Greece "advisor"

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1. Posted by JamesWW (Budding Member 3 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

Hello happy travellers!my name is James, I'm British I live in London and I decided to go in Greece for my summer holidays. I've heard a lot about this country but I want to learn more from people who travelled there in the past (about the people, the places and the food), before I'll take my final decision, instead I'll go in France. Thank's for your time!

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2319 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

You appear to have set up two accounts and posted a similar question using each. I'll delete the other one.

3. Posted by JamesWW (Budding Member 3 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

You appear to have set up two accounts and posted a similar question using each. I'll delete the other one.

yes, do it if you can because I made a mistake in the other account and my post was deleted.

4. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2319 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

As no-one else is answering in a hurry...

I haven't much knowledge about Greece, or France for that matter, but I think there's a big question mark over travelling this summer due to the pandemic. The UK is currently at the forefront with vaccinations but it seems uncertain what the position will be in Europe over summer.

If you book something, you risk a variety of problems. Your trip could be stymied by new restrictions at your destination, or the UK could introduce a quarantine which would hit you upon return. Restrictions in Greece could limit what you can do there. Or you could catch Covid and need hospital. Most travel insurance doesn't now seem to cover these risks.

5. Posted by JamesWW (Budding Member 3 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

As no-one else is answering in a hurry...

I haven't much knowledge about Greece, or France for that matter, but I think there's a big question mark over travelling this summer due to the pandemic. The UK is currently at the forefront with vaccinations but it seems uncertain what the position will be in Europe over summer.

If you book something, you risk a variety of problems. Your trip could be stymied by new restrictions at your destination, or the UK could introduce a quarantine which would hit you upon return. Restrictions in Greece could limit what you can do there. Or you could catch Covid and need hospital. Most travel insurance doesn't now seem to cover these risks.

oh that's bad, I didn't believe that it'd be so hard. Pity!!! In France they have many problems with covid, in Greece they're much better I suppose, and the population much fewer.

6. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2319 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

Given the roadmap Boris just announced to easing UK restrictions I think a UK holiday is a much safer bet this summer. It also gives NHS cover, removing a major risk.

It's very hard to know, but I think mainland Europe is likely to be a few months further behind the UK in reopening, on the basis of the vaccine delivery timetables that have been reported.

Trouble is, UK holidays are going to be rammed with all the pent-up demand.

7. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1508 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

Suggest consulting this link if considering travel to Greece:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus

Please note there are curfews and restrictions on travel within the country. Conditions could change by the time you want to travel but they might not. This makes planning difficult.

8. Posted by gustavowoltmann (Budding Member 9 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

Hello James! I hope I'm not too late in replying, even if I can't be very helpful.

I went to Greece once on holiday and I honestly have no complaints. If you don't mind the long drive/bus ride (depending how far from the airport the city you've chosen is) everything is quite cheap and peaceful. The beaches are wonderful, and the food is plentiful :)

I can't give you any advice on the covid situation, but if they do open their borders I suggest picking somewhere that's not a tourist hotspot. I always love being spontaneous and finding hidden gems.

Definitely better than France for the summer, IMO!

Gustavo Woltmann