996 and since then
it has grown in popularity and size. People have been asking me how they
can contribute. First of all you can
contribute by using the agencies I recommend.
Without their support this site could not
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Tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell
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