It is not easy learning to live in a different country. I am sharing my experiences and hope someone will find it useful whether living here in Greece or any other country.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Touring in March

Some days are warm and some are cool and rain. I have taken two tours in March this year, it was three days and rained to some extent every day. From my experience you should wait until later April and May before taking tours, unless you like getting wet. It still rains in April and sometimes in the summer months, but it is not cold. Taking a Easter tour for three days the last of April, so I'll see how it goes then. ~~~CcP~~03/27/2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bus Tour

You can take a bus tour to almost anywhere in Greece. The prices are reasonable and if the tour is over one day the hotel price is usually included. Most hotels have breakfast and most are Greek style foods but most have cereals and other common items for breakfast. Be prepared for room styles. Rooms are clean but don't expect a queen size bed, unless you are in a luxury hotel. Most rooms comes with two twin beds pushed together. This is a little uncomfortable especially if you are over 6 feet tall. Most Greek people are small and I guess they don't think of people from other countries. This is my only complaint about hotels in Europe, especially Greece. Some tours even go to other countries, Italy, England, etc. The tour bus goes on board a ship and gets off in the country they are going to. This is nice if you have a lot of time and don't like to fly. There are also some tours that have English speaking guides, if you don't know Greek, like myself. If you are interested be sure to book early and avoid, late summer months, the prices are higher during tourist season and August is when most Greeks take their vacations. Hope this is helpful to so of you. Thanks for reading. Please consider joining my blog. Thank you. ~~~CcP~~~3/15/2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Getting Around In Greece

I am retired and am not in a hurry to get anywhere. The bus will get you almost anywhere, if you know the routes and where to change buses. You can get a one time trip or purchase a monthly ticket, which you can use as much as you like. My only problem with this is sometimes the buses go on a one or two day strike. (which in my opinion gets them no where, except a day or two loss wages. So your 30 day or 31 day ticket you purchased you only get to use 28 days. Refund for 2 days, (yeah, you bet). I can drive, but would not drive here or recommend anyone else to. First of all it is too crowded and your car will probably get dinged or hit in less than a week. Law enforcement does a poor job on enforcing the laws, people park on sidewalks, disabled spots, or make a stop. It is like the automobiles have the right of way. I always look several times before crossing the streets, because they are probably not looking for you. Cell Phones, yep, they yak on them and drive here too. I think there is a law on driving with them and talking, but there again, it is not enforced. So, I stick to my shoe leather, get some exercise, take the bus or a taxi if the weather is bad. ~~~CcP~~3/8/2016