Round the World, Travel

Decisions, Decisions

November 18, 2010

So the Greece portion of the trip is fast approaching and I still haven’t decided the itinerary.  The plan was Athens for three or four days and one of the islands for a few days.  I’ve now been reading how the islands pretty much shut down by mid-November, so that probably leaves the smaller ones out.  Crete requires another round trip flight and I just don’t think I can add yet another airport experience to the trip.  Santorini and Mykonos are probably the two most popular so I figure there has to be some activity going on there, even if not much.  But Santorini is really more of a romantic getaway.  That leaves Mykonos.  Anyone familiar with the Greek Isles?  If so, good choice?  I really don’t mind a few quiet days to chill and get some writing done.  I just don’t want everything boarded up.

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  • Reply owen November 19, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Quelle vie difficile!

    You're right about boarding up. I used to go in early/mid April and sometimes a lot of eateries, etc, just weren't open. I only know Crete, which as you say is probably too far for you. However, Chania is a lovely large-ish town with enough going on outside the regular tourist season. It has an airport. Heraklion is a big town with lots to do and is relatively close to Knossoss and Phaestos. But you're probably over ancient ruins after visiting Israel! Besides, if Crete is too much of a trek then it's moot anyway…

  • Reply Corrie November 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Hmmm… I wish I knew! I hope that whatever you decide is fun. I am so jealous that you will be in Greece soon!

  • Reply Michael November 19, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Oui, trés difficile! If I didn't have so many days in airports I would consider a flight there. But I think Crete would be best for another trip as I would only be able to give it a couple of days this time around and it would be rushing it. Everyone says to give at least a week. Rhodes was another possibility but the ferries that time of year are not supposed to be very reliable and it's at least a half day each way. Well, I'm sure any of them will be a great experience.

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