Ok i know we’re on the precipice of a lockdown but having not gone abroad for a couple of years now (1st world problem i know) and the trip before that, whilst lovely, was to a spot that we have been to 3 times now (friend’s parents’ house). All of this is adding up to a massive case of itchy feet.
I’ve not been to Greece or any of the islands before (Mrs GB has only been to Chavos for a post uni week away with her mates that she absolutely despised) so that’s top of my list so far. I’m also a bit of a sucker for wanting to go somewhere slightly different. Whilst i may have to consider your Rhodes, Zante, Crete, Kos etc, i’d rather visit a lesser known island.
Limited by flight paths (and am not doing any long transfers with 2 kids of 6 and 3) from Exeter or Bristol, would maybe consider Heathrow or Gatwick, but it does add cost and hassle. Thinking of going in June and taking the hit with the school - youngest is only in pre school, and eldest is doing really well at 6 years old, so missing out on some colouring isn’t going to dent her long term prospects. We’d be keeping up with her reading and maths regardless.
Current #1 is Skiathos. Direct from Bristol, and seems to tick all my boxes - sandy beaches, hilly interior, pine forests, pretty easy to get around. Anyone been there before?
Any other thoughts or comments are always welcome from the hive mind in case i’m missing any angles/options.
Happy to suck it up and do a hotel/resort if the deal is good and food is thrown in. Also more than happy to solo it with flights and a nice Air BnB, as long as there’s a pool for the girls.