Greece this summer
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Jul 3, 2012 8:58 AM Last Post By: wwjbd
Jun 26, 2012 7:47 AM
Greece this summerHow cheap is it? Everyone says it's so cheap now, but what does that mean? 20% cheaper than usual? 50% cheaper than usual? Or is the summer still pretty much the same price?
How busy is it supposed to get this summer? Just as busy as usual or significantly less? People keep saying it's the time to go because it won't be crowded, but other people say it will still be crowded.
Jun 26, 2012 8:22 AM
Jun 26, 2012 8:35 AM
Jun 26, 2012 8:36 AM
Jun 26, 2012 11:04 PM
4Colleague just got back from Greece. He said sunloungers were free, beers were 2 euros, and the place was half empty, with 3 course meals to be had (including wine) for 10 euros a head. In short, they're desperate.
Jun 27, 2012 5:02 AM
5Hello Fwoggi ,
Can you tell me where in Greece your colleague has seen this?
Jun 27, 2012 6:31 PM
Jun 28, 2012 1:10 AM
Jun 28, 2012 3:15 AM
8#5 In his case, Kos, but having read multiple travel forums and newspapers, general consensus is that the islands are deserted because everyone is afraid of the rioting/euro problems (they're far too busy trying to survive economcially).
Jun 28, 2012 4:54 AM
Jun 28, 2012 5:16 AM
10Fwoggie (8000 posts) rushes in with his own credible advise which 'he heard from his colleague+
His colleague is perfectly correct.
amadeus @ #5 - The Peloponnese for starters.
Jun 28, 2012 5:19 AM
Jun 28, 2012 6:06 AM
12Santorini and particularly Mykonos are not cheap wherever you come from.
To expand on my earlier post, a number of beaches close to me have free sunbeds and umbrellas provided by taverna owners. All they hope for is that you buy a drink or even a meal.
A good meal costing €10 is easy to find with the third course usually consisting of a plate of fruit or yogurt and honey provided on the house. A restaurant local to me charges €1.70 for a half litre bottle of Fix.
Jun 30, 2012 10:15 AM
13Firstly... Why all the strange humour and irony on the thorn-tree? Not necessary I would say. People come on here to get decent, personal travel advice, not to have responses based on immature and ironic comments.
Thank you to the people who came up with some decent responses as I am also curious about the same topic.
2 years ago I was in Lefkada on the Ionian Sea and it was a wonderful experience and this year I am going with my fiance to a Greek island (yet to be decided but Amorgos is a possibilty in mid July.)
My question which relates to this topic is... What are the chances of turning up on a similarly quiet, laid back and slightly less-well known island and finding accomodation at a reasonable price. Would anyone hazard a guess at what would reasonable for a double room during this period. (for around 10-14 days) ?
Jun 30, 2012 11:27 AM
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