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Help!Travelin Alone - Interrail - Greece+Italy

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1. Posted by quaintlee (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

I am planning to travel Europe using the one month Interrail card during August.
Main travel will be within - Greece and Italy, but since I will have a card valid for All Zones I was thinking of going into Austria or France - just too see the capitals maybe.

This is my rough Travel itenary

1. Start Athens
2. Athens - Patras (Greece)
3. Ferry from - Patras to Brindisi (Italy)
4. Brindisi - Messina (I will be staying in Messina for a minimum of 10 days ) 5.
After 10 days in Messina I am free to travel within Italy and other places.

But I have to return to Greece through the same route at the end (Brindisi-Patras-Athens)

Please help me formulate a good itenary, must see places etc.
Any other suggestions would be welcome.

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

In Greece, go see Meteora (just google it and check out some info. and pictures). It's a facinating place that most visiters to Greece seem to miss. Of course go to Delphi, etc.

Italy highlights would be: Rome, Pompeii, Venice, Florence, and others.

3. Posted by quaintlee (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Thanks travel100,

I was donering if there are any hidden costs one should take into consideration while using interrail.

By the way I forgot to mention in my prev mail that im a female, would I need to take any extra precautions on the trip, how is the safety factor? etc

4. Posted by quaintlee (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

I have 2 more questions,
Since Imtravelling in August - how often will I need to make reservations on trains? And how much does a reservation cost?
Do i need to pay for reservations even if i have the interrail pass?
Do most night trains require reservation?

5. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

I would recommend you reserve the longer train rides, night trains and the speed trains. Reservations might cost you a bit, but not much. I'm not sure how much though. You will have to pay a supplement for the speed trains, though.