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I can't do it! I actually CANNOT bloody do it. (involves the firstest of first world problems - booking a holiday).

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CameliousHumph Sun 15-Feb-15 19:26:07

It is just too hard.

I cannot take it upon myself to decide where to flipping go.

What if it's a dump?

There is just too much choice and I get overwhelmed and confused.

So please help me.

I need a greek island.
Not lively. Not clubby. Not 'child friendly' and plastic.
I like a nice beach. I like a nice sit on the front with a glass of plonk. I like a nice pool. I like a bit of culture and a nice evening stroll. Budget is a bit small, so not fancy.

Please please tell me where to go.

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fedupandfeelingold Sun 15-Feb-15 19:31:32

I so hate this too.
It's left to me.
I endlessly search, check out tripadvisor
What can we afford?
How does that fit with reviews?
What will everyone think?
What about if it's rubbish?
Interested in the replies you get

Chertsey Sun 15-Feb-15 19:31:45

We loved Kefalonia for all the reasons you describe, but haven't been for more than a decade, so please don't hold it against me if it's been ruined now!

flora717 Sun 15-Feb-15 19:33:33

Ithaca? (Too quiet maybe).

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sun 15-Feb-15 19:34:11

Can you stretch to Turkey? Lots of really nice places around Bodrum and cheap too. Gundogan is the name of the place we have been - seems to be the area that Turkish people go themselves.

DuchessDisaster Sun 15-Feb-15 19:35:09

Hotel Daphne on Samos? Not right on the beach, but they will take you & collect you. Nice pool. Lovely walks up the nightingale valley. Family run.

avocadotoast Sun 15-Feb-15 19:35:36

I'm the same OP, I can never find anywhere to go.

What about Corfu? There are some lovely little beaches and there's Corfu Town to explore.

Laloue23 Sun 15-Feb-15 19:37:32

Kefalonia for sure.

AnyFucker Sun 15-Feb-15 19:37:45

step away from Trip Advisor smile

I recommend Tsilivi in Zany this

friendly, busy but not silly, loads of nice places to eat and drink, not stupidly expensive, most accommodation close to a child friendly beach, transfer from airport about 15 mins in a taxi

AnyFucker Sun 15-Feb-15 19:38:01


fedupandfeelingold Sun 15-Feb-15 19:38:35

I would recommend rhodes as an island.
We went all inclusive but couldn't find anything great in any okay location we could afford (wanted somewhere we could travel to different places via hire car to explore)
If we returned (liked rhodes) would be looking at Stegna.
Quiet, nice location. Need a car.
Not full of brits.
Or loved Rhodes in the 'Old town '
May be too £ possibly but fab base and culture

flora717 Sun 15-Feb-15 19:38:55

Kythnos? Well known but not actually a major holiday destination itself as most visitors are on boat tours (so they sod off back to their boats).

MonkeySeeMonkeyDooo Sun 15-Feb-15 19:39:37

Kefalonia, beautiful.

Branleuse Sun 15-Feb-15 19:39:59

if your budget is small, then I would book a budget airline, and then book somewhere on airbnb or housetrip. You can read reviews on there.

fedupandfeelingold Sun 15-Feb-15 19:40:00

Just returned from Spain actually
Andalucia awesome

Annietheacrobat Sun 15-Feb-15 19:40:44

Naxos, santorini

CatsCantFlyFast Sun 15-Feb-15 19:41:21

Kefalonia. It's beautiful and quiet

onepotatotwopotato Sun 15-Feb-15 19:41:36


We stayed in Skala a couple of years ago.

Totally lovely, easy to get around by bus or car for a bit of culture, nice stroll from hotel to local tavernas and bars. It's a pebbly beach (I think it might be the same all over the island).

Lambzig Sun 15-Feb-15 19:41:40

Southern kefalonia, sandy beaches, lovely quiet bits. I like lourdas, kate lips and trapezoid for being chilled out but not too quiet. If you want super quiet (and we did before DC), I like Ithaca and Paxos and Alonissos.

We have been to Greece every year for the past 14, but aren't going this year because DS is too much of a pain to travel with at the moment, so very jealous.

Lambzig Sun 15-Feb-15 19:42:34

Stupid autocorrect, Lourdas, Katelios and Trapezaki!

StrawberryMojito Sun 15-Feb-15 19:42:45

Puerto Pollensa in Majorca, lovely and fab restaurants.

StrawberryMojito Sun 15-Feb-15 19:43:27

Sorry, just seen you wanted Greek Island!

Ubik1 Sun 15-Feb-15 19:44:14



DinoSnores Sun 15-Feb-15 19:45:41

Does it need to be Greek? Corsica is lovely.

mrssmith79 Sun 15-Feb-15 19:49:42

Definitely Skiathos. Specifically here:

Heaven grin.

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