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The Best Island For Spotting In Greece?  
User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 611 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 8073 times:


I am planning a trip to Greece this summer, what's the best island for spotting?

The photos from Corfu on airliners.net looks absolutly great,
but are there any good spots at Rhodes or Crete?
How about the other islands?

If I go to Corfu, where should I stay to live as near the airport as possible?
Maybe even an airport view from the window?

Hope to hear from you!


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User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3762 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 8028 times:

Corfu is an excellent choice! There is a hotel that has a view to the airport but I dunno the name, maybe some other spotters can help you on that. Rhodes gets a lot of charters too and I am planning to visit Rhodes this summer too for spotting. Heraklion in Crete has good traffic too but I think that you will be chased away if you try there because the airport is also a military base (or is this Chania??).

User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 611 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 8001 times:

I was wondering that too, which airports are military bases really?

User currently offlineILS.25L From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 153 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 7987 times:

Corfu is indeed an excellent choice. The hotel which you mean is the following : Hotel Royal
Kanoni / Kerkyra 49100
Fax: +30-661-38786
Some rooms are very good for spotting but as I have not been there before, you can ask an Airliners.net member (Konstantin Von Welderstadt) about the roomnumbers. I know he was there last year.
Greetz, Karl

User currently offlineSpotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 7979 times:

I was on Rhodes bout 5 years ago, but haven't seen good spotting locations...

Corfu is worth the money!


User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1584 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 7970 times:

There are several hotels under / very close to the usual approach at Rhodes and the runway is also very close to a beach for landing shots.

The beach stretch there is undeveloped, and caution should be used, not only for heat stroke and dehydration if you stand out there for a long time, but also for the very negative Greek attitude to aerospotters, especially of military aircraft.

Many of the european charters to Rhodes also arrive and depart in the hours of darkness. German carriers are depressingly common.

User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 611 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 7963 times:

Okay, thanks for the info guys.


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