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.
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.
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
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?
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.