Your Questions About What Are The Best Islands To Visit In Greece

Maria asks…

Hi, what about popular islands in greece?

I will definately visit Santorini, and i was hoping to go to mykonos but the hotels are SO expensive, so i’m looking to go to another island by ferry but i don’t know what is the best choice..

any ideas about resorts and beaches welcome..

thank you very much
P.S
1) we are a couple
2) anything really interesting in the aegean sea? as we will be in santorini.. :) (except mykonos and paros)
3) crete also too big for a few days, also i’ve been years ago :)

i need something that has the special characteristic of greek islands but also a good nightlife

Yaz answers:

I lived in greece for 3 yrs….go to the islands…mykonos, crete they are very beautiful and it is not really expensive if u stay outside of the villages

Betty asks…

How much does a two week trip to Greece cost?

My dream has always been to visit Greece and I want to make that happen. I’d like to go in the Summer but I have no idea of how much money I should save for the trip. I’ve never traveled before so I have no prior experience or any idea of what to expect. (And EXPEDIA has not helped me whatsoever). Anyway, I would like to know how much each of the following will cost in US dollars, and how much money I should save up on the whole:

Airfare (round trip)
Lodging
Food
Souvenirs
Tour plan

Total (estimate)?

P.S. I plan on visiting the major attractions like the Parthenon and the Temple of Zeus as well as Crete, etc. I don’t plan on staying long on the more expensive islands like Santorini (even though it is beautiful).

Also, are there any (less expensive but equally as beautiful) places I should visit while vacationing at Greece?

THANKS! The person who can answer ALL of these questions to the best of his/or her ability will get thebest answer” from me. Thanks again.

Yaz answers:

It really depends on where you will be located. Northern Greece is much cheaper than southern. I would recommend Thassos. We spent only about 800$ for ten days. Our costs included accommodation, scooter, eating and shopping.
Of course you can spent as much as you have wherever you are, but if you want cheap and great holidays this island is perfect option.
Check out this link http://www.travelnblog.com/greece/how-much-holiday-on-thassos-costs.html

Susan asks…

Easter in Greece but where?

Hi
My girlfriend and I want to go for the Easter weekend (4 days) in Greece.
We think about the cyclades (visit a island per day). We are more attract to visit small islands than big cities full of people (and beautifull monument but i ll be for another time).
What about lowcost company, is it possible to sleep with a tent everywhere (wild camping)?
B&B is the best solution?
Thanks for the help.

Yaz answers:

Camping is possible, but not in very touristy islands, such as the Cyclades, and perhaps not at this time of year, although the weather is quite good.
I also don’t think it is a good idea to go to one island per day, because the ferry trips will take up most of your time. I would suggest that you choose 2 islands, on the same ferry line, such as:
Syros-Mykonos (it will be quite costly though)
Paros-Naxos (cheapest option, great beaches, architecture and monuments, and camping). Santorini is on the same ferry line too, but a little far.
Sifnos-Milos (although Milos is best for the beaches, and it is cold for swimming now).
If you stay in Athens for a day to see the Acropolis and Plaka, until you set off for the islands, plus the waiting time for ferries and trip time, I don’t think there is time for much else. Plus it will be nice not to run around, but also stay on an island for some time to see the local Easter customs etc.

Another option would be to visit the islands of the Saronic gulf, such as Egina, Hydra, Spetses and end up to Monemvasia, the medieval castle. This is a nice option for Easter too, and they are also on a hydrofoil line.

Laura asks…

GREEK vacation planning…need advice please…?

My wife and I want to visit Greece…Probably start in athens and then go island hopping….Santorini is a must.

What other islands would you recommend. We like islands with nice beaches that are peaceful.

What is the best way to travel between the islands?

Is it a good idea to do a Greek Island cruise?

Are there any good Greek package providers that someone can please suggest?

Thank you so much for your help.

Yaz answers:

Crete is ridiculously amazing. Go there for sure, but you’ll need to carve out a couple days for it. See the North Coast (I recommend Rethymnon- stay in a bungalow on Camping Elizabeth- most amazing place I’ve been), and the South Coast (take a ferry to Lutro, only accesable by ferry) and spending some time in the little villages between (donkeys, olive groves, fresh springs). The beaches on the south coast are rarely ever populated, just drive away from the hotels and the towns.

I think Santorini is only good for a day/a couple hours– it’s EXTREMELY touristy and has some nice views, but is over priced and hot as hell (i.e. Not peaceful). I wouldn’t spend the night there. Cruises are icky, I would say get some ferry tickets and rent a car on the bigge islands so you can get to the perfectly pristine beaches.

Lisa asks…

What is Skiathos , Greece like ?

Looking to book holiday to Skiathos Greece . Is the island suitable for teenagers or would they be bored ? Where is the best place to stay not looking for wild nightlife just some nice restaurants and bars to visit in the evening . Also can anyone recommend decent trips whilst holidaying there

Many Thanks Cheryl

Yaz answers:

Nobody [including teenagers] can ever be bored in Skiathos. There are so many places to discover, so many activities, more than 60 different beaches, weather is fantastic, shops, organized trips to the neighboring islands, and to beaches that you can only reach by boat, on open air cinema, a theater, museum, monasterys, restaurants, bars, beachbars, nightclubs, cafes…The city of Volos and the Pelion mountain are only about an hour away- and worth visiting.

Most tourists go back every year. They say it’s the most beautiful place on earth. I share their view, and i’m there every year. Never felt bored, and I don’t think i ever will :)))) But if you don’t see it with your own eyes, you will never know..

For a hotel, depends on your needs and your budget. You will find all the information you need online.

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Your Questions About Visit The Acropolis

Nancy asks…

how many tourists visit the acropolis athens?

Yaz answers:

More like several thousands every day , especially in the summer months .

Charles asks…

Could someone please tell me the top 10 places to visit in Athens, besides the Acropolis?

I’ll be in Athens for 4 days next month (June). It will help me plan my stay if I knew where to go. My wife and I are mostly interested in seeing historical places, museums and ancient buildings.

Yaz answers:

1. Temple of Olympian Zeus

2. Temple of Hephaestus

3. Greek Parliament

4. Kallimarmaro Stadium

5. The Parthenon

6. The Athens Planetarium

7. Lykavittos the tallest hill of the city

8. National Archaeological Museum of Athens

9. The old campus of the University of Athens,

is one of the finest buildings in the city.

