Hi. My husband and I have been planning our first trip to Greece for many months. This will be our first international trip and we're both excited and a little apprehensive. Recently, a friend took a trip there and wasn't as enthusiastic about it as we would have expected. We're starting to wonder if it's the best place for us to go right now - we really want to see Greece but we've saved for a long time and don't want to spend the money right now if it's not a good time to visit. I was hoping to get some more opinions from people who know, instead of reading generic travel information.
Our friend was surprised at the cost of street food and small restaurants - I'm wondering if that's because he stuck to the touristy areas or if we should expect high food costs? Our friend went with a tour group (as we plan to) and he was recommended to stick to a 9 PM curfew for safety. Is that conventional wisdom or just over precaution on the tour's part? Finally, he said that the hotels they stayed at outside of Athens (Delphi, Nafplion, Kalambaka/Meteora) were very out of the way so not much to do once dropped off there. Does anyone have experience with that?
Thank you for your time...and your patience with a couple of travel novices! :)