Ok. I'll keep my eye out for the 2 Canadian guys. :) I'll actually be arriving to Santorini on May 24 and will be staying for 4 nights in Oia.
It looks like the weather should be in the low 70's. Does that sound about right?
Carmensol, a helpful TripAdvisor member (smacdvanbc) recently gave me a link to a very informative historic weather website: www.wunderground.com/global/GR.html
I just checked it to see what the weather was like on Santorini the week of May 24 last year, and the average daily temp was indeed in the 70s. If it's the same this May, the weather will be perfect for sightseeing.
Hey Carmensol, think I can come with you???
Just kidding. I, too, will be traveling to Athens-Santorini-Italy on my own next year. I went to Italy three years ago by myself and I researched enough about Italy to know the precautions to take (pickpockets are notorious). Actually, I went on an escorted tour and added days before and after the tour. For the most part I was on my own but I learned enough Italian and brought enough Hawaiian candy to make friends along the way.
It's nice to read everyone's advice and recommendations on traveling alone. Common sense is a big key to safety.
I hope you enjoy your travel and I hope you get to meet up with the others here that are going to be on the island at the same time.
Hi, my wife and I will be flying to Santorini on the same day 24 May 2006.
Have a wonderful time everyone!
Donnyb - great pictures, thanks
Carmen, my friend and I will be in Sant, Mykonos, and Ios from 16, May to 5 June. I was in Santorini years back as part of a cruise and the only crime they warned about was from other tourists. Greeks don't bite the hand that feeds them. In researching my trip this time, I've found the only warning for women alone was to not get drunk and wander around early morning. If there is a warning that is more obvious than this, I can't think of one. We won't be on the same Islands at the same time, but if ya want, I'll give ya the e-mail address I'll be using while over there in case anything unfortunate comes up while you are there. At the very least, it's better to know some other travelers in the area.... it's danielingreece and the service is yahoo.com
Thanks for the offer. That's really nice of you to think of that. I'm getting more excited to go. Thanks to all the comments about traveling alone, I'm not very worried about it any more. Just would be a lot more fun having someone along to talk to. The friend that was supposed to go with me broke her leg last week. I doubt she'll be healed up in enough time to go. We're supposed to leave the U.S. on May 19. I think if she could walk at all, she'd be alright for Athens and Mykonos but the hotel we are staying at in Oia (the Katakies) is all steps from what I've seen. I don't know how she'd ever be able to manage all the steps. Oh, well, I'm planning on going either way.
Thanks for your offer on the e-mail contact. Have a great time!
If you are flying out of Athens, we'll most likely be on the same flight to Santorini. Are you taking the morning flight?
I will be taking the 8:20 PM flight to santorini