Traveling to Greece 101

Dan Rang - Jan 30, 2012
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Greece is a famous holiday destination and it is indeed a nice place to travel. In spite of worldwide recession, travel to Greece is neither troublesome nor very expensive. Those who are planning to travel to the country should arrange all their trains' tickets and cruise bookings in advance otherwise it will be difficult to enjoy Greece in its fullest form.

Traveling Greece by train is a wonderful experience for the foreign tourists. Most of the train tickets are available on 90 days advance booking. The ferry tickets especially for Athens, Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, Santorini etc. are always in demand, especially for the hi-speed ferry boats, therefore it is safe to book the tickets online.

Taking lots of clothes is a big problem while traveling; however, it is wise to properly plan while packing the clothes. A pair of jeans, a few t-shirts, good looking shoes and another pair of comfortable footwear should be taken in the bag for comfortable movement.

It is always recommended not to look as a typical tourist though but rather to dress like local people. Ladies can consider wearing Capri pants, fancy but comfortable tops, and comfortable shoes for their travel journeys. However, for religious places, shorts are not allowed nor the ladies can wear tank tops or knee-length skirts.

The summer time is the best for holidaying in Greece; however, it is good to be prepared for scorching Mediterranean sun shine. Cotton wears is the best, drinking lots of liquid is good for health and antidote for dehydration; old churches are the best palace to cool down.

There are lots of tourists' attractions in Greece; however, all of them may not be available all around the year. Therefore, it is always wise to check the respective websites for these places before you hit the said destination. For example, the museums in Athens and museums in Thessaloniki often remain closed for the maintenance but they inform about their off days in advance via their websites. Other than these all public museums in Greece remain closed on national holidays, so it is always wise to check the national holiday list before you start planning for the intercity travel to Greece.

Although Greek people are quite familiar with US and UK English it is better to learn a few local phrases. Little proficiency in Greek language will help to tackle local events and people in emergency and it will provide a feel-good mood in the Greek atmosphere.

By Jerry Stakos

www.greekforums.net

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