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Hi
I have followed the posts on this site for a few years now as my husband, Trev, is a member. 
We have owned our motorhome now since the end of June 2015 and have had a few foreign trips as well as many short stopovers down south to watch our grandsons play cricket.
Our most exciting trip was a motorhome exchange to Australia, which was very difficult to organise but was well worth it.
I have been given the task of finding out about, and organising, a trip to Greece this Spring. It was my idea as I have only been to Greece when it was hot and busy. I promised myself I would return in April and May once I retired. I know I will get a lot of good advice here. 

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Hi Ann, welcome to MHO, I'm sure that Greece, in particular, is well covered we have one or two out there right now.
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hi again Ann

You've chosen the right time and place to talk about Greece. Prepare yourself for plenty of useful advice. 


now, where was that picture taken? It looks idyllic. 


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A welcome from me to Ann, I was thinking of going to Greece but I have read so much about it and scene so many great photos on here I don’t have to bother now.👍😂
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Welcome Ann.

Clunegapyears (Katherine and James), are on Crete as I type.
Boxerman, (Dave), left Greece two days ago to drive overland to the U.K.
Peejay, (Pete), is a regular visitor to Greece, and has created an excellent map of place to park up and stay all over Greece. 
We are off to Greece again in April. (A regular trip for us).

Between all of us I am sure we can answer your questions. - Go for it! You won’t regret it. 

I would suggest you consider catching the ferry from Italy to Greece. - Camping on Board is fantastic, but it gets very booked up. We are having to sail from Bari, rather than our first choice of Ancona, as Ancona is already fully booked for the dates we wanted. We want to stay in our van, so do Camping on Board with ANEK. Minoan offer the option, but give you a free cabin, rather than let you stay in your van. It is still a good offer, but we like to sleep in our own bed.....as well as have always had animals travelling with us....which makes life easier.

As a guide, we recently paid £300.24 for a return journey from Bari to Patras. We are 7.5m in length. 

Devise a list of questions and I am sure we can help you plan your trip. 

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Not to forget the excellent information we always get from Max aka Mtravel with his travel information throughout Italy and the rest of Europe as well 
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Max is very helpful with Italian advice Simon. I am sure that will also help Ann plan her trip if they decide to sail from Italy. I see she mentions Trevor and she have already done some trips to Europe, so maybe they have already been there? 

As for Greece in the Spring Ann, it is a beautiful time to visit. We find July/August is too hot out there in the van, so if you are planning to go this year I would opt for April, May or June if I were you. September and October are also lovely....and the sea is warm for swimming! 


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Is Trevor Roadrunner?
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No Kev. According to Ann’s profile he is Blindwatchertrev. (Maybe that should be Birdwatchertrev?). - Perhaps you can check up on that with a members list?
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Hmm, could be, only 5 posts, I felt he was here longer.



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The picture was taken up in Scotland On one of our first trips. We didn’t stay there but stopped for bacon sandwiches in hot baguettes and enjoyed the view. It is on the A 838 just north west of Tongue. 
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Hi Ann and welcome to 'owners.

We've been visiting Greece on and off with the van for 19 years now so pleased to help you with any queries that you might have. In the meantime, check out the link in my signature block to loads of great places to stay when you get there.

Looking forward to hearing more from you in the future.

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The picture was taken up in Scotland On one of our first trips. We didn’t stay there but stopped for bacon sandwiches in hot baguettes and enjoyed the view. It is on the A 838 just north west of Tongue. 


We parked in exactly the same place Ann a couple of years ago. I must see if I can find a photo!

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Hello Ann,
I have never been to Greece or many other countries the travellers on the forum go to, a bit too far away from home for me.  Like Alan `SANDBAGSID´  I think about going to these exotic places and look at the pictures.
Now you are retired perhaps you´ll have time to join in the riveting conversations we have [biggrin]

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Can you post a link to it Gerty please?
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Can you post a link to it Gerty please?


What the riveting conversations?

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Yup, or a thread about rivets.
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Hi everyone
I just found all these responses to my post. Thanks so much for all the advice. Yes Trev is Blindwatchertrev. We have followed a lot of posts on this site but not posted much as we didn’t feel we knew much about motorhoming at first so didn’t feel we could contribute much. 

