Non-"Touristy" Greece: What can I expect from the non-tourist focused areas of Greece?

Non-"Touristy" Greece: What can I expect from the non-tourist focused areas of Greece? I plan to spend a month or more traveling though the rest of Attica, Peloponnese, Ionian Islands, Epirus, Thessaly, and Macedonia. More specifically, I am planning on visiting Thermopylae, Delphi, Aegina, Methena Volcano, Corinth, Argos, Sparta, Patras, Kephalonia, Ithica, Paros, Corfu, Ioannina, Pindos National Park, the monasteries of Meteora, Pella, Thessaloniki, and Mount Athos. Do any of you anons have any experience traveling through these areas?

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    bump. I'd like to hear about places to go in greece that aren't boomer infested instagram shitholes

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've always been more interested in the mountains and far reaches of Greece vs the stupid Instagram tourist traps that are the islands and Athens. It really blows my mind too that Athens is promoted constantly as the ultimate experience for all of it's history and buildings when the Athenians themselves were beaten by both Sparta and Macedon, while Macedonia actually went on to conquer the world. Seems like there's just more to see inland.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I wish I could see your photo but this homosexual site stopped working.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why is Rhodes cringe? I was thinking of going there next year.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Delphi is touristy. Zakynthos and Corfu are touristy resort islands. Nafplio and Kalamata are also touristy (for domestic greek tourists). If you want to suck Macedonian wiener you might as well cross the border and have a gander around lake Ohrid as well, before going on to Thessalonica.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've always wondered what it would be like to charter a boat and just sail around the random small islands of Greece. Sounds kino comfy as frick. But probably boring. Do the random island people speak English and/or welcome tourists?

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Thermopylae
    It's not really a destination, there's nothing to see there and you can see the pass from the highway.
    >Athos
    If you are serious about going to Athos you need to get the entry visa in advance. You can apply through email now as I understand it. You used to need sponsorship from an Orthodox priest and to go to the pilgrim office in Thessaloniki. Once you get off the boat on Athos, Simonopetra is within walking distance, and it's a good idea to make a reservation in advance to stay. I just showed up in December and luckily they had a room available.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is there anything more obnoxious than tourists trying to not look like tourists

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    FRICK
    OFF
    WE'RE
    FULL

    stay in mykonos you filthy tourist

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      full of racists

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      rude

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am from Greece, I would very recomend going to some Island because all the vibe and stuff, trust me you will not regret a thing especially now that the season is at its end. Otherwise a whole Peloponnese trip would be very good, I am from there and you need to visit Monevasia or even to stay there, its amazing and generally good roads and stuff. Start by Athens visit everything from lycabittus to acropolis move through the Corinthic canal to mikynes and after nauplio after that there are many small villages to spend time good ones are Tyros / Astros and Leonidio where from there you should take a side quest to Elona monastery (a monastery literally built in a cliff) and from there move to saint Kosmas. After that go to monevasia and stay a day or so at the byzantium village.

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    always wanted to go to Lemnos, after spending thousands of hours on it in arma3

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    With all due respect to Greece's incredible history which is much deserved, Greece however is a dump. It was one of the dirtiest places I've ever been in Europe. Service was horrible throughout the country and random people stared at you for a long time as if they wanted to shake your pockets. Drunks stumbling about every 5 minutes a walkabout. Even the ferry drivers grumbled at me. The sightseeing is okay and worth it if you don't come with too much unreal expectations, and the weather was probably the best part about the place, but I didn't have a good time there. Greeks reading this will get hot at me, but I had a better time in Turkey than Greece. Maybe you will have a different experience than me, can't guarantee.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      have you thought about stopping being a creep and poor could help when you travel to first world destinations else third world seem to be your thing anyway

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >t. seething greek

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      100% this it’s a Syria-tier garbage heap and it’s kind of unbelievable a place actually exists in Europe like this

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        be a real traveler and just go to the countryide.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I thought Athens was an ugly shithole, but I enjoyed the rest of the country. Of course, this was over 10 years ago.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      100% this it’s a Syria-tier garbage heap and it’s kind of unbelievable a place actually exists in Europe like this

      Did you go to Omonoia or something? That place is shitskin central like most of central athens. It's like going to the most ghetto parts of paris and claiming that all of France is shit

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just got back from my first trip to Athens. I spent 5 days there. The sites are amazing, but you're totally right about the terrible service and the filth. I've never had worse waiters in any city. You can have 7 waiters standing around doing nothing and 1 table in the whole restaurant and no one will take your order. They all act like it's beneath them to work. I don't think I got a refill of water the whole time I was there. I almost got in a literal fist fight with one waiter at a kebab place who fricked up my order and then tried to blame me for it. The Plaka and the Monastiraki areas of the city are pretty nice, but most of the city is literally crumbling. One good earthquake would topple the whole city. I think it felt worse in Athens because we had just come from Croatia where everything was nice and clean and the service was amazing.

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's a lot of driving OP. I've driven around the Peloponnese and it still took me two weeks. If you stick to the highways it will be a lot easier but it looks like your lines aren't following any roads so I can't tell. The non-tourist parts can be hard to navigate and the roads are in poor repair. I feel like you are so spread out you will spend most of your time moving from place to place. I recommend you do stay in small village hotels that have high rating (and low prices in off season due to being out of the way.) Had some really nice experiences with these places and they love to tell you about the history of the village if someone can translate for you. Nice, mostly older people in the villages, the young folk all move to the cities for work. If you are interested in historical sights that aren't touristy, the countryside has a lot to offer. You have to do your own research and sometimes get creative to find them though.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      amateur, a real traveler walks the unpaved terrain

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tourism in Greece is seasonal, for a lot of the year even heavily touristed destinations are totally empty, many islands basically shut down, car rental can become very cheap, which makes inland travel much more viable

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    one of the many islands

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