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Greek Summer [SXF-CFU-SKG-JSI-ATH-SXF]  
User currently offlineCarmelo From Hungary, joined Sep 2005, 123 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7686 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
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/7796/sany0019j.jpg

Palaiokatritsa
[img]http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/4729/sany0056u.jpg[/]

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/8013/sany0057p.jpg

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/4163/sany0082oh.jpg

Sidari
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/6319/sany0090f.jpg

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/6494/sany0088.jpg

Airport
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6425/sany0195t.jpg

Video Corfu Airport in HD

http://vimeo.com/28533966

Thessaloniki-Volos-Skiathos

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
http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/5206/sany0211o.jpg

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/553/sany0212.jpg

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/1427/sany0217r.jpg

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2953/sany0232w.jpg

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2953/sany0232w.jpg

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/749/sany0233iy.jpg

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/7572/sany0238xa.jpg

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/5406/sany0239m.jpg

Mt. Olymp

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/6028/sany0244k.jpg

Volos harbour

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4677/sany0246x.jpg

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/3848/sany0259.jpg

Breakfast



Ferry to Skiathos

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/953/sany0269p.jpg

Kinda like an A380 cabin

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/699/sany0273.jpg

Skiathos:

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.
Athens:

Skiathos Airport HD Video

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

Marian András


Carmelo
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User currently offlinetn727 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7652 times:
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Excellent report, great pic's.

User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7608 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!



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27034 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7501 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 .

OA260  


User currently offlinegpbcroppers63 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7499 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.

Gareth



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User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2435 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6992 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, 1459 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6454 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):
Sidari

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

Happy flying
Infodesk   



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User currently offlineCarmelo From Hungary, joined Sep 2005, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6396 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...

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/614/bild158.jpg



Carmelo
User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6306 times:

awesome video from Corfu! Thanks for sharing.


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User currently offlineeastafspot From France, joined Jan 2008, 782 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6065 times:

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

Quoting Carmelo (Thread starter):
Breakfast

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

many thanks



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3285 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6044 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, 1313 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5943 times:

Hey,

Thank you for a great report. Fantastic spotting pics.

Nothing beats a summer in Greece.

Jonathan.



"In Israel, on order to be a realist, one's must believe in miracles" - David Ben Gurion.
User currently offlineCarmelo From Hungary, joined Sep 2005, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5013 times:

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

http://vimeo.com/37026255



Carmelo
User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3007 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

Hi Carmelo,

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

Thanks

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4271 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3900 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!

Regards
Eric



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

Hi

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

Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlinedreamlinerAL From Canada, joined Feb 2012, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3646 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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