Planning is the most important part of any trip, no matter how long or short it is. The more you plan in advance, the less money you will spend and the less stress you’ll have while traveling.
Are you ready to hit the road with your motorhome (aka RV) and explore Greece? If so, you should start preparing now! It’s essential to plan ahead of time in order to make sure your trip goes smoothly and that you have everything you need. Here are some fundamental tips to help organize your RV road trip:
Make an itinerary
People who have used RVs for traveling love it! But you can’t just jump in your RV and go. You need to plan out stops, campsites, and parking lots for each step of the journey. Make a list of the places you want to visit along the way and plan your route ahead. Write it down and make sure you have a map of the area and know where you’re going. Don’t just go off with nothing but Google Maps on your phone—you’ll get lost without even realizing it. Print out a map before setting off for your trip, so that if something happens to your phone or if you have no service, which is very common in remote areas, you can still go on with the map in hand. Write down all of your camper stops and make sure they’re easy enough for anyone else to follow along. Try to make it so that each day’s drive is about six hours long, and try not to have more than one big driving day in a row (if possible).
Find and book your stay in advance
It is very important, especially if you are traveling during the summer in Greece, to make a reservation at the camper stops of your choice, in advance. Otherwise, you run the risk of not finding available camper rest areas. As you may already know, according to Greek law, wild camping is prohibited, and you can’t camp for free in archeological sites, beaches, forests, and natural parks. In Greece, camping means taking out tables, chairs, an awning, cooking outside, etc., and letting the edges of the vehicle hangover. For that reason, we have created Campsaround to help people find the best places in nature to relax and rest with their camper or tent.
Choosing organized campsites is a fun way to explore the country while getting your RV fixed. They’re usually located in scenic areas, such as near beautiful Greek beaches or other areas with archaeological interest, and they offer many services, such as water supply, electric power, restaurants, mini markets, etc. In Greece you can find campsites ideal for families who might want to enjoy the great outdoors but also have easy access to amenities like the above. There may also be a pool or game room available at some of these campsites for kids to enjoy!
Private places in nature
A great option to explore Greece differently is the private camper sites, where you can camp with your RV in Greece and can only be found in Campsaround. Unique private sites in wild nature, near rivers, lakes, or beautiful hidden beaches, which you can book all over Greece and stay in safety for as long as you want. Some of them might even have a private beach or amenities such as water supply, electric power, or hygiene facilities, and can be booked all year round.
Budget for your bills, gas, and travel expenses
You’ve already started budgeting for gas and food? Now it’s time to budget the rental cost of an RV or repair and maintenance costs if you have your own, and also insurance. After all the above, it’s time to think about the unexpected.
- Budget 1/3 of your trip expenses as contingency funds in case something unexpected happens.
- Make sure you have enough coverage on your insurance policy so that, if someone gets injured while traveling with you, they can receive medical care.
- Set aside money each month toward replacing worn-out items such as tires or mattresses.
Prepare your RV
You’re going to be away from home for a while, so it’s important that you prepare your RV. Make sure that everything works properly at the RV. Prepare your first aid kit; fill the water tank and all your cupboards with enough food supplies. Then check the tires, the brakes, and all the mechanic systems to see if they are in good working order.
Decide what you’ll do for meals
- If you’re traveling with kids, don’t forget to plan out meals. Children may be more likely to eat if they know what they’re having and when.
- Don’t forget snacks! You’ll never regret packing a few extra granola bars or pouches of peanut butter around for a quick bite on the road.
- Make sure your cooler is stocked up with plenty of ice for drinks—and remember that you have access to water in most places, so fill up as often as possible!
With a little planning and preparation, you can have a great time on the road. Planning is the most important part of any trip. The more you plan in advance, the less money you will spend and the less stress you’ll have while traveling. Planning an RV road trip can be overwhelming because there are so many things to consider, but use this guide as a starting point for planning your next RV adventure, or simply as a reminder to plan ahead! Planning ahead will help relieve some of the stress involved with RV travel because it gives you time to work out any problems before they arise. Hopefully, we’ve given you some ideas for planning your road trip to Greece.
Remember to have fun, be open-minded, and don’t overthink the details! We think you’ll find that even a small amount of planning will make all the difference in helping you enjoy this adventure.
Book now your stay with your RV in advance at Campsaround.