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    • Path under construction

      Monemvasia May 8, 2015 at 11:29 AM

      I read Rick Steve's recent note about Monemvasia and the path to the top being under construction, do you have an update on this and when it is to be open?

      Thanks,
      Leonard

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    • Transfer to Molyvos

      Lesvos May 8, 2015 at 3:34 AM

      My partner and I are travelling to Molyvos October 3rd 2015 and will be arriving in Lesbos about 12noon by air.
      We were wondering if anyone wants to share a cab up to Molyvos or surrounding area?
      Maria.

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    • Refugees - Lesvos

      Lesvos Yesterday

      Hi we are travelling to Lesvos for the first time in 7 weeks and I am getting rather concerned to what I am hearing re the amount of refuges that are on the island apparently they are all over the walls of molyvos and up in the mountains we are hiring a jeep to go through the mountains and this is a great worry can someone please advise me of how bad the situation is

      thank you

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    • mobility scooters

      Kos May 19, 2015 at 11:17 PM

      CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF YOU CAN HIRE MOBILITY SCOOTERS IN KOS KARDAMENA

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    • Transport to and from Airport and Pollonia anf ferries to Kimolis

      Milos Island May 14, 2015 at 5:32 PM

      Wondering what is the best and best value way from the airport to Pollonia and also about ferries to and from Kimolis please :-)

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    • Bus timetable

      Prefecture of Preveza May 14, 2015 at 2:17 PM

      what time does the bus depart from Preveza airport to Lefkas Town quay on Sunday afternoon in June?

      Thanks

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      Tour Operators in Crete

      Greece May 11, 2015 at 3:53 PM

      To travel independently in Crete, not with a big coach tour, are there any companies providing small group tours out of Heraklion?
      In addition to Knossos, I'd include another days excursion to Phaestos and Gortyn.
      I am single, so private arrangements are to be avoided if possible due to cost.

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    • Cigarette prices

      Santorini Island Apr 29, 2015 at 11:47 AM

      Any idea to how much red leader cigarettes are please?

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    • Camping in Ithaca

      Ithaki Island May 25, 2015 at 12:55 PM

      Does any one have experience with camping in Ithaca, do they have camping place or it is allowed to make camping in nature? How is then with fresh water,...
      Thanks,
      Darja

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      Transport from Kastraki Thessaly Agios Nikitas Lefkada

      Greece May 7, 2015 at 1:47 AM

      It seems train transport between Athens and Meteora is fairly easy. Can anyone please provide guidance on my best option (aside from hiring a car) to travel from Meteora to Agios Nikitas on Lefkada?

      Thanks!

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    • Area to stay in Kavala

      Kavala May 4, 2015 at 7:24 PM

      Hello. I'm traveling to Kavala for the first time with my husband and two sons (ages 7 and 10) in August. We want to visit all the main attractions in Kavala and surrounding areas but unsure of what area to stay in -- whether it is the city or by the beach. I think we may need to be near the water just to have a relaxing activity at the end of the day. What do you recommend? Thank you!

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      Algia pelga

      Crete Island May 22, 2015 at 4:32 AM

      What's Agia pelga like is the beach Sandy and spacious, plus is the village all together not sprawled out

      Thanks

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    • cheap way of public transport to Chania airport

      Sougia May 15, 2015 at 5:48 AM

      is there any cheap way of transport from Sougia to Chania airport, where I have to get there latest at 15.00 in Wednesday July 8th ?

      I heared that a taxi is around 110,- € but that is way too much for me !

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    • moraitika beach & town

      Moraitika May 6, 2015 at 6:40 AM

      im going to an all inclusive hotel Alkionis in Moraitika, can anyone tell me if it is close to the beach & town?

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    • A fire that broke out on June 20th 1798

      Ioannina May 1, 2015 at 10:18 AM

      A fire that broke out on June 20th 1798 inside the castle is reported.Can you give any details?

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    • Number of days in santorini and naxos

      Greece Apr 30, 2015 at 11:21 PM

      Following is what i have booked

      Naxos - 17-21 sep

      Santorini - 21-25 sep

      This will give me three full days in each island excluding travel days.

