Introduction: Hopping Around Greece

Good evening everyone, happy new year, and welcome to a new trip report! Over the summer, my family travelled around Greece, and the upcoming reviews will document our experience.

Our main destinations included Athens and a bit of the surrounding area, Crete, and Santorini.


We flew Delta nonstop roundtrip from JFK to Athens, booked using points transferred to SkyMiles from Amex. (Review Now Live)


Towards the end of the trip, we also flew Volotea, a small Spanish low-cost-carrier, from Santorini to Athens.


I will review all three flights.

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For the first time, I will be reviewing the hotels we stayed on this trip. As you will see, all of the hotels on this trip were very unique, which should make the reviews fun to write, and hopefully fun to read as well. As you may notice below, we did not stay in a single hotel for more than two nights, which is why there are quite a few of them.

In our first stay in Athens, we stayed at the Grecotel Pallas Athena for one night. (Review Now Live)


After spending the day exploring Athens, we took an overnight ferry to Chania, Crete, and spent the day driving around the Western side of Crete. We spent a night at Leste Luxury Homes in Plaka, near Chania.


After spending a day driving across Crete, we spent two nights at the Olive Green Hotel in Heraklion.


We then took a ferry to Santorini, where we spent two nights at Menia’s Cave House, which is actually an Airbnb.


Finally, after flying back to Athens, we spent two nights at the Hotel NLH Fix.


I will go over how the hotels were booked within the reviews. After they are published, please give me feedback on how I can improve!

Additional Posts

On top of the flights and hotels, I may publish some posts talking talking about my experiences in Greece itself and maybe also on the ferry rides. I am not sure about specific posts yet, though.

Thanks for reading this introductory post. See you soon for the reviews!


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