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    • laganas or maybe alykanas or tsilivi

      Zante Mar 8, 2015 at 4:57 AM

      Went to argassi June 2014 was thinking of going to laganas this year with my 9 yr old granddaughter. Apart from day trips do you think it would be suitable bearing in mind the chosen hotel is about 20 mins away from the main strip.hotel provide free transport for this.hoping there are shops and tavernas a bit closer.

    • How do you like Arillas?

      Arillas Mar 23, 2015 at 2:01 PM

      My family and I are thinking about spending one week to ten days in Arillas in late June. None of us have ever been to Greece, and we are just seeking a beautiful place to relax, play with our kids (ages 8 and 5), be on the beach, go to some nice restaurants, and also discover the area around Arillas. Could you tell me what you thought of your vacation in Arillas? Could you also tell me what kinds of things one can do in and around Arillas? Are there nice places or villages to visit nearby? I would be grateful for any and all advice and thoughts. How does Arillas compare to the rest of Corfu and vacationing on other Greek islands? Thanks for your help!


      Greece Mar 19, 2015 at 9:58 PM

      Hi, we, a middle aged couple are planning to visit Athens on our way to Santorini and Mykonos. We arrive one afternoon, have complete day two in Athens and will depart for Santorini on day three. On our return again we arrive one afternoon and will have a complete evening to spend in Athens. Could anyone suggest an itinerary for our time. Specifically, I would like to know:-
      1. Is it worth taking an evening / night tour of Athens?.
      2. Can we take a walking tour in the Day.
      3. Is there a free walking tour. If yes the timings please.
      3. If we have done the above, what would be left to do on the second evening.
      4. Suggestions for good tours are welcome. We would not wish to have exclusive tours but would like to join other groups.
      Thanks in advance.

    • Prepaid SIM card at Heraklion airport

      Crete Island Mar 9, 2015 at 4:10 AM

      I'm interested in buying a prepaid Greek SIM card upon my arrival at Heraklion airport. Can I buy one there? Also, could you point me to websites of Greek cellphone companies that offer such cards, so I'd be able to compare their rates ahead of time?

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      cheapest way

      Athens Mar 19, 2015 at 8:01 AM

      Hi I've been advised that the cheapest way to go from Athens to Corinth is by train is this so and how much will it be

    • Weather in Santorini

      Santorini Island Mar 8, 2015 at 7:47 AM

      Will be visiting Santorini in the second week of April. What kind of weatehr should i expect? Would i need a sweater/ jacket or will summer dresses and shorts suffice.


      Greece Mar 28, 2015 at 3:57 AM

      Hi, We intend taking a Blue Star Ferry (Delos) from Athens to Santorini. One finds that there are Air Seats Lounges serial 1 to 5. Before we book our seats could anyone guide on:-
      1. The difference between lounges 1 to 5.
      2. Which have the best view while seated?
      3. Which lounge would offer the fastest exit? Does it matter in terms of time spent in exit?
      4. Needless to say we do plan to go on the deck while approaching Santorini. For this activity is there anything to chose between the lounges?

    • Hello! How can i get to Ikaria ?

      Ikaria Island 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!

    • Best place to visit with 11 month old baby

      Crete Island Mar 4, 2015 at 6:28 AM

      Hi We are planning a holiday to crete beginning September, would like to know which part of the island is best to visit that time of year. Also do you have any hotel reccomendations to stay with 11 month old baby.We are looking for a spacious place near the beach, good tradtional greek cuisine close by , nice beaches not too far. Many thanks


      Greece Mar 28, 2015 at 10:42 PM

      Hi, I know the question has been put a number of times on the forum. Pardon me for repeating; just want to be doubly sure so that there is no hitch in our travel schedule. My wife and I are senior citizens and are travelling between Mykonos and Santorini in end Sep 2015. After reading suggestion so aptly given by fellow VT members, we have planned to take the Sea Jets ferry from Mykonos to Naxos and by Blue Star from Naxos to Santorini. We would obviously want to be fully confident on the travel schedule. Is there ANY reason why we should book in advance or can we be 100% sure of getting ticket from both ports prior to departure (other unforeseen situations of weather / ferry cancellations are of course understood).