10. East terminal, at former Hellenikon airport

11. The Athens Olympic Velodrome,

James asks…

anyone know any good places to visit in Athens besides the acropolis?

im goin to Athens greece this month to attend my cousins wedding so i jus wanna know some good places to visit so i dont get bored
plz dont tell bout the riots i know about them but i have plenty of family there so they know the safer areas

Yaz answers:

Here is a list that I stole from this site: http://www.www-bestplacestolive.com/5-th…

VISIT THE PARTHENON

It doesn’t matter whether you are an archeology buff or not when it comes to this ancient Greek ruin. Modern civilisation owes a lot to the principles, philosophies and establishments made by the ancient Greeks, and this particular masterpiece embodies a lot of this. When climbing the steps of these ruins, experience a sense of history, and if possible, make this your first top at Athens. The price of admission will allow you to sample other sites for free.

GO TO THE NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

While this Athens attraction may seem a bit out of the way it is simply a must see when you visit Greece. You’ll find some of the most esteemed collections of ancient paintings, sculptures and statues on the planet. Laying your eyes on the 2,000 year old computer will give you an idea of just how far ahead the Greeks were in those times.

ATHENS CENTRAL MARKET (agora)

Love shopping? This this is one place that you must visit. Adore fresh produce? Even better. It’s a good idea to arrive early in the morning to find a fresher and more varied selection of fruit, seafood, vegetables and fruit that would be difficult to better elsewhere. The prices are reasonably cheap, and the lush colours and smells of the local produce should get your taste buds flowing.

MT. LYCABETTUS

Yes, it’s a lot of effort to climb to the top of a mountain, but the view is one guaranteed to take your breath away. On top of the stunning view you can take advantage of the amphitheatre and the ultra quaint café you will find at the top. Think the trip is over once you get to the top? The way down can prove to be just as much of a mission.

THE PLAKA

The Plaka is by far the oldest neighborhood in all of Athens and a walk through this area can be a great experience. The hustle and bustle, cute tourist shops and on-street entertainment offers a sure-fire way to have an enjoyable time.

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Couple of things I need to add……if you go to the Acropolis, then you also need to go to the Acropolis Museum nearby. Don’t forget to stop by the cafe where they serve wonderful light meals and snacks (with a view!).

Go out to Sounion and watch the sunset. If you don’t have a car, there are busses that go there. Ask at your hotel.

Are you visiting any islands at all while you are in Greece? Please do. If you don’t have time, then you’ll have to take a day away from Athens to visit one of the nearby islands. Or perhaps take the one-day cruise that visits Hydra, Aegina and Poros.

Read the info on this website. Look at the tabs at the top and peruse each one. You’ll get many good ideas about things to do. Http://true-athens.com/

Here is another good resource—->http://www.greektravel.com/athens.htm

Michael asks…

I want to visit Greece this summer?

I have been all over Europe except Greece. I would love to visit this summer, I would be a first time traveller there, never been before, anyone have any reccommendations? places? They have been to, or been referred to, should I go for budget, or an all inclusive? I am particuarly interested in Athens, as I want to visit The Acropolis, and do all the touristy stuff! But are there any nearby areas tourist friendly with beaches, good restaurants, sights? Would appreciate the help, I am 24, female! not a raver or mad about nightlife, just really want to experience this beautiful country!!!
Thanks for the replies so far to all!! Yes I am aware of the demos and protests, to be fair Id spend a day in Athens, just for sights then move onto an island or something. I will see!! Keep the answers coming, if any Greeks have any info or opinions, they would be most welcome :)

Yaz answers:

Contrary to the answers that highlight on the protests which do not in the main affect tourists and therefore should be ignored, I would say that only one day is Athens is not enough to see the city.
Anyway, it can be done if you have an early start on the day you will spend there.
Acropolis and its New Museum is a must in any case. Plaka, Monastiraki and Psirri can be the follow up of that.
But I feel one more day will complete the picture somehow.

Islands are numerous and a combination of Santorini and Crete will only give a small portion of what Greece is all about. I can be writing for hours in favor of this or that but have a look on the links below to make up your own opinion.

Paul asks…

I want to visit the architectural wonders of Turkey and Greece. Who do I go to for this? Any private guides?

Same old American tourist questions: Is it safe? Will I be disliked because I’m American? I very much want to visit the Blue Mosque and the caves at Cappadocia and some of the Christian historical sites. I want to learn a lot more about Kemal Ataturk and the history of Turkey. This is NOT a vacation resort trip. I’m very curious about this area known as the cradle of all human civilization. My interest in Greece is primarily architectural. I want to visit the Parthenon on the Acropolis, the Minoan palace of Knossos and so on. A private guide would be nice and lower my stress level a little so I can relax and enjoy my explorations. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would be very grateful.

Yaz answers:

Hi Kingdaire,

Greece is one of the safest countries within European Union. So I guess there shouldn’t be any worries on that. The majority of Greeks speak English and the society is quite an open one. As with the rest of Europe, the anti-Americanism is directed against the state and its policies and not really against its people. Greece is thought to be the cradle of Western civilization but not really the human one (!). I would definitely bring a Lonely planet guide with me.
For more:
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/europe/greece/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greece
The only thing that I would worry would be the Dollar:Euro rate these days. At this rate, Greece may seem a bit expensive for the average American and definitely it is far more expensive than Turkey.

To the best of my knowledge, the majority of my remarks on Greece apply also all across the Western part of Turkey. Great sites, amazing history and wonderful people. While there, it will be handy to get an idea of the recent history between the two countries (Greece and Turkey). I will refrain from reporting anything on the Eastern part of Turkey (i.e. From Ankara eastwards) as I could hardly relate to, could not figure out how much of what I was exposed to was Turkish or Kurdish and my personal experience was rather “shocking” and not really a pleasant one (in many different ways). People , however, were still wonderful. But Turkish people would rather know more on this.

Enjoy!

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Your Questions About Planning A Trip To Greece And Italy

Richard asks…

Need Help Planning my trip to Italy and Greece.?

I am planning a trip to Italy and Greece. It is our first time and we have NO expectation to see and do it all. We want to see some sights and get some relaxation in as well. So far the plan is to Fly into Rome spend 2 nights, 1 night in Naples, 2 nights in Capri, 2 nights Athens and 3 nights in Santorini. I am not sure if we should even stay in Naples or add an extra night to Rome or Capri. Getting to Pompeii for a day is a must though. I just really need help narrowing down the amount of time we spend in each place. Any advice would be great.Hotel suggestions would be great too. Santorini is giving me a run for my money trying to pick a area and hotel. We are in our early thirties and want relaxing but good bars and food need to be close. Thanks for any suggestions.

