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    • Help choosing a village?!

      Rhodes (Island) Feb 28, 2015 at 4:10 AM

      Hi All,

      My partner and I will be visiting Rhodes for just over 2 weeks towards the end of May and are struggling to find the best place to stay.

      We will be hiring a car and planning on exploring to find secluded more intimate beaches but love the history and hustle and bustle of the old town. We want to stay clear of the new town but since we will have a car to park are concerened about booking to stay in the old town.

      We were thinking about villages just outside of the old town so we can travel in in the afternoon/evenings. Does anyone have any suggestions of alternative ideas?

      We aren't big fans of built up resorts and ideally want to stay in a traditional but nice b&b??

      No amount of research seems to answer our questions :{

      Thanks in advanced
      Lauren :)

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    • Villa recommendations,

      Corfu Island Feb 15, 2015 at 2:23 PM

      Budget Villa needed in June, good sandy beech(s), easy to get for attractions... It's a lot to ask I know but I can hope...
      Thanks

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    • How to plan a day in mykonos

      Mykonos Feb 13, 2015 at 2:32 AM

      hi i will be reaching mykonos early may. around 9 pm our flight lands. so please suggest how do i make most out of my short stay. the next day i will be in mykonos and on the following day i will leave for santorini...we would like to party till late night visit the beaches and tour the town, as well as visit little venice and the wind mills... so please suggest how do i squeeze in all of this. i plan to hire a scooter or bike.

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      Pefkari Thassos

      Greece Feb 5, 2015 at 8:44 AM

      I whish to stay in Pefkari on Thassos can anyone recommend hotels or rooms please

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      taxi in town

      Kos Yesterday

      What is the cost of say a 5 min journey to a local hotel from the town centre

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    • Can we get to beaches from Fira

      Santorini Island Feb 19, 2015 at 5:46 PM

      We will be in port for one day can we get from town of fira to the beaches?

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    • the Island of Santorini volcanos or beaches

      Greece Feb 19, 2015 at 5:32 PM

      Has anyone gone on a tour to see volcanos in Santorini? Im unsure if I want to see the beaches which I was told were beautiful or the volcanos

      Thanks Diane

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    • Visa Requirements for Syrian

      Greece Feb 23, 2015 at 3:57 PM

      Hi

      I am Mark from Syria and I live in Turkey. I wanna visit Greece for tourism but I do not know what shall I do to get a Visa. please help me

      thank you

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      accommodation.

      Nisos Antikythira Feb 13, 2015 at 2:58 PM

      hi, in early June I want to visit the island of Antikythira, can you give me some indications on where to stay?
      thank you
      celino.

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    • Easter in Thessaloniki

      Greece 9 hours ago

      Hello everyone!
      My question is what can someone do in Easter in Thessaloniki, where in better to stay (for about 3-4 days).
      Any advice is welcome.
      Thanks in advance!

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    • Taxi transfer from airport

      Lindos Feb 15, 2015 at 1:22 AM

      Hi,

      can anyone tell me a name of a taxi firm I can pre-book to take a family of 4 from Rhodes airport to Lindos, or is it best just to pick one up on arrival?

      Thanks.

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      Things to see in Athens

      Athens Feb 22, 2015 at 9:27 PM

      I am going to Athens, Greece next week. I welcome any suggestions to places to see. things to do. Things to buy.

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      How to start planning??

      Skopelos Feb 17, 2015 at 3:53 PM

      I m planning to visit Greece this year (August), including Athens and main islands (Mikonos, Santorini) plus Skopelos.
      13 days are enough? Is it easy to get from Athens to Skopelo? If so, is it too expensive? I d like to save money as much as possible..

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    • Best place to stay in Samos/recommended things to do/see?

      Greece Feb 14, 2015 at 3:39 AM

      So after much trawling the net and great suggestions from fellow travellers on here have managed to decide on Samos as our chosen summer holiday destination (it seems to have a good balance of all that we are looking for from our holiday...beautiful beaches/scenery, ruins/sights, day trips and most importantly real Greek charm).
      Before proceed with a booking wanted some advice on a good place to stay.
      We are a small family, not into resort style/18-30 holidays! We will not be driving so need advice on which part would be best to stay as a base (would like at least a beach/village with shops/taverns nearby) and can then obv take the bus/boat for daytrips etc and prob not too far from the airport (don't mind about 30/40mins away).
      Also could you recommend the sights/trips too! We are looking at 7-10days.
      Many thanks in adv :-)

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      staying in Gouves, first time on Crete island

      Crete Island Feb 4, 2015 at 8:58 AM

      Hello, we are staying in Gouves for one week at the beginning of June. Can anyone tell us "must do's" and "must see" please. Many thanks

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      My First visit with Family

      Rhodes (Island) Feb 21, 2015 at 5:47 AM

      I will be coming late July and staying in Kiotari near Lindos. There will be 5 in the family and i was wondering the best way and cost to get from airport to Kiotari

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      accommodation in antikithyra.

