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User currently offlineCarmelo From Hungary, joined Sep 2005, 123 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 9064 times:

Hello @ all,

this my first try setting up a TR for you.

Routing: Berlin-Schoenefeld to Corfu on Easyjet (G-EZAT) A319
Corfu to Thessaloniki on Aegean (SX-DGF) A319
Thessaloniki to Skiathos via Volos on bus and ferry
Skiathos to Athens on Olympic (SX-OBA) DH8-400
Athens to Berlin-Schoenefeld on Easyjet (G-EZAM) A319

Costs: 258€

Here we go:

Since 2006 I'm spending year by year in wonderful greece, primary because its not too expensive as Spain or Italy and because of the friendly people over there (and of course because of the unique airports :p). Usually I spent one or two weeks at Corfu, my favourite island but last year's two weeks at off-season end of august been really painful (boring).
So past summer me and a fellow spotter (I quit spotting 2009, do now videospotting) Alexander Hille decided to do a cross country (-islands) trip. Eventuall all ferries to our favourite islands Santorini and Mykonos been booked out (even we looked up for it in may) so we had to change plans. So the result was the routing above  Corfu:

August 4th we headed to SXF/EDDB airport, fully packed with our stuff for the trip. Sadly it was a night flight so I didn't take any pics on that route. We arrived two hours later on a quite beautiful break off approach to RWY35 at Corfu. Apron was low filled, only a single EZY (from Gatwick) was standing beside us. We were tired and hurried for our hostel at Agios Gordis at the west part of the island. Now some impressions:

View from the hostel







Video Corfu Airport in HD



After 6 days drinking, partying and spotting we were ready to explore the rest of greece (fairly, A part). The alarm rang early and we checked out at 4am. It was foggy and quite cold in the morning (shorts and shirts wearing only) but we been strong and arrived around 7am to the airport to catch our flight to Thessaloniki. We checked in and creeped around the terminal to get a spot on the apron where we saw this polish bird which flew todays leg Kattowitz-Corfu-Warzawa-Corfu-Kattowitz. We watched our plane arriving at RWY35 (we took off RWY17, normal procedure if wind is VRB http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/893/sany0205r.jpg

Our ride, SX-DGF








Mt. Olymp


Volos harbour




Ferry to Skiathos


Kinda like an A380 cabin



View from our hotel to the harbour (on the left the airport)

Thats what the apron max can handle at once, two medium acfts. Both bound for LGW.

Xamenos beach, behind RWY02

Day sheduled flights

Little A318 of Tarom by expecting bikers

We didnt want to leave that sunday, guess why?Aviogonex B732 was coming the very next day   Very sad.

Skiathos Airport HD Video

Thanks for watching and reading this TR. See you next time!

Marian András

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User currently offlinetn727 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 9030 times:
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Excellent report, great pic's.

User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1971 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8986 times:

Thanks for the trip report Carmelo!

Skiathos looks like an amazing place to spot. I'm sure it would be real easy to spend the entire day there.

Again, well done. Looking forward to the next one!

Flying refined.
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30074 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 8879 times:

Wow what can I say fantastic report and amazing photos ! You made me smile with such a well written and high quality photos.

Glad you had a good vacation .


User currently offlinegpbcroppers63 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 8877 times:

Hi Marian,

Great report. Lovely to see some nice high-quality pictures of Greece and some domestic travels by air and sea. Judging on that thermometer, it must have been really hot while you were there! Look forward to reading more of your adventures.


According to one of my colleagues, my problem is that I'm addicted to travel!
User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2871 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8370 times:

Quoting Carmelo (Thread starter):
Since 2006 I'm spending year by year in wonderful greece, primary because its not too expensive

Well, that would be something new to me...

Great pictures, great spotting...

Quoting Carmelo (Thread starter):
Day sheduled flights

Some Q left: do you remember which airline is operating "LLC4595 Malpensa"?
And which airline is flying this beautiful Dash 8-200 with the blue tail?

User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1497 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7832 times:

Hi Carmelo,

Thanks for this dose on Greek sunshine on a dull november day, just what I needed. Skiathos looks great, plane spotting and the beach nearby, what more could you possibly want?

Quoting Carmelo (Thread starter):
Eventuall all ferries to our favourite islands Santorini and Mykonos been booked out

Shame. My two favourite islands too  
Quoting Carmelo (Thread starter):

Wow! How on earth do you get down to the beach?!

Happy flying

"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
User currently offlineCarmelo From Hungary, joined Sep 2005, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7774 times:

Quoting debonair (Reply 5):
Some Q left: do you remember which airline is operating "LLC4595 Malpensa"?
And which airline is flying this beautiful Dash 8-200 with the blue tail?

Its Small Planet Airlines, they operated with a 737 on this route (italians love that Island, there was no day without an inbound from IT) but that day the plane didn't come.

The Dash is Astrojets owned plane flying for Olympic on the SKG/LGTS route...

Quoting infodesk (Reply 6):
Wow! How on earth do you get down to the beach?!

Like that  http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/3383/sany0089v.jpg

One of the lowest approaches...maybe 10m or less...


User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7684 times:

awesome video from Corfu! Thanks for sharing.

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User currently offlineeastafspot From France, joined Jan 2008, 912 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7443 times:

Stunning report featuring some breathtaking videos at a high quality. looks like you had enjoyed very much your holidays.

Quoting Carmelo (Thread starter):

along with the beer? that's a rough start!

many thanks

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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3781 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 7422 times:

Hi Carmelo!

Looks like you had a great holiday - I'd love to go to Greece - looks spectacular.

Quoting Carmelo (Thread starter):
Kinda like an A380 cabin

Ha, almost!

Quoting Carmelo (Thread starter):
View from our hotel to the harbour (on the left the airport)

Thats like tha Maho Beach of Europe! It's great how close you can get to the action.

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User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1539 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7321 times:


Thank you for a great report. Fantastic spotting pics.

Nothing beats a summer in Greece.


every day is a good day to fly
User currently offlineCarmelo From Hungary, joined Sep 2005, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6391 times:

I completed now my video with several landing and take off's from different spots around LGSK airport. Please enjoy.


User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3094 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5311 times:

Hi Carmelo,

very nice report, especially the video from Corfu - extra interesting as I'm visiting CFU in May this year!



Flights booked: NWI-AMS-JNB-DUR, JNB-AMS-NWI
User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4402 posts, RR: 48
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5278 times:

Hi Carmelo.

lovely report and pics from Greece. I defo regret not going to my favourite island of Mykonos this year... we decided to look to other places more far away this time... next year again, hopefully! But Skiathos also looks very nice, with great spotting too!


"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5036 times:


Great report, thanks for sharing it. I'm amazed by the quality pictures in here of Greece!


Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinedreamlinerAL From Canada, joined Feb 2012, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5024 times:

Very nice summer TR in winter time. I need a little sun these days

I was born 20 min from Corfu. Thank for bringing back the childhood memories

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