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travelling to tilos

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travelling to tilos

hi we are going to tilos in 2015 booking accommodation with nissia

and flights with easy jet

we have never travelled without being atol protected

how have others found this way of travelling who have been to tilos before independently

thanks for your advice

kind regards

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1. Re: travelling to tilos

The ATOL protection only covers you against the tour operator going bankrupt either before you travel, when you get your money back, or while you're in resort, in which case you usually continue your holiday and are transported back home at the end.

If the tour operator is solvent but you don't get what you were led to expect (delayed/changed flights, messed up transfers, or hotel problems) and they won't deal with it then you would need to sue them.

easyJet has far better financials than most tour operators and is extremely unlikely to go bust. However you can get airline failure insurance as an add-on to travel insurance policies - cheaply in the case of easyJet as the risk is so small.

The statements on Nissia's website about the experience and backgrounds of the founders are accurate and they are well respected in the Dodecanese tourism industry. Given the dreadful economic conditions in Greece the fact that they are still there and trading after 8 years is reassuring. Again you ought to be able to get travel insurance that covers you against any possible problems.

For someone who hasn't done a Greek island holiday without a package tour operator to shepherd you about, transfer arrangements involving ferries can be daunting. Once you've done it a few times it gets a lot easier and even fun, but in the meantime having someone like Nissia based on Rhodes and in close touch with shipping movements will be very helpful.

When I went to Tilos last I did it all myself, including having to make last minute changes to plans as the Sea Star ferry had once again broken down.


For example it isn't at all clear precisely what ferries will be operating to Tilos next Wednesday, never mind next year, looking at information available in the UK.

I'd go with it and have a great holiday - it's a lovely quiet island.

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2. Re: travelling to tilos

Thank you so much for the information

much appreciated

we have booked the accommodation just got to

book the flights

im really looking forward to it

thanks again

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