The Expert Tour Guide to Athens, Greece03 Feb 2015

The Expert Tour Guide to Athens Greece 2

People say that going to Europe can be very expensive. However, those who live in the continent or have been to countries in the region will all agree that travelling there is worth it. The cost of travel will never outweigh the unforgettable moments and beautiful things one can experience in Europe.

We’ve talked about several European cities already and I’m pretty sure you’re convinced that Europe should be your next destination. The only challenge now is for you to decide on which place to visit.

One of the more popular and more affordable places to visit in Europe is Greece. What comes to mind when you hear of the country? Gods, goddesses, Athens, mythology, ancient times, Mykonos, and the beautiful white houses we always see in the movies.

Gateway Destinations offers an Ancient Athens & The Greek Isles Specialty Tour Package. It’s one of our more popular travel deals because many people want to experience an in-depth Grecian experience. This featured tour allows travelers to discover the rich, mythological history of Athens. Explore the prominent archeological wonders of ancient times set in the middle of modern surroundings.

With our tour itinerary, you can enjoy abundant shopping, savor great food, and enjoy the very lively atmosphere of this vibrant city. Aboard the Monarch Ocean Countess, venture out of Athens in style.  Cruise the blue waters of the Aegean sea for three full relaxing days, then off to the beautiful Greek Isles. You’ll also get to visit the ancient site of Ephesus in Turkey.

Visit and see for yourself the famous Mykonos. At night, witness how sophisticated the nightlife is. During the day, visit the beautiful Monastery of Saint John on the island of Patmos, the island of Crete, and Santorini complete with the unique and beautiful architecture. For two days, you’ll stay in a very lovely suite overlooking the crystal shimmering sea.

Ready for your Grecian adventure? Here are some travel tips that might come in handy.

  1. Choose your accommodation well
    Depending on your budget, choose a hotel or resort you like. Hostels are not expensive and there are a lot of budget hotels in Athens especially during the off-season.
  2. Take note of Greek Rules
    Read about the Greek culture and traditions. Some things must be done in a certain way so do your homework and research before going to the country.
  3. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
    As with any trip to a new place, you need to know the proper clothes and shoes you should be wearing. Wear clothes comfortable enough and shoes that you know will keep you going all day, all night.
  4. Be culturally sensitive
    As an Orthodox Christian country, Greece has a lot of shrines at the roadside. You might notice a lot of people signing the cross. Be respectful at all times.
  5. Rent a moped
    This will make travel easier, faster, and fun if you’re not going with a group tour. A moped will easily bring you from one place to another around Greece. You can rent one for $16 a day.
  6. Travel by train
    You can also travel by train to visit different areas in Greece.
  7. Book overnight ferries
    Greece has many islands so to visit them, you need to travel by boats or ferries. It is highly recommended that you try overnight ferries if you want to visit nearby islands. Overnight fees are usually cheaper.
  8. Book ferries early
    Book early so you’re sure to have a seat reserved for you. Discounts are sometimes given to early reservations.
  9. Eat a super cheap meal
    You don’t need to spend a lot on food. You can keep your stomach full for only $10 per day.
  10. Make the most of your trip
    Visit a lot of tourist destinations and islands. Make the most of your time in Greece. Don’t waste any minute!
  11. Enjoy!

Go ahead and starting ready about Greece. While you’re at it, listen to this beautiful Greek music:

If you want a custom tour or a packaged group tour to the Ancient Athens & The Greek Isles, contact Gateway Destinations.


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