Travel planning

A Day in Greece

Now that you are settling into the sunny Mediterranean you can begin to “think Greek” as you schedule your day.

  • Banks and most shops open at 8 a.m. and stay open through 2 p.m. (1:30 p.m. on Friday).  However, this is not a solid rule so allow yourself plenty of time to run errands.
  • The main meal in Greece, as it is throughout most of Europe. For Greeks, lunch is a plentiful meal eaten between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • An afternoon nap is common in Greece after lunch. Shops close until 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. If you are not in the middle of a walk or a ride, this is a nice time to sit down in the shade and relax, write postcards or read.
  • As things pick up again in the early evening, shops re-open and folks hit the streets for coffee and snacks.
  • In Greece, dinner can be another full course meal or just a light fare of snacks. Dinner is usually served between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., but you can find restaurants that serve earlier than this if you look around or ask at the hotel desk.

Kick back and enjoy the pace of life in Greece!

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