After 6 hours on a ferry from Athens to Mykonos, my best friend and I got off the ferry to realize our bus that was supposed to get us wasn’t there. Confused, we walked around to no avail.
We approached an old Greek man and asked: “Mykonos?” He replied: “Oxi, Tinos.”
We. messed. up.
What do we do? Thank God for Greek police officers! They were SO helpful. They sent us to a nearby travel office and we were told to take the night ferry to Mykonos. Okay, so what do we do for the afternoon? Food! We went to Palaia Pallada and had the BEST, most authentic Greek food with the sweetest waiters! We then visited Panagia of Tinos. Time to go! But wait, they wouldn’t let us on the ferry because our ticket was for the morning trip. After begging, we got on, and off to Mykonos…again.
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5 Star Hostels on the Greek Islands
The greek islands are a popular travel destination. A paradise for beach lovers, foodies, and cultural explorer. Thanks to the 5 Star Hostels in Greece, there is no compromise anymore. You can stay at the most outstanding Hostels in the world PLUS paradise-like destinations.
The Caveland Santorini is a former winery with a swimming pool and a huge courtyard. And not just that. Here you will actually sleep in caves. Those caves were used to store the wine plus they were common housing throughout Santorini and the Greek islands.
The famous island of Rhodes is the home of STAY Hostel Rhodes. The STAY Hostel is a full designer hostel with an own inhouse bar, bunk-less dorms, and a warm, traditional-modern design. The bar is the soul of the hostel. After a long day exploring Rhodes, you can come back home, and walk with your beach sandy feet to the bar. Did anyone say Cocktail? Make also sure you check out our secret tips for Rhodes, so you can get some insider tips for the island.
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