Surviving Big-Group Holidays
In theory, enjoying some quality time with dear friends and family sounds like a great idea. In practice, it can devolve into fights over itinerary and plans.
Luckily there are ways to avoid those situations and ensure that your group vacation results in photo albums full of incredible memories.
When it comes to group travel, there is a big chance that there will be a lot of opinions on what to do/see/visit/eat. Voting is the best way to go here! Have everyone choose an activity and then vote on what takes place - majority rules. Keep in mind you don't have to do everything together. One group can head to the museum, while the rest go swimming.
Plan, Plan, Plan
Need to rent a car? Mini-vans tend to sell out quickly so book in advance. Want a villa with several bedrooms? Make sure you reserve it as early as possible. A great option for large groups is our adjoining villas in Afytos, Cozy Lux Pool Villa I, Cozy 2, Cozy 3 and Cozy 4!! Also, consider making reservations for your group at a local attraction or historical site and set up a guided tour, hopefully with a group discount rate.
Plan for a Lot of Downtime
On a similar note, make sure there’s time for resting during the day. Most people in the group will appreciate the chance to do their own thing whether it’s lounging in bed, reading by the pool, or simply getting some quality alone time.
Focus on the Details
How will your group of 12 get from the airport to the house? Will you be needing a baby-sitter during your stay? There are a lot of details to consider, which is why some large groups work want more planning to sort out the logistics, We can arrange your transfers and other requests so you can relax on vacation - just let us know well in advance!
If your group will be divided up between several cars, or spending the day heading to separate activities, communication is key. Make sure everyone in the party has the full itinerary. Consider setting up a group text or go old school and write up a phone list or some other means of ensuring that the group can stay in touch with each other.