    • Chania town

      Crete Island Mar 29, 2015 at 1:56 PM

      What's the best things to do in chania in the beginning of july,and what is the kalyves beach hotel were staying at in chania like.

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      Travel from Kos airport to Lakitira suites

      Kos Island Mar 18, 2015 at 7:27 AM

      Is there a bus that goes past this the Lakitira Suites hotel from the airport?

      The hotel appears to be 4km west of Kardamena, not at Kardamena as shown by Google maps. This is a link of the possible routes. It may just be easier to hire a taxi, but I was hoping to master the public transport.

    • Easter in Thessaloniki

      Greece Mar 2, 2015 at 2:57 AM

      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!


      Greece Mar 26, 2015 at 1:59 AM

      Hey there,

      Firstly - LOVE this VT Forum - I always receive so much useful info...

      My husband and I plan to island hop through the Cyclades, Greek Islands from late July - mid-September 2015.
      We don't like to plan or book ahead, preferring to just take each day as it comes.

      1) is it possible to just turn up to an island off the ferry and get accommodation at that time of year?

      2) are there any recommendations of "must see" islands, other than Santorini and Mykonos?

      Thanks in advance

      Dee :)

    • London-Athens-Santorini

      Athens Mar 19, 2015 at 2:26 AM

      Hi, Can anyone let me know the best plan for a trip from London to Athens, Santorini?

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      Omonia square

      Athens Mar 29, 2015 at 5:52 AM

      Hello everybody,
      I will be in athens at the beginning of May. My hotel is at Omonia square and I would like to know what it's like right now. I know that everybody says that it's really dangerous, but it's no option for me to avoid it at night time, because my plane lands around 8 pm. After all the reviews, I'm a bit scared to walk around with my suitcase. My hotel is only 20 meters from the subway station. Does that make it a bit safer? I won't have to walk around very long. And does anybody have any tips for me to "survive" my first night there?

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      Ryan Air flights from Brussel south to Volos

      Volos Mar 18, 2015 at 6:09 AM


      Does anyone know if the flights from Brussels South from Charleroi with Ryan to Volos has been stoped ? as i'm going to Larrisa it was a very good alternative to Athens or Thessaloniki.

      thank you for you answers


      Greece Mar 17, 2015 at 11:00 PM

      Hi, we are wanting to take a 4 DAY CLASSICAL TOUR OF GREECE provided by G.O.Tours. Can any fellow VT member help with a review of the agency. If the review is not positive any other suggestions?
      thanks in advance

    • Ferry boat Lavrio - Kea / Kea - Lavrio

      Kea Island Yesterday

      Hi! I'm going to Kea Island at the end of May and I'd like to have some informations about ferries. Where can i find time schedules and where can I buy tickets? I'd like also to know if I might have problems on Sunday, my flight it's 20 pm, so I will need a ferry after lunch, are there?

    • Itenary in Santorini

      Santorini Island Mar 22, 2015 at 9:02 PM

      We'll be in santorini for four nights in April. Since we dont want to be lugging our bags around with us we are planning to keep Santorini as a base and plan day trips to nearby islands. Can anybody tell me the places that should be on top of my list.(But i wouldnt want to spend more than 3hrs travelling one way). Also is there a çheck-in time for Ferries too (that would also be included in the total travel time)? Or do we arrive on time and just take our seats.. like in a bus..? I've never travelled in a boat of any kind.. what are the things that i should keep in mind?

    • Safety in Athens

      Athens Mar 8, 2015 at 7:38 AM

      Hi !! this is the first time we'll be visiting Greece. How safe is it for tourists who don't know the local language to travel without a guide. Can anybody suggest a reliable tour operator who can arrange a tour to Delphi.

    • Arriving too early !

      Athens Mar 22, 2015 at 7:51 AM

      Hey !!
      A Biigggg THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time and effort to answer all my earlier queries. Heres one more !! We'll be arriving in Athens around 06.00 on the 14th of April. However the place that we've booked for our stay doesnt allow us to check in before 13.00hrs. Can anybody suggest a safe place where we can stow our bags and roam around the city till then?


