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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Nadine Dirksen - A German native, Nadine is a happy Colorado transplant who moved from lush Bavaria when she married. She left the land of pretzels in 2012 and has been enjoying a fun life full of cycling, mountain biking, CrossFit, hiking, running and any other outdoor activity that involves her little black Dachshund-mix. When not having fun outside or at work, she tries her hand at different craft projects with varying success. She helps our travelers by answering all their questions before their tours and she can't wait to help you bring your dream trip to reality!

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