Camping sites in Greece

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According to TripAdvisor these are the best camping sites in Greece

 1. Camping Gythion Bay, Gythio Very clean, friendly staff, based on an excellent location. You can rent tents and bikes. It is dog friendly.   
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  2. Lichnos Camping and Apartments, Parga
  • Very clean, greek tavernas by the beach, sandy private beach. Very friendly. The waters are crystal clear.
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3. Delphi Camping, Delphi Helpful staff, stunning view, high quality food, very clean. The pool by night is the highlight
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4. Krios Beach Camping, Paros  Great location, great campsite, friendly staff, very clean and safe place to stay. Wi-Fi and free computers.  
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  5. Camping Vrachos, Meteora  Superb location near Meteora, very clean facilities, great view from the pool, great value for money   
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Greece | Economic crisis

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It is known that Greeks are going through an economic crisis. If you are planning to travel to Greece, but hesitate due to this situation, then this post is for you.  Probably many expected visitors will have the same question. “Should I visit Greece or not during the economic crisis?” And they mistakenly may not visit, because they are not aware that Greece is still a safe place for travelers.  We believe that this period is a great time to visit Greece. The hot Greek sun, the breathtaking landscapes, the blue sky, the paradise turquoise beaches and the delicious local food have not been affected at all. The majority of sightseeing places are open as usual. This summer you can have all these, by spending less money. Although most of Greek popularity live an agony about how their future will be affected by the decisions of the new government, you will stay unaffected by all these – tourists have never been a target. 
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Even if Greece exits the Euro, and reinstates the Drachma, that will have minor effect to your vacation. You will still be able to make payments as before and probably prices will be lower than usual. Either currency changes or not, surely prices at hotels, tavernas and bars are lower compared to the prices before the economic crisis.

There may be some demonstrations in Athens, Syntagma square. You better avoid the area where demonstrations happen. Strikes may cause disruption to public transport. We advise you to be informed for any upcoming strikes that may affect your travel schedule. Taxis are everywhere, throughout the country. Ferry and bus services are rarely affected by strikes. Read more...

Villa Maroulas | Villa Greece | Villa Crete

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  Villa Maroulas (villa Greece , villa Crete), located in Rethymnon (Ρέθυμνο), Crete, is classified as a historical monument by the Greek Archeological authorities. It is a luxurious restored privately owned Venetian villa, which was built in 1426 in the hillside of village Maroulas. The village is just a few minutes away by car from the town of Rethymnon, and 3Km from the most outstanding beaches in the area.
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  The villa was built in 1426, has got 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and has been officially certified by the Greek Tourism Office as luxury accommodation villa in Crete. The bar’s elegant decoration and eclectic music create a cosmopolitan atmosphere and cozy environment. You can choose from a long list of best quality cocktails, wines and spirits. Finger food is available at the bar area.
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The front door opens onto an inner courtyard. High walls offer peace and privacy, yet you are still in the heart of the village. There is a swimming pool, surrounded by potted plants, flowers and elegant garden furniture. This is the place to sunbathe, unwind and relax, or just bask in the shade of a lemon tree… Book your vacation at Villa Maroulas with Booking.com

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Discover Greece through a local’s eyes | Dopios

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  Travelers now have the chance to live their destination like a local, discover spots off the beaten path and experience activities that will offer them lifetime memories of their trip! Authentic, alternative traveling for passionate and curious travelers offered by locals who love to show the real side of their place! Through dopios travelers have the chance to choose their destination, find the local that best suits their travel style and personality and book the experience that will create another beautiful travel story. Locals, offer personalized and tailor made activities that can find their perfect match in similar types of travelers. An arts & culture lover can find alike locals to curate his/ her tours, similarly a party animal can track the night owls of the community and bar hop along with them at the hottest spots in town, an outdoorsy traveler can get in touch with nature lovers and locals who love outdoor activities and know by heart, the secrets!  
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  Major Greek cities and smaller ones, world wide famous islands and picturesque ones, are awaiting travelers to discover their real character through experiences offered by people who know the secrets and the highlights of each destination, the locals.
Travelers, can track the local that best suits their personality and seek either for tailor made advice, unique activities that can turn their trip into a lifetime experience, as well as personalized trip planning. An arts and history lover may take an oriental tour with Nicolas, in Athens and enjoy corners of the city. An outdoorsie type of travelers may select a yoga sailing trip in the island of Paros along with Stella, can hike the gorge of Samaria in Chania, Crete along with Maria, or even hike the famous Caldera, in Santorini with Ilias. Sylvia, can offer delicious experiences related to culinary tours in the beautiful island of Corfu, to lovers of local gastronomies.
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The community is also open to give personalized and tailored advice based on each type of traveler in various destinations around Greece, as well as international ones. Are you looking for the best veggie place open after 2am in Athens? You got it! Are you in search of the best highlights of your destination?Ask a local! Whether it comes to frequent questions related to your trip, or more specialized ones, locals are at your service through the travel platform of dopios. The travel community, started from Greeks living in San Francisco, but has now moved back to Athens. Alexandros Trimis, founder of dopios, highlights: “In times of crisis you can find a number of benefits such as good talent, cheap operational expenses, and a strong desire from the public to see something positive happening.” Text by dopios.com for blog.visitgreece.com