On Board Camping and Best Destination

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  1. JackieP

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    Morning team!

    Still thinking about Greece for winter. Trying to find details but only have my phone to search and I'm finding it challenging so hope you can help.

    I was going to take the ferry from Ancona but can't find out when the onboard camping finishes. I'd like to go as late as possible in October.

    And, not knowing Greece I don't know what destination is better for me - Patra or Igoumenitsa?
     
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    Available 1st April - 31st October.
    https://www.superfast.com/adriatiki/en/for-passengers/camping-on-board.html

    I think the cost to Patras or Igoumenitsa is the same so I would say disembark at Igoumenitsa and explore Northern Greece first. If you then fancy going to one of the islands you can make your way to Piraeus for another ferry. Crete is likely to have the best weather in winter, although Jan/Feb can sometimes be chilly, but nowhere near as chilly as the U.K.
     
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    Additional info: Camping on Board with Anek/Superfast means you stay overnight in your own van and have use of all the facilities. C on B with Minoan means you have to sleep in a cabin. Our preference is always Anek/Superfast.
     
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    The south coast of Crete has generally much better weather than the north coast. We've had a few non-MH holidays on Crete - on the north coast every time as we are slow learners. :)
     
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    Thanks all. Just what I needed to know.

    Next job is to search out some blogs from others who have done the same!
     
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    Talk to Viamare they will get you the best deal on ferries to Greece and will advise on all the discounts avalible.
    We used Miloan Lines from Ancona, they don't do camping on deck but do a camer package that gives you a free cabin and 30% off meals.
    We didn't do the winter but went in Sept/Oct 2015 this was out trip.
     
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    Do you know how this works if you're travelling with a dog? Are there on board kennels?

    The draw for me of camping on board Ian that I can stay with my dog.

    Thanks for the advice re Vilamare and also for the link. Will take a look now.
     
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    Very wet in northern Greece late sept early oct,, BUSBY..
     
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    Book camping on board with Anek/Superfast and your dog stays in your van with you. If you book with Minoan the doggie has to go in their kennels. They're a lot better than some I've seen on ferries but why would you want to put them in the kennels if you can have them in your van?
    @DBK Is quite right about the south of Crete vs the North - very different climates.
     
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    Picked up a french Motorhome mag. on our latest trip and it gave the details of a firm or two in France that might be of help, specifically with regard to the Italian route to Greece. I'll dig out the article for you.
     
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    That's exactly why I asked I don't want to put the dog in kennels unless it was absolutely necessary.

    Thanks for weather info. I'm thinking I'll start in the south and work my way up as the weather improves.
     
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    A lot of people seem to stay on campsites. Are there aires and is wild camping tolerated out of season? I read that @Lenny HB had managed some wild camping. Was that in the south Lenny?
     
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    You can go 'Camping all inclusive' with Minoan (Van plugged in on deck but stay in cabin and 30% discount on meals)all year and also specify a pet friendly cabin for an extra €25 each way but those cabins will probably be in high demand I would imagine.
    But if you're travelling before 31 Oct then Camping on Board with Anek/Superfast is the no brainer.

    Mind you, camping on board is not always as romantic as everyone makes out, its luck of the draw where you get put on deck. We've had some memorable trips and equally some not so good ones camping on deck.
    Don't mean to put you off but just needs mentioning.

    Pete
     
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    Camping off grid is not a problem, especially out of season.
    Click on the link in my signature block. ;)

    Pete
     
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    Thank you!

    I don't mind where I am on the deck. It's only the convenience of having the hound with me that interests me. And, with regard to unromantic locations, I always take the view that when my curtains are closed I'm already home so outside doesn't matter so much. . :)
     
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    Here you go. Euromer & Ciel Voyages France.
    Email: maritime2@euromer.net or
    Internet: euromer.net.

    I've not tried them but the more opportunity for a lower price, the better.
    I'm sure an enquiry dubbed into french by Google would get you a reasonable response.

    Here's another, this time in Greece.
    www.pelopos-tour.com or
    pelopostour@gmail.com
     
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    If you have a read of thread I linked to in post #7 it gives all the places we stopped at. Mostly northern central Greece & the Peloponnese.
     
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