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      Rethymno Jan 9, 2016 at 10:27 AM

      we will be staying in nearby maroulas 8km away. how much roughly does a taxi cost to rethymno?

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    • Travel from Greece to crostia

      Greece Jan 24, 2016 at 2:42 PM

      We are hoping to visit Athens , Santorini and possibly another island in June. From here we wish to travel to Croatia(Dubrovnik or Split ??).
      Can anyone suggest the most time efficient and cost effective way of doing this?

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      Relaxing, quiet,

      Crete Island Jan 27, 2016 at 4:23 AM

      We're two active, mid 50's who like a relaxing holiday is small, local places by the sea. Crete is our plan for 2016. Ideally, somewhere with some bars and restaurants and a lack of nightclubs! We plan to travel in September, and go self catering if possible. We're not high maintenance, so long as the place is clean, comfortable and close to amenities, we're good to go. We like to walk, cycle, use local transport and generally explore. We've had a couple of suggestions, Sissi being one. Most of the reviews I read, though, are quite a few years old. Anyone visited recently, got any suggestions?

      My wish list (but realise I can't have everything) is: Clean, self catering apartment, sea/harbour view, local/small town/village, bars/tavernas, supermarket, local restaurants.

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      walking on Skyros and Evia

      Skyros Island Jan 24, 2016 at 8:31 AM

      Hello,
      In September I plan to go 2,5 weeks to Skyros ans Evia, mainly for walking but I also like
      (pre-)historic places. My plan is: fly to Athens, take ferry to Skyros and stay app. 1 week, then to Evia and spent
      rest of holiday there. Can anyone give advise on places to stay / walks etc. ? Are there also good busconnections or do I need to rent a sooter ?

      Thankx !!

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    • Getting from Delphi to Meteora area.

      Delphi Jan 8, 2016 at 2:28 PM

      I didn't realize that it would be so hard to get from Delphi to Meteora. I have been reading, and it seems that our best bet would be to try to get the (:53 train from Levadia to Kalambaka. That means that we need to get a bus that would allow us lots of time as it seems that we also need to find a taxi to get us from the bus station to the train station. One question is whether anyone knows what times buses leave Delphi ( guess I should try to find a schedule) and two, this I can't find out. Will we have a hard time finding a taxi in Levadia?

      Thanks so much for any info. Elaine

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      Wasps in Thassos

      Greece Jan 21, 2016 at 3:59 AM

      We have booked Thassos for mid May this year and on many previous visits my wife and I have experienced problems with wasps but cant remember what time of year it was we went.
      My daughter and her husband are not good with wasps, but they insisted we all go to Thassos including our two year old granddaughter.
      I've read that wasps are only a problem on Greek islands August / September onwards, just wondered if anyone visited Thassos last year and were effected by these little blighters

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      Ferry from Paros to Milos in September 2016

      Milos Island Jan 20, 2016 at 10:31 PM

      Does anyone know if there is a daily ferry available from Paros to Milos in mid to late September? I can't seem to find a schedule and have booked a hotel on Milos so not sure how to get there from Paros.

      Thanks for any assistance!

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      Athens to Marathon by bus

      Marathon Jan 15, 2016 at 1:05 PM

      Hey there, I'm planning to go from Athens to Marathon next month, by bus. I read that I have to take the bus named 'Marathon' at Mavrommateon street, is that right? Do you have the updated rate? Is the bus final stop in a walking distance from The Tumulus of the Athenians or should I drop off anywhere else to reach this site? I heard that some drivers do not speak english and are not up to help that's why I'm worried

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    • Greece in March

      Greece Jan 12, 2016 at 11:54 PM

      Planning my trip in March 2nd week to athens and santorini for a week. How is th climate then and is it closed for tourists? Whats the impact of the bomb blast in Turkey yesterday? Will it Impact anything in Greece?

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      Should I book the ferries now?

