So I bought a time machine … well it looks more like a plane ticket!
August 29, 2014 8:46 AM Subscribe
I’m going to be in Greece for around two weeks in mid-September, and am hoping for some advice in how to best immerse myself in Classical and Hellenistic history and art – as well as the practicalities and logistics of the present day!
posted by an opinicus to Travel & Transportation around Greece (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I’m a student (with a student’s budget!) and essentially I could have gone earlier in the year as part of a study group but prefer to travel alone (which I’ve done to various European countries in the past) but am a little unsure of how to structure my trip. I prefer to spend more time at fewer places and really experience them rather than feel rushed – but at the same time want to make the most of it!
I fly to and from Athens and am thinking of spending around half my time there, with around a week in the middle spent visiting some other sites. Does that sound like a reasonable distribution of time? The sites that have immediately occurred to me are Delphi, Olympia, Corinth – where else could (or should) I go in that time period? And are there any less obvious places you’d recommend within Athens or a day trip (by public transport) away? Or specific tips on when and how to visit places perhaps? As I say above the main focus of my trip is the Classical period – but that doesn’t mean I want to ignore everything else! So more general recommendations of what is worth doing and seeing are welcome as well.
As far as transport and accommodation goes, given that, as a typical student, I’m definitely prioritising affordability over comfort, is that something I can sort out as I go or should I be planning in advance? Any advice on that front would be very gratefully received!
This is quite a loose question I know, but I hope it gives some idea of the type of trip I’m planning – so if anyone can give me the benefit of their experience or point me to resources on any of the areas I’ve mentioned (or anything I might not have thought of!) that would be great!