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Athens Backpackers
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18 year old graduate taking a Eurotrip for the first time...please HELP :D

Ive decided to start a year in advanced on planning my month long graduation eurotrip! Problem is, this is my first time traveling outside of the United States (blahh) and I will be traveling alone . Its going to happen during the summer of 2010 (July/Early August) Here is an idea of the cities I will probably be hitting: Santorini, Greece
Mykonos, Greece
Ios, Greece
Athens, Greece
Venice, Italy
Milan, Italy
Rome, Italy
Florence, Italy
This trip will be 29 days, I’m hoping I can spend a decent amount of time in each city.

Best Greek Islands

Hey, I’m going to the Greek-Islands with a bunch of my girl-friends and we want to hit as many islands as possible. Mykonos and Santorini are definitely in.. but I was wondering if anyone could suggest any others? I am looking for something very scenic and full of beautiful landscapes (as opposed to just a partying island). Any responses would be greatly appreciated! Also, if you can suggest decent accommodations for the islands (we are 22 year old girls on a budget)

Cheap Trans: Greek Islands to Cyprus??

Hi all,

I’m gonna be spending some time in the Greek Islands, namely, Ios, Mykonos, Santorini, and maybe Corfu. I’d really like to head to Cyprus after that. Can someone let me know what the best mode of transport is? The cheaper the better! I don’t mind ferrying it over.

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much guys.


Travel from Rome to Athens

Hi, I’ve been really getting into planning my trip to Europe next summer. My co-traveler and I are going hoping to see Rome and then move on to Italy — now we are scenery people so we love seeing all that Europe has to offer…what would be the suggested route to travel from Rome to Athens on a budget?

Looking for best Greek beaches

I am planning on going to Greece for two weeks in June and am not sure which Greek beaches to visit. I know the beaches are not going to be like the beaches in the Carribbean but which beaches in Greece come close? I like beaches that have clearer, blue waters and are sandy and warm enought to swim in. Any ideas??

Help with Eurorail!

Hello all,

So i have a big trip that i just started planning and saving for. I am going next mid april til mid june. Going to ireland, england, paris, italy, switzerland, denmark, belgium, austria, greece, sweden…2 months… most places i am staying 3-4 days but Italy and Switzerland there are about 4 cities in each country I would like to visit so I am staying in Italy for 9 days and switzerland for 14. Flying in to London, England then want to head to Dublin then Dublin to paris and all around Europe from there. Is the Eurorail 2 month pass the right choice for me?

Is Flying more convenient?

My friends and I have been planning a month-long trip to Europe for this summer. We are visiting 7 countries: England, France, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Germany, and Denmark

We originally were thinking of using the Global Eurail Pass for the 5 out of the 7 countries but are now thinking of taking the plane instead. Our main interest is both cutting down on actual travel time and saving the most amount of money.

Where to go!?

Hi! I’ve been living in Bratislava, Slovakia for the past four months and haven’t been out of the city much at all. I’m about to go back home to the U.S. in a couple weeks and want to spend my last days seeing as much as possible. I’m not really sure the best way to go about it…I want to see EVERYTHING!! But I just don’t have enough time. Any suggestions or ideal routes to see a lot relatively easily starting from Bratislava? I’m also on a budget, so sticking to trains/buses are probably my best bet.

I’d love to see Venice, Greek Islands…etc.

Summer 09 Itinierary help!!

I traveling with my cousin this Summer [both female, 20/21] and am looking at putting together a basic itinerary. I’m going to on Exchange to England from September so am traveling for a while before then. We are flying into London and spending 3 wks in the UK, then spending a week in Spain with some friends. From there, we have about a month to do Europe, pretty much August. We are looking at doing;

Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France as our main countries.