We will be spending 13 days in Greece and were hoping for a few pointers for those who have been there.
We hare spending a few days and Athens and are well prepared for that portion of the trip. My main questions involve travel outside the city.
We are taking a Ferry to Hydra for 5 days/4 nights. When should we buy our ferry tickets? Is that a "day of when you get to the port" or something we could save by buying while still home?
After our Hydra trip we were hoping to take a train tour for a few days, but we keep getting conflicting information about train travel in Greece. Our grand plan in hopefully getting a 5 day rail pass and taking the train to Thessaloniki, but stopping for a half day in Lamia and overnight in Larissa. As I said, we keep getting conflicting information as to the routes, dependability and what pass we should actually buy.
One trip we want to also take is to Delphi OR Olympia, but neither my husband or I drive. Is there a way to get to one or the other that is reliable and not overpriced? We have been pondering a treat your self moment of a private guide who could drive us, but that depends on over all budget. I don't need to do both, but would like to do one or the other (suggestions on which one would make both happy for an art/theatre lover and a sports and mythology lover is appreciated in this decision!)
FINALLY, We will be in Thessaloniki for Orthodox Easter. I am aware of the closings, etc that we will be subject to, but I was hoping to find out if anyone had any recommendations for Easter celebrations we might enjoy? Neither of us are of any particular faith, but we do live in a Greek Orthdox community here in the States and I know we have some mighty fun times at Easter!
I really appreciate any guide that can be given! We are prepared for 2 weeks of walking til our legs fall off, eating too much food and for me, all the Greek coffee I can handle every day!