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Other favourite resorts/islands

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Other favourite resorts/islands

Off to Elounda in June for the second year running so will want to be booking for next year on my return :-)

Just wondered where else people enjoy in Greece that compares with Elounda? We've tried Kassiopi in Corfu and Skala in Kefalonia, Kefalos in Kos. All were lovely but prefer Elounda!

Family of 4 with 2 small children who enjoy the beach.

Recommendations gladly received! thanks!

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1. Re: Other favourite resorts/islands

Hi there

I really like Lindos on the island of Rhodes ....we like to stay in the Krana area which is located just outside the villages but is only a 10 min walk into the centre of the village., I have stayed at the Lambi studios and also Lindos horizions too..this year staying at Eleni apartments :-)

If you are looking for somewhere else to stay on Crete the have a look at Georgioupolis ...has a similar feel to Elounda...

explorecrete.com/crete-west/EN-Georgioupolis…

Edited: 10:17 am, April 14, 2014
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2. Re: Other favourite resorts/islands

Thanks for that! What's Pefkos like? Is it as nice as Lindos?

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Hi there

I haven't stayed here but have only driven around it....it's more of a resort than Lindos and not so pretty ...but then Lindos is very unique ....if I had to compare it to somewhere in Crete I would say it's more like Stalis than Elounda.

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4. Re: Other favourite resorts/islands

Pefkos is OK but not as nice as Elounda in my opinion. Skiathos is a great island and very easy to get around. The bus goes all along the coast so that you can visit anywhere really easily. We are off to Skala for the first time this year, we stayed in Lassi the last time we went to Kefalonia.

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We're looking forward to our first visit to Elounda in June, we have hoildayed inPefkos last few years and have very much enjoyed it, staying at the pefkos beach which is really good. Pefkos is very much a tourist resort but none the worse for it.

Looking forward to comparing the two in June.

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Hi

Enjoy your holiday to Elounda If you would like any info on the local area or further afield then do post on the TA forum for Elounda..... Happy Holidays :-)

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Thanks for the ideas i'll have a look!

Unfortunately holiday will be in August from next year as we're restricted to school hols so Crete may be too hot although Georgioupolis looks lovely...... :-)

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Hi Fiona

Have you tried Aghia Efimia in Kefalonia its very similar to Elounda with a lovely harbour surrounded by tavernas and its quite easy to get around if you hire a car only a few miles from Sami and you can visit Myrtos beach Assos and Fiskardo.

Skiathos is amazing with a bus service all the way down the island so no need to hire a car and very cheap fares.

Skiathos town is beautiful narrow cobbled streets with shops and tavernas two ports and plenty of tavernas on the harbour.

There are great boat trips from both of these places if you like being on the water.

Aghia Efimia is a bit quieter and Skiathos caters for all you can stay in town or out and are within half an hour of all the resorts for a 2 euro bus ride and the beaches are amazing especially Koukanaries where we stay.

Enjoy whatever you decide.

Sue

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9. Re: Other favourite resorts/islands

Symi is small but perfectly formed and beautiful.

Plakias and Paleochora Crete.

Lourdas and Agia Efimia Kefalonia.

Loggos Paxos.

Agios Stefanos North-East Corfu (not to be confused with the other busier place with same name on Corfu).

Are just a very few places in Greece we like.

We also love Corsica and parts of Sardinia and Sicily.

Photos of first place mentioned, Symi.

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10. Re: Other favourite resorts/islands

Hi

As Sue says, Skiathos is just a perfect little Island for a family holiday, no matter which resort you choose you can be sure of easy access to lovely beaches and restaurants. I have been traveling there for many years. It has become a bit comercialised in recent years though but not enough to spoil it. prices are a bit higher than you find on Crete and Rhodes.

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