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Old 26th November 2010, 08:17 AM
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I wonder if I could draw on your collective wisdom on Greek Island. I am planning a trip and want some advice on which one. I have been to a few islands myself but this time I am bringing my wife who has never been to Greece.

Requirements are:

Peaceful – away from the main tourist areas
Green and leafy - for walking and cycling
We won’t spend much time on the beach but a few nice beaches would be welcome.

I am thinking maybe one of the Ionians like Lefkas or Kefalonia. Maybe some parts of Crete could meet the bill.

Thanks

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I was in Kefelonia long before Captain Corellis mandolin hit the screen and found it a beautiful peaceful island but it is small . Crete is my all time favourite island as it fits everything you want.. try walking the Gorge..

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For us its Skiathos. Owned a small villa there a few years ago before selling it. Mistake. Now looking to buy there again and move from Turkey.

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Lefkas is the nicest of the Islands.
If you want peace and quiet stay away from the town of Nidri
Lygia and Kariotes and that on the west coast are small fishing villages but traffic can get busy in summer, walks and cycling are nearby as is a selection of small supermarkets and a selection of good tavernas.
For a real get away the village of Karia in the mountains would suit you fine.
I would avoid the summer months for these activities as the daytime temprature can reach 42 degrees.
The great advantage of Lefkas is it can be accessed easily out of season as it is connected to the mainland by a floating bridge, there is a regular bus service from Athens Bus station to the island

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I moved to Kefalonia almost 3 years ago and would highly recommend it. It meets all your requirements and many more!

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Hello

I have had 3 Holidays in Kefalonia i love it, would like to move but where do i start can you help

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Of course. What would you like to know?

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where to look for property prob renting for a while, do i need visa, permits, is it better done from greece? i am on holiday again this yr? anything u can tell me would be good i dont know what to do 1st, also need school (english) for 9yr old

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Okay, as far as I know there are no English schools on Kefalonia (in fact there may be none on any other Greek island - including Crete!).

Renting is fairly inexpensive (300-400 Euros per month for a large house of v. good quality). If you are planning to build your own home there are some reputable developers and some not so good ones so avoid those!

No visa/permits required to start with.

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ok thank you thats a good start might look into schools when i visit again as i thought our tour guide said english schools maybe she meant they can speak english but as we would learn greek as we go along (hopefully) not a problem, how long do you get before you have to apply to stay? i will leave you now for a while thanks for you help

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