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Six College Girls in Greece?

Hi, all. I am going with 5 friends to Greece from January 1 to January 10 (two days for travel). We're all Americans between the ages of 20 and 24.

I am just looking for some general guidance of things to do and how long to stay, as well as perhaps some times for ferry travel. I know we definitely are staying in Athens for two days/ three nights and on one of those days, will spend half the time in Hydra. We also definitely want to visit Mykonos, Santorini and Crete. Any other suggestions? We have room for one more location and I'm having trouble decidiing if we should go to Delphi, Rhodes or somewhere else? Also, we have one last day to travel back to Athens before our flight out...

I appreciate any and all help, as I am planning it for the six of us and I am desperately needing some advice!

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First keep in mind a few things. Ferry travel in January can be infrequent due to low traffic and weather, and can seriously disrupt your schedule. Even then, you really can't plan on hitting more than an island every three days, rarely two days once and awhile. January itself may provide some problems, since most of the lesser sights and islands pretty much shut down in the off-season. My advice: Athens, Hydra, Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete are way too much already. Concentrate on Athens and Crete. Both are big enough to have year round populations, and you can use an area as a base to explore. From Athens you can do Delphi, Hydra, the Peloponnese (Olympia, Epidarus, Nafplio, Mycenae) and on Crete you have Hania and Knossos. Plan on flying from Athens to Crete and back; Aegean Air offers cheap flights. Maybe not the trip you planned, but you are limited by time and season. Save Mykonos and Santorini for warm weather.

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Just to add a couple more notes, I have heard that Athens can be pretty fun in the off season, most of Greece moves back to town, schools in session, and the club scene is supposed to be pretty good. Pick up a "Lonely Planet, Greece", or a "Let's Go" guide. Both will let you know what is possible in the off-season. There are also some good websites, this is one of the best: www.greecetravel.com.

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You might also want to look at doing to escorted tour with Contiki Holidays they cater to young adults from 18-35 years old they is time for you to go off on your own and come back to the group.