This was new. Neither of us had been in Greece before. Even though we had no idea what the country would be like, it was surprising to see that it was quite different from Italy. Greece was smaller, the trains were very small. Most of our trip, there was only one track and the trains had to wait at the station to let the train from the other direction pass. In same places, there were only five trains a day.
Patras was not interesting at all. It seemed like it was built around the harbour. Among all the interrailers who arrived that day with us, there was a let’s-explore-this-country atmosphere. We hopped on the train with some of the people that we had met on the ship. They suggested going to Tholo, a small town at the beach that was only a few stations away from Patras. On the train, we met two Germans who quickly decided to join us there. Tholo was our next stop. We actually stayed there longer than we were initially going to.