Yaz answers:

Hello there! We are temporary residents in Italy and we just returned from Greece (most of the time we live in San Francisco).

I can’t speak to all of your planned cities, though we loved Santorini. It is a great time to go, as the weather is gorgeous (well, somewhere between “perfect” and “just a tad cold”), and even supposed touristy spots are not crowded! We stayed at the Blue Horizon , which admittedly is not in the center of the action, but once we had a scooter, it was not an issue, and it was fun to see the island that way. We paid an off-season rate of 60 euro for the hotel and 13 euro for an 80 rpm scooter.

Just one thing — not sure how much relaxation you are intending, but I think for some, 3 nights might be one night too much, especially since it is soooo quiet there right now.

We’ve been based in Turin during our time in Italy, so as regards Italian cities and sights, we’ve covered the north a lot better. It’s obvious you have limited time, but I do highly recommend Northern Italy as well, principally Cinque Terre, which we’ve visited 3 times in the last 4 months. :-)

Ken asks…

I’m a 20 yr old female, planning to make a solo trip to southern Italy & Greece.?

Just need some tips and advice from those who’ve been there before, especially solo women travellers. I’m only planning to be 5 days in Italy and then move on to Greece. What are the must-sees in Southern Italy and where should I stay if i’m only staying 5 days…Florence, Venice, Rome?

I’ll be staying in a single room in a Bed & Breakfast place. Is it safe to leave my valuables behind in the room, while I’m out sightseeing? I understand that some of these B&Bs don’t have safe boxes. But I cannot possibly carry along my passport and all my money everywhere I go.

Also, I can’t speak Italian, will the language barrier be a problem? I know that in Greece they all speak English but what about Italy..?

Lastly, until what time is it generally safe to walk around in the streets on my own, esp in Italy?

Yaz answers:

Y go alone
take me with you

Steven asks…

How to plan a Trip to Italy, Greece, and Turkey next year?

what is the best way to travel, best places to go, and cheap ways to get from Rome to Athens? Has anyone taken this type of trip? Where is the best place to stay?

Yaz answers:

Try Trip Planner, and collect ideas from many people

Donna asks…

Planning a trip to France, Italy and Greece?

I’m planning a trip to Europe with my husband for a belated honeymoon. We plan to fly into Paris and from there travel to Italy and Greece. We will then fly back home from Athens. We are trying to figure out the most economical way to go about this and I am open to any suggestions. First of all, is it cheaper to rent a car and drive from country to country, or to take a train? Secondly, is it cheaper to buy a 3 country Eurorail pass ahead of time or to purchase tickets at the train stations? And finally, what is the best way to get from Italy to Greece? I saw on the Eurorail website that the ferries are included, but I’m wondering what the price difference would be if we were to not go with the Eurorail — it just seems so expensive. Again, any advice would be helpful, so just lay out some suggestions, please :)

Yaz answers:

The Eurail option for getting from Italy to Greece is the ferry – it’s a very long way by train. However, there are budget airlines that are competetive. A good site for finding budget flights is: http://www.skyscanner.it/ . Personally, I prefer the night train for travel between Paris and Venice, Florence or Rome. Partly, that’s because it best suits my schedule for a weekend trip to Paris from my home in northern Italy, but it can also be an inexpensive option if you buy tickets in advance. They are also the only direct trains between Paris and Italy. The standard fare is 130 euro for a berth in a 4 bed compartment. If you use a Eurail pass, you will still have to pay an additional 45 euro for the same accomodation for the mandatory reservation. However, if you buy a ticket far enough in advance, there are discounts on individual tickets. The cheapest rate for the 4 bed compartment is 45 euro – the same cost as the supplement you have to pay using a pass. There are also 6 bed compartments which are a little cheaper. Note that this is a popular route and it is not easy to get the discounted tickets. There is also a limit to the number of railpasses that can be used on the train and that limit is also often hit fairly far in advance of your trip date.

There are links to the various national train websites where you can price individual tickets and a ton of information on railpasses here: http://www.seat61.com/

The drop off fees for a rental car will be very high when you’re starting in one country and ending in another.

Chris asks…

Planning a two week trip to Italy and Greece?

So my best friend and I are planning a two week to Italy and Greece. Neither of us have been there before, so we’re not quite sure what we want to see. He’s a photographer and is hoping to get some great shots of ruins and scenery, and I’m an actress so therefore looking forward to seeing some great theatre in both countries. There’s so much we want to do, and we may extend our trip if we need to to see everything we want to see, but I was hoping we could get some advice on the best things to do.

We’re thinking 9 or 10 days in Italy and 4 or 5 in Greece (maybe a couple more). We want to try to be as authentic as possible in where we stay and eat, but also don’t have a completely expendable budget (though we will postpone our trip to earn as much money as we need! :D)

Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions? If you’ve done a similar trip, please go ahead and tell me where you went and how long you stayed in each place. Thank you so much! I’m so excited about this!
Can people please stop talking about riots and things? That’s not why I posted this question. And the trip is about two years away. We’re planning way ahead. Thanks.

Yaz answers:

For your visit in Italy, I would visit Rome and Florence for a few days each, and then from there take a train to either Venice or the Cinque Terre- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinque_terre

If you have more time, you could also visit Milan or the Amalfi Coast. Wherever you go, just look for decent hotels in the center of the city. Hotels.com is helpful, and you can also check the Lonely Planet or DK Eyewitness Travel Guides for hotels. Don’t forget to ask the hotel owner or manager for good places to eat. They will help you. But a rule of thumb when you’re out is to look for places without English translations… They will be more authentic.

I don’t know as much about Greece, but I know there are some 4 or 5 day cruises that just hit the islands, which are gorgeous. I loved my time there.

Good luck and enjoy your trip!

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Your Questions About Greek Island Hopping Tours

Charles asks…

EF College Break Greek Island Hop??

I am planning to go on the Greek Island hop next summer. I was wondering if anyone has gone on a EF College Break tour before and what they thought of it? More importantly, has anyone gone on the island hop tour before? any other suggestions would be helpful as well! Thanks!
thanks helicia! i’ll be sure to do that

Yaz answers:

Hey, my fan’s answer was deleted, so she just wanted me to pass this on to you in case you needed the info. Here it is
“Im going this August on that Greek Isles island hop! I can let you know about it when I come back. And ya, EF College Break is really great. I like them. If you use the discount code hesseln1188 you’ll save $50, if you haven’t booked yet. You can contact me, and i can stay in touch and tell you how my trip goes. My email is h.helicia@yahoo.com :)” I usually don’t do this type of thing, but i don’t see why it was deleted. Hope this helps.

