When I was 16 I went on a school trip to a small Greek Island called Poros. To get there you have to fly to Athens then get the ferry across. I had never been anywhere like it before and I totally fell in love with the island.
Since then I have been to Skiathos, Thassos, Rhodes, Kos, Zante and Corfu. It’s so hard to have a favourite as they are all quite different.
Zante and Rhodes were great for girls holidays. I only saw the main town so I probably have the wrong opinion of what the Island is actually like.
Thassos was extremely relaxing…I’d probably say my least favourite as very little to do.
Skiathos I have been to the most and I’m desperate to go with the children but the bus to get into town and then all the steps when you are there doesn’t really lend itself to a holiday with very young children so I will have to wait a bit longer. It’s also quite expensive so I always look at booking but can’t justify the extra cost.
Kos is my husbands favourite as he spent a summer out there working and knows several people so he feels like it’s a second home whereas I feel it is a little run down. You can see the effect that all-inclusive hotels are having on the local restaurants.
The past 2 years we’ve been to Corfu. I had heard of it because of Kavos and so had always ruled it out. The Island is so much bigger than I thought and so staying in the North of the Island we were miles away from Kavos.
We stay in a little village called Nissaki and it’s so quiet it’s kept a very Greek feel to it. We do very little except relax when we are there and even the kids are happy to do this.
This year we are going for 3 weeks so I’m looking forward to getting a car and exploring more the Island. I’m also looking forward to being able to tell people about our adventures on here.