which greek island holiday?
My inlaws stay in rhodes and ive been out several times. Lovely island, but head south. Stunning scenery and as previously said you can do a bike trip with rhodes roads. I usually take the roadbike over with me, really good roads and you discover some gorgeous village’s, especially in the centre of the island.Posted 3 years agodoboMember
Thasos was nice and chilled but the weather is more changable and cooler than norm for greece.
Crete was too bloomin hot and wouldnt rush back.
Skiathos has something for everyone
I really liked the buzz and feel of Parga on the mainland. We also made the drive to other parts of greece from there with the highlight being a night over at Meteora! awesome Monstaries in the mountains. forget the name of the other place but basically you can walk up a river to the mountains with awesome pools and views, got loads of pics. brilliant.
I’d like to try Stoupa one day, cant decide on other islands at the moment, too many to choose from.Posted 3 years ago
just a bump to see if any of you have been yet to the islands youve said youre going to this year and what you thought of them.
we’re just back from acharavi in corfu and and had a lovely break. prob wouldnt go back to corfu now as we didnt think that much to the beaches, plus we rented a car for a few days and saw most of what we wanted to.
looking at next year now. wifes already got her head stuck in the thomson brochure, but i fancy doing something away from travel reps and package breaks. the cost might prohibit that tho.
where’ve you all been so far this year and what did you think?Posted 3 years agoJulianAMember
Crete is the most amazing place. Archaeological sites, mountains, walking – it could keep you entertained for months.
Not too hot in September but still plenty warm. Shorts and t-shirts.
We’ve spent five or six weeks there in total over the past fifteen years and we still hope to go back and see more.
Never found a place in Greece we didn’t like – although Lesbos in general had more litter than most places and the area around Parga was dreadful for litter.
Kardhamili on the Mani is lovely, the Pelion peninsula is amazing, the Peloponnesus is fabulous – Tolon is a great base for the Argolid, which has so many archaeological sites and a beach if you like that sort of thing – you can’t really go wrong!Posted 3 years ago
looks like theres a lot of love for the pelopponese, mani peninsula. kardhamili and stoupa are close to each other yep?
just looking into the logistics of which airports etc at the moment. in north lincs so we’d want doncaster or east mids. manchester or birmingham at a push maybe.
car hire or no car hire down there do you think? would we have enough to go at just walking into the towns, beaches etc or would a car be essential to make the most of it?
thanksPosted 3 years agoAndy RSubscriber
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Isn’t greece a bit doge now though? What with the economy and Golden Dawn?
The only thing that’sPosted 3 years ago
dogedodgy about it is that in a couple of weeks I’ll be there, until the end of November.
Unless I arrive in Platsa (which is in the mountains near Stoupa BTW)and find that some Southern Pelloponese chapter of ????? ???? (Golden Dawn) have commandeered our house to use as their regional HQ.
thought id resurrect this rather than start another ‘tell me about…’ thread.
just back from our second visit to tsilvi and love the place. its made us question why go long haul next year when greece is so beautiful and so many islands yet to visit.
mrs expunk is set on trying kefalonia and is thinking lassi at the moment but we dont know enough about the island to make an informed choice.
which is where you come in…… 😀
so, could you tell me which places there would suit us please? nice sandy beaches, little authentic tavernas, the odd decent boat trip/snorkelling maybe, no football shirts etc.
thanks a lotPosted 2 years agoxherbivorexSubscriber
i’ve stayed in apartments in lassi twice now (including last year). you pretty much described it in that last paragraph.Posted 2 years ago
it’s also close enough to argostoli, the island’s capital, for you to head over there (it’s a couple of miles) if you want anything “bigger” so to speak, but even there you won’t find football shirted nightclub types at all.
i’m definitely going back at some point again, i love it there.zer0coolMember
Went to Skiathos this time last month, never been to Greece before but loved it. My wife, 5 month old daughter and 3 year old all had a great time, was a very relaxed place.Posted 2 years ago
Stayed in Troulos, lovely beaches for swimming, really nice other holidaymakers, not rowdy Brits abroad in the slightest.
Good direct flight from Newcastle, less than 4 hours.
Would definitely return.
yeah, troulos in skiathos was also another recommendation we looked at. not sure we can get flights from our nearest airports tho, doncaster, east mids or brum at a push.
EDIT: just had a look, looks like east mids flys there, maybe it was cos we were trying to get jet2 we moved onto kefalonia…….Posted 2 years ago
Kefalonia is lovely but the water can be weird for snorkelling in – the island is porous and water passes under it and comes out the other side really cold. This often leads to a lovely and warm surface but as soon as you dive the temperature drops quite a lot. I found it really weird and didn’t enjoy snorkelling there.Posted 2 years ago
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