Greece has long been known as a world-class destination for international holidaymakers. Whether you’re looking to explore the country’s compelling history, or simply soak up the sun on a sandy stretch, Greece and its surrounding islands have something to offer every type of traveller – and that includes anyone who is venturing out alone.
If you’re wondering where your next solo adventure will take you, perhaps you’ll find all the answers in beautiful Greece. In this post, we provide some top tips and useful advice for any woman considering a solo trip to this unique European jewel.
Get to grips with Greek
As ever when exploring a new country, it can be useful to come equipped with a few basic words and phrases in the local language to help you get by.
Unfortunately, the Greek language is a complex one to learn, particularly for English speakers, and it can take a lot of determination and linguistic prowess to master it. Fortunately, English is widely spoken across much of the country, especially in the more touristy areas, so you shouldn’t be punished too severely for skipping the odd lesson.
Nonetheless, the locals will appreciate you making the effort to at least briefly converse in the native language, even if it is just the odd ‘Ευχαριστώ’.
Don’t be afraid to explore
Greece is very well connected by public transport, and you’ll have no problem venturing out of the main cities if you want to see more of what this beautiful country has to offer.
If you’d feel more comfortable travelling in a larger group, you will also find lots of different tours available, which can be a great way to explore the tourist attractions with like-minded visitors.
And don’t feel like you’re restricted to the mainland – frequent ferry services make exploring the surrounding islands a piece of cake. Island hopping around the many archipelagos is a great way to see more of this beautiful corner of the world, and explore the regions that have become a mainstay in popular culture.
From the beaches of Skopelos, to the sunsets of Santorini, many of the most beautiful sights in the Greek islands have been immortalised on the silver screen, and you can discover these picture-perfect destinations for yourself. Just be sure to bring a camera to truly savour the moment!
Safety is quite rightly a primary concern for many travellers who decide to explore the world at their own pace. On the whole, Greece is considered a very safe country for visitors, but authorities still advise you to take the normal precautions when visiting somewhere new on your own.
For example, be sure to keep any valuables secure and hidden, and make other people aware of your travel plans and itinerary. And of course, be sure to research the areas you want to visit before you fly and book accommodation in advance, to give yourself peace of mind once you arrive.
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