We've booked separate flights and accommodation this year. We're flying from Newcastle with Jet2 and have booked our accommodation directly with the owner. We're really pleased with the prices we'll pay.
Message posted by Viv D on 30†January†2011 at 6:52pm - IP Logged
I just had a look and T.Cook from Bristol for two weeks self catering at Frosini Gardens in Kassiopi last two weeks of June are coming in at total for two persons £966.60 with Monday morning 07.00 flights out. Including transfers from Corfu airport to Kassiopi.
Message posted by Viv D on 30†January†2011 at 6:57pm - IP Logged
Have a look on icelolly.com, I put in Corfu flying from Bristol at the beginning of July and it came up with quite a few results starting from £291 per person for 2 weeks! Woo hoo all is not lost!
Message posted by Wullie M on 30†January†2011 at 11:25pm - IP Logged
Because I can't walk far, and my brother fishes all day, we used to stay in places where I could overlook the beach, i.e. Dinas in Kaminaki and Theophilus 2 at San Steph (both with Agni). We used to stay at Nissaki, but I can't get up and down the hill any more. Unfortunately, for the price of 1 week in Corfu we can get 2 weeks in Fuertaventura, own bungalow on the beach.
Then again, if the credit crunch strikes much harder we will be staying in our own house in Devon and not going anywhere at all!!
But I thank you all for your suggestions - will look into them.
Message posted by elizajay (Moderator) on 31†January†2011 at 3:29pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by ecotrails on 31†January†2011
Finding loads of hols in May and June from £220 per person (named accommodation)14 nights on the sites I usually use which are pretty reliable.
I know the Spanish/Canary high rises sell cheap on rooms but the places are pretty soul-less although you do get sunshine so that's good
Not many high rises at all in Fuerteventura Eco, they have very strict rules regarding that, all building has to adhere to strict guidleines...same in Lanzarote as well...although I know Tenerife and Gran Canaria do have a few high rise built a while ago.
However back to the cost...we had a weeks all inclusive over the new year holiday in Fuerte for less than a thousand pounds for the two of us (we didnt stay in at night though, preferring as usual to sample the lovely bars and restaurants in the harbour and town of Corralejo)...whereas we are going to Corfu in July, self catering for almost the same cost...booked independantly. I'm not complaining at that cost, but just wanted to explain the bargains that can be had in other countries. And far from being soul-less, I personally feel that Corralejo is a charming place. Its not Corfu, but still has an appeal
Message posted by ecotrails on 31†January†2011 at 3:52pm - IP Logged
Stand corrected, sweeping statement by me, have been told Fuerver-thingy is a pretty nice Island to visit, lacking the Greek 'East meets West' cultural bit but probably cleaner and more organised.
On my other point, on firmer ground and more researched, good prices for packages to Corfu/Greece are readily available, as independant thinking is becoming more popular unfortunately a lot of the Greek owners seem to think it's a good money making opportunity to keep their prices high; five years ago we got beachfront apartments at 20 euros a night or 80 euros a week, bet that's gone now.
Message posted by elizajay (Moderator) on 31†January†2011 at 4:02pm - IP Logged
Our apartments are not too bad a price Eco...from memory around 315 euro for a studio for the two of us for a week, to include breakfast.
Our flights were nearly £600 (for two uf us)...then of course you have to add the cost of transfers (around 55 euro each way in a taxi) and so it mounts up.
Mr E spotted these particulare apartments a year or so ago and wanted to stay there, they can only be booked independantly and I think that is the case with more and more of the Corfiot apartments. As I say I cant complain about this price though...and at least I do feel I am doing my bit for the tourist industry (its a dirty job but someone has to do it), so we will also have to try and force ourselves to frequent several of the bars in the resort, again purely in the interest of the tourist economy
Message posted by kathy3 on 31†January†2011 at 4:17pm - IP Logged
Last year we went to Kassiopi and Spain (Majorca). I must say I found the Majorcan holiday cheape, we were in lovely accomodation as well, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. I love Kassiopi but I do not let it blind me so to speak for other places, Spain has some beautiful places. Also we went to see The Somni horse show, what a splendid show and the Pirates show was spectacular. It depends what you want from a holiday as well.
Both have their beauty and hospitality
Message posted by muffy on 31†January†2011 at 10:27pm - IP Logged
Having read the previous posts in this thread just confirms that we've managed to get a really good bargain this year.
Our Jet2 flights from Newcastle came in at about £190 each (they would have been even cheaper had we sorted out holiday dates with our workplaces earlier) and our accommodation is 1130 euros (about £960).
This works out at about £420 each for two weeks self catering and the kids go free! (We're 6 adults, 2 children and one infant)
Message posted by TONYNEW on 01†February†2011 at 9:57am - IP Logged
I managed to get a what I think is a bargain via Thomas Cook £918 for 2 people 2 weeks in August that includes 20kg of baggage each in flight meals and transfers flying from Manchester on the 15/08/2011 at 07.05 in the morning staying at Dionysos in Arillas, there were cheaper holidays but it meant a night flight.
Its the cheapest holiday I have paid for in the last 5 years in August time the nearest being £122 dearer
Message posted by jundas on 01†February†2011 at 1:38pm - IP Logged
We also got a great bargain for this years holiday. First 2 weeks of August staying in studio in Sidari, booked with Olympic, total cost £788 for 2 adults, which includes flights,in flight meals, 20kg lugguage each and transfers. Almost £300 less than last year!!
Message posted by jundas on 01†February†2011 at 1:43pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by Josi on 30†January†2011
We have regrettably come to the decision that we cannot afford to come to Corfu this year. This is because it is becoming too expensive to rent an apartment/villa & flight prices.
We can go to Fuertaventura for half the price, and cheaper flights.
I know it's not the same, and we are upset, but needs must when the Credit Crunch bites!!!
The credit crunch was a disaster...and my partner chose Orlando, Florida for a week, last week instead of Corfu.- which is her perogative as she was paying. Daytona beach proudly proclaimed to be the most famous beach in the world, and maybe thats the case but I have sure seen better beaches in Corfu, and especially Barbati, and yes Im grateful that at my age I finally got to visit international drive and all the parks...but would I hold it in my heart like I do Corfu...no I wouldn't.
credit crunch is biting hard....i formerly did 3 weeks in corfu at peak, - the place must have lost a fortune in the last two years
Message posted by weshamers on 08†March†2011 at 11:33pm - IP Logged
We also thought we would not get to Corfu this year, but my hubby is 60 in June and it is our 10th wedding anniversay same week, so I trawled the internet and got 2 flights for £290, apartment in Kassiopi for £160 for week, car hire £120 for week and valet parking at airport for £38 so quite pleased with myself. Went to Portugal for my 60th last year was more expensive and not a patch on Corfu, but each to their own, some of my friends love it there xx
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