      Thinking about staying for 2 days (instead ot 3) in either one of the two islands. Any suggestions?

      Thanks

       

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    • Local info

      Athens May 6, 2015 at 8:18 AM

      I'm planning a trip to Greece (Athens?) in October and am looking for suggestions for must see places, local hangouts and places to go to relax. Also looking for good places to eat, drink and hear live music. I would appreciate any info you can share. Thanks in advance!!

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      3 day Nauplia

      Nafplio May 22, 2015 at 7:17 AM

      Is this program feasible?

      1. Train/Bus from Athens. Explore city.
      2. Taxi/Bus to Myceane and Tiryns (a day in the Bronze Age)
      3. Taxi/Bus to Epidaurus, and then return to Athens

      That's 3 days, 2 nights.

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    • One day side trip outside Athens

      Athens May 17, 2015 at 2:28 AM

      I will stay at Athens for 3 days in July. I plan to explore Athens in 2 days and spend 1 day side trip outside Athens. Would be any suggestion to me to find a place of interest with nature scenery. Thanks.

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      Tour Operators

      Heraklion May 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM

      To travel independently, not with a big coach tour, are there any companies providing small group tours?
      In addition to Knossos, I'd include another days excursion to Phaestos and Gortyn.
      I am single, so private arrangements are to be avoided if possible.

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      Recommended beaches in Aegina

      Aegina Island May 23, 2015 at 2:26 AM

      Hi! I'm going to Aegina island on Wednesday and I'd like to know some "must" places I have to visit. Our hotel is near the harbor but we are going to rent a car for one or more days and some bikes, do you think is it a good choice? Can you recommend us some beautiful beaches / restaurants / places? I was also thinking about a trip to the island of Moní is it difficult to realize?
      Thanks to all who are going to answer! :)

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      How much time?

      Delphi May 21, 2015 at 4:55 AM

      Ok, here is the question. How much time does the site deserve? I am history and archaeology person.
      1 tour said 1 hour for the museum and 45 minutes at the site itself. Most 1 day tours give 2-3 hours, splitting the time between the museum and the site. Also, none of the 1 day programs go to the Sanctuary of Athena.

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      Itinerary feedback

      Greece May 7, 2015 at 4:58 AM

      Would appreciate feedback - pros and cons - of the following planned itinerary for end of June to mid July:
      Arrive into Athens
      Overnight ferry to Crete
      Crete 4 days
      Ferry to Santorini
      Santorini 4 days
      Overnight ferry to Rhodes
      Rhodes 3 days
      Fly to Zakynthos
      Zakynthos 3 days
      Fly to Athens and rent car for drive to Kastraki (Meteora)
      Kastraki 3 days
      Return to Athens
      Athens 5 days

      Any advice, comments, tips, improvement of itinerary would be much appreciated.
      Thanks!

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    • TAXI from Chania to Elafonisi

      Chania May 6, 2015 at 5:18 AM

      Hi! Could anyone advise on estimate cost of taxi from Chania to Elafonisi?
      Or is anyone interested to drive me and a friend of mine on 6th of June 2015? :)
      Julia

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      Best sandy beaches

      Crete Island May 17, 2015 at 8:41 AM

      Hi

      Can anyone recommend a big sandy beach with a nice village feel not sprawled out, like village squares and tavernas overlooking the sea, we have been to crete many times and love georgioplois, but have heard this year they are doing major sewage repairs. Would love to find another place similar, we are both in our fifties and are young at heart but don't like mad house places.

      Thanks

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    Near Meteora

    • Holy Monastery of the Saint Stefanos handkerchief

      by KarenH65 Online Now Jan 3, 2015 at 9:48 PM

      I have a lovely handkerchief that was given to me many years ago from the Saint Stefanos Monastery and the accompanying paper has some Greek writing on it, a drawing of the monastery, and is numbered (45857). I am trying to find out if it was made there by nuns and the significance of the number. All my relatives who went there are gone and I don't know who to ask. I thought it would be a lovely gift to hand down to my granddaughter who is being baptized this week.