I had found the ferries from Bari to Greece but thought I would wait for advice before booking but it sounds like I had better get a move on. I fancied the option of camping on board with Anek. I thought that the Bari to Igoumanitsa route seemed suitable but admit I don’t know this part of Greece. I noticed that  you can get an open return on this ferry and thought that this might be a good option as we are not sure how long we will be away or where we will visit.

If I take a long time to respond , it is probably because I haven’t yet found your posts. I need to read how to use the site properly. I thought my photo of the van would end up by my username but I will work out how to do that later.

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Don’t let not knowing put you off posting I reckon half of us at least don’t know much either - but posting and asking questions, no matter how trivial or silly you think they are, is what keeps us going. 


there is a fount of knowledge out there, hidden, just waiting to come out. 


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As Simon didn´t say anything I´ll put my spoke in Ann.

Check to see if you are set to receive emails when someone answers a thread you have subscribed to.

Click on your user name where it says Welcome LittleElddis top right.

Top right again (a bit further down)click on Edit.

On this page go to Preferences where you will find =
here you can see email followed Content which I think we all make sure it says Immediately
Screenshot 2020-02-12 at 21.40.03.png  Hope this is helpful 


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Ann, we have done an open return in the past, but these days it is getting very difficult to find room on a ship without a previous booking. It is lovely to have the freedom, but if you have a vague idea of when you might want to return, check with the ferry company first as to the availability around your possible return dates. You can then decide whether or not to risk the ‘Open Return.’

We book directly with ANEK these days. We used to use Viamare, but they wanted almost £50 more for the crossing this year. If you want any more information about the ferries, please ask. Bari is a nicer port to depart from than Ancona, and there is far more availability, but it is an extra days travelling south in Italy. - Fine if you are not in a rush. 

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Thanks. I will contact ANEK. We are happy to spend an extra day travelling through Italy as I am not a great traveller when it comes to ferries. I have found that I am OK when I sleep through the journey. 

I also can speak enough Italian to get by but can’t speak or read Greek. I think that is why I am a little nervous of committing to the journey.

I think we will travel in early April and come back in early June but need to chat about it.

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Thanks. I will contact ANEK. We are happy to spend an extra day travelling through Italy as I am not a great traveller when it comes to ferries. I have found that I am OK when I sleep through the journey. 

I also can speak enough Italian to get by but can’t speak or read Greek. I think that is why I am a little nervous of committing to the journey.

I think we will travel in early April and come back in early June but need to chat about it.



You will find most people in Greece, (just about all of the younger generation), speak English Ann, and they are all happy to use it. - They all want to improve their language skills! Road signs are in English, as well as Greek. I don’t have any Italian, and can manage there. You will be fine in Greece. 

Maybe we shall be on the ferry from Bari together! 😁


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Hi, Blindwatchertrev here. First an explanation as to my user name. Years ago I read a very interesting book about the history of astronomy called ' Blindwatchers of the Universe'. I cant recall the authors name but the early premise in the work was that there were many who could look but who could not see who he called blindwatchers. Since the older I got the less I failed to understand about life in general, I decided such a name was appropriate.
Incidentally, I very much enjoy birdwatching ( although definitely not a twitcher) so any juxtaposition is fine by me.
I last posted in early 2018 when attempting to arrange a motor home swop with some Aussies which Ann referred to earlier. Since then, I've read many posts but failed to contribute principally because I did not think my musings would be of any interest. However, now that Ann is doing so in her own right, I thought I would join the party again and would like to thank those of you who have replied to Ann's posts thus far.
Best regards and here's to future conversations.
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It is good that you have decided to join in posting again Blindwatchertrev. - What an interesting story behind your user name! 

I am sure you and Ann will have a wonderful holiday in Greece with the van. Touring in a motorhome is a perfect way to see such a beautiful country. Do you have any ‘must see’ sights you want to visit, or are you happy to go with the flow? Pete’s map is invaluable.... whatever you decide to do. Dave, (Boxerman), has added more places to it on his recent trip. Do read his thread if you haven’t done so already.


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