-Annie

Carol asks…

Fantasy Travel Agency in Greece?

My friends and I are thinking of using Fantasy Travel agency in Athens for an island hopping tour around the Greek islands. Has anyone used them before? Are they any good? Are they legit?

Yaz answers:

No I reccomend you to travel with an other agency…I work in a big agency in patras town…2 hours from athens.Try those travel agency’s

Heronia travel
Dream travel
Travel plan
Balakakis travel
Acadimos travel
Atlas travel( Which I prefer it)

Or if you want contact with us

www.newconcept.gr

Sandy asks…

My boyfriend is in Iraq and he’s getting 2 weeks leave. We fly anywhere in the world for FREE…but where???

My boyfriend and I are planning to take a trip. He has the opportunity to fly anywhere in the world free during his vacation leave. He’s currently serving his first tour in Iraq. I’m 22 and have never been anywhere besides California. I would love to visit the Greek Islands, Paris, Spain, Italy, Hawaii…

I really would love to visit Santorini and island hop but I’m afraid being somewhere hot and sometimes with no air conditioner (I read that some of the smaller islands don’t have them in their hotels) would remind him of the sandbox…I just want to pick somewhere we could both go to relax and see some things we’ve never seen. Somewhere memorable and beautiful…

Ideas?
Experiences?

Yaz answers:

Italy (Venice, Rome) with a romantic atmosphere would be good and it close to the Greece. Good luck!

James asks…

Staying Cheap in Greece?

Okay so I’m planning to go island hopping Greece sometime this July (2009)
Im hoping to stay for a month but I’m not sure how much it will cost to eat, drink, sleep, and sightsee there.

Could anyone tell me the price of beer, food, accomodations, nightclub entry, ferries, etc.?

And could you also tell me where the best parties are and places to definitley go while I’m there?

Also I will not be with a tour as I am just going to plan it out with a bunch of friends. I also don’t mind camping, but I want to eat the delicious Greek food and wine, not fast food.

Thanks

Yaz answers:

Drinks are about 7 Euro and to get into a club is around the same
you should definitlyy go to some beach parties when ur there
When going out to eat go to the tavern by the beach they have traditional and very fresh food.

Betty asks…

Greece trip? :)????????

I’m going on a trip with a lot of americans for 2 weeks… then alone…

do many greeks know english….. or Serbian by any chance???
(in athens and on the islands)

and… how safe is it for a girl who’s 19 to travel alone through Greece??

Also…
if anyone’s been to Athens or Patras or Argolida….. what is there to do there…..
do you know any good clubs…. or restaurants….( and what kind of music do they listen to there…… is it folk-ish…. and Greek…. or western stuff…like hip hop….)

Any answers or tips would be an EnoumouS help

thnx
:)

also… do you suggest any cities….. … i’m already going to Athens, Delphy, Patras, Olympia, Argolida, Epidaurus, Mycanae, Cape Sounion, Mykonos, Rhodes, and Patmos
what is there to do in any of these..other then the history tours…? any suggestions?

also…. is going to Meteora worth it…. because it’s not really on the way to anything…. but it looks really beautiful…

thnx….
sorry for all the questions…….

Yaz answers:

Yes, many Greeks know English and it can be said that it is a second language in a way, just you have to bear with the great accent (cough) we have. Serbian no, there are very few people that know some Serbian, and that through interaction with Serbs.

As for how safe it is for a 19 year old woman to travel alone, hmm i don’t know, it is and it isn’t, it ‘s upon anyones luck i guess. It would certainly be better to avoid places without a lot of people, especially in the middle of the night on your own (or even worse get drunk on your own), and keep your hands firmly at your purse in Athens. Just take some precautions and don’t be careless, it is not THAT safe. Apart from Greeks, there are many illegal immigrants here that can cause you trouble.

As for Meteora, yes it is worth it. They are absolutely beautiful, and the one time i went there, i couldn’t stop taking photos.

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Your Questions About Best Islands To Visit In Greece

Charles asks…

Holiday to the Greek Islands?

Hi all

My boyfriend and i are heading to Greece for 2 weeks at the end of July and not sure how to plan the trip. We’re both 26 and would like to experience a bit of everything – beaches, watersports, day trips, nightlife, etc.

We are travelling on a budget and thinking of taking a ferry to some islands. Below is a list of islands we would like to visit.

Can anyone advise the best areas, hotels/hostels to stay in each island (budget approx 80 euro p/n) and in which order we should visit the islands.

Mykonos

Santorini

Rhodes

Thinking of going to these as well…?

Corfu

ios

Kos

Any other advice would be much appreciated

Thank you in advance =)

Yaz answers:

Corfu is the only island from your list which is placed at the Ionian and not the Aegean sea, which means more traveling for you. So while it is very beautiful, since you are into island hopping in the Aegean i would advise you against it. You can take the ferry for the other islands starting from Athens (Piraeus port), and hop from one island to the next (Ios is close to Santorini and Rhodes close to Kos).

Sorry but i don’t know which is the best hotel for your budget to stay for each of the islands. I suggest visiting each island’s website and find out which hotel you would like to stay.

Paul asks…

can you find any gramatical mistakes in my essay?

Capturing Features of Greece
For those who do not like extravagant holidays and fantastic food, then the country of Greece may not be suitable. With its beautiful landscapes and fascinating history, it truly is one of the most interesting places to visit. Greece is one of the best countries in the world, because it has a wonderful history, amazing music, wild holidays, and delicious food.Since its existence, Greece has been involved in more than its fair share of battles and changes. One of the earliest civilizations was the Cycladic Civilization, which lasted from 3000 to 1500 B.C. when it was destroyed in a volcanic eruption (DuBois 17). Before Greece was a country, many different isolated villages populated its many islands (Baxevanis 372). When the villages banded together, they formed city-states, growing into independent communities, each with its own system of government, industry, commerce, and culture (DuBois 19). One of those city-states was Athens, which rose to become the center of politics and culture in Greece after defeating the Persians (DuBois 20). Greece was a part of the Ottoman Empire until 1829 when they gained their independence. Things went smoothly until the start of World War II, when Greece was invaded by Italy and then Germany (“Greece”). In 1967, a group of officers from the military established a military dictatorship, seizing power and forcing the king to flee the country.

