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    hi, ive been to all three islands and of the resorts in each, i would pick elounda. if Rhodes is a possibility, I'd look at a resort on the sheltered east coast, which is where all the best sandy beaches are anyway. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Yet you might just find your place in the sun on one of the “non-standard” islands. more. 9 Facts About Rhodes & 9 Facts About Corfu! You can move to a Greek island and get paid to take care of 55 cats, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Re: Corfu, Crete or Rhodes. Duration: one hour. Nov 23rd, 2006 05:52 PM. And in reality Kefalonia can be just as hot as Crete or Rhodes in August. in corfu, sidari definately isnt smart, its got loud nightlife and the beach isnt that great. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. There is not a Four Seasons in Greece on the Islands of Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Santorini or Mykonos, which is a real shame. By Flying. You can see the two of them, plus Corfu, in one trip with this 14-day itinerary. Crete and Rhodes have great water parks. Corfu (Korkyra) is another decently developed and attractive resort island but little else. Especially on day trips, normal ferries are a relaxing way to travel between Crete and Rhodes, with all the fantastic sea views and the sea breeze someone can enjoy from the decks! in corfu, sidari definately isnt smart, its got loud nightlife and the beach isnt that great. And this includes the Greek islands of Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu or Crete. 1 person = 1 voucher. Corfu or Rhodes or Crete : 3, 4, 5 or 7 Nights at a 4* Hotel with All Inclusive and Flights and Optional Transfers* Price per person based on double sharing. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-35223879', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Elounda in Crete, Ixia in Rhodes and sidari in Curfu, very confused as every travel agent I went in to, dependant on the age of the staff gave a very different view. Rhodes may have the best. I haven't been to (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? I plan to go to one of the above islands next year for my 50th birthday with my best friend (both young at heart) we like good food, drinking, dancing (not 18-30 crowd) but like to explore some days and chill others, we do want a smart resort, nice beaches, a lovely greek atmosphere. Crete, Rhodes and Corfu have holidays available for that period. ... Like Crete, Rhodes offers a lot of natural diversity. Yet for some, ease of access, whether by air or cruise ship, is detrimental. There are three airports in Crete: one in Chania, one in Heraklion, and one in Sitia. ixia is on the north coast of rhodes, beaches arent so good and v windy. More details. For some travellers, ease of access – whether by air or cruise ship – is detrimental, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. I assume it won't be warm enough to sit on beach/swim in the pool. J. Add the unique accessibility provided by two airports, and it makes for an ideal destination for many tourists. The old city in Rhodes is great for dining in, and they have a few great beaches. Hi, I have been looking at all 3, I looked at (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The proximity to the Balkans makes its beaches popular with Bulgarians, Romanians and the people of the former Yugoslavia, but inland Thassos offers majestic scenery; Ypsarion is almost as high as Britain’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis. have a great time whichever you choose xx karen, Thank you, we are going for 1 week, will have a look at your suggestions. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. Are you looking for information on WW2 observances? The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Benitses Corfu. Rhodes Or Corfu? Mamma Mia, when should I book for a Greek islands wedding? The UK government is currently advising against all but essential travel to Greece and you will need to self isolate upon your return to England. Have been to all three mentioned, and Kefalonia and Crete is the best option by far. mweiner. It's known for the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park - boats can sail along an underground river through vast caves, Number one went to Flatey Island, located off the north-west coast of Iceland, which is car-free and has just a handful of permanent residents, {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, How to choose the ideal Greek island for a holiday, That Summer: Greek island hopping in 1983, Greek island to pay families £450 a month to live there. ... Crete or Rhodes. Corfu is way farther north than Rhodes and therefore, doesn't hang on to the great weather as long. Within that broad spread, you can find countless bays and beaches, a backdrop of mighty mountains carved by gorges, and accommodation from simple rooms to the five-star spa hotels crowding around the resort of Elounda in the east of the island. Where to go, any advise is welcome on island and resort. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Forget the busy beaches and sky-high prices of Mykonos; instead, make your way to Paros (whose fine white marble was used in antiquity for the Venus de Milo statue, and to build Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem) and choose between the loneliness of Antiparos or Naxos – where towering landscapes are framed by long, empty beaches. Add a wealth of human history and an embellishment of indulgence, and you have the formula for a fabulous holiday. Thank you Karen, great suggestions, having a look closely at suggested resorts. Europe. Yet each of us has our own calibration of fulfilment to decide which of the 200 or so populated Greek islands provides the best escape. However, for the best advice, speak with one of our consultants who will be happy to answer any of your questions and … Corfu is lush and green with a more temperate climate while Rhodes is fairly barren in comparison and the climate is more arid and dry. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Because Rhodes is also very large it presents its own logistical challenges that would best be met with a rental car. High speed ferries are smaller and a bit more expensive but they cut the travel time from Crete to Rhodes … Beaches in Crete; Beaches in Cyclades; Beaches in the Dodecanese; Beaches In Northeastern Aegean; Corfu. Thank you. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Anyone with a legal reason to travel to one of the islands will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before travel. Which would you recommend for plenty of places to visit, probably by bus. I've never been to Rhodes but I can tell you that Crete is huge and it will take a minimum of a week with a rental car just to barely scratch the surface. The tougher the journey, the thinner the crowds; and the Cyclades, sitting pretty in the centre of the Aegean, has several candidates for escape. The last time that we went the dd's were 6 and 3yo. History runs deep, with the extraordinary palace of Knossos surviving both millennia and clumsy Victorian restoration. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-35223526', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Corfu, sure others will be on with links to the other 2 islands then take your pick. Have been to Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Skiathos and Zante. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. It is a mid-sized island with a landmass of 236 square miles and a population of over 100,000. To review the Tripadvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html. hi, ive been to all three islands and of the resorts in each, i would pick elounda. Children cope fine in the heat, there are loads all over the islands in August, after all it's school holidays. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one. After months in lockdown, many of us crave a journey to an island lapped by sparkling water and decorated with pine-clad hills and whitewashed villages. So have a look at (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? hi, ive been to all three islands and of the resorts in each, i would pick elounda. The Greek islands of Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Kos have not seen as significant a growth in cases over recent weeks as the rest of Greece … Best mode of transportation from Athens to Crete. Corfu is totally different from Crete, clearly influenced by the Italian culture with unique buildings and amazing views Rhodes is the second biggest Greek island after Crete. As for Elounda, it's more of an adult resort, great beach, lots of shops, bars and restaurants, great views across to Spinalonga peninsula - just be aware that many of it's hotels are some way out of the town and require a taxi hop to get to. But perhaps a quick bus ride from Athens airport to the main Greek port, Piraeus, and a one-hour hydrofoil “flight” might take you to the ideal location: Poros, small and modest, with a string of tavernas decorating the shore; a clutter of cottages rising steeply from the quayside to a pretty white church; a hilly hinterland draped in pine; and sandy strands and coves to suit every bathing need from sociability to seclusion. Four Seasons offer reliably expensive room rates which means that their rooms are reliably excellent and a Four Seasons hotel would be a blissfully retreat in Greece. Get answers to your questions about Crete. The curfew will force establishments to close from midnight to 7am in popular destinations including Corfu, Rhodes and Crete, government spokesperson Aristotelia … Failure to do so in advance may result in your airline not allowing you to travel, a 500 Euro fine on arrival or the Greek authorities not allowing you to enter the country. maybe have a look at paleocastritsa or agios gordios/georgios. Crete has a wonderful history, miles and miles of beaches, an remarkable ancient sites. If you are considering buying a timeshare in Crete, Corfu, Rhodes, Skiathos or Kos, below you will find a summary of some of the resales we have on our books. Seafront Hotels with 200-400 Rooms, Boutique Hotels and Luxury Resorts, EXCLUSIVE Pls help! Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. 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Its reputation has been somewhat dodgy but there are some lovely quiet spots to be found. There are some lovely parts to Corfu too. Crete and Rhodes are some of the largest and most popular Greek islands to visit. As with the Caribbean, for the deepest culture and widest prospects for exploration, size matters. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Regular car ferries take more travel time from Crete to Rhodes but are definitely the most popular and cheapest ones! … Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. The largest Greek island measures 160 miles from east to west. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? The answer is no. Europe - Corfu or Crete? The Island TV Series ..to order with English Subtitles, Best all-inclusive Creta Maris or Mitsis Laguna. in corfu, sidari definately isnt smart, its got loud nightlife and the beach isnt that great. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? The impossibly pretty island of Santorini feels impossibly crowded in (the average) summer. After a mythology tour in Athens, you'll head to the island of Rhodes to explore in its medieval old town. Think you need to do some research on all 3 islands first! 11. Both islands can be reached by ferry from Santorini. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. in rhodes i would choose pefkos for beaches, local nightlife and clean resort (very near lindos for extra nightlife). ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-35233932', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Corfu so can't help with that but Ixia on Rhodes is a largish resort, lots of huge hotels, pebbly beach and can be windy. Related: What are the most popular tours in Crete? Crete and Corfu: For a Healthy, Simple, Greek Island Retirement The last time I was in Greece — Athens, 2015—the world fretted about “Grexit,” or Greece exiting the European Union, a move with severe political, economic, and currency ramifications across Europe. in rhodes i would choose pefkos for beaches, local nightlife and clean resort (very near lindos for extra nightlife). Europe - Crete vs. Rhodes. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Located in the Ionian Sea with close proximity to Italy, Corfu is another good year-round living possibility. 4 and 5 star Hotels for Sale in Greece, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Athens, Halkidiki 2019. in rhodes i would choose pefkos for beaches, local nightlife and clean resort (very near lindos for extra nightlife). Have been to Zante 3 times ...I love it! And all just a five-minute ferry from the Peloponnese, with all the joys of that intricate peninsula. Online shopping for Books from a great selection of Athens, Crete, Corfu, Rhodes, Cyclades & more at everyday low prices. Proceed to Crete to wander the Palace of Knossos, once home to labyrinth of the Minotaur, then sail to some of the very places Odysseus set foot from Corfu before you return to Athens. - A friend of mine went to Corfu and loved it, but I keep hearing so much about Crete. If you're going in September there's a better probability of sun in Rhodes as it's much further south and east. Crete is way out in front – and is almost as large as the nearby country of Cyprus. Full-Day Santorini Island Trip from Crete, http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html. But don’t be distraught. If my money and vacation were on the line, I'd choose Rhodes or Crete and take a ferry to a few other islands as well while I was there. But thank you anyway :). Most Greek islands are “open for business” from Orthodox Easter until mid-October; southerly Crete and Rhodes stretch that to late October, though Skiáthos and Corfu … Corfu Old Town; Resorts. Crete is way out in front – and is almost as large as the nearby country of Cyprus. If you're interested in ancient history and ruins Rhodes has them in abundance, Corfu not so much. Tracey. from Liverpool, one way in October. - My DH and I are planning a one week vacation with our 1 year old child this July in either Crete (elounda) or Rhodes. I think it'd be good to know when exactly you want to go and for how long. ixia is on the north coast of rhodes, beaches arent so good and v windy. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Generally speaking, September should still be fine in either island but if it were my choice for September, I'd go with Rhodes every time. 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