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Recommendation for Greek Island family resort..nervous travellers!

kaybea Avatar
5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
Am looking for a holiday with my family (2 kids under 5)pref to Kos/Zante/Corfu this summer.

My wife is a really nervous traveller with OCD so really want to get a good idea of a place to set her at ease.
We are looking for somewhere quiet with an apartment big enough for 4 very close to a sandy beach.

Loads of you out there must have stayed on a Greek island in a nice apartment/resort. Any recommendations greatly appreciated.
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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
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#1
can i ask why greece?
i mean i wouldnt choose greece if you are nervous travellers...it can be hit and miss..

Edited By: plumberman01 on May 09, 2011 10:08
#2
We have been to Greece before the kids were born and liked it. Would like to return. Also enjoy the the food there. Everyone says it is 'child friendly?'
#3
We went to Greece (Pefkos, Rhodes) last October. We got married there at St Pauls Bay. Absolutley amazing place. The locals were lovely and friendly and the island lovely and clean.
We went end of season so it was lovely and quiet and not too hot.
We stayed at the Lindia Thalassa which is deirectly on the beach, a 10 min walk away from resturants and bars lovely and quiet.
Hotel was lovely and spacious. They only do self catering there but you can buy your breakfasts in advance for the week/fortnight from the pool bar which were nice, and the resturants are near by.
#4
Try Crete, lots to do and good all inclusive hotels, a tour operator would be best just in case of medical problems etc., we went with Thomsons. I'd avoid the smaller islands with kids if I was you, we're just back from Santorini, it was lovely for adults chilling and sight seeing but I wouldn't have liked to take my children there, beaches not really child friendly and lots of Japs/Americans off the cruise ships too being all very serious about things. All Greeks are lovely and friendly and the food is fab.
#5
I have stayed in skiathos. At the filokalia. it was beautiful and clean and the cook is English. She makes a wicked fry up lol. They have a website. I too have OCD.
It ideal for the nippers you.
#6
Have been to Kos, Crete, Kefalonia and Zante in the past.
Kefalonia was the nicest of the islands, but it was very quiet for the kids (more sight seeing, no water park). The locals have been very friendly on every island we've been to though.

As above, I'd avoid the smaller islands if you are looking for entertainment for the kids. Kos, Crete and Zante all had great water parks. Crete was verging on being a little too big for me, it would involve a bit of travelling to get to anywhere depending on where you stay.

We stayed in:
Tingaki in Kos : reasonably quiet village with a good sandy beach. It has a main street with all the usual tourist shops/bars.
Stayed in Kalamaki in Zante. Nice sandy beach (although its closed after sunset as its a turtle nesting site). The village is again, reasonably quiet, although its under the flight path [landing] for the airport so you get the planes flying quite low during daylight hours.
Stalis, Crete. Another nice beach, bit busier village main street (but not *that* busy).

Edited By: BurntEffigy on May 09, 2011 12:41: more info
banned#7
cherishu2
I have stayed in skiathos. At the filokalia. it was beautiful and clean and the cook is English. She makes a wicked fry up lol. They have a website. I too have OCD.
It ideal for the nippers you.

No offence - but why bother going all the way to Greece if one of the plus points is that 'the cook is English and makes a wicked fry up?'

And OP - what exactly are they nervous of with travelling? Is it being out of their comfort zone? Again, if so, why bother going abroad?
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Some really nice quiet places in Devon & with the weather this year it will probably be just as hot & save some money as well.
#9
CoffeeMaker
cherishu2
I have stayed in skiathos. At the filokalia. it was beautiful and clean and the cook is English. She makes a wicked fry up lol. They have a website. I too have OCD.
It ideal for the nippers you.

No offence - but why bother going all the way to Greece if one of the plus points is that 'the cook is English and makes a wicked fry up?'

And OP - what exactly are they nervous of with travelling? Is it being out of their comfort zone? Again, if so, why bother going abroad?

Better weather? Experience for kids? Get away from it all?
banned#10
Lol. Thousands on a holiday to Greece to eat English food. What a waste.
#11
ive got to be honest i agree but if i was going first time with small kids i would want somewhere easier than greece(or the greece i have experienced. I have been to Crete, beach and food lovely, but outside was just rubble and dit tracks
dimebars
Lol. Thousands on a holiday to Greece to eat English food. What a waste.
#12
CoffeeMaker
cherishu2
I have stayed in skiathos. At the filokalia. it was beautiful and clean and the cook is English. She makes a wicked fry up lol. They have a website. I too have OCD.
It ideal for the nippers you.

No offence - but why bother going all the way to Greece if one of the plus points is that 'the cook is English and makes a wicked fry up?'

And OP - what exactly are they nervous of with travelling? Is it being out of their comfort zone? Again, if so, why bother going abroad?

Because the greek bacon and sausage is revolting. The eng cook does english bacon. Fry ups now can you tell me a better brekky eh? lol. I ate all the other greek food honest!!!!!
#13
Hi
I've just come back from my second time to Greece, crete. We stayed at a big complex called Star Beach Village, and you can choose the board basis you want....they offer all the options.
As we went before the season had started the weather wasn't great but it only tended to rain on the night. I am also a really fussy eater but i did ok.
I would recommend this place, as there was plenty for the kids at this resort, its in crete, Hersonissos & the hotel/apartments was called Star Beach Village, 4 star very very lovely place.
#14
what type of OCD does she have, if she has a CBT they may have some good ideas

Edited By: ilovepink on May 14, 2011 12:21
#15
Kefalonia is a gorgeous little place :)

on the Lixouri side rather than Argostoli ( more commercialised although has nice beaches!! )

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