Greece has many musical traditions, and most of them include folk songs. For example, Ktephita ballads were songs from the mountains that told of battles, heroic deeds and defeats (DuBois 99). Today, people dance to folk music at celebrations and parties year round. Featuring clarinets and a unique instrument called the bouzouki, folk music has a very unique sound (Baxevanis 356). However, folk music is not the only type of music displayed in Greek culture. In the nineteenth century, Greece experienced a musical rebirth, with several new composers coming onto the musical scene. Composers such as Nikolaos Mantzaros and Spyros Samaras became very well known for their opera scores. The most famous composer of the twentieth century was Mikis Theodoakis who was “very vocal against the military leadership of Greece in the nineteen sixties and seventies” (Nagy). Because of its large Orthodox population, Greece celebrates many national religious holidays. Until recently, the country of Greece celebrated twenty-five religious holidays during the year (DuBois 107). Saint Basil’s Day, which happens to fall on New Year’s Day, is a time for parties, presents, and good luck charms (DuBois 109). Parties are thrown, special cakes are made, and presents are given (Baxevanis 356). Another widely celebrated holiday is Name Day. Instead of celebrating their birthday, people in Greece celebrate their name. Everyone has a different Name Day, because obviously, people have different names. Their day is determined by which patron saint they are named after. For example, June 20 is Name Day for all boys and men named Peter or Paul, since that is the day of the patron saints Peter and Paul (DuBois 109). Independence Day is not a religious holiday, but it is important nonetheless. Independence Day is celebrated on March 25(“Greece”). It celebrates Greece winning independence in a war against Turkey. Festivities include fireworks and lots of food.
Food plays a very important role in Greek society. One of the first cookbooks ever written was written in Greece by a man named Hesiod in the seventh century (DuBois 115). The most popular meat eaten there is lamb, but chicken and beef are also popular dishes. Since Greece is very close to the sea, fish and shellfish are also commonly found. Greek food has lots of flavor, using spices like dill, basil, garlic, oregano, and mint. Olive oil also plays a big part in many recipes. With influences from Turkey, the Middle East, and the Balkans, Greek cuisine is a blend of fresh vegetables, seafood, and marinated meat (Nagy). Everyone is very healthy and fit there, with tomatoes, eggplants, and beans being major components to meals (Baxevanis 355). In conclusion, Greece has things to suit many different interests, whether they be history, music, holiday or food. It is a small but unique country with fascinating landmarks and places to go. Greece would make a wonderful vacation destination and it will not disappoint.

Yaz answers:

Can’t exactly read “before greece was a country, many different isolated villages populated its many islands.” It is a syntax error probably unless I’m reading in a the wrong tone.
I didn’t find any grammatical errors. From what I’ve learnt about essays, it is a bad thing to say “in conclusion”. Conclusions should be separated out as another paragraph as well as intro. Each topic should also be separated. To be honest, this didn’t feel like an essay, but more like one hardoyt detailed brochure about Greece.

Joseph asks…

2 Unknown Greek Songs?

I recently visited Agistri Island in Greece, and I was wondering if anybody knew the “Agistri Island Song” it’s in Greek and it says Agistri a lot…Sorry I can’t be more specific.

The other song was a rap/dance song which was also in greek, (not being rude but..) it has a sample of a woman orgasming and the rapper says “Bapi” and “Arriba”.

10 Smackers to the best answerer….thanks in advance :)
The rapper in the second song is a girl

Yaz answers:

The rap song must be “imiskubria”. It is a famous Greek rap band (in Greece). The other one is probably a local musicians effort and it is difficult to find it!

Mary asks…

best greek cities for backpackers?

My fiance and I are taking our honeymoon vacation in Greece in early October. We’re staying in a five star resort in Crete for the first week. After that, we plan to backpack for a few weeks because we’re young and that’s more our style.
I was thinking we’d stay at a hostel on at least one another island and then in Athens. Which island should we backback to? And which cities on the mainland should we visit?

Yaz answers:

You can always roam around Crete for a bit more because it is a big island and it has a lot to offer.
Then from there you can ferry to Santorini and Myconos before ending to Athens.

On the links included in the site below you can find the days and times for those islands but keep in mind that summer schedules will be announced shortly. Check on that.

Mandy asks…

Can anyone recommend a country to visit to work?

My partner and I want to go abroad for possibly between 6 months to a year, although if all worked out well maybe longer. But we just can’t decide on where suits best.

I (30 years old, Irish) recently qualified as a TEFL teacher, which would help in many countries. My girlfriend (38 years old) is of French nationality (French as native language) although born in South Korea and now lives here in Ireland and speaks fluent English. Because of her Korean background we previously considered going to Korea, to retrace her roots while working at the same time.

A visa shouldn’t be a problem for her, and there are ways of her gaining dual nationality as far as we understand. On the other hand she doesn’t speak Korean as she left when a baby (adopted). For me, getting a visa is a problem because one of the requirements is to have a university degree of any kind (which I don’t have). Otherwise I shouldn’t have a problem because there are plenty of opportunities there for TEFL qualified teachers. For her, we would like to know if it would be hard for her to teach English, as we heard they want only teachers from English speaking countries.

We are looking for somewhere that both of us could go to work, that would pay reasonable money, as we can’t afford to be relying on savings. Sunshine would be a must for at least some of the year. We also considered somewhere in Europe (where visas wouldn’t be an issue), like Greece for example, but I don’t think now is a good time to go there with their economy as it is. I know there are islands around the world owned by France so if anyone has information regarding these I would love to hear.

If anyone has any other suggestions that would fit around our requirements and abilities please let us know. Many thanks!

Yaz answers:

I went through this with my daughter…you need to check cost of living, apartments, cost of food, fuel, its the little things that will bankrupct you.
PLUS the state of the current economy. BE careful. Most countries have over extended themselves on on bank roll.
USA & european countries are feeling the pinch. Be careful! You may be best staying where you are for a few years. Until the govt figure out what the hell they are doing.

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Your Questions About Greece Holiday Packages

Charles asks…

Are there any Holiday operators that do holiday packages to Chios in Greece.Travelling from England?

Would like to go there for a 14 day holiday

Yaz answers:

Google it.

Linda asks…

holiday 2010 ? Greece?

Me and two of my friends are planning on going to greece next year. We’ll be 17 and one of us will be 16.

we want a accomadation close to the beach.

i cant find any holiday packages that cost at least 200pp

i also want to know when would be the best time to go?
When could i get the lowest prices when booking?
Whats the age for purchasing and drinking alcohol?
where a good place to go (relaxing, drinking)? i heard Corfu?
whens the hottest time of year? and how hot is it in january, february time?
how much spending money will be needed?

