Holiday suggestions, Greece

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

  1. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    We stayed here ^^^ once in May. anaxos Gardens in Lesvos. Really quiet and uncommercial. There are places like Petra and Molyvos just a few miles away that have a bit more life but are still quiet compared to other places. It is owned by a lady called Maria who spent time in Australia for years, so she speaks good English.
    The 3 of us really liked Lesvos, quiet and pretty.
  2. Renmurew

    Renmurew Über Member

    We are off to Santorini in May for wedding anniversary trip. :smooch:

    We go to Greece each year, been to most Islands. Rhodes Is nice and has lots of resorts around the Island such as Lindos which has been mentioned. Rhodes Town is also nice to stay around although less beachy. Corfu also has some great resorts and nice beaches and a good town to spend a couple of days in. We went to Crete last year to Rethmynion which was lovely with a stunning Venetian harbour. We typically book a week in a fairly cheap resort but then head off to a different town and find a cheap hotel for a couple of days. Never feel bad doing this as the basic holiday isn't that expensive to begin with. Love Greek food too! Good luck.
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  3. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Meanwood, Leeds
    Zante/Zakinthos a small island with out of the ordinary day trips.

    Visit a shipwreck



    Visit the blue caves


    See logger head turtles if you are lucky


    Great food and quiet beaches abound.
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  4. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

  5. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

  6. SteCenturion

    SteCenturion I am your Father

    We quite enjoy Pefkos to the South pf Rhodes Island.

    It seems to have the right mix of, enough to do, lots of good restaurants, but not over run with chavs & binge drinkers, no real club scene of mention although some bars will be open until early hours as they are in many places.

    The beaches are very good & not particularly crowded.
  7. Rhodes would be my shout. Been 4 times. Stayed in the Rodos Palladium in Kalithea. Nice hotel on a nice beach which stretches all the way down to Faliraki. Rhodes Town is only a short bus/taxi ride away and its great for wandering about the narrow street of the walled old town. Loads of shops and places to eat. You can also take a day trip (by boat) to Symi or Marmaris in Turkey. Unfortunately its been about 4 years since we were there as Mrs arranandy has developed an irrational fear of flying :sad:
  8. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    On Crete, the clubby bit is the north-east coast. We had a glorious holiday on the south coast some years ago - the island is small enough to cover the whole thing from a single base with a hire car. The Heraklion museum and the palace at Knossos are must-visits. For my money, I'd go back to the mainland like a shot - Delhi, Olympos, Mystras, Corinth, and jsut about any other place that's mentioned in the classical literature is worth visiting.
  9. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    It would take at least 5 or 6 hours to drive the length of Crete,... we stayed in Chania and flew to Chania airport using a package tour plane which had spare seats. that took 2 hours to drive to Knossos
  10. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Crete twice...Malia or nearby Stalis...mental now I should think. We did Stalis early season, it was ok, high season its mental.
    Rhethymnon..ok. Nothing to shout about,, nothing bad either.
    South west of the island is Elafonessi (sp)..stunning, quiet, isolated..just beautiful.

    Kos is nice..small, ok for a week. Kos Town is really nice, Tingaki is just a strip although ok.

    Kefalonia..Lassi, quite nice and near Argostoli, really enjoyed that . Really nice walk around the Argostoli peninsula, took about 2 hours to walk from Lassi to Argostoli, or half an hour by the main road. You can see huge turtles in the bay, just feet away. Hired a car and drove to the major picture postcard beaches from Captain Corellis Mandolin. Ok, not as good as the hype, but interesting, then did Fiskardo where the jetset and celebs visit, nice place. Had one of the most memorable meals ever en route, a simple roadside taverna, apparently never visited by tourists. ?.awesome food and hosts, what a find. Really enjpyed Kefalonia.

    Only visited Rhodes town for a day, nice but seriously expensive.

    I like Greece...shame its quite expensive.
  11. OP

    vickster Legendary Member

    I'm not much into old stones, the others may be. I'll have a look at what there is in Rhodes

    Malia? :ohmy:
  12. OP

    vickster Legendary Member

    Flights look to be £300-400 pp to the islands, so almost the same price as a package with transfer, so it makes sense to have a package, but cheers for tne link
  13. gavgav

    gavgav Guru

    Kefalonia. I went 5 years ago and absolutely loved it. Especially around the port of Fiskardo. Fits all your criteria.
  14. OP

    vickster Legendary Member

    I have to say that the 4 hour plus flight times on a charter plane are putting me off Greece, I don't much like flying and my knees don't like sitting for long periods at the mo :sad:
  15. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti

    Both Kefalonia and Skiathos are both just under 3 and half hours.
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