Hydra 2015 - chitchat

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Hydra 2015 - chitchat

Post by Tripping » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:04 pm

My flights are booked, my accommodation is sorted and I have paid for the excursion.

I have never been to Greece before, this is all extremely exciting and I am looking forward to meet everyone!

Now it is just the wait!
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Post by Goldin » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:35 pm

Same here, Lynette. Very excited!

Wonder if there is any chance to start a post-meetup meetup in Athens & spend some time together in the capital city between departure from Hydra and leaving Greece?
I'm going to be there between 16th and 18th of June.

Folks?
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Post by Tripping » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:46 pm

My travel plans are as follows:

Fly into Athens on 3 June
Athens 3-6 June
Paros 6-11 June
Hydra 11-15 June
Nafplio 15-17 June
Athens 17 - 18 June, flying back to Cape Town on the 18th.

Still not sure about Nafplio - may go directly to Athens and spend the last few days in Athens, with perhaps a day trip to Nafplio.
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Post by lizzytysh » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:08 pm

WoW. You're making GREAT use of your time, Tripping!
When I leave Hydra, I'll be going directly to the airport, though that'll be on June 16th, so I'd need to miss out on some already-paid-for lodging on Hydra for extra time in Athens. And I'm LEAVING a bit after Noon on the day you suggest beginning, Goldin. So, I'm out of the loop, since I have to be at the airport pre-flight time. Hope you find some others to enjoy Athens with, though... and it's going to be good to meet you, regardless 8) !
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Post by Goldin » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:35 pm

Likewise, Lizzy!
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Post by daveeliver » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:48 pm

Hi Tripping
Paros is great although seems busier than it really is when the ferry arrives and departs.
A trip to Naoussa was always a highlight.
I stayed there many times in the 80's and a few years ago.

Before heading to Hydra we're (Barry and I ) staying on Paros on 3rd June and then Antiparos (a fantastic island and just a short boat ride from Paros) from 4th leaving on the 10th to Piraeus then Hydra.
If you visit Antiparos (recommended) send a message, we may allow ourselves to have a drink...(not recommended)
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Post by anneporter » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:00 am

I am flying out of Athens on the 18th. I am planning to stay on Hydra the whole time but I am open to spending a day or two in Athens
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Post by Goldin » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:54 pm

So do I, Anne. But as the first time goer to Greece, I'd like to spend some time in Athens, although Hydra is the main target.
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Post by anneporter » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:32 am

The first time I went to Hydra, I was so entranced that I stayed there a month and couldn't tear myself away to go to Athens. I grew to love Athens, though, in subsequent trips, but Hydra is still the jewel
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Post by lizzytysh » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:09 pm

What a month to have, Anne.
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Re: Hydra 2015 - chitchat

Post by Tripping » Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:08 am

Lizzy, it is my first trip to Greece, so I need to make the most of it, but wanted to avoid Santorini and Mykonos. I think it may be too crowded for me!

Dave, I have sent you a PM with contact details.
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Post by lizzytysh » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:03 am

Your choices seem great, Tripping!
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Post by anneporter » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:08 pm

Tripping wrote:but wanted to avoid Santorini and Mykonos. I.
I agree with avoiding Mykonos. Santorini, on the other hand, despite the crowds, is incredibly beautiful. But so are most other places in Greece so it won't hurt to give it a miss.
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