Yaz answers:

Corfu would be a good choice for a memorable holiday. It is a very nice island with excellent landscape, interesting sights and nice beaches.

The best time to go to Corfu would be around July.

The hottest time of year would be August.

No problem in buying alcohol at the age of 17.

Money is always relevant. But my opinion is that Corfu is a good option for both low and high budget holidays.

More information on the link: http://yachtrentalgreece.gr/holidays-in-greece-how-about-corfu

Maria asks…

Are there any holiday companies in the U.K. that do package holidays to CHIOS Greece, flying from England?

I want to go for 14days

Yaz answers:

Chios, although a very beautiful island is not what you would call a prefered destination for Brits. There should be surely some packages but those you will have to look up on your side.

Some companies are mentioned on the link below.

Ruth asks…

Good companies for package holidays from London Gatwick to Greece?

I want to go from London Gatwick airport to Greece (Sun Beach Resort Hotel in Rhodes) and was wondering who I should book the package holiday with?

Yaz answers:

Sunmaster.com
I have used them 3 times now and have never had trouble.
Also check out your resort/hotel at
holidays uncovered.com

Mark asks…

Can I go to Greece at 17?

Myself and a friend are both 17 and are planning on booking a package holiday to Greece, Kos with Thomson. With parental consent, would this be acceptable?
I’m from the UK, not the US.

Yaz answers:

Showing a passport at a hotel desk is a must in Greece. If you will have parental consent it will be much easier and if your hotel is already paid through your booking in UK, there will be no problem.
However, before booking, clarify the situation with your travel agent. They will be the most appropriate people to inform you of the whole matter.

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Joseph asks…

Best island to visit in greece in june?

I want a week away in one of the greek islands in june. I want it to be a warm island, I like lots of bars, shops and restaurants near with nice cultural influence to and a nice beach i dont want a party resort if anyone knows a island resort in greece with my boxes ticked id appreciate it thanks!

Yaz answers:

Corfu is a very good candidate for your list.
Ipsos, Sidari, Arillas, Glyfada are only a few spots for that week.

Lizzie asks…

What is the best Greek Island to visit in Greece????

Yaz answers:

Corfu for many reasons is also a very nice destination, that you should consider for its variety of everything.
Only a smal review on the following sites.

Susan asks…

Which island is the best in greece ?

Anyone can suggest best island to visit in greece for a married couples ?
thanks

Yaz answers:

I would, like everyone else here, say that Santorini is the best choice. Try find a more beautiful place, you will find that very difficult. The greeks say that santorini is the most romantic place in the world, and thats probably true! On the down side, santorini is very expencive to visit. The sunset in Santorini is the best in the world, so the trip will be wirth the money only for the sunset! Another island that easily gets forgotten is Lefkada. Very beutifull island that have everything. Its close to the mainland and connected with a bridge and you can rent a car on lefkada and go around the island or maybe on to the main land. Paradise beaches, great food, very tourist friendly and nice sorroundings..and to a good price!

Http://www.lefkada.gr/pages.asp?pageid=8&langid=2
http://www.santorini.com/

Mandy asks…

When is the best & cheapest time to visit Los Island, Greece in terms of hotels and airfare?

Yaz answers:

October , November , February , Mars , April ,and Mai

Robert asks…

What is the most recommended island in Greece to visit?

We are going to Greece on vacation on the first week of October. We are going to visit Athens. The travel agent gave us the choice to visit one of the Greek Islands. What Island is the best in terms of nice beaches and lively atmosphere and nightlife at this time of year.

Another question, is there nice beaches in Athens?

Yaz answers:

CRETE….i have visited most of the greek islands but i think Crete is the top. Personally i cant wait to go again
the beaches there are a dream.
Have a nice holiday
(oh and dont expect good beaches in athens)

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Your Questions About Best Ireland Tours

Ken asks…

Who offers the best tours to Ireland that I could join while in England?

I will be visiting friends in England and after leaving them, would like to join a tour to Ireland, and then home to the USA. Should I have my English friends help me with this, or go to a travel agt. here at home?

Yaz answers:

Trafalgar Tours
Globus Gateway

Linda asks…

Best company for tours in Ireland?

What is the best company for a guided tour of Ireland? I’m looking for between one and three days. I’m thinking about Shamrockers. Anyone have any feedback on them?

Yaz answers:

I don’t know of any companies, Sorry but I will give you my advice.

Accommodation in Ireland:
http://www.irelandyes.com/lodgings.html This website is the best in my opinion, It gives you recommendations and reviews too.
Http://www.ireland-guide.com/
http://www.galway1.ie/directory/dstay.htm Places to stay in Galway, Ireland.
Http://www.discoverireland.com/gb/

B&Bs:
http://www.ireland-bnb.com/
http://www.ireland-bnb.net/
http://www.townandcountry.ie/

Hotels:
http://www.booking.com/index.html?aid=309654;label=Hotel-e-xiPo3ty6q0_qlQBdGlZ7GAS898272652;ws=&gclid=CInS7uvQn5ICFRmTMAodyw0wNQ
http://www.hotelsireland.com/
http://www.hotelsinone.ie/?gclid=CPvosfvQn5ICFRvs1AodaS7vQg
http://ireland.hotels.com/searchHome.do?showhp=true&destinationId=48C998E1-F678-4DB4-A505-33592852DEFE&arrivalDate=04/04/2008&departureDate=06/04/2008&numberOfRooms=1&adultsPerRoom=2&childrenPerRoom=0 (Hotels in Dublin)

http://www.viator.com/tours/Ireland/The-Dublin-Pass/d56-2032DUB_PASS < -- This gives you a basic rundown of things to do in Ireland. The Guinness house, Dublin Zoo, Croke Park, Wicklow Jail , Kilmanen Jail and the GPO which is a post office with a great historical significance to it are great things to see. You could go down to Cork and See the Blarney Stone. The myth is I you kiss it you’ll never shut up! For the scenery I like the Wicklow mountains.--- > http://www.gsi.ie/NR/rdonlyres/6CC9C746-1FC5-44E3-891E-A71EEDFDE99B/0/sugarloaf.jpg
Also in Wicklow, are the Sugarloaf mountains. They’re very beautiful too.– > http://www.lookaroundireland.com/counties/wicklow/sugarloaf.htm

In Dublin, The best night life is definitely in Temple Bar. It’s big, It’s modern and It’s expensive while it has loads of history and culture to it too.
If you want a relaxing, quiet holiday in the country or enjoy the scenery, then any parts of the country will do it for you really like Donegal, Galway, Clare, Mayo etc.
If you want a shopping, busy, touristy holiday then anywhere (or most places) in Dublin will do it for you.
A town in Kerry (the South of Ireland, It’s beside Cork too) called Tralee is very touristy. It is the largest town in Ireland.
It has many attractions and loads of shops and a great night life.
It’s great for young people and people with small families. It suits everyone.
It has an aqua dome swimming pool which is always packed and outside the pool, You can play crazy Golf.
Here is a site on Tralee: http://www.tralee-insight.com/

Killarney is another county which caters a lot for tourists. It has good Castles if you’re into that and it has a lovely countryside and the sea is nice there too. Here is a website on Tourism in Killarney— > http://killarney-ireland.info/

The People in Ireland, in my opinion are an extremely welcoming race. I think this because I have went to other countries from a young age on exchanges, holidays with college etc. And I thought no one was as hospitable as the Irish.

