Get the Ball Rolling
Yes. True Greece offers unforgettable customized honeymoon packages for this special occasion. Please visit our Romance customized trips section for details about how True Greece can plan your ideal honeymoon in some of the most romantic areas in Greece.
No. True Greece is dedicated to offering an experience based on authenticity and intimacy, delivering a trip that only a Greek friend could plan for you. Even though we could arrange for hotel only packages, we have elected not to do so. We believe that our guests would truly miss out on the True Greece guidance that will enable them to fully experience the Greek culture and beauty. If you are looking for the entire arrangement please visit our customized trip section.
True Greece defines a private group as 8 or more individuals traveling on the same itinerary.
It's in the Details
True Greece uses comfortable, large, modern commercial ferries for transfers between the islands, with the exception of the trip to Spetses, where we use a modern catamaran. We also use modern high-speed boats or hydrofoils when there are no ferries available for the specific route of transfer. It has been our experience that guests take special joy in island hopping and the unique ferry ride experience. For air travel to and from the islands True Greece uses Greece’s modern fleet of aircraft ranging from the Boeing 737, Airbus A320, BAe Avro RJ 100 to twin turboprop aircraft like the ATR 72 or BAe Jetstream 3102.
Note, for domestic flights and ferries we always book economy class tickets. If you would prefer to travel in business class, let us know during the planning stage of your trip and we will be happy to make the appropriate arrangements for you.
For scheduled transfers, True Greece uses comfortable, fully air conditioned cars and transfer vans. Our guests always travel in up-to-date and immaculately kept vehicles appropriate for the territory and itinerary.
Booking your Trip
There are two different ways for you to go about booking your trip.
1/ Credit Card Payment in Euro (Expedited Booking): By using our online payment option for secure payment via credit card you can easily book your trip by clicking the “Book My TrueTrip” button that can be found in your preferred itinerary. If you need any assistance or have any questions regarding the process, do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-817-7098.
Once your credit card has been charged, we will proceed with placing your reservations and begin the overall execution of your trip. Please note that this option does not include the cash discount outlined in your itinerary and thus, the total cost of your trip will be adjusted by waiving the 3% discount. This option is great if you collect points, or if your credit card provider offers travel insurance – just a couple of extra bonuses to keep in mind! We accept all major credit cards.
2/ Direct Deposit in US Dollars: By paying through a direct deposit you can benefit from the discounted trip cost that we offer. In order to move forward with this arrangement, please give us a call at 1-800-817-7098 to provide us with your credit card details (only as a guarantee for your booking), and following our conversation we will send you an e-mail with all the necessary instructions on how to proceed with making a direct deposit in USD to our Bank of America account. It’s important to note that in this scenario, will we proceed with placing your reservations and begin executing your trip only once we confirm receipt of your bank deposit.
Packing & Preparing
If you plan to drive in Greece you must carry a valid U.S. license as well as an International Driving Permit. The U.S. Department of State has authorized two organizations to issue international permits to those who hold valid U.S. driver's licenses: The American Automobile Association (AAA) and the American Automobile Touring Alliance. An international driving permit issued by AAA can be obtained through the mail. Permit applications and instructions are available on the AAA website http://www.aaa.com/vacation/idpc.html.
Due to three to four scheduled transfers between the islands, we recommend that you pack light for your True Greece trip.
Informal clothing such as khakis, light denims and drip-dry cottons is appropriate. You may also bring a combination of shorts and long pants for your personal comfort. Even though you will probably be able to wear t-shirts or shirts on most summer nights, evenings may get relatively chilly and the wind may be strong, so a light jacket, windbreaker, or sweaters may come in handy. Even though rain is unlikely to occur during the season that True Greece offers scheduled trips, you may also bring a hooded jacket. Lightweight or jogging shoes are recommended for walking in the island villages.
During your True Greece experience, you will at times dine in upscale restaurant settings, or have a cocktail in a charming bar under the Aegean sky. For such occasions, a good rule of thumb is to bring clothing that you would normally wear if you were to dine in a relatively upscale U.S. restaurant.
For entrance to the various churches and monasteries, long pants (rather than shorts) are required for men, and a skirt or dress of at least knee-height is required for women (rather than short skirts, shorts, or pants). Women are also required to wear tops that cover their shoulders (a t-shirt, shirt, or sweat shirt would suffice).
A hat, suntan lotion, and mosquito repellent are also recommended.
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On the Ground
If you choose to bring your lap top computer to Greece, please remember that electricity in Greece is supplied at 220 volts AC at a frequency of 50 Hz. Additionally you will need an adaptor for the “Schuko” plugs used in Greece as well as a transformer if your lap top is not designed to receive 220 volts.
Most of the hotels included in the True Greece portfolio either have hard line internet access (where you will have to unplug the telephone and plug in your computer) or wireless internet access. In the rare occasions that you may not be able to access the internet via your own computer some hotels will have PC’s with internet access.
Additionally keep in mind that there are also plenty of internet cafes both on the islands and Athens where you may access the internet, or copy pictures from your digital camera to a CD.
The mobile phone operators in Greece use a GSM network so if your cell phone is compatible you should be able to use your mobile phone while in Greece through roaming. We strongly recommend that you contact the customer services department of your mobile telecommunications provider and inquire about switching on this function and any additional charges associated with this feature.
Keep in mind that even though you will be travelling throughout the Aegean and visiting secluded islands, mobile phone coverage in Greece is excellent.
As of November 2006 all flights within the European Union (including domestic flights within Greece) are subject to the security changes concerning liquids and travel baggage arrangements.
Due to the extremely strict security measures there are restrictions on the quantity of liquids (if any) that can be taken through the security check points. For further information please visit the US Transportation Security Administration web page on transportation and airport security www.tsa.gov.
Please do not forget that the above security measures apply to all airports within the EU, with no exceptions.
Before traveling please contact the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for detailed information on personal food and plant imports. For further information visit the USDA web site: www.usda.gov
In the majority of cases, the answer is no. Much of Greece’s sewage system was installed during the 1930’s and 40’s using sewage pipes that are 2 inches diameter (only half the size of sewage pipes in the United States). As a result, the Greek sewage system simply cannot cope with paper waste. A waste basket is usually provided by the side of the toilet where hygienic products can be disposed of. These baskets are emptied by cleaning staff regularly so you don’t need to worry about the potential of any unhygienic issues.