      Greece Feb 2, 2015 at 1:51 PM

      in the first week of June, I want to visit the island of antikhityra. can you suggest which accommodations are on the island? are that accommodation open in June?
      thank you
      celino.

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    • Advice for best island for family holiday in Greece

      Greece Feb 13, 2015 at 6:54 AM

      Hello, we are looking to visit Greece towards the end of July. We last visited Greece 7years ago, went island hopping (Santorini, Naxos & Ios) my son now 9yrs, was only 2 at the time so doesn't have any recollection of the amazing time we had.

      We will visit towards the end of July for 7-10days.

      Our requirements, so that you have a better understanding of what we are looking for in a holiday ...

      • Needs to be a place that has an aiport (doesn't have to be international as can transfer from Athens). I don't really like the idea of ferries as think it becomes complicated trying to get flight times to coincide with ferry times, what if there are delays/bad weather etc.)
      • We definately want to be in a place where we feel like we are in Greece, eat Greek food, hear&seeGreek music /dancing and see Greek architecture ,ruins etc)
      • We DON'T want to be anywhere where it gets roudy ie 18-30s clubs. We want a good atmosphere but not 'Brits behaving badly sort'! (Yes we visited Ios but only for 2 night as we had friends who ran a hotel there and we managed to escape to a hidden beach, think it was called Manganari beach which was beautiful but wouldn't have chosen it otherwise, also was in the 18-30 bracket then).
      • We want a balance between (beach/swimming/exploring/history/nature) ie visiting beautiful turquoise crystal clear beaches, being able to explore narrow winding streets/rustic charm ofvillages, seeing olives being pressed, churches, taking day trips etc (I understand that we will not get it all but just done ideas
      • We are NOT interested in a 'plastic holiday' in the sun or 'kids clubs'
      • As for accomodation we would prefer to be in a smallish family run hotel where you are looked after, with at least B&B and a pool. Happy to eat out/ buy from local supermarket. Definately nowhere that is too big/resort style!

      I don't want to stay at the places we've been to already but wouldn't mind doing a day trip to them again(if suggested place was in Cyclades) for instance know my son would love to see the volcano in Santorini.

      • We don't want to drive so somewhere that has good transport is important.

      Any suggestions for a great well balanced family holiday in a proper Greek environment would be greatly appreciated :-)

      If you do have any suggestions please could you be specific as to the island and place as sometimes there are nicer/more suitable parts.

      I have looked at Paxos which seems lovely with old Greek charm but perhaps not enough to do / complicated with ferry? We have also looked at Paros but then have read quite a bit that it can be more for the party goers but has good transport.

      Thanks in advance! I look forward to hearing your suggestions :-)

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    • Things to do in Santorini in first week of may

      Santorini Island Feb 11, 2015 at 2:18 PM

      I will be in santorini staying in fira with my friend for 3 days in first week of May. Can you please suggest the itinerary I should follow so that I cover most important places in Santorini. Also I have heard about the volcano and thermal springs package from santorini. Can you please suggest on this also.

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      How to get to the airport very early in the morning...

      Athens Feb 25, 2015 at 1:27 PM

      HI Everyone,
      I will be visiting athens on april 4 and need to figure out the best option to go to the airport on a sunday morinig.
      My flight (ryanair) departs at 7am, so I need to know:
      - how early should I arrive to the airport
      - how long will the metro ride take (from plaka)
      - will the metro be open at that time in the morning
      - how much shuld a taxi cost
      Any other suggestions are welcome!
      Thanks!

