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Greece bound and overwhelmed! Help!


We have about 10 days in Greece in early or mid July. I am looking for help making the most of the time.

rough current plan is to;

Fly into Athens and immediately make our way to Chania.

Stay in Chania a day or so (partly business and a must for the trip) then visit other parts of Crete, including hiking the canyon.

Then from there go to santorini and other areas if time allows.

Go back to Athens for 3 or so days, finishing out the trip.

Also, we haven't booked lodging an issue? Should we plan in advance or do it on the go?

Any advice on places or amount of time to spend in an area would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!

Not sure what the s the fastest way to get around to take advantage of the short time me period


***business part should only be an afternoon and it doesn't matter when in the 10 days that we, we could easily re arrange the order of the visits.

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By July most accomodations will be fully-booked, so you really need to get busy searching for something affordable in the areas you want to spend your time. Use the filter system at to discover what's still available in your price range.

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You may find it helpful to have a look at Matt Barrett's excellent Greece Travel website as that has a LOT of great information on travelling around Greece.

I agree with previous replies that for travel in July, it would be prudent to be booking accommodations soon! Given the short time frame until departure, you might contact one of the Greek travel agencies listed on the above website, as they'll be able to arrange hotels, transportation, transfers and other details for you. I've done that and have been very pleased with the service.