How to create the perfect itinerary?

In the past people have thought about experiences as add-ons on top of hotel and flight bookings. This is no longer true. Now, the experience is the core of the trip and the question is what do I want to do? With this in mind, how do you create the perfect itinerary?


Of course, this depends on many things like available days, budget, what you enjoy most, etc. But here are some tips for you.

☼ Choose a good base (hotel) in Athens so that you have easy access to the sites which are mostly within easy reach on foot or using the tube.

☼ A three-day (2-night) stay in Athens will be sufficient. If you ask us … honestly? it will be too much! Go for two nights (a full day)!

☼ If you like to stay & explore more, there are always hidden gems that will make you feel less of a tourist and more of a local.

☼ Try to base some of your days in a region like Peloponnese which is close to Athens/airport (2 hours) and will cover all your needs: archeological sites, beautiful towns, islands, beaches & swimming, mountains, landscape, old monasteries, gorges, wineries, and of course great non-touristy food!

☼ Islands? It does not have to be Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, etc. Don’t get the boat, it takes ages and you waste your vacation time. If you do want to visit the distant islands get the plane. For some islands, it is good to get the boat!

☼ We know that Mykonos and Santorini are in your “system” because of your friends who “only” visited these 2 islands! It is called word of mouth! So plan a dose of 2 nights (i.e. a full day) and then spend your money at places where you can get VFM and the real Greek experience.

☼ If you want to visit islands but without wasting time go for the Saronic Gulf (south of Athens). They are great islands and some of them (Hydra & Spetses) are very cosmopolitan and amazing! Just a couple of hours away.

☼ Go for off-season holidays. Avoid the crowds, the bad service, and the pricing from mid-July to the end of August. Unless you have done your homework well and know where to go even at high season and still enjoy the magic of Greece. If you have to do the high season, you can still avoid the crowds!

If you need help to plan your trip, we will try our best to help you out. Talk to us~