So Little Time And So Much To See ...
Posted 23 June 2009 - 05:41 PM
We do want to explore a little but not really sure we can afford a car as we are on a bit of a budget ... i.e. I am proving to my husband that we can actually afford, not only to purchase a holiday, but have enough to spend on it too .. (else this might be my last one for a few years).
I've been to Knossos before, so not too worried about missing that .. but I would dearly love to go to a beautiful beach .. in particular Elofonisi - but would that be practical without a car? I am presuming that we would have to take two busses at least to get there, as I doubt First Choice would run an excursion. Also, has anyone been to Chrissi Island?
Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:12 PM
Elafonisi is now (or so I've heard) full of tourists who come by tour bus, and their rubbish. Don't waste your precious time: there are plenty of wonderful beaches much closer, to the east, west, and south, especially south.
Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:55 PM
Chrissi Island is beautiful and great if you get away from the hordes of people who are deposited by boatload each day.
We have enjoyed several trips there but a couple of years ago the price of boat tickets shot up sp now we drive down the coast to Tertos instead.
Good to go once tho
Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:05 AM
So where would you recommend in the region I am staying?
Posted 24 June 2009 - 06:33 PM
Have nice holidays
Posted 27 June 2009 - 10:12 AM
I've tried checking the KTEL bus site but cannot readily identify a service to the south east- but check with your rep or accommodation on arrival.
You might also like to look around this website more, at the beach guide for example, go to the home page and look from there. (You might also be able to email some of the car hire companies who advertise here to get an idea of charges)
Posted 27 June 2009 - 08:24 PM
So the moral of my story is...don't go for the cheapest go for one that you are able to get in touch with easily who should be quite close to where you are staying.
Personal recommendation is the best if that is available to you.
As for Elafonisi, I would avoid it like the plague during the tourist season. As Julie says bus loads of tourists visit daily. the best time to visit is in the spring or the autumn (late November). I was the only person when I went one November..it was sheer magic.