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    • Patras to Athens

      by trees8 Online Now Jul 19, 2014 at 6:27 AM

      Have gone through the net for bus schedules for this route and everything is literally Greek! Can anybody point me to a site which gives information on how to get schedules and buy tickets before I get to Greece?

      3 Answers Jul 19, 2014 at 10:04 AM
    • Best way to travel from Patras to Athens

      by Rockfish47 Online Now Jul 1, 2014 at 7:32 AM

      We will arrive in Patras by ferry from Italy in late October 2014. What is the easiest way to travel from Patras to central Athens?

      2 Answers Jul 1, 2014 at 7:42 AM
    • Car model shop and Mercedes Benz dealer

      by Adamuss Online Now Jun 18, 2014 at 2:26 PM

      Are there any shop, where I can buy models of cars and dealer of Mercedes Benz in Patras?
      Thx for answer.

      1 Answer Jun 30, 2014 at 1:52 AM
    • ferries from patras to argostoli

      by pg0909 Online Now May 28, 2014 at 10:44 PM

      i will go in July to patras and i plan to visit kefallonia for 5 days

      1.Why go to Killini and pick up the ferry and not get one from Patras to Argostoli??????????
      I visited all web pages and many say that offer the above trip but when i try to book tickets i cant.Why??????????
      2.Should i book tickets online or buy at the port???

      2 Answers May 29, 2014 at 11:09 AM
    • rate of bus

      by TanviKhandelwal Online Now Mar 6, 2014 at 8:41 PM

      what is the price of traveling from bus from athens to corfu??

      3 Answers Mar 7, 2014 at 2:25 AM
    • getting from Patras to Piraeus

      by kohaladonah Online Now Jun 11, 2013 at 11:42 PM

      I was just informed by Superfast Ferries that they no longer offer the bus connecting from the port in Patras to Athens and Piraeus. I need to know where the bus station is in relation to the Superfast Ferry dock and how many buses there are daily from Patras to Athens/Piraeus.

      7 Answers Aug 5, 2013 at 2:41 AM
    • Bus to Araxos airport

      by meagain88 Online Now Aug 4, 2012 at 3:16 PM

      Can anybody post some info about the bus service that goes to Araxos airport please. Where does this bus leave from? Is it from the main bus station near the port?
      Is there a website for the infocenter in Patras?

      1 Answer Aug 7, 2012 at 1:49 AM
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      Resorts Near Patras

      by Andrew_W_K Online Now Jun 1, 2012 at 9:54 AM

      I'm looking at flying to Patras and staying in a nice quiet resort within easy reach of Patras. Must have nice beaches and a good selection of hotels and tavernas. Don't want to be more than 40kms from Patras ideally. Don't mind if its the Peloponnese or the area to the north across the bridge. Some cultural sights nearby would be a bonus.
      Thanks in advance.

      1 Answer Jun 1, 2012 at 12:18 PM
    • Bus travel from Lefkada Town to Patras

      by janehuguenin Online Now Feb 5, 2012 at 8:11 AM

      My family (10 persons in all) need to get from Lefkada Town to Patras in August. Is there bus service? Ferry? From Patras we want to go to Nafplion either by bus or train. Any suggestions?


      4 Answers May 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM
    • Saturday evening in march - what to do?!

      by Casskanti Online Now Jan 28, 2012 at 12:42 AM

      Hi, we are on a school trip which will bring us to patra on a Saturday evening (around 7pm) our children are 10 & 11, we have the whole evening free so I wondered if there is anything we can do? How safe is it to walk around at night? Are there areas we should avoid? Any nice tavernas to eat in? Thanks! ;)

      1 Answer Jan 29, 2012 at 3:40 PM
    • Patras to Neapoli by Bus

      by evescott5 Online Now Jan 20, 2012 at 12:44 PM

      I need to find schedules and prices to go from Patras to Neapoli by bus for 4 elderly women in Msy of this year. We are arriving from Bari by ferry on May 26. Please help. Having a terrible time locating bus schedules from Patras.

