Greece car roadtrip

[readolog_first_paragraph ]Short summary[/readolog_first_paragraph]

Our route:

Greece Car Roadtrip Route
Greece Car Roadtrip Route

Approx. total cost: 3000€ (two persons) – 15 days, 14 nights, total km traveled: 3000 km

Cost breakdown

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[readolog_blockquote ]Prologue[/readolog_blockquote]

When we first started to decide where to take our vacation I was luckily able to persuade my wife not to stay whole 2-3 weeks at one place. The roadtrip decision was made. Why Greece? Well, first of all – because of Zeus! Other argumentation points include – clear waters, beatiful landscapes and presumably amazing food.

[readolog_blockquote ]War horse[/readolog_blockquote]

Here we go, this was our charger in the battle, Pegeaut 301 (manual shifting, which was kind of welcomed change after all the years driving automatic):

Our war horse

 

Can’t say anything bad about this car, took us smoothly through mountains, beaches, dirty roads and forests. It has climate control, so everything was fine.

[readolog_blockquote ]Eating[/readolog_blockquote]

It was surpisingly expensive. If you stick to the Greek salad and tzatziki it’s okay (salad, bread, tzatziki and a drink will result in about 10 Euro and because the portions are enormous it is really enough for a grown up person), however if you want to try out some fish or other sea products, prepare to pay 30-40-50 EUR per kilo (which still results in 20-30 EUR per dish (for one person!)). Don’t know how it comes – here in Russia you can get a caber (and this guy gives black freaking caviar) for 10 EUR/kilo and we don’t have a lot of seas close to Moscow. On the Greek coasts you just have to grab your boat and your fishing net… Strange.

[readolog_blockquote ]Accomodation[/readolog_blockquote]

We tried to book as often as possible through AirBnB service, because we wanted to live “authentic” and not in a standard hotel-way (we didn’t manage to do it all the time, had to book a hotel twice). To disillusion you right from the beginning – it is often not cheap at all. And there are a lot of hotel-like offers you might fall into. However the overall experience was still awesome, we managed to book a lot of different appartments throughout Greece.

Zagori Stone House Appartment
Our accomodation in Zagroi, a real stone-built house.

So basic rule – don’t expect it to be cheap (same as with food).

[readolog_blockquote ]Driving around[/readolog_blockquote]

This was the main reason for our holidays and it was simply stunning. The Greek nature and it’s landscapes are truly exquisite and our the experience was a precious one. From the east coast, down to the most southern point, up to Zagori mountains past west coast and visiting the most northern islands we can now claim to have seen almost all parts of Greece. Be prepared to drive through, around, beyond and above mountains. There are a lot of them (in fact, we had seen only a short sight of flatland around the west coast). You will see crystal clear waters (and by the way we had them at every point of the country, which was fascinating), villages built into the mountains, turtles on the freeway, huge rocks on the road, deserted little islands and much more.

I would even say – this is the only reason to visit Greece – to see it’s stunning nature. Do not linger at one place for a long time – get a car, reward yourself with an interesting Greece car roadtrip.

Serpantine road

Zagori Waterfall
Zagori Waterfall
Having fun with a boat
Having fun with a boat