Anybody know good hotel near a beach in Greece

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25/07/2009 at 13:54

Mainland, Island, don't care.  Don't really care if it's Greece either, just hot with clear water for snorkelling and diving

We just want a quality week away in early September for our first child free holiday. Any suggestions?

25/07/2009 at 13:59
So to clarify, you want a hotel anywhere near water? I'd say there'll be a few of those!
25/07/2009 at 14:03

Haven't you got a  nappy to change?

Iron Pingu    pirate
25/07/2009 at 14:15
JPenno    pirate
25/07/2009 at 18:05
Mr P - If you dont want Greece - try Egypt, the diving off Taba was excellent and better value as outside the euro zone
25/07/2009 at 20:57

Thanks both. Did you stay there yourself Pingu?

Taba looks good JP...Although according to some of the websites I've   just been looking at, there may be Middle Eastern guests, and English people should be wary of them!

JPenno    pirate
25/07/2009 at 21:47
Mr P - we had no problems when we were there
Iron Pingu    pirate
26/07/2009 at 11:03
Mr P, haven't stayed there but will be next month, I've never read such good reviews about a place!  Can't wait, need a bit of sun....
26/07/2009 at 11:39
Neos Marmaras on Halkidiki looked nice - drove through it once and it looked like a cut above your average resort.
26/07/2009 at 11:41
In fact the resorts I visited on Halkidiki all looked quite small scale and refined and not much in the way of usual beer and chips stuff going on.
26/07/2009 at 15:04
The Algarve is nice at that time of year, only 30 mins or so from Faro airport. Hotels, food and drink quite reasonable Algarve Cheap flights as well.
26/07/2009 at 15:38

Beltsios Apartments (may be iffy spelling) in Troulos, on Skiathos.  Absolutely gorgeous - we had a quiet apartment away from it all, but the pool bar was lively and fun without having music so loud you could hear it when you shut the door.  It's family run, the people are lovely, can't do enough for you and it's a stone's throw from the beach.

There's only one bus that trundles up and down the island's only road, you can catch it into Skiathos town if you want nightlife, or on the other hand the Agustera bar in Koukounaris (more iffy spelling) at the other end of the island plays great rock music but unlike the touristy bits doesn't charge like a wounded rhino.

And as for running out there.......  It needs to be first thing in the morning before it gets hot, obviously, and it's hilly as feck, but the scenery's out of this world.  The island's only  road goes east to west, but you can run north on decent tracks and feel like you're the first person to discover the place.  Well, until you find the taverna in the middle of nowhere!

28/07/2009 at 13:26

They both look really good, and the prices for Skiathos were good too. 

Gaz we had a holiday in Carvoeiro a couple of years ago, I did like it but I just like to float around in the sea all day and the waters weren't that good for snorkelling. 

28/07/2009 at 15:33
how about the Maldives? one island = one hotel - and fab snorkelling and diving
28/07/2009 at 15:48

I love Greece.  Did some snorkelling in Kefalonia a few years ago.  I've also been to Troulos in Skiathos (like Hashette) many years ago and it was beautiful.  Skiathos is quite an expensive island though as Greek islands go.

I normally just get a flight, arrive and move around or stay put if I find somewhere amazing.

29/07/2009 at 12:44
The beach at Koukanaries is nice, one of the best in greece, plus only 5 mins walk to Banana beach, half nudist, you see some sights there!
29/07/2009 at 13:00
Croatia is a good place for snorkeling, the sea seemed really clear when we went last summer, the coastline and islands are stunning. Only 2 and half 5 hours away also.
29/07/2009 at 13:16

Lindos Blu can not recommend this place enough.

It is literally the width of the rd that separates the hotel from the very quiet Vlicha bay & it's beach.

Hotel is fantastic,it's only opened last year ,had 2 lovely weeks there  & I am returning again this year.

2 minute taxi ride to Linods or a 15 minute walk.

Limited scuba diving in Rhodes,which I think is limited to Anthony Quinn bay.

Decent 5 mile plodding circuit which takes you seriously off road for some of it around the bay.

29/07/2009 at 13:35

What, this old dump?

Looks good, I like Lindos and Rhodes town...

FB can you recommend an agent for the Maldives? wouldn't want to f*ck it up.

29/07/2009 at 13:51
It was shockingly poor.......the hottest it got was a meagre 36c, I did voice my concerns to hotel management ,it very nearly put me off going back

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