How to Plan a Safe Trip to Greece for Two

How to Plan a Safe Trip to Greece for Two

Written by: Nikos on: February 1, 2022

Adjusting to a new reality amidst a global pandemic is no easy task. Especially when traveling, visiting a new country seems like a daunting task. However, traveling safely and responsibly is not only possible but beneficial both for your mental health and the global economy. That’s why here you’ll find tips and tricks on how to plan a safe trip to Greece. There’s a way if there’s a will, especially if you are planning your honeymoon to Greece!

Escaping the crowds is essential during the Covid19 times. Therefore the most popular destinations you’ve always dreamt of visiting will, unfortunately, have to wait. Thankfully, Greece is not short of less-known destinations that are strikingly beautiful and highly interesting. These offer incredible alternatives to the holidays you’ve been planning for months. 

Indicatively, such destinations are the ones below.

Agistri 

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Agistri – credits: Aerial motion/Shutterstock.com.

Known for its authentic fishing island aesthetic, Agkistri is one of the most sought-after destinations for weekenders. This happens because it is a breath away from Athens. However, there is no doubt that the small island in the heart of the Saronic Gulf is a well-hidden gem you must discover. 

The luscious greenery and deep blue waters make it the ideal “hideaway.” Especially for those who want to escape the overwhelming city life and enjoy the calm and simplicity of nature. It is also an excellent destination for those who love camping, cycling, or hiking in nature.

Milos

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Kleftiko Beach, Milos – credits: Martin M303/Shutterstock.com.

Milos, the island where the famous statue of Aphrodite was discovered, is located at the southwestern tip of the Cyclades. It is a volcanic island with intense geomorphological and historical interest.

From the idyllic sunset in the picturesque Plaka to the eerie landscape in Sarakiniko beach, Milos will enchant you. What’s more, it will leave you thankful for choosing it over other, more well-advertised destinations. There is no doubt Milos is one of the best Greek islands for couples.

Kythira

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Kythira – credits: Aerial motion/Shutterstock.com

Striking Kythira is a beautiful island with a unique character unlike any other in Greece. It is located in the south of the Peloponnese and stands out for its beautiful beaches, incredible natural landscapes, rich heritage, and exquisite local products. On its long list of assets, you can add that it is one of the more affordable islands, especially if you know where to go. 

Parga and Sivota

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Parga – credits: kostasgr/Shutterstock.com

Two places that are distinctively different from one another but are often seen as a combo destination are Parga and Sivota. Against the backdrop of the high mountains of Epirus, with lacy shores in the Ionian and near the western end of the Egnatia Highway, they have many reasons to win new believers constantly!

Parga enchants you at first sight. Talk about the definition of picturesqueness; an island stuck on land, a painting with the ideal combination of colors, alternations, and dimensions. As for Sivota, with its magnificent audios, its green hills, and its green islands, it is no coincidence that they attract more and more famous people.

Pelion

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Pelion – credits: leontaras /pixabay.com

The region of Pelion is a perfect holiday destination, both in winter and summer, as it ideally combines mountain and sea. All its villages have their traditional touch and cover every visitor’s taste.

From Makrinitsa, the so-called ‘balcony of Pelion,’ the romantic Tsagarada, and the beautiful Vizitsa, to the idyllic Agios Lavrentios, the lively Portaria, and the picturesque Milies, you will find countless different options in accommodation and entertainment. You will also come across such raw beauty that it will make you consider relocating. Staying in Pelion may be crucial for a safe trip to Greece!

Patmos

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Skala village, Patmos – credits: Nejdet Duzen/Shutterstock.com

In the consciousness of most, Patmos has been engraved as the island of inner peace and purification. That has happened thanks to its strong Christian character. For many years, the island has been a constant destination for intellectuals, artists, and celebrities worldwide. Yet, you cannot miss the magical ambiance when walking around the alleys of the island; an extraordinary, almost eerie, atmosphere hovers in the air.