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    • Santorini itinerary

      Santorini Island Feb 12, 2015 at 1:57 AM

      Hi,

      I will be travelling for my honeymoon with my wife in early may. so i don't wanna take much of a chance since its our honeymoon.

      this is what my plan is like

      day 1. i reach around 4 pm my hotel... then after little rest check out the fira town and then come back to the imerovigli hotel and watch the sunset at leisure.

      day 2: early morning stroll at imerovegli...then after breakfast walk to fira and catch a bus to kamari....after lunch come back to hotel.

      then i am planning to book a sunset cruise ride.... and come back to hotel after that

      day 3: moving to a hotel in oia... check out oia locally...and den go to amoudi bay...watch the sunset either from oia or from amoudi bay...den back to hotel

      day 4 : morning is free flight in the afternoon to athens

      Kindly suggest what changes do i need to make to this plan...??? it will be really helpful

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    • is it safe to travel to Athens now

      Athens Feb 18, 2015 at 11:21 PM

      Hi my brother and I are planning to travel to Athens in 2 weeks and I would like to know if it is safe to travel at the moment or not hearing the political and economy situation

      Thank you for your feedback

      Regards
      Tin

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    Near Heraklion

    • transfer from heraklion airport to kokkini hani

      by KarolinaM Online Now May 22, 2014 at 5:52 AM

      hello,
      I'm going to Crete 12.07.14 at night, I will be at Heraklion Airport at 22:00-23:00. I would like to ask how can i get from heraklion airport to kokkini hani? are there buses or only taxi at night?

      1 Answer May 22, 2014 at 6:01 AM
    • Heraklion airport to Galaxy hotel transfer

      by beauferrier Online Now Apr 21, 2014 at 2:12 AM

      Hello

      Flight landing time : 10 pm. Do i have any chance to take a bus at such an hour to a stop close to my hotel ?
      Any idea of a recent quote regarding a taxi ride ?
      Is Heraklion taxi company reliable ?

      Efcharisto poli

      1 Answer Apr 21, 2014 at 2:30 AM
    • Hotel in Heraklion

      by Uttio Online Now Apr 21, 2013 at 11:36 AM

      Hi! Will be travelling to Heraklion & Chania in early June with my wife & 12-yr old son. Need to quickly firm up the hotels.
      I've been told that the best place to stay in Heraklion is on the 25th August Street. Can someone recommend some hotels there? Or would I find better hotels elsewhere? My budget is approx. Euro150 per night.
      In Chania I've been told that we should be staying on the harbour... is it a good suggestion? Budget remains the same, i.e. Euro150 per night.
      Thanks.

      6 Answers Apr 22, 2013 at 2:15 AM
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      Heraklion excursion

      by sandeepgarg Online Now Apr 15, 2013 at 6:27 AM

      We are a family of 9 persons with 1 Senior Citizen, 4 Adults & 4 Children aged 9, 10 & 12+, 16.
      We have already booked the 3-Night Louise Cruise in Greece.
      Now we require to book the Private Land Arrangements / Sightseeing (9 PAX Van with guide)

      Sun 2nd Jun Cruise
      0700 am, arrival Crete (Heraklion), Greece, departure 1130
      Suggest Crete Land Excursion for 3 hours or provide 9 PAX VAN / 2 Taxis for 3 hours

      2 Answers Apr 15, 2013 at 6:44 AM
    • marin dream versus marin dream hotel

      by tamarakanarev Online Now Sep 25, 2010 at 8:15 PM

      i paid for the hotel Marin dream in Heraklon to hotels.com but i have found that there are two hotels of the same name on the two different addresses. has anyone stayed at Marin dream hotel Doukis Bofor 12 and where exactly it is

      7 Answers Sep 27, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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      from Heraklion Airport to Hersonissos (aldemar royal hotel)

      by ArgentineTraveller Online Now May 21, 2010 at 9:46 AM

      Hello,

      I am arriving at Heraklion Airport, and I have to move to a hotel located in Hersonissos (aldemar Royal hotel).

      Is there a regular shuttle bus doing this route?
      Which are the alternatives for travelling from the airport to a hotel in Hersonissos?

      Best wishes and thanks in advance!!

      Carlos.-

      7 Answers May 26, 2010 at 3:35 PM
    • RCI CRUISE MAY 2010 -

      by CIM Online Now Apr 18, 2010 at 2:37 PM

      CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THE CRUISE SHIP PORT IN RIGHT IN THE TOWN AND WILL I SEE ENOUGH JUST WALKING IN THE TOWN?

