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Pokerface
Greek islands?Corfu? Any good recommendations?
I am looking for ideas on which Greek island to visit this coming Autumn? I was thinking Corfu might be an option. Does anyone have any valuable feedback for me?Any suggestions? I am not looking for a rave location ;-) but somewhere nice and tranquil near to the sea. Thanks in advance!

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Erica Johansson
Join a Boat Tour in Greece 4 stars
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If you’re spending your vacation in a town on the Greek coast, don’t forget to join a boat tour to a nearby island. This is a great excursion for a day or just a couple or hours. I would suggest choosing a boat that only takes a handful of passengers, because they can often go closer to the coast. When we were in Parga, we opted for a boat to the island Antipaxos. Some boats were focused on snorkeling tours, others on diving, and boats like ours make stops at different islands. It wasn't expensive either, so this is a great deal.

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AndreaLJC
Greece in general 4 stars
Greece is way more expensive than I would have thought, three times the price than what was in the new guidebook I had.  I was really surprised as it was more expensive than London, and that’s before I had even been to any of the islands where I know the prices are even higher.  It’s a great place for shopping as the clothes are fabulous and really cheap too and every shop sells totally different stuff.  Food was lovely too, as you would expect and there is loads of really beautiful places and things to see.  Accommodation was pretty expensive and it wasn’t like it was quality accommodation either.

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LucyHB
Sunset at Skippers Bar, Kalamata 4 stars
Kalamata is a lovely port town surrounded by towering mountains, and when the sun sets over the peaks the effect is magnificent. The best place to catch the sunset is at Skipper´s bar, which is away from the main town, next to the marina. At Skipper´s bar your drinks come accompanied by a tiny plate of snacks - usually involving nuts, olives, and cheese or meat and maybe even a couple of French fries. Here you can relax over a wine or beer, and wait for the sky to turn red over the mountains. You can then either order a full meal - unsurprisingly, the fish is great - or head off back to the livelier nightlife of the main town.

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LucyHB
Kalamata 4 stars
While most people heading to Greece on holiday will overlook the mainland in favour of the islands, if you find the right place on the mainland it can be a real change from the tourist crowds that characterise many Greek breaks.

I first visited Kalamata, about five hours´ train ride from Athens, in 2001, and liked it so much I returned again in 2005. The town has a tiny airport, so you can fly straight in, although when I arrived, all the British people on the flight were picked up by tour companies and whisked off to more traditional beach resorts. Kalamata is, largely, untroubled by British tourists- no egg and chips and sports bars here - but is a major draw for holidaying Greeks. The town has maintained a rustic charm, but is far from quiet, with several nightclubs and countless bars and restaurants. The beach is long but pebbly, but the clear, warm waters make up for the lack of soft yellow sand.


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Aliciamurray
hotel reservation 1 stars
Did anyone use asiarooms.com for hotels reservation.
I want to book a hotel in Athens with them.
Do you have any experience with them?


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IMAGINATION
Hotel Lefteris, Mykonos, Greece 4 stars
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I turned up in Mykonos one blazing summer's day after having spent more than four hours on the ferry! I had not booked a hotel room for that night and thus made it my mission to look for one to rest and relax in before I continue my ventures around the lovely isle of Mykonos. I expected the accomodation to be cheap in April considering it was off-peak and the island was very obviously desolated. However, every hotel I went to 'threatened' to charge me between 35 Euros to 70 Euros for that single night! I asked a local grocer for suggestions and he pointed me to the direction of Hotel Lefteris in the heart of the town. The hotel host and I agreed on a rate of 25 Euros for my own good-sized and clean room, with air con, a private bathroom and access to a rooftop terrace which overlooked the entire island! Some of my most poignant memories in Mykonos were the dusk and dawn breaks I had on the balcony accompanied by the complimentary cups of coffee offered by the hotel. The friendly, well-travelled host, Kostas, made the hotel accomodation a very cosy home.
HOTEL LEFTERIS
APOLLONOS 9, MYKONOS.
TEL: 30 2289023128/ FAX: 30 2289027117 MOBILE: 30 6973613001
EMAIL: lefterishot@yahoo.com


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Erica Johansson
Island-hopping in Greece 1 stars
Island-hopping is a great way to spend your vacation, regardless of age, personality or interests. Despite the increasing tourism you can get quiet surroundings and empty beaches, for example at Paxos, and people in search of the opposite have a lot of islands with busy nightlife to choose between.

It’s a good idea to focus on one island group and have your base on any of these islands. You can book your island-hopping holiday through a travel agent, use the regular ferry services as the locals or take small boats with only a handful of passengers. If you’re a skilled sailor and want ultimate freedom, you can even rent your own boat.

We focused on the Ionian Islands and because we lived on the mainland we could hop back and forth to the nearby islands and didn’t need to worry about accommodation. The boat connections are best during the high season, July and August, but at the same time it’s easier to find better priced rooms before or after high season.

Remember to travel as light as possible and avoid the warmest months July and August. We were in Parga late June and had temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius each day. Whatever you choose, I recommend island-hopping to everyone because it’s a very fun and rewarding way to travel.


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Erica Johansson
Skiathos, Sporades Islands 1 stars
Skiathos almost attracts as many tourists as the islands Corfu, Mykonos and Rhodes. What I love about Skiathos (I believe most people do) is the island’s gorgeous beaches. I bet you will find one in your taste, because the island has 66 beaches. Many of them offer water sports like rings, waterskiing and parachute after boat. Aside from boasting some of the best beaches in Greece, Skiathos is known for its great nightlife. You will never risk getting bored here.

As for dining, all food lovers should avoid the restaurants around the harbour and the main street Papadiamantis where the prices are above average and the food is below average. Instead, stroll towards the small alleys in the old part of the town. Here, we found some cosy taverns with real Greek food.


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