Athens again!

Trip Start Sep 19, 2010
Trip End Sep 27, 2010

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Flag of Greece  , Attica,
Monday, September 27, 2010

The next morning i awoke to the loudspeaker announcing group departures...crap! I forgot to make a wake up call (make sure to do this). So i grabbed everything and ran down the stairs and out with some other group and found the TM and the bus. The bus brought us back to syntagma square, not far from our hotel where some people were staying an extra night. They didnt allow us to keep out luggage there so we could wander around free, but luckily someone was staying in another hotel that did. I felt like I was still on the boat for hours after. it was the worst hangover of my life because I was sick from exhaustion (lack of sleep), and everything was spinning. I was not the only one who felt this way. make sure not to drink that much on the last night!!! I am dead serious. We walked around a little, grabbed some frappes and food and then it was time to say our goodbyes. All in all I loved the people on the tour, and the places we went to. I only wish we spent more time at the cruise destinations. If you have the time, do the greek island hopping tour where you spend 3 days in ios, santorini and mykonos. I would avoid the cruise ship unless it is a part of a longer tour. I still had the time of my life, and intend to go back soon! Post comments if you have any questions!!

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Anne on

Would you recommend this tour? with the ship?

hms1987 on

I would recommend this tour during the summer or early september(if you are a party person). I really had a great time even though the ship part was very fast paced. If you have the time, You should probably do the greek island hopping tour rather than mykonos and island cruising because you get to spend 3 days on 3 different islands and a day or 2 in athens. If you get sea sick, and don't want to be stuck on a small cruise ship with old people for 3 days than you probably should avoid any tour with the cruise ship leg. It is also about what you and your tour mates make of the trip...hope this helps!

Bryant on

Hi, thanks for much for this detailed review! I am planning on taking this 9 day mykonos and island cruising tour in June 2011. I'd like to take the 14 day greek island hopping tour but not enough vacation days. They have a new 10 day greek island adventurer tour now, but i just found out it's a 'budget' tour staying in guesthouses and the ferries are a little slower. So i guess i'll make sure i'm as efficient as possible on this tour since as you said, it sounds pretty fast paced once you start the cruise portion. Thanks again!

hms1987 on

You're very welcome. Have a great time!!It will definitely be really fun in june (and very hot).

Michelle on

Hi. Jus wondering why it says we hav to take a sleeping bag and a tent shell? (whatever that is?!) did u? Are they needed? What are the sleeping arrangements like? Im booked in with a friend for Aug 1.. Soon! Thanks! Nice work with the blog! Think i'll avoid the donkeys!

hms1987 on

Hi! Thanks for reading. When I went on the Mykonos and Island Cruising Tour it was considered "superior." It sounds like you signed up for a budget or camping tour (perhaps they changed it). Check to make sure. We stayed in hotels so we did not need any of that, but if I were you I would call Contiki and they can probably help you more than I can. Have fun!

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