It is worth discovering the sanctuary hidden in the alleys of the Chora, in the impressive mansions, in the dark cave where John wrote the Apocalypse, and in the Cathedral of the Holy Monastery of Agios Ioannis the Theologian. However, apart from its religious interest, Patmos remains a Greek island. As such, it has plenty of other natural features, such as picturesque settlements, crystal clear beaches, local gastronomic treasures, hospitable inhabitants. If you still have doubts, you should know that Patmos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Book everything in advance 

Book your tickets and hotels the earliest and adjust the details of your trips to ensure a healthy and safe stay in Greece. To be on the safe side, you can also ask for further information regarding each establishment’s cleaning and disinfecting methods and even require what you need to feel safe and comfortable.

The vast majority of the hotels have the specifics on their website. However, even if that’s not the case, a simple email or a phone call will tell you everything you need. 

Booking your flights and accommodation early will not only offer you the benefit of choosing the cleanest option and making any necessary arrangements for a Covid19-free environment. It will also allow you to book stunning rooms in top-rated hotels all across Greece at much lower prices, leaving you with a bigger budget to spend at your destination. Everyone needs and deserves a luxurious holiday after a year like this one. 

Reserve a table

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Table for two – credits: Veniamakis Stefanos/Shutterstock.com

Due to the law restrictions that try to minimize the spread of Covid19, the seating in the eateries has been restricted to the bare minimum. Therefore, to enjoy a meal in the restaurant you have chosen, you need to make sure you’ve booked a table ahead.

Otherwise, you’ll have to wait in long queues, or you’ll miss the chance of eating there completely. No one has a good time when they’re hungry and frustrated.

For that reason, it is best to plan ahead. Do your research, choose the eating establishments and bars you are set on visiting, and call in to make reservations. Depending on where you decide to go, you might also have the option of booking a table online. However, in Greece, that is not common practice.

Therefore, you need to be prepared for the possible scenario of making a phone call. However, consider it a gift to yourself and your other half, and don’t feel restricted; you can always cancel or change your reservations depending on your mood or schedule.

Study a map of Greece

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Spetses – credits: Konstantin Sokolov1973/Shuttestock.com

Although this may sound absurd to some people, it is some of the most helpful advice one can give to future visitors of Greece.

Suppose you want to explore the regions of Greece you visit thoroughly. In that case, it’s safest for you to have a general idea of where everything is located to plan a more efficient itinerary and minimize your transfers from one place to another. 

If, for example, you plan on visiting more than one Greek island, you may not need to return to Athens to catch the ferry that will take you to your desired destination.

Similarly, when exploring the Greek mainland, you may have the chance to kill two birds with one stone by visiting its surrounding regions as well, without having to go back and forth and spend your precious vacation time in transit.

Arrange your transportations

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Private transportation – credits: Corepics VOF/Shutterstock.com

With a clear picture of Greece in your mind, you can now arrange for the most convenient transportation. Unfortunately, using public transportation is not ideal, and therefore you might want to consider booking a private transfer service. Of course, you can always opt for taxis. However, it is the costlier and not necessarily the safest of options. 

Vacationing means not sweating the details. For that reason, you should book your private transfers ahead of time and offer yourself the privilege of ease, comfort, and safety when traveling from one place to another.

Yes, it sounds like an elite thing to do, but who doesn’t want to feel like royalty when spending quality time with their loved ones? It is worth the extra budget, and you won’t regret it for a minute. Booking private transfers are fundamental for a safe trip to Greece.

Follow the advice of the locals

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Credits: Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com

With hospitality running in the Greeks’ blood, they will be eager to help you find your way around your destination and experience the most authentic face of the country while also showing you the way to the less-crowded spots of the city and the local shops and eateries only a few people know about.

All you have to do is ask, and all the information you need will be given to you freely and with a smile. Of course, Eros and Psyche cannot wait to answer all of your questions!

Asking for advice and tips regarding your stay at your hotel’s reception is always a good idea, but in addition to that, you can ask any shop owner or even passers-by on the street. You don’t have t be shy; no one will think you’re weird. That is just how things go around Greece.

Indulging in a safe trip for two to Greece may require quite a bit of planning. However, it will be such a rewarding experience that you won’t regret even a single you spent organizing your trip. So brighten up your year with the trip to Greece you’ve always dreamt of! All you have to do is check out our Greece honeymoon packages, and you’ll be good to go! 

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