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NON tourist hell

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NON tourist hell

Hi all,

Can anyone recommend a lively island to stay with two teenagers in Greece that isn't completely isolated but is not a main destination full of tourists? Usually back pack so happy to stay in hostels, B and B's rather than hotels.

Many thanks

Jenno

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1. Re: NON tourist hell

Hi,

You have posted in the Ionian Islands forum but your question suggests you are considering any Greek island.

The Ionian islands are Corfu, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zante together with a few smaller islands all on the West side of Greece.

Of these Zante has a, not really totally deserved, reputation as a party island. Kefalonia, Lefkada and Corfu more of a family reputation with Ithaca being rather quiet.

Kefalonia, Lefkada and Corfu all have towns with enough going on to interest teenagers without being iffy.

All will have lots of tourists of all nationalities.

Bob

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2. Re: NON tourist hell

usually lively Islands have tourists

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3. Re: NON tourist hell

Ok..........fewer tourists than none at all. You get my drift! Would like a bit of culture rather than drunk clubbers.

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4. Re: NON tourist hell

Thanks Bob, I posted the question on a few forums to reach out to more people but yes I am happy to go anywhere in Greece that is not full of the 'package holiday' types.

Regards

Jenny

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5. Re: NON tourist hell

what month of the year are you looking at

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6. Re: NON tourist hell

No drunk clubbers on Kefalonia. Only two nightclubs on the island and they are both in Argostoli, the capital.

Have a look at Skala, lots of tourists but never feels crowded or

Poros even fewer tourists but perhaps not enough going on for teenagers or

Sami which is also a small working port but beaches are pebbly or

Lassi which is mainly a purpose built resort (but done tastefully) and is near Argostoli which is a lively (but not in a drunken way) town.

Bob

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Will have to be late August unfortunately due to school terms.

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8. Re: NON tourist hell

That does make places more crowded we went to Nidri on Lefkada in September I an't tell you how crowded August would be but whether you can get an insight from my trip report as to Nidri

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g114…

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9. Re: NON tourist hell

What exactly would constitute those 'package holiday types' you are so keen to avoid?

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Everybody, but themselves, Steve!!

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