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Ten days backpacking in Greece.

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Ten days backpacking in Greece.

Looking for a few suggestions on a mini road trip through Greece this April.

There's myself and my younger brother, we just booked one way flights to Corfu for April 10th and are planning to take a tent.

From what I can see from Corfu we get the ferry to igoumenitsa on the mainland. Thinking from there head up towards Olympus, down to Delphi and Athens, round to Olympia and fly out from Patra.

Pretty much looking for suggestions of where to go in-between! I hear there's some monistories, caves, lakes etc. we're open to absolutely anything, using public transport and camping whenever possible. Not opposed to free camping.

Any suggestions would be appreciated :)

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1. Re: Ten days backpacking in Greece.

Between Igoumenitsa and Olympus you shouldn 't of course miss Meteora, with good camping facilities at Kastraki.

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2. Re: Ten days backpacking in Greece.

Hello .Here are some ideas

A list of camping sites to google translate

. http://www.e-camping.gr/campings/ratings .

A list of paths in Greece

. el.wikiloc.com/diadromes/outdoor/greece .

Several attractions of Greece

. tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1-i10701-k6188272… .

Walking at the islands

. tripadvisor.com/…48288457 .

The opinions about climbing Olympus in April

. tripadvisor.com.au/…48262121 .

Train site . http://www.trainose.gr/en .

Free camping is not allowed

Enjoy Greece

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3. Re: Ten days backpacking in Greece.

Also unless I am mistaken there are no flights from Patra to U.K .. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araxos_Airport .

Maybe from Kalamata . …wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalamata_International_A… .

Edited: 25 March 2013, 08:05
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4. Re: Ten days backpacking in Greece.

Easyjet certainly fly Kalamata - UK as the inlaws regularly use that service but according to EJ's website, that route doesn't offer any services prior to July 6th 2013. There are way better options to fly home from Athens, BA, EJ, etc

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5. Re: Ten days backpacking in Greece.

<<<Easyjet certainly fly Kalamata - UK as the inlaws regularly use that service but according to EJ's website, that route doesn't offer any services prior to July 6th 2013>>>

I don't think they have used that service regularly, EJ have never flown to Kalamata yet, the July flight in will be the first ever by them, some of the seat allocation going to Thomas Cook.

Ryanair did Stansted-Araxos (Patra) last year, but have not continued it this year unfortunately.

Edited: 25 March 2013, 09:56
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6. Re: Ten days backpacking in Greece.

Just re-read your post, you don't say how long you are here for? Flights to Kalamata from the UK start in May, but is that too late for you? If so, your only option will be to do as much as fits in your timeframe & end in Athens for your return home.

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7. Re: Ten days backpacking in Greece.

My mistake, I was thinking of Dalaman.

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8. Re: Ten days backpacking in Greece.

Thanks for the tips :)

We're there for ten days and the flight from patra would be to Milan, a day there and then on to East Midlands airport. I got that flight last year and it works out cheaper than flying direct for some reason

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9. Re: Ten days backpacking in Greece.

Hi,

If you travel along the northern coast of the Peloponnese stop off at Diakopto and hike up/take the train to Kalavrita, a small mountain town. A very scenic journey !

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10. Re: Ten days backpacking in Greece.

a) free camping is illegal in Greece although local authorities might not force this somerimes

b) not many campings have heating in rooms when there are some

c) many campings might be still closed on April

d) in general April is too cold to sleep outdoors..