      1 Answer Apr 19, 2010 at 4:55 AM
    • Transportation from Heraklion to Plakias

      by wanderlustig Online Now Mar 19, 2010 at 10:51 AM

      Can anyone tell me whether there is public transportation from Heraklion to Plakias? We will be touring Greece in late Sept./early Oct. We have made arrangements to leave our organized tour when we reach Heraklion, Crete (the last stop before we return to Athens). We want to go to Plakias to visit a friend who lives there. Should we rent a car? Is there a bus? Thank you for your help!

      4 Answers Apr 3, 2010 at 1:59 AM
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      Internet cafe in Heraklion?

      by AnnemarieC Online Now Sep 1, 2009 at 5:20 AM

      Does anybody know of a centrally located internet cafe type place in Heraklion? I'm only going for 1 day and am desperately trying to find a way not to have to haul my laptop around with me.

      Thanks,
      Anne-Marie

      1 Answer Sep 1, 2009 at 7:35 AM
    • Airport transport to Hersonissos/ Koutouloufari villages

      by StanB6 Online Now Aug 13, 2009 at 3:08 PM

      Is there any public transport (buses) from the airport to these villages, or are there any reasonably priced taxi companies from the airport.
      Thanks, Stan B

      2 Answers Aug 14, 2009 at 7:29 AM
    • how to get to iberostar crete panorama hotel near panopmo

      by asta-grab Online Now Jul 15, 2009 at 12:21 AM

      Hi, I am traveling to iberostar crete panorama hotel on 9th of october near panormo and i would like to know what is the cheapest way to get there from heraklion airaport. Thanks.

      1 Answer Jul 18, 2009 at 7:16 AM
    • heraklion city centre hotel for one night

      by lollypop2003 Online Now Jun 5, 2009 at 1:15 PM

      Hello, I am traveling to Crete on the 9th of June and I need a double room in a budget hotel or bed and breakfast in Heraklion for one night. Ideally under £30 per night and within walking distance of the venetian fort . I have run various searches on the internet but I keep ending up with the same, upmarket,expensive hotels in Heraklion centre or in the surrounding area.I understand that smaller establishments perhaps don't advertise on the internet, has anyone got any recommendations? thanks!

      3 Answers Jun 7, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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      Prassas Village

      by clewey Online Now Feb 22, 2009 at 1:11 AM

      Hi everyone I know its a long shot but I am trying to find any information about this village near Heraklion we went there last year and found a great little Taverna with an outside area from which you could see the end of the Heraklion Airport runway in the distance we would like to find somewhere to stay in the village in june if possible.
      Thanks All

      1 Answer Feb 22, 2009 at 2:05 AM
    • Beaches in/around heraklion

      by mtandon Online Now Oct 11, 2008 at 9:10 AM

      Hello,

      I am not keen on staying in the city center for the one day that I can spend in Heraklion.

      As per what I could search, I found the following beaches around heraklion. Could someone tell me how far they are from heraklion city center and if they have a public transport to and fro?

      1. Paleokastro
      2. Agia Pelagia
      3. Lygaria
      4. Malia

      WHich one is one of the better ones?

      Thanks!

      3 Answers Oct 12, 2008 at 6:11 AM
    • Agia Pelagia <-> Heraklion

      by mtandon Online Now Oct 11, 2008 at 8:40 AM

      Hello,

      How do I get to:
      Villabellev,Aghia Pelagia,Heraklion,Crete.greece - Crete - Agia Pelagia, Greece

      from

      Heraklion

      1. How much time would it take?
      2. How much would it cost?
      3. Are there buses as early as 7am in the morning?

      Thanks!

      1 Answer Oct 12, 2008 at 6:15 AM
    • Airport -> Port (Thira bound)

      by mtandon Online Now Oct 8, 2008 at 9:47 AM

      Hello,

      I would like to know how much
      1. time
      2. cost
      would it be to transfer from Heraklion/Kreta Intl. Airport to the port from where thira bound ferries depart.

      Thank you!
      Mansi

      1 Answer Oct 8, 2008 at 5:15 PM
    • transport

      by silvia62 Online Now Jun 26, 2007 at 11:14 AM

      how to reach from heraklion airport to hotel candia maris

      1 Answer Jul 24, 2007 at 4:54 AM
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      inexpensive place to stay in heraklion

      by mavl Online Now May 7, 2007 at 2:08 AM

      aside from the places mentioned below, i'm wondering if there are any other budget hotels in heraklion, perhaps newly opened ones? looking for the most inexpensive but decent single room w/ bath possible.

      thanks!
      miko

      2 Answers May 7, 2007 at 3:54 AM
    • heraklion to tel aviv

      by glennwarbonies Online Now Apr 30, 2007 at 7:45 PM

      Is there a reasonable way to get from Heraklion, Crete to Tel Aviv on June 24, 2007? We would prefer not to fly back to Athens and make multiple stops on the way, thereby using up a full day to get there. We did find one non-stop on Expedia, but it leaves in the middle of the night.

