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Old Mar 11th 2008, 12:33 pm
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Hello,

New to the site and Greece.

Surprised there isn't a Sub Forum for Greece, I was under the impression there are a good number of British Expats here.

Anyone here living in Greece, Athens?
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Old Mar 20th 2008, 6:17 pm
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Hello,

New to the site and Greece.

Surprised there isn't a Sub Forum for Greece, I was under the impression there are a good number of British Expats here.

Anyone here living in Greece, Athens?
Yiasou Ade03,

You know, and I know, that there are a ton of British expats in Greece.. but not many of them seem to post here.
Too busy enjoying themselves outdoors?

What are you doing in Athens & how are you liking it?
We lived on Rodos, but moved to the US in 2004. I miss kite flying day and the wonderful Spring there.. happy Spring!
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Old Apr 2nd 2008, 11:22 am
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Yiasou Ade03,

You know, and I know, that there are a ton of British expats in Greece.. but not many of them seem to post here.
Too busy enjoying themselves outdoors?

What are you doing in Athens & how are you liking it?
We lived on Rodos, but moved to the US in 2004. I miss kite flying day and the wonderful Spring there.. happy Spring!
Yeia sou Meauxna,

Yeah, I wonder why that is, even joined "meet in athens" and still waiting from a sign of life from them. Anyhoo, will keep trying.

We moved out here as my partner is Greek. Having been visiting Greece for a
while and I love it out here so no problems. Can't stand the smoking though!

I work as a real estate consultant, following my experience in UK. So if you know someone interested in buying/selling etc do let know me.

Looking forward to Easter, Roast lamb on the spit (yummy)

How are you finding the US, which state and what took you there?
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Old Apr 7th 2008, 12:26 am
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Hi,

I was wondering if you can recommend a nice quiet Greek island to take a short break, say in September. My Texan OH and I are thinking of taking a short break when she returns from Dallas, come August. Kefalonia has been recommended. Neither she nor I have visited Greece, although I have been to Cyprus.

This question is a little off thread, I know, but hey, I assume you know Greece, so I'm prying ... ...

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Hi Britex01,

As you know there are many islands in Greece, each with its own character.

From the few I have been to so far, I would recommend Spetses.

However, my Greek friends have recommended I visit Santorini and Corfu, so you might want to consider them too.

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Hi Britex01,

As you know there are many islands in Greece, each with its own character.

From the few I have been to so far, I would recommend Spetses.

However, my Greek friends have recommended I visit Santorini and Corfu, so you might want to consider them too.

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Thanks for the help, Ade. Appreciated.

As you say, so many islands. We'll look into those places to glean some info.

Btw, welcome to BE ...

All the best

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Thanks for the help, Ade. Appreciated.

As you say, so many islands. We'll look into those places to glean some info.

Btw, welcome to BE ...

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Skiathos is beautiful
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Skiathos is beautiful
Okay, added Skiathos to the research list ...

Ta muchly, Cleri.

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Okay, added Skiathos to the research list ...

Ta muchly, Cleri.

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Welcome hon
Im from Lincoln
Blimey... Small world! ... .... I'm located just beyond Rasen. I drive to Lincoln quite often.

So what did you like about Skiathos, if you don't mind me asking? ...

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Blimey... Small world! ... .... I'm located just beyond Rasen. I drive to Lincoln quite often.

So what did you like about Skiathos, if you don't mind me asking? ...

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very small world,born in Branston,lived in Lincoln and Nocton,lived in Bailgate before i left in 2004.
I just loved (o poo im not going to spell this right),Kukanaris beach,its a beautiful beach which is edged totally by pine forest,absolutely spectacular,very small island ( Ive been to most of em) and just idyllic,lovely locals,great bars and restaurants,the only downer is that its such a small airstrip,you have to fly to mainland Greece to refuel after take off before you go to Uk.
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very small world,born in Branston,lived in Lincoln and Nocton,lived in Bailgate before i left in 2004.
I just loved (o poo im not going to spell this right),Kukanaris beach,its a beautiful beach which is edged totally by pine forest,absolutely spectacular,very small island ( Ive been to most of em) and just idyllic,lovely locals,great bars and restaurants,the only downer is that its such a small airstrip,you have to fly to mainland Greece to refuel after take off before you go to Uk.
'Koukounaries Beach' ... ... Looked it up... as you say, edged by forest pine.

Doesn't look too far from Athens. I'd like to take my TX OH there. She holds a keen interest in European history.

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Been to Greece sixteen times on holiday. Kefalonia is special with amazing scenery (have you watched Captain Corellis Mandolin?): Zakynthos is lovely too but more commercialised: Skiathos is my personal favourite, especially as the lovely Skopolos is only a short boat ride away. I found Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos to be a little too hot and breezy in mid-summer. Each to his own. If its your first and only time, why not stay in Athens as the beautiful islands of Aegina, Hydra, Poros and Spetse are all only a few hours away. You must visit Delphi too.
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Been to Greece sixteen times on holiday. Kefalonia is special with amazing scenery (have you watched Captain Corellis Mandolin?): Zakynthos is lovely too but more commercialised: Skiathos is my personal favourite, especially as the lovely Skopolos is only a short boat ride away. I found Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos to be a little too hot and breezy in mid-summer. Each to his own. If its your first and only time, why not stay in Athens as the beautiful islands of Aegina, Hydra, Poros and Spetse are all only a few hours away. You must visit Delphi too.
I've visited every country in western Europe, including Scandinavia. But Greece has long evaded me. Closest I got was Cyprus. What my TX OH and I are looking at are nice peaceful surroundings, beach walks and so on, for our first visit anyway. The places you and other posters listed have been of great help. Skiathos is certainly leaning towards a fav. I would certainly like for us to visit Athens though.

Late September is the earliest we can hope to get away, but I understand the weather is still very good in Greece at that time of year.

Thanks for your input, Lionheart. Appreciated ...

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Good choice
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