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One week stay June 2010
I found out this stay thanks to Marmara's special offer, 8days-7 nights at hotel
Miraluna Kiotary Bay 4* All Inclusive.
Flight tickets, included, concern Lyon-Rhodes with Aegean airlines. (609 an adult). 1h time difference.
Waiting a long time to only get our flight tickets at Marmara desk.
(The other agencies send you e-tickets by mail)
Take-off at 10h15, landing in Marseille, to finally land à 4pm (greek time) in Rhodes.
The hotel is 60km far from the airport.
At last, we got our room at 6h30 pm and the day was close to its end.
Marmara 's correspondent in hotel is less than nothing.
Back to airport next saturday at 3h30 am, taking-off at 7h am, landing in Lyoon at 9h15 am (Fr).
In other words, only 6 days for holiday, even though we spent 7 nights in that hotel.
Warning! Don't buy any olive oil because you will have to remove it from your luggage which goes in the baggage hold at the airport security control.
I saw woman loosing 4 liters !
15km far from Lindos to the south, 65km from city of Rhodes.
Frankly, avoid this hotel which doesn't worth 4* !
Tourist factory. Restaurant very crowdy. Same meals everyday.
My room was far from the office, with view of garbage. No towels the day we arrive; we claimed at the reception desk many times but we got them only the following morning.
All Inclusive formula is a lot of bull. Only some bad drinks.
Activities were very bad except one evening when somebody comes from outside.
I posted a comment on Marmara website; it has not been displayed. You only could read many posts saying 'Excellent holidays'. From my opinion, Marmara discredited itself acting like this.
See TripAdvisor to get positive and negative opinions.
I rented a car by Economy Car Rental. I got VW Polo at an affordable price ( National )
I was unable to fix a satellite using a pocket pc Mio A201 with TomTom. The signal wasn't strong enough. I tried CEmonotor as well. Very strange. A man had gotten the same trouble using a Jordana (1h30 to fix a satellite)
Gas is very expensive : 95 unleaded costs 1.53 (and more) a liter !
Please visit Symi island by yourself from Rhodes harbour. Don't miss to see Panormitis monastery.
Here are some pictures I took.
Monastère de Panormitis - Symi
Monastère de Filerimos
I'd come again back with pleasure .... but not in Summer holidays and by myself, renting a flat!