Lindos Gardens Sept 2013
THE GOOD (Lindos/Hotel)
Lindos far classier than the average chavvy Brit only resort – more cosmopolitan; more grown up
Lots of restaurants and bars to explore – all with al fresco roof terraces
Nice vibe in town – really like it – lots of little shops, clean, quirky, classy etc
Felt quite Greek – not an extension of Blackpool
Love the Greeks – always have a laugh with them and pull their leg
Happy hour at hotel every early evening
Golf Buggy lift to room with luggage a great touch
Friendly bar staff
Very spacious rooms
Lovely big clean pool & great loungers in good condition
Not many sun lounger shenanigans/towels at dawn nonsense required
Handy supermarkets (although Flevaris a couple of miles away is far cheaper)
THE NOT SO GOOD
Think you need a car really – its hilly and hotel is a 20 min walk from town – found it easy to park lower down in Lindos
Beaches in Lindos a bit rammed & rocky – try Pefki – next resort to the south (still busy mind)
Sun goes behind mountain at 18:30 – just geography - but many other places on the island remain sunny for at least an hour longer
Prices a bit higher than home for everything – think motorway services +30% :-(
Hotel balcony always in shade with barely any view
Hotel restaurant/bar prices a bit too expensive so we generally ate/drank elsewhere.
Had to buy bleach for the floor drain in bathroom - bad persistent P smell!
Room smelt like a football changing room initially – male feet – yuk!
OUTRAGEOUS Air Conditioning costs (you pay direct at hotel, as per their leaflet printed costs). Over £100UKP for a 2 room apartment for 7 days. Shove it! We bought 2 fans in Archangelos (big shiny building on main road) for 25E.
Soft drinks costs in most places - £5 for two soft drinks for the kids is too much in a posh London hotel let alone a simple taverna!
Wine costs – 'spitiko' (simple basic young local house wine) is just about OK at 12E for a kilo (litre) but my beloved Greece you can not charge 25E for a bottle of frankly pretty poor wine by any international standards. Get real.
Overall happy enough with Olympic & Lindos but would never choose Lindos Gardens due to the sweaty air conditioning rip off. Greece also really needs to make sure they dont price themselves out of the market on tourist fare though – Turkey is happy to sell you a Coke in a bar for a quid rather than 2.75E... I blame the Germans...
Euxaristo poli kai yassas.
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