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Old 31-01-2010, 08:06 PM
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Hey all,

I'm looking to book a summer holiday for Greece, ideally one of the islands for a week or so. I'll be looking to go in early June, and primarily looking for a chill out break - sun, beach bars etc. Any advice on where's best to go?
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Old 31-01-2010, 11:18 PM
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Zakynthos... Great Island. Been there twice.. heading to Athens this year woo hoo...
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Old 31-01-2010, 11:23 PM
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There is a small town on the south coast of Crete called Aghios Gallini (please check spelling) - it's absolutely beautiful....not touristy or tacky..just a little fishing town with some bars and restaurants and a fab beach....it's a bit of a trek from the touristy parts of the island but it would be definately worth a look. I've been to Crete twice and both times visited this little town...came upon it by accident the first time...made a point of going back to it the second time. You'll probably find it on www.tripadvisor.com Best of luck with whatever you do and have a great holiday.
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Old 31-01-2010, 11:45 PM
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Crete is stunning, once you get out of the manky touristy places.

Try Malia or Kato Zakros or Sitia.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:50 AM
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Crete - somewhere near agios nikolos
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:24 AM
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Hey all,

I'm looking to book a summer holiday for Greece, ideally one of the islands for a week or so. I'll be looking to go in early June, and primarily looking for a chill out break - sun, beach bars etc. Any advice on where's best to go?
I happen to be an expert on Greek islands.
Book an Aer Lingus flight to Athens from Cork,go to the port of Piraeus and pick any of a number of hydrofoils that will take you to any number of islands.
If you get bored then just hop on a ferry and go to the next island.
Don't book anything in advance as accommodation is plentiful.
For a first-timer I'd recommend the Cyclades - Paros,Naxos etc as it's got the best transport links .
Greece is one of the finest countries in the world and as the economy is fucked they will be desperate for tourists.
Nothing beats sipping a chilled retsina or ouzo in an old taverna watching the sun go down.
This website will tell you absolutely everything you need to know.

www.greektravel.com
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:29 AM
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I happen to be an expert on Greek islands.
Book an Aer Lingus flight to Athens from Cork,go to the port of Piraeus and pick any of a number of hydrofoils that will take you to any number of islands.
If you get bored then just hop on a ferry and go to the next island.
Don't book anything in advance as accommodation is plentiful.
For a first-timer I'd recommend the Cyclades - Paros,Naxos etc as it's got the best transport links .
Greece is one of the finest countries in the world and as the economy is fucked they will be desperate for tourists.
Nothing beats sipping a chilled retsina or ouzo in an old taverna watching the sun go down.
This website will tell you absolutely everything you need to know.

www.greektravel.com
you cannot fly to athens from cork.

You can go from dublin (june - sept) with aerlingus
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:38 AM
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you cannot fly to athens from cork.

You can go from dublin (june - sept) with aerlingus
You're right, of course.
A cheaper option would probably be Easyjet via Gatwick.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:29 PM
Ella Malakas Ella Malakas is offline
 
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You're right, of course.
A cheaper option would probably be Easyjet via Gatwick.
fuck easyjet, its a long flight...
Much better to go:

aer lingus cork to heathrow (a few quid if booked early)

BA heathrow to athens (under 80 quid if booked early)
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