Planning for Greece!

15 May

Greece has been on my shortlist of places to visit for as long as I can remember.

As an Anthropology and more specifically Archaeology student/nerd I’ve been mesmerized by all of the ruins and history and sites…needless to say while some people envision Greece as their exotic honeymoon location it’s always been a history dork-out for me.

This July I not only turn 30 but I’m also taking my first real BIG vacation to GREECE! Booked my flights in March and suddenly it’s the middle of May and I need to nail down hotels/lodging, an actual itinerary, transportation and the what to see/when list of tourism.

Athens will be the only mainland destination and the rest of the 13 days is split amongst some key islands. I mean, after all it’s July, the peak of heat and high season and I need some relaxation via beach.

Share any tips or must sees my way and here’s the first look at my plan:

Arrive Friday, 7/19 late evening – Athens
Saturday, 7/20 and Sunday, 7/21 – Athens
Monday, 7/22 – Leave Athens for Mykonos – Arrive Mykonos/day to explore/evening
Tuesday, 7/23 – Day trip from Mykonos to Delos – evening in Mykonos
Wednesday, 7/24 – Leave Mykonos for Naxos – Arrive Naxos explore/evening
Thursday, 7/25 and Friday, 7/26 – Naxos
Saturday, 7/27 – Leave Naxos for Santorini – Arrive Santorini explore/evening
Sunday, 7/28 – Tuesday, 7/30 – Santorini
Wednesday, 7/31 – Leave Santorini/Back to Athens – arrive/relax and spend the night
Thursday, 8/1 – Fly back to USA


4 Responses to “Planning for Greece!”

  1. rachael May 15, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    Loving all of your posts…glad you are back! Check Michelle’s blog as they just did a Greece trip last year and she does a good job of linking hotels, restaurants, etc. What a fun celebration for you and your mom!!

    • JDub May 15, 2013 at 11:29 am #

      Good to know! Thanks mama!

  2. Caroline F May 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    In Santorini there’s a super fun boat trip you can do to Nea Kamini – a little teeny volcanic island with fun hiking, swimming, etc. DO NOT do a donkey ride up the cliff side, that was seriously one of the scariest things I have ever done and would never do it again!!! XO

    • JDub May 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

      Good to know about this non-ideal cliff side donkey shenanigans. I do have a really great visual of you in my mind now that makes me laugh.

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