The 5 Best Apps / Websites for Greece

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Although we all prefer to go off the grid when on holiday, there are times when we need some useful information and our smartphone is usually the first place we look. That’s why we have selected a few applications which we think will make your Santorini experience even more delightful, plus some really savvy apps to use should you have the chance to visit Athens. From learning the lingo to booking your sun bed, now everything is at your fingertips!

 

1 Duolingo

If it is all Greek to you, then this amazing free app will help you to acquaint yourself with basic vocabulary and phrases through various user-friendly activities, beginning with the assumption that you are an absolute beginner. To be used anytime, anywhere, this is a fun and addictive way to pick up the basics of Greek before and even during your stay. Available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, it is one of those apps that makes language learning a piece of cake!

 

2  Taxibeat

If you decide to visit the capital, Athens, you should download this great app immediately and use at will! Finding your location via GPS, the app enables you to call any of the nearby taxis that are authorised Taxibeat members. You can select the one which meets your preferences, such as non-smoking cabs, an English speaking driver, and so on. It is possible to flag one of these taxis down of course and even set up an account and pay by PayPal. Trust Greece to come up with  such an über-cool idea!

 

3  Plazz

Now we know this may seem quite far-fetched, but believe it or not, there is now an app which lets you reserve your sun bed on one of those popular beaches in Santorini, as well as in the rest of Greece, from the comfort of your hotel room. Available to download free for Apple or Android, now you can select which beach you fancy visiting, choose your sun spot and umbrella and even book a table at its seafront restaurant, if any. All you need to do then is pack your beach bag and stroll on down to claim your reserved sun lounger. What could be easier?

 

4  GPSmyCity

For self guided walking tours in Santorini, the GPSmyCity app is just perfect. Download to your iOS or Android and lose yourself in the high roads and low roads of this enchanting island. Each walk has a detailed offline walking tour with extra info and photos. The beauty of this neat app is that, since it is offline, no data plan is needed, making it economical and ‘lite’. Santorini’s walkways await you!

 

5  Danae Travel 

When in Greece, you can find all the information you need about ferry tickets, traveller news, transfers and useful information on the Danae Travel website. Imagine visiting Santorini and wishing to take a day trip to Athens - no problem! Everything can be arranged for you online by these travel experts who will take care of your whole schedule, as well as making suggestions based on your  specific tastes and preferences.  Check out their link to discover more.

 

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