Accomidations in Greece

Apr 22nd, 2014, 11:10 AM
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Accomidations in Greece

Hi Everyone!

I am going to be in Greece this summer with two possibly three girlfriends specifically mid August. I am having trouble deciding if its better to get apartments on hotels? Also the prices I'm finding seem to be pretty high, but maybe thats to be expected in Greece at the time?

If anyone has any suggestions on which accomidations work best, or has hotel suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

Our plan is as follows: Mykonos 4 days, Ios 3 days, Santorini 4 days and this would be the 2nd week of August.

Also if someone has a better suggestion how to fill 12 days then I am open to those as well. We are 3 females in our early twenties and are looking to experience a mix of culture and fun.
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Apr 22nd, 2014, 12:40 PM
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Apr 22nd, 2014, 01:06 PM
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What is your budget for hotels/apts?You are going at the middle of high season.
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Apr 22nd, 2014, 01:32 PM
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im going to say about 60 CAD a night each.. is that reasonable ?
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Apr 25th, 2014, 10:03 AM
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anyone have any suggestions?
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Apr 25th, 2014, 11:04 AM
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You've picked the two most expensive islands in Greece at the most expensive time of year. To be polite to people who may want to help, learn to think in euros. I believe 60 CAD is about €40, so you are looking at rooms for two for about €80/night. Check booking.com to see what might be available in that price range.
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Apr 27th, 2014, 01:08 PM
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That price might work for many of the Greek islands, but as mentioned you have picked two very expensive islands, which might be the issue. Otherwise it sounds like a good itinerary to me. On Santorini, one budget hotel with a pool which we have liked over the years is Nissos Thira, in Fira - nothing fancy but a good price for a hotel with a pool.

In Greece you don't tend to find apartments as such, but more "rooms", which is neither a hotel nor apartments but self-catering units within a complex with an owner on site and certain facilities. You can generally get a setup with 1 twin bedroom and a couch in the living room that is set up as bed number 3, which would bring down the price a lot. Make sure that when you search on tripadvisor you check not only the "hotels" results, but also the "self catering" and the "specialist accommodation" tabs as it is often pretty random as to how the Greek rooms would be classified. Sorry I can't help more... all the best jane
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Apr 28th, 2014, 05:49 PM
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thanks so much jane!! huge help!! can anyone else weigh in on this?
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Apr 28th, 2014, 06:31 PM
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CAD $60 = €40 x 4 = €160

Anemomilos Suites in Fira has a quad room for €94.50/night in mid-August. There is a pool.

I also found a quad room at Villa Manos in Karterados for €100/night, and this is definitely a serious bargain considering they have a pool and will pick you up at the airport or ferry port. You definitely want the pool in August!
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Apr 29th, 2014, 05:36 AM
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thanks brotherleelove!!!!!!!
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Check airbnb as well. They often have deals on rooms or whole houses
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May 13th, 2014, 02:26 AM
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Isn't Ayia Napa in Cyprus?
The OP is going to Greece....
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Hi guys!!! Have you ever been in Greece and especially in the beautiful greek islands? Thassos island, in north aegean is a great choice... http://www.thassos-agenda.com/ will help you to find out Thassos.
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Beautiful as it is, Santorini is about the vista and laid back panorama engrossment. Aside Akrotiri, this magnificent volcano rim-crescent is not necessarily THE place to vacation if you have a week or ten days to snatch Greek wonder.

Crete, especially some beaches and ALL the culture of the Minoans and Phoenicians waits exploration. We have stayed many times at hotels like Lato Boutique in Heraklion (close to all central Crete attractions including Knossos) and at Villas like Metochi in the far west past Chania. There are dozens of good selections though.

Lato and most luxury hotels in the region have specials and decent rates compared to some other Greece destinations. As for Villas, there are hundreds to choose from depending on what you want (luxury, seaside, rustic, etc.) I am happy to suggest, if you narrow your needs.

All Greece is magnificent, but to stretch two weeks into the unforgettable, Crete offers a lot of value for our dollar or Euro etc.

Always,
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Hi frends,
Let me say litlle about Santorini and Mykonos,

(santorini)The perfect location to start an island hopping jaunt, Santorini, also known as Thira, is considered the diamond of the Greek Islands. Its whitewashed buildings with blue doors and picturesque blue-domed churches are nestled atop steep volcanic cliffs that fall sharply to the azure waters.
On offer are some of the most stunning beaches, unique due to their special geographical features. Red and black volcanic pebbles lay the shores of Santorini and steep cliffs complete the ambience. The most famous is the Red beach, while particularly popular are Perissa, Kamari and Perivolos.

Santorini, currently considered the fourth best island in the world, also offers the most breathtaking sunset in the world from the beautiful little town of Oia and it is a paradise for shoppers, photographers, artists and hikers.

Where to eat?
The hotel has several restaurants to choose from, such as the Pergola, located by the hotel’s pool, which offers unique Greek cuisine. Inside the premises is the Vinsanto Restaurant and Lounge, offering creative Greek cuisine.

For something completely bespoke, the hotel reserves a very special spot for the Prive Dining restaurant, which only hosts two people at a time and is the perfect choice for marriage proposals and anniversaries. It offers modern Greek cuisine and a private waiter completes the dining experience.

Where to stay ?
http://www.booking.com/region/gr/santorini.html (all accommodations in santorini)
http://grckihoteli.com/search?q=santorini (all accommodations in santorini)


At night time, visitors head to popular party destinations, such as Paradise Beach, where the fun continues until the early hours.
Don’t forget to visit the famous windmills located near the Little Venice, a neighborhood replete with elegant and gorgeous old houses that are situated precariously on the edge of the sea. Rumour has it that Madonna owns one, although it is not known which is hers.
The island also offers a variety of activities such as water-skiing, jet-skiing, windsurfing, horseback riding and parasailing.
For the best water sports experience visit the Platis Gialos beach and head to the Platis Gialos Water Sport, located just in the middle of the beach. These activities will help top off an unforgettable and fun evening and it will all be captured on camera.

http://www.booking.com/region/gr/mykonos.html
(all accommodations in mykonos)
Mykonos is the most popular Island in the Aegean Sea and best known for its stylish nightlife.
During the day tourists lose themselves in the small narrow streets of the town where jewellery, clothes and souvenir shops are open past midnight.
The port is also crowded during most of the day, with the famous pelicans showing up at lunch time.

I hope that i help you guys
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Sep 10th, 2014, 05:43 PM
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After visiting Santorini and seeing the view, we much preferred Paros and Crete. Too many tourists and cruise ships on Santorini and sitting on a cliff isn't ideal if ypu prefer waterfront.
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This thread started on April and OP was planning to visit on August. I can't understand why people necropost such threads...
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no Mather did u go or not it`s good to have things ready if someone else want to go then he/she can see from previous treads & post so it`s NOT bad to have all ready upfront
Have a good relaxed day&night..anytime because we deserve it !
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