Trip Reports Home | My Trip Reports | Create Trip Report | Recent Reports | Search Trip Reports

> SlowTrav > Trip Reports

Report 1581: Greece - Athens and Islands of the Dodecanese - 2008

By Linda Hagstrom from PA, Fall 2008

Trip Description: From Sept 15 - Oct 22 2008 I traveled in Greece and Turkey. I spent the first three weeks in Greece. Much of that time I was on a walking holiday, "Greek Island Hopping", with Ramblers, a walking company from the UK. Part of the time I traveled independently.

Destinations: Countries - Greece

Categories: Hotels/B&Bs; Beach; Day Tours; Sightseeing; Walking/Hiking; Independent Travel; Package Tour; Single Traveler

Next Page

Page 1 of 29: Planning and Preparing I

photo by Linda

Me at the Acropolis at Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

In the spring of 2008, I began making arrangements for my most-ambitious trip ever. I would be in Greece and Turkey for more than five weeks. Part of the time I would be walking with groups from the UK, and the rest of the time I would be on my own. You can read my Trip Report about the part of my trip in Turkey at Trip Report #1595.

For the Greece part of my trip, I started by making reservations for 'Greek Island Hopping', a 16-day walking trip of five Greek islands with Ramblers. Ramblers is a company from the UK which does walking vacations all over the world. I had never gone on a Ramblers holiday before, but I had been on many holidays with HF Holidays, also a UK company. I knew what to expect from Ramblers because many of the other guests on HF Holidays vacations had walked with Ramblers also and they told me about it. When I got a Ramblers catalog with the 'Greek Island Hopping' vacation, it sounded like just what I wanted.

The "Greek Island Hopping' would take place mostly on islands of the Dodecanese, a chain of islands just off the coast of Turkey. We would be traveling between the islands on ferries.

Next Page

Back to Top

Car Rental Hotel Booking Flight Booking Train Tickets Books, Maps, Events
Europe Cell Phones Long Distance Cards Luggage, etc. Travel Insurance Classifieds

* Advertise on Slow Travel | Post your travel questions on the Slow Travel Forums

Copyright © 2000 - 2014 SlowTrav.com, unless noted otherwise. Slow Travel® is a registered trademark. Contact Slow Travel

RSS Feeds - Link to Us - Disclaimer - Privacy Policy - Currency Converter - Colophon - Sponsors - Become a Member
Home | Forums | Slow Travel? | Europe Trip Planning | Photos | Trip Reports | Search | About Us | Classifieds