      5 Answers Jan 4, 2015 at 7:51 AM
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      Train and Bus schedule from Athens to Meteora

      by lforlondon Online Now Dec 7, 2014 at 8:46 PM

      We are in Athen now and would like to go to Meteora.
      Can someone provide the train and bus schedule from Athens to and fro Meteora?
      Is there any website ? Thanks.

      9 Answers Dec 8, 2014 at 7:24 PM
    • Good directions to Kastraki from Freeway (coming from Dodoni)

      by lolloms Online Now Apr 24, 2014 at 3:32 AM

      Please I need good directions to Kastraki - staying at Guesthouse Plakias - we are driving from Dodoni and do not want to get caught in the maze of streets or Kalambaka when we arrive. Nervous as drive on other side of road in Australia :-)

      2 Answers Apr 26, 2014 at 5:46 AM
    • Public Transport from Thessaloni​ki to Kalambaka 19/04/2014

      by kirsten79 Online Now Apr 17, 2014 at 3:56 AM

      I will be travelling from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka on the 19/04/2014, returning 21/04/2014 & I have realised that this is easter Saturday.
      I have looked on-line on both the bus & train websites and they are both not showing any trains or busses for these days - can anyone help?

      Is there any public transport over easter?
      What is the best way for me to get to the Hotel?

      6 Answers Apr 17, 2014 at 4:31 AM
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      Visit Meteora for one day

      by supernika Online Now Apr 6, 2014 at 6:36 AM

      Hi, we're planning to visit Meteora for one day in juny. Is it possible to visit all for visiting opened monastery for this time? Which one is "must see" and how can I get from Kalambaka to the monastery?

      Thank you for your answers.

      12 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 11:34 AM
    • getting around in meteora

      by hcl7 Online Now Mar 2, 2014 at 2:45 PM

      Is it possible to go around in kalambaka and meteora by public transport e.g bus? Does the bus go to those Monasteries?

      1 Answer Mar 6, 2014 at 6:17 PM
    • Romania Visa

      by jeffersonong48 Online Now Dec 4, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      Hi I'm currently in europe and i have a schengen type visa D, issued in Manila for France since Ive been studying here for the past four months. Im wondering if this is sufficient for me to go to Romania this December?

      3 Answers Dec 9, 2013 at 4:59 AM
    • Half Day Trip in Meteora

      by jeffersonong48 Online Now Dec 2, 2013 at 5:01 PM

      I am planning to take the morning train from Athens to Kalambaka on December 16th. I will get to Kalambaka at 1pm and the train back to athens will be at 5pm. I only have four hours for the monasteries. Can I do this? I don't mind going to only one or two monasteries and just get a view of the others. How long would it take my by walking/hiking/taxi to get to a good spot for the monasteries? Thank you.

      7 Answers Dec 5, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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      Kastraki to Pili/Pyli

      by NoraS Online Now Sep 10, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      We're going to Meteora for climbing in September and stay in Kastraki. Are there any busses operating between Kastraki/Kalambaka and Pili/Pyli or Mouzaki?

      2 Answers Sep 11, 2013 at 12:51 AM
    • Greece Delphi to athens

      by debkraemer Online Now Sep 1, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      we are traveling from Patra to Delphi to meteor and back to athens airport 19th-22nd of sept. any suggestions on where to stay and is this trip doable?

      3 Answers Sep 2, 2013 at 2:38 AM
    • tours from kalambaka

      by amruthashyam Online Now Aug 2, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      is it possible to stay at kalambaka and visit places like delphi?

      4 Answers Aug 17, 2013 at 3:40 AM
    • Local bus to Meteora operating during April?

      by Tropicalshowers Online Now Jul 6, 2013 at 4:16 AM

      Hi! My sister & I will be staying in Kastraki for 3 nights during April 2014. From what I can gather, the local bus ( from Kalambaka) to the Meteoras only begins operating in May. Does anyone know if the bus does operate during April? Many thanks!

