The Agora => Kefalonia News => Topic started by: Maik on Sunday, 25 June, 2017 @ 18:18:16

Title: Mega airport transfer
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 25 June, 2017 @ 18:18:16
lastminute.com sells package holidays 'to Kefalonia' with hotel 400 miles away

Exclusive: ‘It’s perfectly reasonable to expect your hotel to be close to the airport and not to have to trek halfway across the Med’

A leading holiday company has been selling packages with flights to the Greek island of Kefalonia, but with accommodation located 400 miles away on an island on the far side of the country.

Pauline Linger from Harlow, who works in retail, booked a trip with her partner, Andy Parker to Kefalonia. The holiday with Lastminute.com cost £945, including flights from Stansted on Ryanair.

On the ATOL certificate, Lastminute.com told them they had booked a “Flight and Hotel Package to Kefalonia for 7 nights”. But as she studied the details of the hotel she had booked, she was alarmed to read: “With a stay at Skala Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in Patmos.”

Patmos is close to the Turkish coast on the far east of the country, while Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands at the extreme west of Greece.

The journey between them is more than 400 miles, and involves two ferry voyages and a long drive. Sailing schedules make the trip long and arduous, taking three days or more.

Pauline Kimber and Andy Parker bought transfers for the journey from the airport to their hotel for just £20 per person each way – remarkable value considering the journey involved from Kefalonia to Patmos.

From the airport, they would need to travel to the port of Poros, and wait overnight for the first ferry to Kyllini on the mainland. There follows a long trek across the Peloponnese to Athens and the port of Piraeus, where another overnight stay is needed before the first available sailing on Blue Star, on Wednesday evening.

Following an eight-hour overnight ferry trip, the couple would have arrived in Patmos in the early hours of Thursday morning, three-and-a-half days after leaving Stansted. They would have less than a day on Patmos before beginning the long journey back to Kefalonia the same evening.

Title: Re: Mega airport transfer
Post by: TonyKath on Sunday, 25 June, 2017 @ 19:39:08
 :pml: :pml: :pml:


The pax name is Miss Linger - probably not in her case!
Title: Re: Mega airport transfer
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 25 June, 2017 @ 20:10:58
Andy Parker - is he the bloke from that awful, confusing, TV ad?

Wonder what would've happened if they'd arrived and claimed the absolute bargain price transfer?