      Greece Jan 18, 2016 at 1:22 AM

      Visiting Greece end of June start of July. Have been researching ferry connections between islands on gtp.gr and openseas.gr, which both give me ferry options for my selected dates. Would you recommend I book these now, or wait? Will they sell out if I don't reserve them now, or will there be more connections available as we approach summer?
      The same questions obviously also refer to flights.
      Plan on flying from Athens to Crete and taking the ferry to Santorini, Paros and Mykonos before returning to Athens.
      Another question: is it recommended to finalise all transportation before booking accommodation?
      Thanks!

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    • 10-12 days Mainland Greece

      Greece Feb 2, 2016 at 12:52 AM

      Hi, our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids 12yrs and 9yrs) will be in Greece for approx 3.5weeks. We plan to spend 2 weeks on the Greek Islands (including Ios to visit a relative as well 4-5 days in Crete).

      That leaves us approx 10-12 days to see the Greek mainland. We will be flying in and out of Athens. Preference to use trains/buses but we can hire a car if that is everyone's recommendation. Any suggestions for itinerary, must see places, where to stay or what to do are appreciated. Any good family friendly destinations would also be good. We are open to all suggestions :)

      Thank you for your help and advice

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    • Where to stay

      Santorini Island Jan 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM

      We are a group of 8 people planning to visit Santorini this summer. We currently have the choice of 2 villas, one in Pyrgos & one in Oia. There are some young adults in our group who will want to get about and about independently to bars, restaurants etc, so which would be the best place to choose?
      Also, is there an accessible beach in Oia?
      Thank you in advance, Kath Hill

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    • Schengen Visa

      Greece Jan 26, 2016 at 9:20 PM

      Hi Will the problem of schengen visa be sorted ? ..would it impact tourists ?

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      Unable to book train online

      Meteora Jan 18, 2016 at 1:13 AM

      Hi, any advice as to how I can complete an online booking for train 884 from Athens to Kalambaka with return on train 885 in July?
      Went onto tickets.trainise.gr but got the message: This train does not support seat reservations. You can buy a ticket for this train if and only if you have at least one seat reservation at some other part of your journey.
      The website then refused to proceed any further with my booking.
      What have I done wrong?

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    • Holiday destinations

      Greece Jan 27, 2016 at 5:12 AM

      Hi, we are 4 girls from which three are 17 years old and one 18 years old. Im looking for a greek island to go to during the summer with intense nightlife and nice hotels. What do you suggest? Also i would like to be informed about other european holiday destinations for 17 years old. Thanks:)

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      Can anyone please give me advice on visiting Greece in April?

      Greece Jan 28, 2016 at 5:16 AM

      Hi, I have never been to Greece, so this is new territory for me. I am hoping to visit Greece at the beginning of April this year. I have very limited time (8 days in total) and my arrival and departure dates are inflexible. However, I am hoping to build in some flexibility during the eight days.

       

      So, what I would like to know is, taking into account that it is April i.e. low season, how much flexibility is there with booking ferries and accommodation a day or two before going out to one of the islands like Santorini?

       

      My thinking at the moment is to arrive in Athens and to spend one day/two nights there, and then to get an idea of what the weather is going to be like for the next couple of days. If the weather is quite OK, I would like to book/get on a ferry and head out to an island for a few days. I will need to book accommodation as well, which I would need to do in Athens.

       

      My tentative itinerary looks something like this, but it depends on the weather:

      • Tuesday: Arrive late afternoon / overnight Athens
      • Wednesday: Day in Athens / overnight Athens
      • Thursday: Travel to an island, preferably Santorini, using Blue Star Ferries
      • Friday: Santorini / overnight Santorini
      • Saturday: Santorini / overnight Santorini
      • Sunday: Travel to Athens using Blue Star Ferries / overnight Athens
      • Monday: Open day / flexi day
      • Tuesday: Open day / flexi day
      • Wednesday: Day in Athens / overnight Athens
      • Thursday: Depart Athens am

       

      What I am certain of, no matter the weather, is to be in Athens the Wednesday, because I depart Thursday morning.  I do not want to be on an island on the Wednesday only to find myself stuck becaue of bad weather. 

