As a first time traveller to Europe I have a few questions. My wife and I will arrive in Athens on Tuesday April 15, 2014 intending to head north into the Balkan countries and departing from Belgrade 5.5 weeks later. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1. We are planning to catch a bus from Athens to Florina on Thursday 17 April. Can I prebook bus tickets over the internet and where from? Will there be any problems travelling on this day as it is the day before Good Friday?
2. Where is the best location to stay in Athens that is within walking distance to the ancient sites of Athens and easy commuting distance to the Bus Station to head to Florina? (We are travelling on a modest budget!).