      Are there small plane flights? charters? Ferrys? We are a family of 4.

    • Heraklion to Ohrid what are the travel options?

      by Rhubarb12 Online Now Feb 5, 2007 at 6:06 AM

      Hi

      Please could someone tell me how far Ohrid is from Heraklion & what different options there are to travel to Ohrid. Links to any websites with information would also be much appreciated.

      Many thanks

      2 Answers Jul 24, 2007 at 4:59 AM
    • going to bus station B

      by Henk-Goorden Online Now Jan 31, 2007 at 3:24 AM

      Which is the distance from Heraklion Airport to bus station B (Chanioporta) and how long takes the ride by bus?

      Thanks in anticipation

      Henk Goorden

      1 Answer Jan 31, 2007 at 5:17 AM
    • transfer to Kalo Horio

      by bobbradford Online Now Jan 1, 2007 at 9:27 AM

      Can anyone let me know how much it is likely to cost to transport a family of five in July/August to/from Kalo Horio from Heraklion Airport? Thanks.

      2 Answers Apr 7, 2007 at 4:59 PM
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      Who from VT members is from July 12 till 26 in Heraklion

      by jitkaceska Online Now Jul 11, 2005 at 2:41 PM

      I will spend 14 days there, let´s go meet each other

    • how to go by ferry from heraklion to Egypt?

      by ovidiu_bobes Online Now Jul 10, 2005 at 6:49 AM

      Is there anny way to go by ferry from Heraklion to Egypt?

      2 Answers Jul 13, 2005 at 6:22 AM
    • How to get from Heraklion Airport to Chania - Agina Marina

      by Tomas2005 Online Now May 4, 2005 at 10:57 PM

      Hi, I am going on holiday to Creta and would appreciate if someone could tell me how to get from Heraklion Airport to Chania - Agina Marina and how much it would cost me.The cheapest and easiest way would be great. Thanks a lot.
      Tomas

      3 Answers Nov 23, 2006 at 11:25 PM
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      Inexpensive hotel in Heraklion?

      by AcornMan Online Now Mar 16, 2005 at 9:07 AM

      It looks like I'll be flying into Heraklion from Athens and arriving in the early evening. I would like to spend one night there, then see Knossos and the archeological musuem before catching a bus west to Rethymnon. Can someone recommend an inexpensive hotel in Heraklion? If possible I'd like to be within walking distance of the museum and the main bus stop that is located by the waterfront. It must be a private room though, no dorms. I have emailed Hotel Lena asking about their rates but they have not sent a response yet. Thank you.

      3 Answers Mar 19, 2005 at 12:09 AM
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      Kapsis

      by janetanne Online Now Dec 2, 2004 at 11:41 PM

      Kalimera Herklion! I will be staying at the Kapsis this weekend, supervising for the Cambridge Exams. If any VTers would like to stop by and say hello and have a coffee, I would love to meet you. Good luck to all the candidates who will be sitting the exams this weekend! Filakia

    • Hotel Vasso Crete

      by lhodgson Online Now Sep 3, 2004 at 4:12 AM

      I am going to Crete next week witk my boyfriend and we are staying at Hotel Vasso in Hersonissos. Has anyone stayed at this hotel? and if so please let me know your opinion on it. Thanks!!

      1 Answer Oct 9, 2006 at 4:00 AM
    • Cheap stayover in Heraklion?

      by thefoolathome Online Now Jul 20, 2004 at 8:39 AM

      Hi all! I'm looking for a very cheap and basic place to spend one night in Heraklion. Will arrive late by plane and leave early by bus. Thanks The Fool

      1 Answer Jul 20, 2004 at 10:24 AM
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      Heraklion to Albania

      by etfromnc Online Now Jul 16, 2004 at 11:12 AM

      I will be on Crete the first week in September and want to go from there to Albania. All the maps which I have indicate no rail connection. Can I make this trip by ferry or rail?

      2 Answers Jul 16, 2004 at 2:36 PM