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Reply #7 - 18. Oct 2007 at 00:21
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JAN wrote on 17. Oct 2007 at 11:49:
Hi Blackbird
Thank you for that very informative reply. We are going through Austria so we are taking a different route from yourselves but it was good of you to offer address of hotel. Now I am looking forward to the journey a bit more that what I have been.
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Jan


A good choice I think to go via Austria.  Go Belgium/Luxembourg/Germany/Austria and miss out the expensive French toll roads (and the French!) We did a little bit of France to get to Norfolk Line at Dunkirk.

Just did that route 3 weeks ago Crete to UK, with the return in another 3 weeks. Beautiful scenery on the way - fill up in Luxembourg, about 64p per litre.

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Reply #6 - 17. Oct 2007 at 11:49
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Hi Blackbird
Thank you for that very informative reply.  We are going through Austria so we are taking a different route from yourselves but it was good of you to offer address of hotel.  Now I am looking forward to the journey a bit more that what I have been.
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Jan
  
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Reply #5 - 16. Oct 2007 at 21:23
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we drove the same route with all our worldly goods in a van in April and enjoyed every minute of the journey!!We travelled from the north of England on the Sunday evening to get the Eurotunnel train first thing Monday morning;we came via Switzerland where we stayed overnight in a hotel with 2 cats;we booked online before we came{e-mail if you want details of which hotel};the van was parked overnight on a small carpark on the main street next to the hotel.we drove to Italy-the worst moment being when the exhaust decided to blow;noisy but it got us the rest of the way- we took the Superfast ferry booking a cabin as its a 20hour sailing;enjoyed a meal and shower then slept like babies,then drove to Athens where we once again spent the night in a hotel{pre booked} the van was on the main street all night with no problems;then Minoan ferry over to Heraklion on the Thursday morning,once again we had a cabin so we could have a nap and also for the comfort for the cats who were fabulous all the way.
just a tip;we did have sat nav for the journey as far as Athens which was a great help at times.
Good Luck,hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
  
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Reply #4 - 16. Oct 2007 at 17:54
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Hi folks
We will be on our way over to Crete in 3 weeks and after reading comments on this page I was wondering how safe it is to leave our van with all our worldly goods overnight in hotel car park.  any advise would be very much appreciated.
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Reply #3 - 04. Sep 2007 at 22:30
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[quote author=skaletaguy link=1188334763/0#2 date=1188932303]Be careful in Italy tho as I had my car broken into and apparently it happens a lot to brits./quote]

Also ignore anyone, whilst you are on the road, who draws alongside, probably on a scooter or motorbike and tries to pull you over and get you out of the car to check your tyres or the back end of the vehicle. Its an old scam that as a caravanner I am well aware of. Whilst you are out of the vehicle your valuables will disappear. If you must pull over to check, make sure you are alone and not being watched, above all do not leave your valuables and documents unattended even for a minute.

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Reply #2 - 04. Sep 2007 at 21:58
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I have done that trip many times actually.  I did portsmouth to le havre purely because I live in bristol and portsmouth is quicker to get too than dover.

I like the drive down to the south east of france and cross the mont blonc tunnel into Italy, then the drive to Milan then up to venice.  Be careful in Italy tho as I had my car broken into and apparently it happens a lot to brits.

also I always get a cabin on the venice-patras and piraeus-rethymno just for privacy really.  its a very good price.

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Reply #1 - 29. Aug 2007 at 07:16
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Have you seen the link from the main site page -GettingHere?  If not go to the  main page -

Hhttp://www.britsincrete.co.uk/

and on the left side there is a panel with various links click on the link Getting Here.

There is plenty more on the boards, try the search button for routes, hotels places to stay etc.

Hope this is of some help.
  

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were on our way !!!
28. Aug 2007 at 23:59
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were finally heading back to crete after just spending the last 6 months in the uk !!!
were planning on driving over this time having flown so many times.
we were going to do dover-calais..then thinking venice-patras..then peirais-heraklion.
we were wandering anyone got any advise for first timer's driving over..places to stay,do's and dont's any help would greatly be appreciated

cheers
jax & steve
  
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