Who wouldn’t want a vacation on a Greek Island, really? The thing is that we are actually in the process of planning this absolutely scrumptious trip. This will be our first visit to Greece and our friend C. plans to join us for ten sun and olive oil soaked days in April of 2009. We may be able to convince Barb to clear her schedule as well. (Poor her… she’s at the Olympics in Beijing right now.)
The question is (and it’s a big one) where?
I have begun reading my copy of the Rough Guide (sadly Rick Steves has no guide for Greece) and C’s Insight Guide (fabulous photos… perhaps a bit light on accommodations) and I have to confess that I had no idea how many choices the Greek island-bound traveler has. Wow! The climate sections of both guidebooks suggest that early April will not be hot hot hot in Greece and the farther south we go, the warmer we will be.
Perhaps Crete is our island.
While I continue to read and research and puzzle and plan, I’d like to ask you where you think we should stay on the Greek islands in early April. I know that a number of hard core travellers drop by this blog from time to time and I’d love to hear what you think.
– view of the water (or close enough to walk to it in a few minutes)
– not very touristy (we have no need of night clubs or upscale clothing boutiques)
– room rate around 100 Euros per night (no fancy hotels need apply)
Tell us where we should stay and why. We appreciate your thoughts and I’ll update this entry with all recommendations made.