      2 Answers Jul 6, 2013 at 4:58 AM
    • Meteora to Ioannina

      by jennymcp Online Now Jun 24, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      In late October we will be visiting Meteora (staying in Kastraki). What is the best way to travel from this area to Ioannina where we will catch a flight back to Athens? Are there regular buses? Can we hire a car in Kalambaka and drop it off in Ioannina?
      Thanks !

      7 Answers Jun 25, 2013 at 4:36 AM
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      Planning 1 day to Meteora and back to Athens

      by MaryW38 Online Now Apr 11, 2013 at 9:59 PM

      I am planning to go to Meteora for 1 day and I read a lot of forum but cannot figure out how to plan. I am thinking to take a over night train and sleep on the train and arriving Kalambaka (but dont know the train takes how long to go as some said 6 hours some said 8 hours ?? if I arrived kalambaka it is taking the bus to Meteora in early morning then I plan to work for half day and taking train back to Athens around 1pm.
      Can someone help me whether it is workable and how I can get the train time table
      Thus the date I plan to go is arriving on May 8 which is Tuesday, and I read some post said that Tuesday will be closed, is it ?
      Many thanks in advance :)

      3 Answers Apr 24, 2013 at 5:41 AM
    • How long in Meteora?

      by HTNZ Online Now Aug 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

      Hi,
      I am travelling on a four day tour in mid/late August that arrives in Meteora in the evening (from Delphi) and has the Monday morning in Meteroa before heading back to Athens. I don't think this will be enough time to really see Meteora so I was thinking of staying longer and making my way back to Athens by myself.

      Plan A - stay for the afternoon and then catch the 5.32pm train back to Athens on that day (i.e. one full day to see Meteora)
      Plan B - stay the afternoon and the following day and then catch the 5.32pm train back to Athens (i.e. two full days to see Meteora)

      How long do you think I need to look at the monastries? Are there other sights that I should take the time to see in the area? Are the trains running at the moment?

      Thanks

      7 Answers Aug 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM
    • One Day Trip of Meteora to Athens

      by leocorpuz Online Now Jul 29, 2012 at 3:36 AM

      Hi. We are a pilgrimage group. We will be taking a tourist bus. From an overnight stay in Kalambaka, we plan to explore the Meteora monasteries only for the whole morning. Then Lunch. Then we depart for Athens at 1:00 P.M. We plan to make a brief stop in Delphi. Then on to Athens for an evening panoramic tour of key sites of Athens. Then we stay overnight in Athens. Is that a workable schedule for one day? We are a group of 35, some elderly. We appreciate your critique of this trip. Thank you so much!

      7 Answers Jul 30, 2012 at 1:26 AM
    • From Kalambaka to Meteora

      by mafasca Online Now Dec 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM

      Hello!

      I'm going to meteora in 10 days and I've been said, there's no bus from kalambaka to meteora in winter. Should I take a taxi to go up or is it posible to go walking? Anybody could tell me how long does it takes?
      Thank you very much,

      Marta

      7 Answers Dec 7, 2011 at 10:39 AM
    • A few hours in meteora

      by rohan77 Online Now Jun 18, 2011 at 11:25 AM

      Hello

      I will be in Athens on the 5th of july, and would like to take a car/bus to meteora, that evening, spend a few hours on the sixth, and go back that day.

      Can anyone give me the best way to do it? I know that there are both buses and trains. what would be the best, where do I find their timetables, and how long would it take?

      also - if there is anyone who drives that way that day - Id be happy to join ans split the expenses...

      Thanks

      Rohan

      1 Answer Jun 19, 2011 at 2:31 AM
    • from thessalonici to meteora

      by wanderingdervish Online Now Mar 2, 2011 at 12:51 PM

      hi,

      what would be the best way to reach to meteora from Thessalonici?
      where should one stay after visiting meteora monasteries?
      anything in between meteora and Athens?
      Are women allowed in the monastery?-i know about proper dressing and such-

      8 Answers Mar 4, 2011 at 4:13 AM
    • Meteora to Olympia

      by lanser Online Now Feb 19, 2011 at 3:09 PM

      I'll be traveling to Greece in July 2011. We will be in Delphi 7/13 and would like to visit Meteora on 7/14. Does anyone know how long of a drive (renting a car) it is from: Delphi to Meteora, and then from Meteora to Olympia. We're not sure of the best car route from Meteora to Olympia, and whether we should stay overnight in Meteora area before heading south to Olympia. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

      7 Answers Feb 21, 2011 at 9:06 AM
    • Winter in Meteora

      by dgillette Online Now Sep 3, 2010 at 5:51 PM

      We are planning a trip to Greece for Christmas break. Does anyone know what the weather is likely to be and if things will be open at this time? We'd like to stay a few days in the area.

