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Alexisal55
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Posted 1 month ago

Would be grateful for RECENT experiences for train travel from UK to GREECE -Mykonos or nearusing Eurostar/Paris/ ITALY, ideas, prices, best way to do it, any favoured hotels, any TIPS

We are retired SENIORS, looking at 2 SENIORS COUPLES travelling next year, May or September, for total of three weeks in total for return journey. Would like decent hotel, near to harbour. Cheers guys

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nltrainer
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replied 1 month ago

There will be very, very few, if any exp. for this long trip. You know the reason.
The general route is best via Italy with another ferry from there to Greece, overland GR and the final ferry. When you can do that differs per company. The route via the Balkans is full of slow and for now even non-existing sectors and hence a big challenge. There are also numerous trainbookers promising to do it all for you in 1 site-with a surcharge. IF you can get any snr discount-maybe-also differs. PLUS that your unstated age may also give yes or no a discount.-starting ages differ per country and in some you have to buy a discount card first.
You MAY consider an Interrail-certainly if you intend to return that way in 1 month, but you then need to be make and pay extra for all trains that need REServations.
For HTL etc use a general touristy site like tripadvisor or simply the remarks on booking.com-or chance it like so many in GR and hire on the spot from locals

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naxoss
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replied 1 month ago

Hallo there, arriving Italy you have several choices which port to take the Ferry boat to Greece. Currently these are Venice, Triest, Ancona and Brindisi. What ever you decide, your greek destination has to be Patras behause there is the only Train Connection to Port of Piraeus, where you can Travel to Mykonos.
I cannot recommend travelling through countries of Former Yougoslavia, too many new borders, too many stops and mostly a borrowing landscape.
From Italien ports I preferred to travel from Ancona to Patras because of Most modern fleet. Of course you may Start in venice of you also like to Visit That City.