As I am sure everyone knows (lol) we are staying at the Kosmas apartments for 2 weeks in August. I have read on the website that there is aircon available in the apartments but would be interested to know if it is available in all of the apartments and also the cost for the aircon as i am sure we are going to need it (well fingers crossed anyway)
Hi gremlindog, you will need aircon. I'm sitting here debating what we pay for it and neither of us are coming up with the right answer. If you can wait till my daughter gets home from her Geography field trip on Wednesday she may remember better than us!!
Air con is usually between 6 - 8 Euro's per day extra in most apartment complexes. This is due to the amount of electricity they consume I believe.
Some people buy a floor standing fan from a local shop instead for the duration of their holiday, for about 20-25 Euro's. Not sure though on whether the apartment owners like this because of the amount of additional electric used.
The only additional advice I would give is to leave the pj's and nighties at home and sleep in the noddy.
I've spoken to many apartment owners about costs, and they seem to average out at €35 per week for a two-person studio. In 12 years, I've never felt the need for aircon, whatever time of year as the buildings in Greece are designed to stay cool in hot weather, depending on how you use windows and shutters. The concrete structures do absorb the heat during the daytime, making them like storage heaters but if you can keep them cool during the hottest times, you will feel the benefits later.
In my opinion, in the height of the season aircon is a MUST and is worth every penny or euro - we wouldn't stay anywhere that didn't have it. The only time we haven't used aircon in Roda was when we went for a week in October once.
We all have different tolerance levels for heat, Kath - you must always have aircon, and I have never felt the need, even before I became more acclimatised. I don't want new visitors to think that it is a life & death issue as many will fall somewhere between our two extremes. Where costs are critical, an extra €70 plus for a fortnight can be make or break for some people and it is entirely possible that they could happily holiday in Roda in August and be comfortable without aircon.
I think to describe it as a "life and death issue" is a tad extreme - I merely said that "for us" we would not be without it and we therefore factor in the cost when saving for our holiday - each to their own as with everything.
Post by withgreekorigin22 on Feb 25, 2014 22:16:40 GMT 2
I can concur having air con is a must for me, particularly because I'm like a walking radiator at the best of times. I personally find night times uncomfortable if the temperatures are too high so it's a wonderful and useful thing to have at the touch of a button. I can't imagine it poses much of a problem to people who are holidaying abroad from a cost point of view as I'm sure many people expect air con to be provided in hot climates, many people usually have the question of "how much"? As long as new forum members/new visitors have ALL the relevant information they can make a decision based on this and usually factor in costs and budget accordingly. I think it's money well spent in my opinion, I suspect many other Brits will have the same opinion of cooling aids whether it be a fan or air con!
Having spoken to lots of visitors over the years, I do know that many do not use aircon, for whatever reason. I often think the individual's need for it is closely linked to the mosquito problem in that many people keep doors and shutters firmly locked during the daytime to keep rooms clear at night. I know a lot of people who do this. Throughout the summer months, I have never closed the outside doors, thereby creating air movement throughout the apartment through closed shutters. This reduces the temperature of the fabric of the building considerably, reduces overnight heat gain within the rooms and saves money. It is possible that north or east-facing apartments are cooling by eveningtime, whereas south or west-facing ones are at their hottest. Some apartment owners do rent out fans and they create additional air movement which helps with both heat and mosquitos, but you will be charged. Clearly, some people are more affected than others. Perhaps Tony has the best solution!
Post by chophiemarax on Feb 26, 2014 0:53:29 GMT 2
Check on trip advisor Jason they often show prices for things in people's reviews which I find helpful so we can budget. I'm sure you'll know when you get there whether or not you need it. .... If only we could being it home!
I agree with you, Jackie - a fan is far better. From an entirely personal point of view, I find what is known as 'aircon' to be very difficult to live with and even the journey can prove troublesome. Real air conditioning maintains humidity levels in the room whereas what is claimed to be aircon is, in fact, what is known in the trade as 'comfort cooling.' It controls air temperature without adjusting humidity and it can make the atmosphere very dry. A fan just creates air movement and hence an element of 'wind chill.'
Sticking my neck out now, but I'm guessing that as Jason (Gremlindog) has already stated that he will need aircon in August then his only requirement now is to find out the actual cost in order that he can account for this in his financial planning for said holiday. Jason, I'm sure someone will be able to tell you the cost of this in due course.
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