Lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3748 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7867 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??).
ILS.25L From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 153 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7826 times:
Corfu is indeed an excellent choice. The hotel which you mean is the following : Hotel Royal
Kanoni / Kerkyra 49100
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.
Dstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1571 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7809 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.