      Thank you.

      1 Answer Jan 31, 2012 at 5:18 AM
    • Patras to Neapoli by Bus

      by evescott5 Online Now Jan 20, 2012 at 6:41 AM

      I need to find schedules and prices to go from Patras to Neapoli by bus for 4 elderly women in Msy of this year. We are arriving from Bari by ferry on May 26. Please help. Having a terrible time locating bus schedules from Patras.

      Thank you.

      2 Answers Jan 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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      Athens-Airport to Patras

      by Linzertor Online Now Aug 17, 2011 at 9:23 PM

      How do I get from Athens Airport to Patras

      4 Answers Aug 29, 2011 at 1:03 AM
    • Transport to and from Patra

      by Efik Online Now Jul 18, 2011 at 4:18 AM

      Hi, my family and I will be travelling through Greece in September this year. We will be coming to Patra from Kalamata. I understand the best way to get there is by bus. What is the bus company called? How long does it take? And does this include stops? I am travelling with 2 young children. Does anybody know if there are any taxi services available that we could use?

      From Patra we will be heading off to Lefkada. What transport options are there? How long does it take with the bus? Is there a ferri and how long does it take?

      Getting Excited!

      6 Answers Aug 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM
    • Seliana to Patra by bus?

      by cbots103 Online Now Jun 12, 2011 at 8:04 PM

      I am visiting Greece for the first time this summer and will be staying in Selianitika, a small village in Seliana near Sympoliteia. I would like to take the ferry from Patra to Kefalonia but don't know if there is a bus that has stops near Seliana that I can take to Patra to catch the ferry. Does anyone have info on the bus lines in that area? Maybe one that starts in Athens that I can pick up near Seliana. I visited but it's all in Greek and was useless to me.


      2 Answers Jun 13, 2011 at 11:43 AM
    • wanted appartement / small house

      by marissska Online Now Sep 23, 2010 at 5:35 AM


      we are looking for a appartement or house with min 2 bedrooms and outside space.
      Little garden or balcony !
      Anyone some offers or tips ?
      It has to be in patras.

      kind regards,

    • train reservation cost from patras to athens

      by ridethetren Online Now Aug 21, 2010 at 10:09 AM

      We have global passes and are wondering what the reservation fee is from Patras to Athens on the train? Is it correct that there is a compulsory reservation fee on this train?

      3 Answers Aug 30, 2013 at 4:30 AM
    • Travelling from Athens to Patra

      by Md613 Online Now Mar 18, 2010 at 11:09 AM

      My mother, sister and I will be arriving in Athens on a Friday night and will travel onward to Patra the next day. We have decided to stay in the Plaka district (@ Hotel Nefeli) for the night before we leave for Patra the next day. I have been researching the best way to travel to Patra from Athens and have found many that recommend by bus and many say by train.

      I understand that there is no direct train route to Patra from Athens. However, how difficult is it to reach the train that is needed to take us to Patra from the Plaka area of Athens? Could we get lost easily, misdirected, etc? I have a preference for the train so that we can have a more scenic view as we travel to Patra. Yet, if it will be a troublesome way to travel, than I would rather we start our trip with a little less hassle and take the bus.

      Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Including, if the Hotel Nefeli is a decent accomadation for one night. Thank you!!

      5 Answers Mar 25, 2010 at 10:29 AM
    • Patras buses

      by annhillier Online Now Mar 4, 2010 at 9:40 AM

      I wish to travel from Patras to Delphi on 13 April 2010 leaving around 13.00. Please tell me if there is a bus, what time it will leave, how much does it cost, and how near it is to the ferry terminal from Bari, Italy.

      Please tell me if there is a train for this journey.

      Thank you.

      1 Answer Mar 4, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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      Are there many ships arriving in Patras from Italy?

      by visitcebu Online Now Sep 14, 2009 at 12:45 AM

      Hi all, I wanted to get some advice on arriving in Patras from Italy. Are there more arrivals from Bari or there are more from Brindisi?

      If we arrive in Patras late at night, are there buses to Athens from Patras even at night?

