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Girl traveling Solo in Greece, Aug 2009 -- where to go?

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1. Posted by miami1438 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

I'm off to Greece next week for 24 days. The first 2 weeks I will be travelling with a friend and the last 10 days I'm considering doing my own thing. Which destinations are good for solo travelers? I am mostly concerned about room cost/availability and how easy it is to meet people. For instance, I've heard that Ios is quite expensive/not a good value and it can be difficult to meet people because it mostly big groups. For Corfu, I have heard the complete opposite. I am pretty open on where to go..from Thessaloniki to Rhodes to Patras to Crete and all in between. I'm not particular, I just want to enjoy my time with good people, good food and, of course, good wine whilst staying on a budget. Any advice would be much appreciated!! Thanks!

2. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

If you're gonna be up near Thessaloniki, then why not take the short train ride into Bulgaria?? The fare is very cheap - and a room in Bulgaria will cost you a snippet of one in Greece. It's one of the cheapest countries in the world.
You seem to be aiming more for islands than the mainland. Then I can recommend Corfu overall for just about everything, when it comes to a cheap island. The nightlife isn't the greatest - but there are clubs. Expect to pay about 75% of what the cost would be - for just about everything, on Rhodes and Crete.
If you get to Corfu, there's a ferry across to Albania from Corfu Town. It only takes about 40 minutes, it's cheap - and so is Albania. Lovely country too.
Have a great trip.

3. Posted by lucyemmab (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi there - I went round the Greek Islands for 2 weeks in June. My route was Mykonos - Naxos - Paros - Ios - Folegandros - Santorini. We found IOS to be the cheapest place to go out in terms of drink prices alot of bars did deals - 2 cocktails and 2 shots for 5euros which is really cheap compared to places like Mykonos where one drink was 11euros in some places. IOS is a very young place to visit, quite a party island but there are some good restaurnats too. We stayed in a hotel for 2 nights at a cost of 35euros a night but it had a pool & lovely rooms. Other room soffered at the port were around 25euros a night for 2 people. There is also the option of camping which is alot cheaper but maybe a bit hot?! Hope this helps - :)