On my recent solo trip to Santorini, I divided my weeklong stay into two parts: the first half, I rented a traditional Cycladic home in Megalochori, and the second half, I stayed on the beach in Perissa. Both experiences were wonderful, but Megalochori stole my heart.
I may not travel quite as cheaply as when I was backpacking through Europe in my 20s, but I’ve picked up a trick or two to save money while traveling. Here are a few tips specific to traveling in Greece.
This summer was the first time I’ve traveled extensively in I don’t know how many years. I despise traveling in the summer when it’s hot and crowded, but travel plans made it a necessity this year. The heat (upwards of 95 degrees in Greece and Croatia) really zapped me, but I found a few ways to make it more tolerable.
I’m doing more solo female travel lately, and I realize that I pretty much am on my guard all of the time. It’s sad that as a woman traveling alone I have to be more cautious than a man, but c’est la vie. Here are some of the strategies I use to stay out of harm’s way.