This thread has been fantastic, I've had thoughts about Greece for a few years, we visited Corfu in the70's, and had a car to explore for a few days but all the road signs seemed to be in Greek Script and half the roads were gravel, we got lost in nearly every village and most locals' second language was German not English so directions were a problem.
Anyway 40 years later, I fancy taking the motorhome. We usually travel April May June and Sept Oct Nov with the summer at home when everything gets busy and too hot. So which time is best in Greece, Before or after the heat? What about routes to get there, ferry from Italy or the long drive? Are we going to find route finding etc a problem or is it simply a case of getting used to the place as we find in Southern Italy. Are we going to get by with a simple phrase book for the language.
Sicily is planned for May June 17 so we 're looking at Sept Oct 17 or the following year.
Thanks in anticipation of a few nuggets of good information
alan & sue
Timing: April May June are all great especially for the Spring flowerss. April could be a bit cool in the North and up mountains but fine in the Peloponese. A lot of tavernas and other places, probably including campsites do not open till Easter - Orthodox and English Easter ar ofte on different w/es but for 2017 they coincide with Easter Sunday being on 16th April. Sea will not be as warm as Sept/Oct, but some places in tourist ares start closing end Sept/mid-Oct as flights stop, but the country is trying to extend the season.
Getting there: Ferry is the easiest and quickest, but not cheap. I have not driven.
Routes: Road signs are mostly good now and are in both Greek and Roman script. With a good map you should have no problem, except maybe for finding little tracks to some of Peejay's parking spots, but his write ups are good.
Getting directions from locals: Greeks are not very good at map reading so verbal directions are better. If looking for somebody to speak English try to find younger people, who will have been taught it in schools. Pharmacists also usually speak English and it is easy to spot the Green crosses outside.
You do not say whether you like to use campsites or wilding - there are some great spots for wilding as on this thread and on Peejay's POI list.
Peejay may be along with more info for you, as he has a lot of MH experience there, whereas my Greek experience comes from 30 years of sailing and I have yet to get the MH there.
Prices are going up quite a bit because of increased taxes due to their dire economic state, but some things are still quite cheap.
Hope you enjoy it when you go.