Latest Updates:
Page Index Toggle Pages: [1] 2 
Topic Tools
Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies) The best island of your experience. (Read 7974 times)
Claus Jensen
Junior Member
**
Offline


I Love Chess!

Posts: 72
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Joined: 08/15/11
Gender: Male
Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #26 - 09/15/13 at 13:36:26
Post Tools
Returned from a nice trip to Crete only yesterday.
However, still think I prefer Rhodes.
  

Claus Jensen
http://www.clausjensen.com
150+ annotated chess videos
Back to top
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Aggelos Cefalonian
YaBB Newbies
*
Offline


I Love ChessPublishing!

Posts: 1
Location: Greece
Joined: 09/15/13
Gender: Male
Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #25 - 09/15/13 at 09:57:43
Post Tools
Hello!
It is my first message in your beautiful forum.
My beloved island is naturally my homeland Cephalonia!  Smiley
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
WSS
Senior Member
****
Offline


I Love ChessPublishing!

Posts: 262
Joined: 04/22/11
Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #24 - 12/02/12 at 19:47:31
Post Tools
Yes, I was a "Coast Guard brat".  One of my favorite memories is seeing the "tall ships" in NYC harbor for the bicentennial (1976) from the vantage point of Governor's Island.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Markovich
God Member
*****
Offline



Posts: 6099
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Joined: 09/17/04
Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #23 - 12/02/12 at 19:17:00
Post Tools
WSS wrote on 12/02/12 at 17:47:43:
Governors Island in the New York City harbor.  Lived there as a youth.  Not for physical beauty at all... but location and interesting history.  Just a short distance across the water to Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.  Lived in a historic fort with castle walls, cannons and a moat around it.  GI was a Coast Guard base and was sold to the City of New York for one dollar a number of years ago and is now a "historic park."


What, as a Coast Guard kid?  Pretty neat!  Great views from there. But rather cold in winter, I would imagine.
  

The Great Oz has spoken!
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
WSS
Senior Member
****
Offline


I Love ChessPublishing!

Posts: 262
Joined: 04/22/11
Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #22 - 12/02/12 at 17:47:43
Post Tools
Governors Island in the New York City harbor.  Lived there as a youth.  Not for physical beauty at all... but location and interesting history.  Just a short distance across the water to Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.  Lived in a historic fort with castle walls, cannons and a moat around it.  GI was a Coast Guard base and was sold to the City of New York for one dollar a number of years ago and is now a "historic park."
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Bibs
God Member
*****
Offline



Posts: 2027
Joined: 10/24/06
Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #21 - 11/30/12 at 04:06:11
Post Tools
Sheppey
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
daviddol
Ex Member
*


I Love ChessPublishing!

Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #20 - 11/29/12 at 09:46:38
Post Tools
Malta is really nice... outstanding climate!  Cheesy
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Jupp53
God Member
*****
Offline


be

Posts: 766
Location: Frankfurt/Main
Joined: 01/04/09
Gender: Male
Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #19 - 07/24/12 at 13:33:30
Post Tools
Mahé.
  

Medical textbooks say I should be dead since April 2002.
Dum spiro spero. Smiley
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
trw
God Member
*****
Offline


I Love ChessPublishing!

Posts: 1224
Joined: 05/06/08
Gender: Male
Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #18 - 07/24/12 at 12:56:27
Post Tools
Island of Capri is not bad either.
  
Back to top
IP Logged
 
chk
God Member
*****
Offline


a pawn is a pawn

Posts: 1063
Location: Athens
Joined: 10/26/06
Gender: Male
Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #17 - 07/23/12 at 14:27:10
Post Tools
don't forget the wine  Wink
  

"I play honestly and I play to win. If I lose, I take my medicine." - Bobby
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
trw
God Member
*****
Offline


I Love ChessPublishing!

Posts: 1224
Joined: 05/06/08
Gender: Male
Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #16 - 07/23/12 at 12:47:12
Post Tools
1. Santorini
2. Rhodes

I'll just back up the other posters Smiley

There is a reason Santorini is such a hot honeymooner location. It has beautiful beaches, amazing history, museums, architecture, mountains, views, hot springs, volcanos and culture.
  
Back to top
IP Logged
 
Laramonet
Full Member
***
Offline


Gwyddbwll am byth !

Posts: 230
Joined: 03/16/07
Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #15 - 07/22/12 at 20:34:57
Post Tools
My vote goes to Koh Samui, Thailand; beautiful beaches, wonderful people, great food.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Ametanoitos
God Member
*****
Offline


The road to success is
under construction

Posts: 1422
Location: Patras
Joined: 01/04/05
Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #14 - 07/21/12 at 23:04:39
Post Tools
I will never forget my experience at Ikaria (the island that got its name from Ikarus of course and has a very old annual chess tournament every July). This is one of the 4 places of the earth that peole live longer than anywhere else on earth! If you visit the island you'll see why!
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
barnaby
Senior Member
****
Offline


The night is dark and
full of terrors.

Posts: 324
Joined: 01/09/12
Gender: Female
Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #13 - 07/21/12 at 20:07:15
Post Tools
2nd vote:  Key Biscayne. 

I love an island one can drive onto while being close to a large metropolitan area.   Smiley
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
gwnn
Senior Member
****
Offline



Posts: 452
Joined: 03/21/11
Re: The best island of your experience.
Reply #12 - 07/21/12 at 09:45:29
Post Tools
Smyslov_Fan wrote on 07/20/12 at 15:37:17:
Gwnn, Markovich stipulated *small* islands.


Oops. Smiley Anyway a non-sarcastic answer for me would be the (biggest of the) Azores,interesting geology, kind of cheap, not too touristy. But I haven't been to so many islands so I wouldn't know so well.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: [1] 2 
Topic Tools
Bookmarks: del.icio.us Digg Facebook Google Google+ Linked in reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Yahoo