Hi, I would like to ask for some expert and local knowledge on travelling alone as a female traveller to Greece.
I'm planning on goin to Greece within the next two weeks (if I wait any longer I'll talk myself out of it). I will either be flying into Santorini or Crete. I will only be staying for 7 days, so would like to make the most of my time there.
I'm 28 years old and want to avoid any central party places. I am going in the hope of finding some peace and solice following a difficult start to 2011.
Firstly can you tell me if I will be safe travelling alone in Greece? Is there anywhere that I should avoid?
Secondly do you have any recomendations for any of the beautiful and quieter islands that are easily accessable from with Santorini or Crete? Do you think I should find a base for myself and travel to and from any island from there and return back to the hotel each night?
I hope that you can understand my ramblings, I write with both nervousness and excitement...
I look forward to any replies and help offered