From Birmingham: April/May North Crete Twin Centre & Santorini 2 Week Holiday £283.11pp inc Flights, Bus, Transfers, Ferry & Excellent Rated Accommodation @ booking.com
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From Birmingham: April/May North Crete Twin Centre & Santorini 2 Week Holiday £283.11pp inc Flights, Bus, Transfers, Ferry & Excellent Rated Accommodation @ booking.com

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Found 8th Oct
For those that want to do some exploring in Greece, this is a great trip for April/May, exploring Crete (north and south) and Santorini from Birmingham.

24th-27th April
You will fly from Birmingham to Crete (Chania) and transfer to your hotel in Agia Marina where you'll spend just 3 nights as you need to make your way to the south of the island for the ferry to Santorini so it makes sense to split up your time in Crete. In Agia Marina you'll stay at the highly rated Atlantida Mare.

27th April - 1st May
You will catch the bus to Chania and then on to Bali in the south of Crete where you will stay for 4 nights. You could add in another stop in Chania if you wanted to break this up even further. In Bali you'll stay at the Bella Vista which has excellent reviews and is on the beach.

On 1st May you will catch the ferry to Thira in Santorini. You will stay for 7 nights in the Ancient Thera Studios in Perissa for 7 nights. On 8th May you will head back to the airport.

Details:

Book flights with ryanair.com from Birmingham to Chania (Crete) £71.98

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Book transfers on hoppa.com from airport to Agia Marina £15.45

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Book 3 nights in Agia Marina £54 on booking.com

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Bus (book when you get there), from Agia Marina to Chania 3.60E, and Chania to Bali 15.10E per person (total cost £33.57)

Book 4 nights in Bali £73 on booking.com

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Book ferry (closer to time) Hellenic Seaways Highspeed 7 – Departs Heraklion at 9:00 and arrives in Santorini at 10:45. Economy class costs €56. Total £100.52

Book 7 nights in Santorini £148 on travelrepublic.com

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Book transfers on hoppa.com from Santorini back to airport £11.73


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Book flights with thomascookairlines.com from Santorini to Birmingham £57.98

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Total £566.23/£283.11


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23 Comments

Original Poster

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One of the best Call of Duty maps ever.

thekitkatshuffler32 m ago

One of the best Call of Duty maps ever.


No one of the best Overwatch maps :0

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Really fancy this. Thanks for posting.

Heat for all the effort and detailed planning.

Excellent planning, chania is lovely would highly recommend a couple of days, the narrow streets on old town hide many lovely bars and tavernas. Only caution is that it can get windy around Santorini at that time of year and the high speed 7 can get cancelled. So you may need to be flexible in your Heraklion departure.

I'm flying into Heraklion in about 10 days time... not booked any accommodation yet. Any recommendations on which area to stay in Crete? Not looking to hire a car... somewhere peaceful, good sandy beach nearby but also a town/village with some tavernas/restaurants within walking distance. Good bus connections for day trips would be nice too. Don't want any sort of lively nightlife as have kids.

Bali isn't in the south of Crete, it's in the north! Same coast as Chania, just further along.

Binned turkey off now and love the med.Looking for a holiday for me a d my partner and little one and fancy Greece.Any decent suggestions would be more than welcome.As for the deal looks like a steal.

Thanks for all the effort you put in to these posts

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scott453437 m ago

Bali isn't in the south of Crete, it's in the north! Same coast as Chania, …Bali isn't in the south of Crete, it's in the north! Same coast as Chania, just further along.


Amended, I probably should have said further along the coast rather than South, in my own head that's what I meant!

Good find , was in Santorini in June, well worth going.

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Heat for all the effort in compiling this. Went to Santorini years ago, well worth a visit for anyone who hasn't.

This is a great deal for couples.
I travel alone but still have to pay for a couple.
I can book most hotels in the UK for single occupancy but once you pass over water the price doubles.

This is discrimination!

Thank you op for not removing the cross on top of the church.

