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A Vacation Itinerary: Athens to Venice

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A Vacation Itinerary: Athens to Venice

Lido, the resort island off the coast of Venice

If you yearn for a departure from the heart of Venice, and tourists, head to a resort island called Lido, where few tourists know that a beach vacation is quite possible on pristine blue waters. The island is only a short public boat ride away, and it’s a great way to enjoy the coastline away from the swarm of sightseers.

A Vacation Itinerary: Athens to Venice

The beach at Lido di Venezia

If you’re lucky, as I was, you’ll coordinate your Venetian visit with one of the biggest nights of the year, the festival of the Redeemer. The festival calls for everyone to gather on their boat (each filled with family and intricately decorated) and meet in front of St. Marco’s Square – the main attraction in Venice. And if you don’t have a boat, you can gather at the square to watch the spectacular fireworks display. The festival is a great way to experience a unique gathering where an entire town gathers in one place to celebrate the big night.

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After obtaining her Honors B.A. and postgraduate journalism degree, Pegah has written and researched for a variety of magazines and newspapers, with celebrities, fashion and travel being her topics of choice. Now settled in Toronto, she has lived in many corners of the world, including the U.S., Switzerland, and Japan. In her spare time, she divides her love unevenly between her poodle, chocolates and shopping.

Reader Discussion: 75 Comments

  1. Blanche Martina

    Can you suggest a local food that we could try? A trip couldn’t be a complete journey without a taste of a local dish or snack!

  2. Patricia Montague

    How much would be the Gondola ride? And how long does it take?

  3. Olive Williams

    Makes me wanna shout OPA! I love Greece so much especially Santorini! The sunset is so much amazing! Everyone claps after watching the sunset.

  4. Sherry Manust

    Watching the sunset in Santorini while in a spa in Athens would be a dream. That’s a wow!

  5. Kelly Gonzales

    the Astir Palace Hotel looks like a perfect place for relaxing.. looks good on having a spa in a place like that..

    • Osana Smith

      I hope the rates won’t hurt my wallet!

  6. Zerin Martin

    I’m glad you featured the Southern parts of Europe. If you want something more of nature, then this is the perfect article for you.

  7. Luthi Sanders

    Europe is a blessed country because it has a lot of tourist spot. Planning to visit Southern part this September.

  8. Kseniya Tomlin

    Oh.. Gondola. I’ve only seen a Gondola in Macau. What’s it’s a difference btw?

  9. Brett Lee

    My wife will probably ask me to go to Greece after she reads this. I just read it first, so I’m a little bit scared. Lol

  10. Hotel Danieli is an expensive hotel. If you have the money, it’s worth it to spend it in here. The view and the staffs are very accommodating.

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