Hello Everyone !
I wanted to post in this forum to get some outsider perspectives on an upcoming trip I am planning to Greece in September 2020. As some background - I am a 25 year old, single male, traveling alone from NYC. I have traveled quite a bit (14 countries and counting!) and am not shaken by the thought of visiting locations considered to be “off the beaten path.” Adventures are cool with me and I really enjoy cultural vibes as opposed to touristy vibes. That being said, I know there are some touristy islands that may be worth a visit.
I am trying to squeeze three different locations into a 9-day/8-night trip through Athens, Greece with the addition of visiting a couple islands and coming back to Athens the last night before departing the next day. The islands I have researched and find myself attracted to are Naxos, Crete, Hydra, Santorini, Mykonos, and Corfu. I am planning to fly to my first destination (probably Crete) and ferry from there to another island or two. Not sure how much time I need in any given place though.
I had planned as follows:
Monday: Arrive in Athens
Wednesday: Morning Flight to Crete
Friday: ferry to _____
Saturday: Explore ______ Island & Overnight Ferry to another Island _____.
Sunday: Explore _______.
Monday: Ferry Back to Athens for last night
Tuesday: Depart from Athens to NYC
I am looking for any suggestions to my current itinerary that may be worth seeing, worth traveling to, or could make my solo trip through Greece a bit easier! Any info is useful !
Thanks all !Edited: 2 years ago