Thinking of going to Greece - where should we go and what sould we see? What places to stay and how long would you recommend staying in Greece for? Do most people over there understand english?
Hi Rachel, what time of the year are you planning on going to Greece? and are you planing to back pack or hotel it up? i would recommend just at the start of the summer (mid june) before most of Europe goes on holidays or at the end around late August / September after uni's and schools resume!
Depends on how much your interested by archeological sights, but i would give Athens 2 days then get out to the islands, they are all different in there own ways. Mykonos, Ios, Santorini, the lesser known island are cheeper to visit and far less touristy.
You can Also travel down the Peloponnese peninsula through Corinth and Nafpilo (really pretty) and many other great towns.
However my opinion is get out to the islands and have a blast! give Greece at least 1 to 1.5 weeks minimum, I am going back in 3 days for my third time!
also The level of English is ok it the Tourist areas its Very common and nor hard to get around with very limited Greek.
hope it helps
Dave about 10 years ago