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Best all inc hotel right on the beach ..HELP!!

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Blackpool, United...
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reviews: 6
Best all inc hotel right on the beach ..HELP!!

We are thinking of going to Santorini soon, having never been before can anyone please tell us of a good hotel ... all incl... on the beach.

Any tips on who to book with ?

Regards

Amanda.

Ljubljana
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for Ljubljana
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reviews: 99
1. Re: Best all inc hotel right on the beach ..HELP!!

If you want to experience the true vibe and the beauty of Greece, do not go to an all-inclusive hotel. One of the things that I love most in Kamari is talking a walk along the seafront and picking a different taverna every night.

Blackpool, United...
posts: 184
reviews: 6
2. Re: Best all inc hotel right on the beach ..HELP!!

Thank you for that, we dont normally do that we always go all incl,.

Thank you Amanda

Cottage Grove...
Destination Expert
for Santorini
posts: 17,647
3. Re: Best all inc hotel right on the beach ..HELP!!

I think this is the only one on the island: http://www.santonet.gr/hotels/medbeachhotel

Sandbach, United...
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for Perissa
posts: 3,668
reviews: 21
4. Re: Best all inc hotel right on the beach ..HELP!!

You'll be VERY lucky to find all inclusive on Santorini, it hasn't arrived there yet, unless that link that BLL has provided does the trick. I think that hotel is a bit isolated though.

Martin

Sandbach, United...
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for Perissa
posts: 3,668
reviews: 21
5. Re: Best all inc hotel right on the beach ..HELP!!

For packages (non all-inclusive), you're looking at either Thomas Cook (the Manos brochure, I think) or Thomson, leaving Tuesdays. Easyjet fly from Manchester several days a week too, but that's flight only.

As for all-inclusive, I really wouldn't bother - there are so many excellent places to eat that the thought of only eating standard hotel food for a fortnight misses the whole point of Greece for me.

Martin

Edited: 12:11 pm, April 21, 2013
Newmarket, United...
Destination Expert
for Antiparos
posts: 5,113
6. Re: Best all inc hotel right on the beach ..HELP!!

I agree with Martin — I can't think of anything more depressing than eating all my meals in the hotel, and that's not the norm for Greek holidays, anyway.

Find a hotel that serves breakfasts if you like. I am usually on the go during the day, and don't like returning to the hotel for lunch. Pick tavernas in the evenings where you can sit outside and watch the world go by. Outdoor dining is one of the attractions of Greece. Go back to the taverna a second time and you will probably be treated like an old friend, maybe even getting a free drink or dessert. ;-)

Once you've tried the way they do things in Greece you will never want to go AI again.

Sandbach, United...
Destination Expert
for Perissa
posts: 3,668
reviews: 21
7. Re: Best all inc hotel right on the beach ..HELP!!

<< I can't think of anything more depressing than eating all my meals in the hotel, >>

Like that hotel in the TV series, Benidorm - all burgers, pizza, serve yourself buffet that's been hanging around under hot lights for hours, no thanks.

Martin

Liverpool
posts: 629
reviews: 8
8. Re: Best all inc hotel right on the beach ..HELP!!

If you check out other posts you will find that it's fair to say A.I. is not very popular on T.A. for all the reasons already mentioned.

Each to their own, but it doesn't appeal to me, I'd much rather get out and about in the local area.

Birmingham, United...
posts: 9,368
reviews: 16
9. Re: Best all inc hotel right on the beach ..HELP!!

sunkisses57

There are virtually no AI hotels on small Greek Islands. The only islands where you can find any are located on the larger more commercialised islands which take a lot of flights - like Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Corfu, Zakinthos, Halkidiki area on the mainland.

Santorini itself whilst havinging large beaches like in Kamari Beach they are black sand/grit and exposed to the wind which makes them unattractive as a popular beach holiday destination.

Cottage Grove...
Destination Expert
for Santorini
posts: 17,647
10. Re: Best all inc hotel right on the beach ..HELP!!

Yet tens of thousands of visitors to Santorini stay at the beaches every year and thoroughly enjoy themselves, many returning year after year. Granted, the beaches there can't compare with the white sugar-sand beaches found in the Caribbean and SE Asia, but that doesn't seem to stop them in the least.

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