We have read through about a hundred postings here and all the top questions. We are at the start of our planning process and we are finding all the different islands, resorts, and huge variation in pricing to be overwhelming. We have a ton of questions and we are hoping that you all will be able to help us. We are looking at Greece to vacation because of all the history, friendly people, beautiful luxurious resorts, and fantastic food. A little about us, we are from Michigan, USA. I am a history nut whereas my husband is into rest and relaxation, we are 35 and 31. So as a compromise we are planning on a 3 to 4 night stay in Athens and a 3 to 7 night say at an all-inclusive resort on a Greek Island. Our budget is 2000 to 4000 USA dollars including flight/ferry from Athens to the island. How long we stay will depend on cost. We would like to go September 2018 or May 2019 to avoid the huge tourist crowds in the summer. This will be our first time at an all-inclusive resort and to Greece. We have no idea what we are getting ourselves into! Would it be a better idea to just go with a travel agent on this?
How does an all-inclusive resort work on the Greek islands? Is all food included and available all day? Only certain times during the day and night? Are drinks included? Are activities included? Does it differ by resort?
We are so overwhelmed by how many islands there are. Please help us with some suggestions on an island and resort. We would like a modern resort that is tranquil, quiet not a huge party atmosphere. We would prefer a resort that is not situation in the midst of a city. All-inclusive, huge selection of food, multiple inclusive restaurants and drinks. Low wind. Swim up room (can't decide if this is worth the money yet). Possible gardens, foliage and greenery, beautiful large pool with lounges and available day beds that we will not have fight for, and Jacuzzis. The island must be safe for a woman to be wondering around alone. Excursions available at the resort for island tours/activities, I really would like to go kayaking. We would like a large room with a balcony and an amazing view that we would convince us to come back to Greece.
Also, Are there a large amount of mosquitoes and other biting insects in Greece that we have to worry about?Edited: 12 December 2017, 04:34