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Zakynthos

Hi,

Me and my girlfriend are planning to go to Zakynthos in October. I´d like to know what do you think about being there for about four or three days. Has the Islands much things to do like excursions, tour, trips ....? What can you tell me about going there.

Thanks!

Posted by
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October will be off-season for tourism in Greece. That could be good or bad depending on what you are looking for. Most island are shutting down and/or closing. However, there'll always be shops, markets and tavernas open for locals which in the end may be a good thing because you'll be dealing with locals rather than pushy, shoving and demanding tourists.

If you like tradition, local flavor, a Greek Experience then it will be fine. If you want partys, nightlife and over-the-top tourism then it may be disappointing.

As a regular traveler to Greece during the off-season I find it a wonderful time to travel there. Lower costs, nice weather and less tourists to get in the way.

If that's what you are looking for then you'll have a great time. If you want to party, get drunk, lay around on the beach and ogling the other beach goers you'll be out of luck.

Travel to Greece off-season is a joy . . . take advantage of the better weather, lower costs, and fewer tourists ruining your holiday!

Posted by
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Sadly, I just read of the death of an American student in this town. He was beaten to death in a bar brawl at Bar Code in the Lagnas area. The bar man and the bouncer are prime suspects according to the article I just read moments before coming across your post. Surely a highly unusual occurrence I would hope, but I'd certainly avoid that place.

Posted by
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As I stated, October will be off-season so many areas of Greece, mainland and islands will have far less tourists and should be a great time to be there.

Unfortunately no country is perfectly safe and it is very sad what happened to the young American man. However, partying at 3 a.m. in the morning is something I don't do and I would think most older tourists wouldn't either so more than likely you won't encounter this type of incident.

Greece is one of the safest country in the world . . . . "stuff" happens to matter where you go. Some places more, some less.

Don't let an isolated incident change your mind.

After all would you recommend not going to New York City, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Munich because of violence and/or terrorism threats that would be a rare occurrence?