      What are the bus companies? Any websites?

      What about the ticket from from Patras to Athens?

      Thank you for your help!

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2009 at 12:01 PM
    • Accommodation in Patras

      by CaliKat22 Online Now Aug 18, 2009 at 8:58 PM

      I am from the U.S. but will be attending the University of Patras this fall and winter. I need to find a place to live for about six months, preferably close to the university. Unfortunately, I do not speak any Greek. Can anyone give me any advice on how to find housing in Patras?

      Thank you very much.

      4 Answers Oct 16, 2009 at 10:45 AM
    • Best way to reach Patras from Athens Airport

      by marwafareed Online Now Aug 14, 2009 at 10:03 PM


      It is my first time to visit Greece. I am going to Patras, can any one help me in finding the best way (in details including the names of stations)to reach Patras from Athen's airport to Patras.

      Thanks a lot

      Marwa Sakr

      2 Answers Aug 16, 2009 at 1:35 AM
    • KTEL Bus Athens to Patras

      by Sepha Online Now Jul 30, 2009 at 12:31 PM

      Thanks very much for all that helpfull information about getting from Athens to Patras. I think about choosing the KTEL way, but does anyone know if the bus, or either the express train stops in Aigio as well ?

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2009 at 10:11 PM
    • How to go from Patras to Athens?

      by Wemmae Online Now Jun 28, 2009 at 6:28 PM

      Hello! I am a portuguese girl and i'm going from brindisi to patras by ferry and then i would like to go from patras to athens but i'm having some trouble finding schedules and stuff. I've never been to Greece before so i don't know how it works. Would anyone be kind enough to help me? Thank you!

      7 Answers Jun 30, 2009 at 9:13 AM
    • train schedule

      by siouxsi808 Online Now Jun 23, 2009 at 4:25 AM

      I've been trying to get ahold of train schedules from patras to athens and athens to other parts of Greece as well. Since, I don't speak Greek, Greece's national railway company's website ( is difficult to use. How can I find this information? Any tips? Thanks

      5 Answers Jun 27, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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      Travelling alone on the ferry Patras>Bari

      by alifrog Online Now May 31, 2009 at 4:08 AM

      I'm travelling alone and I've booked an aircraft seat on the overnight ferry from Patras to Bari. I'm a little worried about about my stuff getting stolen. Can anyone tell me their experiences or any tips on how I can go to the toilet without taking everything with me!


      2 Answers Jun 2, 2009 at 6:17 AM
    • Patras to Athens by Train

      by kathyholson Online Now Jun 15, 2008 at 4:05 PM

      My husband and I will be arriving to Patras by ferry on Sunday 6 July 2008 at about noon. Can anyone tell me where the train to Athens can be found? What is the schedule? I understand (?) that there is no direct train anymore, so do we change trains? Where? Can we walk from the ferry to the train station? Thanks!
      Kathy Olson

      3 Answers Jun 16, 2008 at 2:13 PM
    • Bus from Patras to Piraeus

      by verena2112 Online Now May 9, 2008 at 2:06 AM

      i am planning to travel from bari(in italy) to a greek island and figured i'd need to go via patras and piraeus with a bus.
      i already read some other posts but still have some questions remaining:
      - where do i buy the ticket for the bus to piraus?
      - how much does the bus cost?
      - is it ok to buy the bus ticket upon arrival only? we would like to go to piraeus right after the ferry arrived in patras
      - how long does is take?
      thanks so much for your help!!

      2 Answers May 10, 2008 at 2:25 AM
    • Train Athens-Patras

      by nawka Online Now Apr 6, 2008 at 7:49 AM

      I would like to see the time table for trains from Athens to Patras for Jue 1, 2008 at night, from 22:00 hours.

      1 Answer Apr 6, 2008 at 2:20 PM
    • car park next to port / bus station

      by chuckynicky Online Now Jul 21, 2007 at 12:41 AM

      i need to leave my car for some days
      how can i get info about the private car park right next to the main bus station ,just opposite railway station...need to know open and close times
      (its the place that offers car wash )
      help please if you can find the phone number or know opening times