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Things female travelers should know about a solo trip to Greece

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 first

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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Panoramic train ride from Interlaken to Luzern

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Life-saving hacks to conquer the mighty Matterhorn

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Top 6 day trips in Belgium

Belgium is a wonderland for all chocolate and beer lovers. Indeed, there is no place satisfies the craving for these two better than Belgium. I hope I didn’t make you crave for Godiva and Lindt. However, Belgium is not just about chocolates and beers, there is a lot more that it offers. It has a number of amazing, beautiful, exclusive and historic places  that you wouldn’t want to miss on your day trip. Plus, the people there are super friendly and polite which is an added factor.

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Top 6 cities to visit in Vietnam

Vietnam is a full package of some beautiful beaches, ancient temples, forest covered mountains, and upgraded transportation infrastructure. All this has made Vietnam a center of attraction and one the most visited place for tourists from past few decades. You would love to see both the highly modernized places with the most advanced architectural designing along with some amazing historic places with some great past stories behind them. All in all, you can say Vietnam is a land of some incredible landscapes and very famous for its lush rice terraces which attracts tourists the most.

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Top temples to visit in Chiang Mai

When you plan to visit Chiang Mai, a well-known place for 300 Buddhist temples, you must be thinking which temples you should add in ‘must visit’ list. Well, it is easy to say that you should see as many as possible as the real beauty of this place lies in those beautiful and historic temples. Some of them are deeply hidden in alleyways while some needs to be hiked on a millions of stairs. Every temple has its own charm with some religious ambiance and peace in the air that you can cherish as a beautiful memory. Below is the list of some top listed temples which deserves to be seen for sure.

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Conquering Angkor Wat in one day

In all of my travels around this beautiful world, one of the most haunting sights I encountered was the sun slowly rising over the intricate sculpted stone pagodas of the temples at Angkor Wat. The temples of Angkor are a truly global marvel and one of the most coveted religious sites on the globe. A fundamental piece of any Cambodia itinerary, Angkor Wat enraptures guests with its stunning magnificence and unfathomably saved social legacy.

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