We are just starting to plan our trip to Greece in Sept and I have questions on our time frame and how to schedule.
We are coming from Los Angeles and will have 12 days including flight time.
We’d like to spend 3 nights in Athens then perhaps an overnight somewhere…perhaps Delphi. Or maybe we’ll be done with Greek Ruins by the time we see most of Athens.??
(we’d do this part by bus or maybe renting a car).
The part I’m confused about is this:
Husband and I don’t particularly like to cruise. We’ve only done one and that was in Alaska where there really isn’t a choice. In the past we have always traveled independently, making our own reservations for hotels, guides etc., renting a car and driving or flying from place to place.
I get sea sick so boat travel isn’t my favorite. I wore a patch for the Alaska cruise which seemed to work. I also don’t care for having to rush through a place perhaps having to leave when I’m not ready.
That being said I think cruising would be an easy way to see more of the islands, the idea of not having to pack and unpack is appealing and I like the idea of the approach to Santorini on a boat.
We thought about the ferries but I have a feeling I’d have a worse time with seasickness on them as their slower and smaller. (is there a super fast ferry?)
I haven’t looked into the flights but it seems that that would take a lot of time, getting to the airport, waiting for your flight, etc.
We’d like to see Santorini and maybe one or 2 other islands. I heard in Crete you can snorkel over a sunken city…sounds cool.!
I’m sorry if I seem so unsure about everything…I’ve looked at several guide books and read the various travel forums but there nothing like the “real thing”,,, the trip advisor forum folks to set you straight.
What itinerary would you follow if it was your first trip to Greece?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.