Greece is a wonderful and beautiful country. It is considered to be one of the best tourist destinations in the world. You will never regret the decision of visiting Greece for your holidays. The country is known for its cultural heritage and historical significance. You might visit it with families, friends or can also go as a solo traveller. There is so much to explore and find out. When you come back to your native land, you feel that you have not covered all of Greece. This urge to visit Greece again is so strong that you might end up planning a visit to the country again. Travelling solo is fun for many people and you can find a lot of travellers travelling alone. They are ‘bag packers’ and whenever these people find the time, they quickly make a travel plan. Greece has seen many solo travellers. They are there throughout the year.
The solo travellers are very much fond of the Acropolis Rally which is also known as the Rally of Gods. This is the motorsport championship rally that takes place in Athens every year. This is something that a traveller never misses if he is in Athens when the car rally championship takes place. It is an amazing show which attracts tourists from all over the world. Witnessing such a grand event is a lifetime’s experience. Solo travellers, who are interested in history and historical monuments, take special interest in the Archaeological museum. The museum has some very unique and amazing collection of historical objects which are worth seeing. Some people are very fond of theatre festivals and watching dramas. There are many plays that are been played at Odeon of Herodes Atticus. It is an age-old Amphitheatre. Both tragedies and comedies are being performed there. It attracts tourists who have major interests in theatres and dramas. The spectacle created on the stage is mesmerising and more because the Greeks enact them superbly well, as they are known for literature and culture. There are various festivals that take place in Greece. Whenever a traveller visits Greece, he/she is recommended to check before going that which festival takes place and when.
The islands in Greece are both isolated and crowded. A solo traveller, wanting some peace of mind and some time off from the mundane reality, can sit and relax at the shore. The beaches are calm and serene and the soft windy waves are soothing. They give you a feeling that you are in a different world altogether. Mykonos and Santorini islands are known to be very ‘personal’ and famous islands. You can spend hours strolling on the beach shacks and shores. Island hopping is a favourite with solo travellers. They love to explore each and every island. Partying and surfing is also very common and popular among travellers. People who are travelling alone gel quite well with other solo travellers. Hence, you end up making good friends, also. There is nothing like a good company while you are away from home. But always avoid uncomfortable company if you feel uneasy.
There are certain things that a solo traveller should keep in mind as he/she is travelling alone. It is good to mingle and make new friends. But you should be extra careful and cautious. Not everybody is your friend. So, you must make friends with common sense and never trust someone too easily. You might end up paying for it later. It is always recommended to travel in group whenever possible. In that way, you can visit places of your choice and interact with groups also. Always keep away from mysterious places and mysterious people. A traveller must be very careful with the amount of cash he/she is carrying. Burglars and thieves are everywhere in the world. Being a tourist, you have your disadvantages, too. You are advised not to travel with a large amount of cash and pay though a debit or credit card whenever and wherever possible. If you need cash then you can withdraw money anytime from the ATM machine. Tourists attract thieves and pickpockets. You need to travel in buses, trains, ferries, boats etc. There is possibility of getting robbed off your belongings, thus, you need to be very careful. You can divide and keep your cash. Keep some of it in your pocket and some amount in the bag. In this way, even the thief takes your bag you have cash in your pocket to reach your hotel or contact the nearby police station.
While travelling solo you have flexibility of going wherever you want to and whenever you want to. Suppose you choose you do not like the particular destination you are then free to pack the bag as well as head off. You may as well select to stay little longer if the place totally appeals you, Suppose you meet good people you have ant to stay with and you love accommodation. Backpacking is the best method to travel solo since it makes very simple to visit a lot of destinations, you may leave at the moments notice. You can meet plenty of likeminded travellers in the backpacker hostels. You may still travel solo in case, you want to do this in complete style, though you might feel a little left out watching the honeymooners by a pool and in restaurants at the luxury resort.
One very important thing that you must do when you are travelling all alone is letting somebody to know the itinerary. Let friends and family to know where you will be going as well as when. Leave the list of contacts to them, which includes names of the places, hotels and hostels as well as include contact phone numbers. Now, let them actually know what airlines that you are flying, or other travel info. Suppose the plans change all along your way ensure that you let them to know by sending the email, phoning and even posting the message on the social networking web site, suppose they visit them very often.