Here are some sights on Tourism in Ireland:

http://www.tourismireland.com/
http://www.shamrock.org/
http://www.discoverireland.com/ire/
http://www.visitdublin.com/ (Dublin Tourism)

Good Luck. = )

Paul asks…

Best tour company for escorted tours to Ireland or Italy?

We are contemplating an escorted tour to either Ireland or Italy this summer and would like to know what travel company people would recommend.

Yaz answers:

Robbie and Roxanne O’Connell run a guided tour from the USA to Ireland – it’s bound to be great craic since they are both musicians.

Charles asks…

Parents 25 year anniversary gift: to travel to Ireland! So what is the best tour for them?

My parent’s dream of Ireland, and I am willing to handle the finances, but they want to go on a tour. What are some great tours they can go on with a good price?

Yaz answers:

Check out this offer http://omotolathomas.worldventuresdreamtrips.com/dt_info.html?dreamtrip_id=90319

check out my website http://omotolathomas.worldventures.com/. For more information email me at tthomas2884@yahoo.com.

Betty asks…

Best Cycling Tours in Ireland?

Looking for reccomendations for 1-2 week cycling tours of the Irish countryside staying in guest houses, B&B’s, really getting to sample the local flavor and culture.

Yaz answers:

Iron donkey

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Your Questions About Best Ireland Tour Companies

Betty asks…

Ireland tour bus …..?

I’m a 24year old girl and I’m thinking of going to Ireland for 2 weeks , but since I’m going on my own I want to go on a tour . What is the best company to go with and is September a good time to go?

Yaz answers:

I agree with Orla – Paddywagon Tours. I’d say they’re a right laugh:)

Thomas asks…

Questions about taking a holiday in Ireland.?

I’m American and have a great interest in taking a 2 week holiday in Ireland.

1) Would you recommend a tour company for a week to see out of the way sights and spend another week checking out Dublin? Or renting a car and trying to figure the roads out?

2) When’s the best time of the year to visit? Avoiding huge crowds along with nice weather sounds nice.

3) Any activities/sights that are recommended?

4) Tipping is big in America… what is customary in Ireland?

Thanks for all who help me out. :)

Yaz answers:

1 – To be honest, yes I would. The roads over here are not as good as you would we used to at home and if you end up taking a wrong turn you could end up having to drive a long way before you find your way again. With a tour you can go with the flow and take everything in on the way, but I would recommend hiring a car for at least one of the days so you can do your own thing.
As a side note, although Dublin is the capital, you definitely do not need a week to check it out. I would allow two, or at an absolute maximum, three days to see the sights in Dublin, because in my mind it is very commercialised and not what the real Ireland is all about.

2 – The lovely thing about Ireland is that you will never be totally overwhelmed with crowds, so it’s all about the weather. As you probably know, we can never guarantee good weather, but your best bet for decent weather is June-August. After the last couple of summers we have had, I definitely think we are due a good one this year!

3 – After you spend your couple of days in Dublin, would actually recommend going up to Northern Ireland and spending a couple of days there, if this is something that would interest you, and to visit the other capital, Belfast. After this, you can never go wrong with counties Clare, Kerry, Cork, and Galway. Must see sights are the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Blarney Castle, The Barrens and the Ring of Kerry, to name a few. (Links to all below)

4 – Here in Ireland, waiting staff are paid a minimum wage – I believe this is not the case in America. We generally only tip waiting staff and even then, only if we are happy with the service (The level of customer service is not as good here as it is in America in most instances) and when we do tip, it is usually only €1-2, or maximum 10% of the bill and no more. We do not tip shop cashiers or bar staff, unless the drinks are brought to our table. Even then tipping is optional.

Hope this is enough info and that you have a great trip!

Sandra asks…

Is there any other travel agency for college students like EF College Break or Contiki? Which one is best?

I am looking for a tour to Europe that gives you some free time as well as some guided tours. I am 22 and am looking for a trip with alot of people around my own age. I want to visit Ireland, England, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. If anyone could suggest a specific trip or company, it would be awesome. Any tips would also be welcome.

Yaz answers:

>>>EF CM Code – “Sever4377″<<<
I recently got back from a EF College Break Trip and I will tell you the sole reason I chose them over Contiki is because EF includes airfare. It is nice to have that included especially with the high oil prices now shooting airfare through the roof. Since EF is the biggest student travel company in the states they get great deals with airlines. The EFCB trips include airfare, hotels, breakfast each morning, tour guide throughout the trip, admission to museums/attractions, and transportation between destinations. If you have any specific questions about the company and/or trips we offer feel free to contact me at TravelEFCB@gmail.com. 22 was the average age on the EF tour of Greece/Italy and after talking to others it is the average among all the tours. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and even came out on the town with us at night to show us a great time. Their was not one complaint from anyone on my tour as we all had a blast and experienced so much.

How long of a tour were you looking to take? Here our a few options for you:
1. Http://www.efcollegebreak.com/browsetrips/Touroverview.aspx?touryear=2009&tourcode=ITSB
2. Http://www.efcollegebreak.com/browsetrips/Touroverview.aspx?touryear=2009&tourcode=GTDB

We have other trips as well that you should check out and here is the link:
http://www.efcollegebreak.com/browsetrips/tripsearchresults.aspx?touryear=2009&tours=all

I hope all this info helps you and like i said don't be afraid to contact me and ask me questions. I have posted my CM code (Sever4377) at the top of this post. You will get a $50 discount off your trip which is great to have for some nightlife drinks abroad! Contiki and EF are going to be the best two options for you but like I said even before I worked with EF I choose them because they include everything…after that you just need spending money. By all means though look around and find a trip and company you are comfortable with.