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Edited by: "smellyonion" 9th Oct

For anyone not into bars and nightclubs and wish to see a relatively unspoilt parts of Greece, I recommend staying away from Greek Islands, particularly those like Santorini and Mykonos.
I recommend the southern parts of the Peloponnese. It is as beautiful (if not more) than many of the islands, yet part of the mainland. Got its own regional airport, but also excellent road from Athens. Best of all, prices are a fraction of what you see in places like Santorini

BigAde21 h, 19 m ago

I'm flying into Heraklion in about 10 days time... not booked any …I'm flying into Heraklion in about 10 days time... not booked any accommodation yet. Any recommendations on which area to stay in Crete? Not looking to hire a car... somewhere peaceful, good sandy beach nearby but also a town/village with some tavernas/restaurants within walking distance. Good bus connections for day trips would be nice too. Don't want any sort of lively nightlife as have kids.

Kalyves is a quiet resort we stayed there in June. Most of the tavernas are on the beaches front so you can eat whilst kids play in sand. Also lovely beaches a couple miles west of chania which have very shallow bays and calm water.

kalamata8 h, 24 m ago

For anyone not into bars and nightclubs and wish to see a relatively …For anyone not into bars and nightclubs and wish to see a relatively unspoilt parts of Greece, I recommend staying away from Greek Islands, particularly those like Santorini and Mykonos.I recommend the southern parts of the Peloponnese. It is as beautiful (if not more) than many of the islands, yet part of the mainland. Got its own regional airport, but also excellent road from Athens. Best of all, prices are a fraction of what you see in places like Santorini


Santorini certainly isn't about nightclubs (maybe that was aimed at Mykonos?) - I stayed in Perissa where this is aimed at and while there are bars, the promenade was predominantly restaurants and cafes, with the beach and sun loungers directly opposite. It is also a much cheaper part of the island (some parts are fairly overpriced).

Perissa is a great location to hire a quad from (roads are generally quieter down south, plus a great way to explore the bottom half of the island for around €30 a day), then you just get the bus up to Fira (capital), plus another bus up to Oia (tourist trap / where all the sunset photos come from).

Can highly recommend the Panorama restaurant in the southern part of the island - meal for two overlooking the sunset is more like €40 rather than €100 as you get in Fira and Oia - good destination on the quad bike.

Overall this seems like a stellar deal for the week in Perissa alone. Voted hot.

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And don't spend lots of time in tourist trap Oia - see a caldera and gorgeous sunset from Firostefani.

kalamata9th Oct

For anyone not into bars and nightclubs and wish to see a relatively …For anyone not into bars and nightclubs and wish to see a relatively unspoilt parts of Greece, I recommend staying away from Greek Islands, particularly those like Santorini and Mykonos.I recommend the southern parts of the Peloponnese. It is as beautiful (if not more) than many of the islands, yet part of the mainland. Got its own regional airport, but also excellent road from Athens. Best of all, prices are a fraction of what you see in places like Santorini


Planning to go early next month, I need to do my homework but would you mind giving me some ideas of areas to stay?
I had a quick look at tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml , is that in the area? Only going for 2.5 days, was looking at Athens but it's costing around £700-725 from 2nd to 5th November.

vbnmu13th Oct

Planning to go early next month, I need to do my homework but would you …Planning to go early next month, I need to do my homework but would you mind giving me some ideas of areas to stay?I had a quick look at https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g644224-d568994-Reviews-Club_Hotel_Loutraki-Loutraki_Corinthia_Region_Peloponnese.html , is that in the area? Only going for 2.5 days, was looking at Athens but it's costing around £700-725 from 2nd to 5th November.



Let me know what you like to do (ie nice beach, historic sites, hiking, .....) and if you've got your own transport and I'll give you a few suggestions.
Not much to do or see in the Corinthos / Loutraki area specially at this time of year. In fact its quite dead apart from seeing the canal and ancient Corinthos
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