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But as for the islands ands the countryside Greece is great for women travelling alone, possibly the best place. But just since you're on vacation doesn't mean you ought to be carefree although! Common sense is key and learn a little bit of Greek or obtain a translation app in your telephone.
As a author specializing in Greece, I at all times travel alone. I have been to the mainland a number of instances and visited greater than 18 islands. The solely drawback I even have had is in Athens, where I was robbed on the subway when a gang of younger males minimize into my purse with a knife and took my wallet. Whenever in Athens now I put all my valuables within the hotel secure and do no carry my wallet with me. I take the money that I think I will spend and put it someplace safe on my body, and generally in my bra.
In our index, this lovely Caribbean Island ranked sixth worst, scoring significantly woefully with street safety. Whether the current media hype is real or not, our examine actually found this country isn’t protected for ladies touring alone. This surprised us as a result of earlier than the recent string of events we’d by no means heard of problems for vacationers going to the Dominican Republic." Fergusson says she was most shocked by the United States's ranking. "The USA is the most dangerous Western nation on the planet, which was very sudden," says Fergusson.
Even although I visit family in Athens, I at all times plan a 3 to five day SOLO excursion primarily based on a well planned itinerary which I depart a duplicate with them and someone at house within the US. I gown appropriately, and stroll with self-confidence. Traveling solo gave me extra freedom to satisfy folks, discover, sit at a sea aspect cafe for two hours soaking it in, no one to rush me alongside, and so forth.
I have been going to Greece for over 30 years and had just one incident of being robbed. My advice to solo travelers is to all the time exercise caution wherever you are touring, and let the lodge manager know what pals or family should be contacted in the event of an incident or an emergency. I travelled to Greece the primary time within the early 70s via the previous Yugoslavia, which was easier to journey in as a younger lady in contrast with Italy or Spain.
But once I reached Greece I couldn't imagine how in a different way men related to me, with friendliness and courtesy, so civilised. Now on the island of Lesvos I nonetheless hitch hike sometimes as I used to in the days once we didn't have a automobile, and I solely ever had one incident. But after all I do not advocate doing this as a result of probably the most dangerous factor about Greeks is their lack of driving expertise. However Athens certainly will be completely different, some years in the past a good friend was mugged close to the Acropolis but she was from New York City and had learnt Judo and self defence but of course it was unnerving. Although I at all times found it secure in the past I even have to say very strong men do not find it particularly protected to walk around too late at night in some areas of Athens.