Backpacking From One Side of Greece to the Other

Greece Itin­er­ary: Corfu (11 days) -> Athens (5 days)-> Mete­ora (2 days)-> Thes­sa­loniki (2 days)

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Acrop­o­lis theater

When we were faced with the deci­sion to either go to Alba­nia or stay in Greece, we decided to stay in Greece. There must have been some­thing in the air on Corfu island because we weren’t ready to leave yet.

For this leg of our back­pack­ing trip, we decided to con­tinue onwards to Athens, Mete­ora, and Thes­sa­loniki, where we would try to, as much as pos­si­ble, stick to our $90 CAD per day bud­get. We were leav­ing the good lux­u­ri­ous fam­ily vaca­tion life to once again con­tinue our cheap back­pack­ing trip around Greece. But, we knew that to fully appre­ci­ate Greece we needed to know a bit more about her history.

Get­ting to know Greece’s history

I hated ancient his­tory dur­ing high school, but I think a cou­ple days in Greece sin­gle hand­edly made me real­ize how inter­est­ing it could be. Being on the road for a while, I was start­ing to suf­fer from ruins-boredom, so I needed a way to reignite my inter­est.  These three doc­u­men­taries not only armed me with the intel to appre­ci­ate Athen’s ruins, they excited me enough to go out­side in the heat and explore:

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Back­pack­ing route from Corfu to Thessaloniki

Greece Itin­er­ary: Corfu (11 days) -> Athens (5 days)-> Mete­ora (2 days)-> Thes­sa­loniki (2 days)

5 thoughts on “Backpacking From One Side of Greece to the Other

  1. Pingback: The Time We Went to Cofu, Greece | Laughing Abroad

    1. Tim Fisher Post author

      Thanks Hugh. I think that was the point when I was most tanned of my life. The colour of the sun exag­ger­ates some, but even when I look at the photo I think, ‘man those guys are really tanned’.

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