Sunday, June 1, 2008

Tips, traps and treats on coming trip to Greece

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Hi folks, since I'll be going on a trip to Greece on the 10 June, I think this is a good time to start a new blog on my travels. As the title suggests, I'll be blogging about this present travel as well as where I've travelled in the past. As I can't afford to visit new places all the time, my past travels will help me in filling my future posts for a while until a new trip is made. This will also exercise my brain since I have to dig deep back into the past from my varsity days when I first started travelling abroad. So there'll be travel stories in the 70's, the 80's, the 90's and the present; not necessarily in that order.

The trip to Greece that I'll be going is under Sedunia Travel Services in their Greek Romance package. Since this is a Greek Romance holiday, I'll be travelling with my wife for our "nth" honeymoon. The previous honeymoons will appear in future posts, all fit for general family reading at all ages. This Greek trip is a semi "free and easy" tour and not the usual full group tour with a guide all the way. I'll be joining some pre-arranged local tours in Greece that is run by Ganymedes Tour or George Soultis Tour. Also included is a 3-day cruise to some fabulous Greek island by Monarch Classic Cruises that includes Mykonos, Patmos, Crete (Heraklion) and of course, Santorini. The package includes sightseeing in Athens and trips to Delphi and Meteora. I will cover the mandatory Saroni Isles (Aegina, Poros and Hydra), Corinth and hopefully Olympia on my own. My main stay in Greece will be in Athens.

Since I have about a week before I leave, I would like to get some feedback from readers who have visited Greece (especially Athens) or better still from the local Greek readers (if this post is not all Greek to them), in the following areas.

Tips - how best to enjoy Greece - the food, the places and bargains to buy.

Traps - what to avoid in Greece.

Treats - if you need any souvenirs, I'll capture it for you in my brand new 18 times zoom Panasonic Lumix FZ18 digital camera. Just tell me what and where, I'll shoot on sight.

Meanwhile, I'll be reading up on Greece and Athens so that I'll understand the Greek history and culture better, and this will definitely enhance my enjoyment while in Greece. So wish me kato taxithi!

Ronald Kwok


  1. The camera looks to be a very nice one. The pictures posted on your other opage are very clean and clear. Thanks for the review. I've been looking at new Cameras for a couple months, Stephen Meyer

  2. Hi Stephen,
    Just got back from Greece so could not respond earlier. If you're looking for a superzoom camera, you can't go wrong with the Lumix FZ18. Will post more photos later when I write about my holidays in Greece. Cheers.