Holiday suggestions, Greece

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by vickster, 4 Apr 2015.

  1. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Looking to book a 7 day holiday in late June with a couple of friends. Considering Greece as none of us have ever been. Want sunshine and pool, sandy beach for lazing but also an island with some stuff to see or do for a couple days. Somewhere fairly quiet, not many children, nice bars and restaurants but no clubbing scene! Probably self catering and not too expensive. And preferably transfer time under an hour from the airport

    Was looking at Crete for no reason other than it's a bigger island but I guess Rhodes, Corfu or others might tick the same boxes

    Anyone got any recommendations? Cheers :okay:
     
  2. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Location:
    Whitley Bay
    Lindos. It's beautiful, has a really nice bay and some cracking wee bars/restaurants. I think it was about 1.30 from the airport. You can go on a boat up to Rhodes for a wander as well.

    The narrow streets get busy at night, but I don't recall any nightclubs.
     
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  3. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Have a look at www.ownersdirect.com - they are private holiday lets with search items you can select; pools, location and the like.

    You usually get a hire car included as they can be remote. It'll be a basic one but you can upgrade for a small additional charge. Get crash damage and excess waver when booking though...

    We had great family holidays when the children were pre-teens in fantastic places we'd never have tried otherwise. Crete was great, so was western Cyprus [but perhaps a bit too close to Syria]. Paros and Naxos are a long ferry crossing... mainland Greece can be lovely but a bit windy.
     
  4. TVC

    TVC Guest

    I'm looking for suggestions for Greece too, very similar requirements to Vickster. We have a habit of going long haul and have never been to the Eastern Med, but I fancy it next time.
     
  5. ScotiaLass

    ScotiaLass Guru

    Location:
    Middle Earth
    I went to Spetse on holiday. Lovely island, quiet bars and restaurants. Not much to do but lots of day trips to other places if you wanted them.
    That was several years ago now and it may not be that way now!
    Also, was quite a long transfer (coach then a small ferry) to get to the island....



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  6. OP
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    vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    I think we'd prefer a direct flight as it's only a week, don't want to lose 2 days travelling :smile:

    I found something in a place called Gouves on Crete. Not too far from Heraklion. Afternoon out from Gatwick, evening back
    Anyone any experience?
     
  7. cyberknight

    cyberknight Wibble

    Location:
    Land of confusion
    Is Greece a good idea given the state of the economy and their attitude towards it ?
     
  8. cyberknight

    cyberknight Wibble

    Location:
    Land of confusion
    Fair enough , i only see in passing what the 5.30 am news says so im not that clued up i only know what i hear .
     
  9. OP
    OP
    vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    It's a holiday, not emigrating :smile:
     
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  10. GM

    GM Legendary Member

    Location:
    North of the river
    Next time we go to Greece, it's going to be 'Oia' in Santorini. :okay:
     
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  11. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    Faliraki innit.........go hard or go home
     
  12. ScotiaLass

    ScotiaLass Guru

    Location:
    Middle Earth
    Got a friend that goes there at least once a year and loves the place.
     
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  13. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Rhodes was nice enough weather and scenery wise, quite a while since we were there though.
    Greece is the only country, apart from Cyprus that we haven't returned to. :thumbsdown:
     
  14. GM

    GM Legendary Member

    Location:
    North of the river
    Your friend has got great taste!
     
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  15. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti

    Troulos Bay Hotel - Skiathos
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