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posted 2-12-2018 @ 10:49 AM www
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Hi all - thinking of doing the greek islands Late August 2019 for 2 weeks? & were on a very tight budget, seeking advice on various accomodations and any tour trips etc. ... 'Trip A Deal' has a greek Island hopper deal but tour dates dont coincide.
Also - if we did book such a deal - do they let you stay longer and come back later?
Any advice on what to avoid would be helpful too.
Thanks everyone :kiss:
posted 2-12-2018 @ 09:54 PM www

Hi Calliope.
Not overly experienced with either the Greek Islands or TripADeal but have done both once.
Firstly, I believe that TripADeal deals are for a set time and usually can't be extended... but you could contact them on that. However I must add that the TripA Deal deal we did (Sri Lanka and the Maldives but entirely fabulous and faultless).
Our experience re. Greek Islands was wonderful. We went to the ferry terminal in Piraeus and simply caught a ferry to an island (we chose the next to leave as we wanted an adventure). We had no accomodation booked and it wasn't a hassle because when we arrived many touters for local accomodation greeted us and we simply made our choice. We did this for 4 islands and had no problems at all. And all our accomodation was great and cheap.
This was in 2017 so it may have changed. Worth considering though.
posted 6-12-2018 @ 05:20 PM www

Thanks adamay - Yes the touters - I would do ths if it were just myself and hubby but as there are 5 of us, im worried we will end up sleeping on th beach (lol).

If anyone else can assist woth recommended tour companies or accomodation etc - that would be great too. - Thanks.
posted 7-12-2018 @ 12:44 PM www

Hi Calliope,

late August is likely to be high season with higher pricing in the Greek islands.
in June 2017 I did a Bunnik tour that was in Greece It included the island of Crete and stayed in two locations there. i loved Crete. it then went to Santorini. The tour stayed in Fira. I then spent extra time and stayed in Oia. It was very crowded and extremely commerical.
i then did island hopping to other islands in the Cyclades group and flew from the last place to Athens.
Smaller islands might me more economical for you. I went to Sifnos, Milos, Folengandros, Naxos and Paros. I prebooked all of my accommodation. I chose accommodation based on trip advisor and reviews.
If you are wanting a package then perhaps someone this would or an equivalent company would be worth looking at:
posted 7-12-2018 @ 01:09 PM www

We travelled to Hydra and loved it. The main piece of advice we received was "Get a taxi to the ferry. Do not take a bus." We took a bus. Big mistake... huge!! (Sorry Pretty woman!)

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posted 8-12-2018 @ 10:54 AM www

Any more helpful hints. We are travelling in August too and hoped to do our own thing getting around on bus train or ferry. Is that achievable. We were hoping not to be confined to a tour itinerary but hope that doesnt mean it is a lot more costly. Experiences and stories appreciated.

We are going to Italy, Greece, Switzerland, maybe Austria and Germany
posted 6-5-2019 @ 12:57 PM www

Anyone done AIRBNB on greek islands - a im finding it hard to get 3 bedrooms for 5 adults.
As ive never booked airbnb, was hoping for safe sound advice here too please, especially on the greek islands.
posted 6-5-2019 @ 01:40 PM www

Consider looking at ( Vacation Rental By Owner)
Have not used for Greece but had successful stays in Italy booking through this site.
posted 8-5-2019 @ 07:24 PM www

Thanks georgecat36
posted 8-5-2019 @ 07:45 PM www

I havenít done Airbnb in Greece but have recently done it in Italy. Most
Places were good however we had one terrible place which was not what it stated. My advice is to really check the reviews of what other people write. If there is No reviews I would be slightly worried.
posted 18-5-2019 @ 05:57 PM www

Thanks Amanda_199
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