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First time in Greece / Cannot decide which place to go!

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First time in Greece / Cannot decide which place to go!

Going to Greece for the first time ever with my man friend. We will be getting to Athens in early October and will be in Greece for 7 nights leaving very early the 8th day, We are having a hard time trying to figure out which place in Greece to visit that will provide us with a good experience for the amount of time we have We would love to have some sort of night life, music, great places to eat, sand beaches and outdoor activities. If the island we were to stay on has a place to camp on it, even better. We have browsed Hydra, Cephalonia, Lemnos and Milos. (the scenery and kayaking in Milos looks right up our alley but it is not looking like the town will have much going on due to the time of year) We are very open to places other than the ones posted. We are willing to fly or take a ferry out of Athens to get to any destination. Any suggestions would be very helpful!

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1. Re: First time in Greece / Cannot decide which place to go!

hi..by that time most islands will have ''closed down' since it's the end of the season...your best bet is to go somewhere with permanent population that doesn't rely only on tourism,but is an 'open'' place all year long..one of these places and one of the most beautiful town in greece is chania TOWN in crete.you can fly there from athens airport the same day you arrive(coming from the states you will be jet lagged and going into a metropolis like athens is not helping)...

just catch a domestic flight to chania the same day and start off your holidays the best way possible..in a charming town by the sea.you will be at the airport after all..going by ferry takes many-many hours and it's the last you want after an endless flight from the states.chania is a gorgeous little town,with a venetian port and has a medieval feel to it

another choice would be rhodes TOWN,also ''open'' all year long..rhodes is another beautiful island ,much smaller than crete but beautiful as well...these options would work for you..the best thing is that since they are as east as it gets in greece they have sunny weather the longest,so you will have the best chance of sunshine and good weather.if you rent a car or a scooter you can explore and visit the best beaches in these areas.i always do that in my hoidays,i like being independent and not relying on local transportation,which sometimes is not adequate,.

pics of chania..

http://tinyurl.com/ohf8cj9

pics of rhodes town

http://tinyurl.com/ofqocy2

the two domestic air companies for the domestic flight to the island

https://www.olympicair.com/en

http://en.aegeanair.com/

the chania town forum here on TA

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowForum-g189415-i714-Cha…

rhodes town forum

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowForum-g635613-i10933-R…

Edited: 29 August 2013, 04:36
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2. Re: First time in Greece / Cannot decide which place to go!

Hi there

The holiday season doesn't finish until the end of the last week of October so whilst a few places "might " have closed, the chances are that most shops, bars and restaurants will be open wherever you decide to go. Any island with an airport is a maximum one hour flight from Athens and some are closer than that so you can pretty much choose anywhere you like.

If it's a relatively distant island, I wouldn't waste time on the ferries, you need to maximise your available time.

This link gives a good overview to all domestic flights and schedules from Athens to the islands...

aia.gr/traveler/…

Edited: 29 August 2013, 10:12
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3. Re: First time in Greece / Cannot decide which place to go!

Thank you all very much, we decided to go with Crete. We are very excited. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to go while we are there? Good places to eat? Or for some music?

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4. Re: First time in Greece / Cannot decide which place to go!

Chania town offers everything,

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