Dustin

Susan asks…

What should I write??????? Help please?

Okay I have to pretend Im a tour company and I proovide tours in The South East region of Ireland. What do I say? All I have come up with is:

Here at Sunny South East Tours we aim to provide visitors with an enjoyable experience of the South East of Ireland. We can provide a tour for all budgets types and we have attractions to suit everyone.

Any suggestions welcome and best answer will be chosen as soon as possible! Thanks

Yaz answers:

Experience a wonderful holiday you’ll never forget with the sunniest climate in Ireland, with its unique heritage and a scenic landscape that is a natural playground for an activity based holiday.Our budget tours aim to provide a great family holiday experience, consisting of Ireland’s South East which offers the finest cities and beaches, countryside and culture.whether your planning a trip to Waterford and Wexford’s coast resorts or exploring the attractions and sights of Tipperary, Sunny south east tours ensure your visit will be a perfect and enjoyable and tailored to your individual needs.

Sunny south east tours offers an unforgettable expedition such as the tour to Wexford, a heritage town which prides itself on its award winning quay front. The quay is also centre stage for all of the towns festive activities, including the opening ceremonies of the Opera and the famous annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

There’s so much to do in our exciting region! Such as Festivals, Activities, Attractions and other Events. Why not discover some of the most attractive coastal, countryside and urban areas of the South East. For instances our most popular choice of Carlow, where the pace of life is unhurried in its countryside towns and villages, or the vibrant city of Kilkenny where visitors can enjoy contemporary art in its many galleries, sample good food and experience irish music in its traditional pubs.

What ever your requirement, relaxation or adventure Sunny South East tours prides itself in ensuring everyone has that unforgettable experience.

Carol asks…

HELP!!! Has anyone taking trips with EF College Breaks or Contiki Tours?

I’m about 20 years-old looking to go on a trip to Ireland with a friends around spring time and we were doing some research on these two companies, and were wondering which would be a better choice. We want the best experience for our money. We would love any input into either and your experiences with either. Thanks!!! :)

Yaz answers:

I havent used either tour company yet (although I am BOOKED on a 3 week contiki tour for december 2011). At first I was EXTREMELY hesitant on doing an escorted tour. When I travel I generally like to go at my own pace and not have to worry about what other people want to do. I had a couple friends who did a 23 day tour in august and they LOVED it. Even now my friends stll go on and on about what an amazing experience it was. When they came back they both complained of having Contiki withdrawl cuz they had gotten so used to being around 30 other people for just over 3 weeks..it was like having a new family. One of them is actually in Australia right now staying with some people they met on their tour. I think either way you cant go wrong but I would go with Contiki

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Your Questions About Average Trip To Ireland Cost

Steven asks…

Summer 2013 trip to Spain, Italy, France, and Ireland for 2 weeks total. Average cost for this trip?

I would walk and use local travel mainly. Also not looking for a fancy vacation. The more low key the better. May do some backpacking but not the whole trip.

Yaz answers:

Four countries in 2 weeks? Why?

Come on. This is crazy. 2 countries will be much nicer and you’ll spend a lot less time in airports and a lot more time enjoying the places.

Paul asks…

How much would it cost, approximately, to travel to Dublin Ireland for 10 days?

Including average hotel cost, meals, round trip plane ticket, (from Toronto), and all that?
for people who have been, or travel agents or something. thank you!

Yaz answers:

Contact the airlines for the cost of flights. Try www.aerlingus.com.

Look at www.hostelworld.com to get an idea of the various accommodation on offer and how much it costs.

And while Dublin is great for a couple of days, I strongly recommend heading out of it when you’ve seen the sights and what have you, because for all that it’s the capital of the Republic of Ireland and well worth visiting, it still feels very ‘English’ compared to Ireland’s other cities and towns, and even native Dubliners feel this. You can travel to Galway, Limerick, Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny in a couple of hours by train.

Robert asks…

Trip to Ireland- 2 weeks?

I am going to Ireland in May for 2 weeks. I am wondering- what is the average cost per day? (food, place to stay etc.)
We are thinking of doing day trips from Shannon to the cost etc.
Then we are going to make our way up to Galaway and leave from Dublin.
We have our own rental car. How much does gas cost?
Any place we MUST see?

Yaz answers:

Http://www.aaireland.ie/AA/Motoring-advice/Petrol-Prices.aspx here are the petrol and diesel prices in Europe. For your daily expenses you need about 50-60 euros.

Http://www.discoverireland.com/us/ireland-places-to-go/ here some places that must visit along with its detail that will certainly help you in deciding that whether you should visit or not.

Chris asks…

People to People Ambassador Trip?

I was recently invited to a P2P trip to england, ireland, scottland, or wales. I was wondering if anyone has ever sent a kid on this trip, or has been on one of these trips. I really want to go and think it would be a good experience, and my parents want me to go as well but I want some feedback on it. I’ve heard from people it was a very eye-opening trip and they got to experience other cultures and they thought it was a very good idea to go. Ive heard from other people that they regret not going based on what they heard from friends. Sorry to go on so long but basic questions here are:

What would be the cost for 21 day stay..or average cost of these trips?

Have you had good or bad experiences with them? (Please no people that have never been on this trip before or sent a kid on this trip)

Is it a great and eyeopening experience?

And finally what would be some of the ways to make the money, and what would be some of the interview questions??

Yaz answers:

You are just 1 of about 100,000 students who got similar letters. People to People is about as near as you can get to a SCAM and stay legal. They are just very expensive travel agents. You could organise the trip yourself for about a quarter of the P-2-P price.

I suggest you simply bin the letter.

Ruth asks…

Which is better to go on a trip to, England or Ireland?

Ok so obviously they are guna be expensive but which one would be cheaper? and maybe give me a run down on the average costs of hotels?

and personally i prefer to visit the country, ( cause the only architecture i really wanna see is the older irish homes =D sooo pretty, nothing in England really strikes my fancy)

and maybe if you leave in either tell me what its like?

and this may seem like REALLY lame XD but which has the better boys? AHAHHA cause both accents are soooo chill! wouldn’t mind dating one ;D lol so not nesisarly cuter, just which one would you think be easier to find some guys, im personally thinking ireland

and I appologize for my crappy spelling ^.^

Yaz answers:

I think england,london,glasgow,edinburg,also take a ryan air,easyjet,aer lingus cheap flight to dublin if u want.
I searched on this site and got the cheapest,check it out,it also had discount coupon codes for expedia,orbitz,travelocity,priceline,etc.
Http://freetravel4ever.co.cc

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