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Honeymoon trip in May 2014 - a hotel with a difference

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Honeymoon trip in May 2014 - a hotel with a difference

Hi

Following our wedding in April 2014, my Fiance and are trying to decide where to go on our mini moon directly after our wedding. The Greek Islands appeal but we don't know where to start and we are suffering from information overload. We are looking to avoid somewhere too touristy and, perhaps wrongly, are focussing slightly more on the accomodation at this point. Ideally we would like to treat ourselves to a little bit of luxury that we would not usually justify (e.g. jacuzzi, private pool or something similar to make it memorable) in a small hotel somewhere near a beach. We are looking at circa 8 nights and will be travelling from London. Any advice or ideas would be gratefully received!

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1. Re: Honeymoon trip in May 2014 - a hotel with a difference

hi...you are literally describing elounda in crete,small village with some luxurious accomodation,not too touristy,has a greek charm,beaches nearby..

elounda

http://tinyurl.com/q8vphmj

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2. Re: Honeymoon trip in May 2014 - a hotel with a difference

Elounda area has most of the 5* hotels in Crete, The Blue Palace and Spa is my favourite it is about 45 min walk from Elounda and 2 mins from Plaka. We had a bungalow with pool but never used it, the hotels main pools are great so save your money to spend on something else.

Spinalonga is 5-10 min boat trip from Plaka or 2 mins by the hotels speed boat.

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3. Re: Honeymoon trip in May 2014 - a hotel with a difference

Hi there

When in April are you intending to travel to Greece? Just be aware that the majority of hotels on the island dont open until first week of May ..... But I do agree that Elounda is beautiful :-) and if you can afford it then the blue palace is in a wonderful location :-)

Another hotel to look at too is the wonderful St Nicholaos bay hotel located between Agios Nikolaos and Elounda in a lovely location too, private beach, villas with private pools and a little bit cheaper than the Blue palace but only 10 mins drive away... The hotel is also walking distance to the lovely town of Agios Nikolaos

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4. Re: Honeymoon trip in May 2014 - a hotel with a difference

As you have said you want to be near a beach, just to mention that April is not the time for a beach holiday. Crete is a good choice in April as it is the furthest south Greek island and therefore you will stand the best chance of good weather, but even so the sea in April will still be cold. You can of course swim, preferably vigorously, but you wouldn't want to hang around in the water or do watersports.

However April is a fantastic time for walking as the countryside will be green and full of beautiful wild flowers. And you may know that in 2014 Greek Easter coincides with our Easter and if you are in Greece then you can see and join in with the traditional celebrations that will take place in every town and village.

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5. Re: Honeymoon trip in May 2014 - a hotel with a difference

Thanks all for the great advice - some leads for us to follow up on and the more we look, the more we like. Appreciate you taking the time. We are actually getting married at the end of April so likely to be honeymooning the first week of May which means there is some (albeit limited) availability.

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6. Re: Honeymoon trip in May 2014 - a hotel with a difference

This place looks perfect for a honeymoon:

http://www.eloundavillas.com/

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