      3 Answers Jan 1, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    • Stop between Athens and Meteora?

      by 3katz Online Now Jun 6, 2010 at 2:12 PM

      Next month our family (no small children) will be driving from Athens to Meteora. We won't be in a hurry and are trying to decide on a brief stop to break up the trip and make it more pleasant. Any recommendations on what is worth the stop for a meal, a pleasant walk, or some other diversion? Lamia looks to be halfway but we aren't sure there is much there. Thanks in advance!

      1 Answer Jun 7, 2010 at 6:37 AM
    • Overnight buses from Athens?

      by shelleyharv Online Now Mar 31, 2010 at 10:21 AM

      Are there overnight buses from Athens to Meteora?

      2 Answers Apr 2, 2010 at 10:51 AM
    • Great Meteora, open or close?

      by tomamate Online Now Mar 7, 2010 at 4:08 PM

      Hi. I am planning to visit Meteora the 10th. of June. I read that Great Meteora is closed Tuesday and Wednesday in winter; and only closed on Tuesday in summer. Do they consider June 10 summer or they stick to the calendar? Thank you. David.

      4 Answers Mar 14, 2010 at 6:35 AM
    • From Kalambaka to the monasteries

      by mll108 Online Now Feb 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM

      How do I get from Kalambaka to the monasteries? I am planning on taking a train from Athens to Kalambaka on a Tuesday morning (march 16) and then touring at least 2 monasteries the next morning before heading back to Athens again. Can someone help me with train times for the two days and also how do I get to the monasteries once I am in Kalambaka? is there a bus? or do I take a taxi?
      Organized tours from Athens are expensive 180 euros.

      Please help!!!
      MLeon

      6 Answers Mar 3, 2010 at 12:11 PM
    • meteora from patra

      by pranavjoshi Online Now Jun 30, 2009 at 9:43 PM

      yasas
      i m students studing at patra
      and i want to go for a short trip to meteora
      i have only two days with me
      and i would like to see delphi or mt. olympus with meteora
      can someone please help

      how much does it take from kalambaka to mt.olympus
      and is thr a good bus service for patra- delphi and from delphi-kalambaka and is thr any bus from patra-kalambaka and timing please (of return also)

      6 Answers Jul 10, 2009 at 5:53 AM
    • Train and Bus schedule from Athens to Meteora.

      by ponpoco Online Now Nov 19, 2008 at 6:54 AM

      Can someone provide the train and bus schedule from Athens to and fro Meteora?
      Is there any website ? Thanks.

      1 Answer Nov 26, 2008 at 10:07 AM
    • climbing in meteora

      by glomeruli Online Now Sep 14, 2008 at 8:23 AM

      is it possible to hire a guide in meteora?? i am an experienced climber but travelling alone and without much gear.

      2 Answers Nov 26, 2008 at 10:10 AM
    • How travel in Meteora?

      by waranan Online Now Sep 8, 2008 at 12:11 PM

      How travel in Meteora?..to visit some monasteries and around Kastraki or Kalambaka village.

      Thanks

      3 Answers Sep 9, 2008 at 10:21 AM
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      2 Day Tours from Athens

      by cjkran Online Now May 12, 2008 at 10:59 AM

      Has anyone taken a 2 day tour of Meteora from Athens? There are several offered through many different companies. Each includes about 2 hours in Delphi, then the next morning in Meteora.

      I know this is not a lot of time in either place, but unfortunately will be in a time crunch so don't have much more than this.

      Can anyone offer any reviews of such tours?

      Thanks so much!

      3 Answers May 13, 2008 at 10:45 AM