Posts Categorized: Greece

Hotel Carbonaki in Mykonos – The Traveling Engineer’s Review

Overview: I, along with my wife, stayed at Hotel Carbonaki, Mykonos for 2 nights in May 2016. Mykonos is known for its vibrant nightlife and crazy beach parties, and therefore, we wanted to stay someplace closer to the action. We’re glad we chose Hotel Carbonaki for our stay because it’s an ideally located, very refreshing and…read more

Acropolis of Athens – Its ancient buildings influence the world like no other!

Fast Facts: Entrance Fee 12 Euros (High season) 6 Euros (Low season) Credit Card Accepted Yes Handicapped Accessible No Parking Available Parking available in Plaka. It’s hard to find though. Changing Room N/A Lockers Available No Food Available No (Food available only after you exit the ticket restricted area) Recommendations: There is no drinks or food available once…read more

How Santorini Differs From Mykonos

1. Santorini is known for its beauty. The sight of white washed buildings and blue domed churches overlooking the turquoise water of Aegean sea is incomparable by Mykonos or any other Greek island. On the other hand, Mykonos is known for it’s vibrant nightlife and crazy beach parties. For this reason, it’s also called ‘Party Capital of…read more

Athens to Kalambaka (Meteora) By Train

Fast Facts/Recommendations: Keep cash (in Euros of course) because cafe inside the train doesn’t accept credit cards Athens to Kalambaka (Meteora) train tickets can be booked in advance online at Train OSE website Tickets are sold at train station too. However, I highly recommend buying train tickets online in advance because it’s cheaper, faster and hassle free….read more

Fira vs Oia vs Firostefani vs Imerovigli – Comparing Santorini towns

Traveling to Santorini, Greece, and wondering what’s the best area to stay on the island? Well, the first and foremost consideration you need make is whether you want to stay on the beach or someplace with caldera/volcano view? If you want to stay on the beach, Kamari and Perissa are the most popular choices. If you…read more