A Vacation Itinerary: Athens to Venice
Your whole trip planned out, including what to see along the way.
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.
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.