       

      I would appreciate any advice on this matter. 

      Many thanks

      A

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      car hire facilities at Ikaria airport

      by KennethG2 Online Now Jun 18, 2015 at 1:15 PM

      visiting the island in September,is there car hire facilities at Ikaria airport?

      4 Answers Jun 18, 2015 at 2:06 PM
    • Hello! How can i get to Ikaria ?

      by TatianaV Online Now Mar 24, 2015 at 12:54 PM

      what is the best way to get there? i have read there are ferries from Mykonos? Thank you!

      3 Answers May 7, 2015 at 8:52 AM
    • from Ikaria to Samos

      by whatasmallworld Online Now Mar 11, 2014 at 5:26 AM

      Hi dears,

      Just a quick question: is it possible to rent a boat or a sea-taxi from Ikaria to Samos -a one way drive-? from where?

      thanks a lot...

      3 Answers Mar 30, 2014 at 10:21 PM
    • Weather in October in Ikaria

      by SBear123 Online Now Sep 17, 2013 at 11:49 AM

      I will be visiting Ikaria (Armenistis) in October for a few weeks and was wondering how to pack. I see the temperatures are usually around 15-20 degrees Celsius but wonder if the wind makes it feel cooler? I want to make sure I am prepared! :)

      1 Answer Sep 23, 2013 at 3:03 AM
    • taxi service fom ikaria airpot

      by yoshalit Online Now Jul 19, 2013 at 12:13 AM

      how we can take a taxi from airport to Marina hotel in Therma

      1 Answer Jul 19, 2013 at 4:23 AM
    • Ikarian Honey

      by huskypup2009 Online Now Oct 4, 2009 at 5:36 PM

      Is there a specific food shop/store with address, phone number to purchase honey/wine mention ed in Blackforest's pages? Am very interested in the anti-inflammatory properties of the honey for my husband.And of course the amount and payment options.

      Lynn Campbell
      Lake Tahoe, Ca

      2 Answers Sep 24, 2013 at 6:24 AM
    • Store name for honey and goat's milk

      by ryeflakes Online Now Sep 16, 2009 at 6:48 AM

      Direction, name & address on island with telephone number to purchase goat's milk and honey

      1 Answer Sep 16, 2009 at 9:12 AM
    • weather in april?

      by lijalija Online Now Feb 19, 2009 at 1:14 PM

      could anybody give me some information please.I am going to Ikaria this april and will be staying in armenistis. Is the weather warm enough to swim in the sea in april, and also does anybody know how quiet the place is in apil, will there be enough of restaurants open?Many thanks

      6 Answers Feb 20, 2009 at 11:36 AM
    • Greece-Limnos, Chios ,Ikaria?

      by angel52 Online Now Sep 19, 2008 at 1:03 PM

      Hi,
      I'm searching for a man travelling alone to ikaria island, Greece -with the ship "samotraki" which also pass from limnos, chios, samos - on the 24th of June. He was wearing a hat ,was tall with long hair & fair complexion. I've turned the world upside down to find him afterwards but i had no luck.My description is poor I know ,but If he reads this message will understand. Thanks alot

    • Ikaria weather ? Accomadation

      by lizzytoo Online Now Aug 4, 2008 at 6:01 PM

      Does anyone know what the weather is like in late august I am worried that it may be too hot around that time . Are the meltemi winds around at that time . Any suggestions as to where to stay? I have been once before but only for a couple of days . I really liked it and promised myself I would go back .

      1 Answer Aug 4, 2008 at 6:20 PM
    • Nas info

      by beddgelert Online Now Oct 17, 2007 at 1:49 PM

      We're thinking of staying in Nas in June next year. Are there any supermarkets bars or restaurants or is it just a beach.

      2 Answers Feb 6, 2008 at 4:10 AM