How to Prepare for a Safe Greece Vacation

Going on an extended may seem like the ultimate adventure but it can just as easily turn into a if you do not plan your trip carefully. Remember that you are going to unchartered territory and should anything happen, you will not be as familiar with the procedures and the people as you are en it happened in your own country.

Here are some tips on how to make sure that your trip is safe and sound.

1. Have a
There is nothing more dangerous than getting lost in areas that you are not familiar with. This is especially true if you are on a vacation by yourself or if your family is not part of a packaged tour. If you plan to explore the areas on your own, make sure that you have a with you always. This will not only help you in but will also serve as a guide for locals should you ask them for .

Another tip is to always mark the spot ere you are staying on your . That way, you will be able to easily point out ere you will need to go en you are lost. Remember that not all locals will know how to .

2. Learn basic
It is also a good idea to learn basic phrases that will help you during emergencies. Phrases such as Help! Or Can you help me, ere is the with the name of your hotel? or ere is this? will serve you in good during times en you need .

3.
As much as you can, keep your belongings as close to you as possible. Always check for you and every now and then. Money is a very important commodity en you are outside the country. Without it, you can get hungry and perhaps even go to jail for not paying.

But things do happen no matter how careful you are. If that is the case, it is also good to have emergency money tucked on your pants or someere in baggage. That way, should your get lost, you still have some that will help you get through the rest of the week until it is time to go.

For those o rely on their credit cards, carry extra cash and dont put it on the same area as your credit card. These plastic cards can easily get lost so make sure that you have a back up plan.

4. Stick to the usual
Although it would be wonderful to be able to explore the country all by yourself and to go to places that few people have ever gone before, it is still preferable if you stick to the usual tourist spots. Remember that there is safety in numbers and you will be better off with a crowd around you than go gallivanting all alone in the country.

If you can, stick to the tours. These things may seem boring but if it is your first time to go on a Greece vacation, playing the dumb tourist isnt so bad. Besides, en it comes to safety, dont you think a little naivet en it comes to Greece will not go amiss?


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