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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 Mar 1, 2015 at 8:33 AM

      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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    • 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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    • 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!

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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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    • 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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      How long to stay in Heraklion?

      Prefecture of Heraklion Aug 8, 2014 at 8:17 PM

      I want to see Knossos, the archaeological museum. Are two days enough time?

       

      2 Answers Aug 9, 2014 at 4:19 AM
    • transfer from heraklion airport to kokkini hani

      Heraklion 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

      Heraklion 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

      Heraklion 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

      Heraklion 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
    • Workers room needed

      Pefkos Mar 30, 2012 at 1:21 PM

      Hi, I have worked in lindos for 2 summers but now I am wanting to stay in pefkos wondering if anyone has a workers room available from the 23rd May for the summer.

      Thanks
      Joanna

    • pefki island resort

      Pefkos May 25, 2011 at 8:42 AM

      does anybody no what this place is like going 1st sept also idea of how hot it will be got a little girl.many thanks

    • pefki island resort

      Pefkos Apr 25, 2011 at 6:07 AM

      hi there im travelling to pefkos 1st sept first time here.could anyone tell me about these appartments,beaches and weather for this time of year,also best restaurants travelling with wife 13yr old son and baby princess 18month any information would be great many thanks tatts.

      1 Answer Apr 26, 2011 at 2:10 PM
    • marin dream versus marin dream hotel

      Heraklion 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
    • Transportation from Heraklion to Santorini in the Fall

      Prefecture of Heraklion Sep 12, 2010 at 7:46 PM

      Does anyone know whether there will there be a fast cat from Heraklion to Santorini in late October/early November? Alternately, does anyone know whether there is an airline that flies directly from Heraklion to Santorini without first going to Athens? We hope to travel from Crete to Santorini on October 31st or November 1st. Thank you for any help you can give me.

      4 Answers Sep 20, 2010 at 2:47 AM
    • where is the dock for the cat 4

      Prefecture of Heraklion Jul 18, 2010 at 1:40 PM

      we are taking the hellenic seaways flyilng cat 4 from Iraklion to Santorini and I would like to know exactly where the boat leaves from and where the box office is as we are scheduled to pick up our tickets from the port of departure. please be as detained as possible.

      1 Answer Jul 18, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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      from Heraklion Airport to Hersonissos (aldemar royal hotel)

      Heraklion 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 -

      Heraklion 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
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      Bar with traditional Greek music in Heraklion ?

      Prefecture of Heraklion Apr 13, 2010 at 4:39 AM

      Does anybody know if there is a bar/cafe in Heraklion where I might be able to hear some traditional Greek music (hopefully played live and not just recorded) while sipping my glass of krasi? Probably a long shot I know.....but somebody might know of a little place tucked away down a side street.

      Euxaristo.

      1 Answer Apr 13, 2010 at 6:29 AM
    • Transportation from Heraklion to Plakias

      Heraklion 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
    • re filimon apartments

      Pefkos Mar 18, 2010 at 2:53 PM

      i heard filimon retired,is this true?,
      if so does the filimon still operate holidays?(2010)

      regards

      michael

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      Internet cafe in Heraklion?

      Heraklion 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
    • pefkos accommodation query

      Pefkos Aug 27, 2009 at 1:48 AM

      Hi

      I am looking for accommodation which offers half board, is suitable for 2 elderly ladies (early 70s but still mobile) in Pefkos or very nearby. ideally somewhere that isnt up a hill. There dont seem to be many places offering half board from what I can see....?

      Thanks
      Donna

      5 Answers Aug 27, 2009 at 3:57 PM
    • Airport transport to Hersonissos/ Koutouloufari villages

      Heraklion 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

      Heraklion 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
    • vacation in crete

      Prefecture of Heraklion Jun 12, 2009 at 11:05 AM

      Hello, we are 2 friends wondering if go or not to go to Crete this summer. Is it a crowed island in August? Is is enough interestind to spend 10 days or is it just beachs? are there other islands near by interesting to make excursions? thanks!

      4 Answers Jun 20, 2009 at 1:33 AM
    • heraklion city centre hotel for one night

      Heraklion 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

      Heraklion 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

      Heraklion 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

      Heraklion 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)

      Heraklion 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
    • Hostel/Rooms next to the Port of Heraklion

      Prefecture of Heraklion Sep 14, 2008 at 2:10 PM

      Hello!

      Does anyone know a place to sleep next to the por of Heraklion
      I just find hotel mirabello at the city center!

      thnks

      J.

      3 Answers Sep 17, 2008 at 6:13 AM
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      Distance between the Ktel bus station and the Ferry Port (Heraklion)

      Prefecture of Heraklion Jul 17, 2008 at 2:24 PM

      Hello !

      Does anyone know how far is from the KTEL bus station in Heraklion to the Ferry Port.
      I saw a map and it looks not far away.Does anyone know how long does it takes (more or less) walking?

      Thank you

      8 Answers Jul 19, 2008 at 12:30 PM
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      9.45am Ferry Depart from Heraklion to Santorini

      Prefecture of Heraklion Jul 13, 2008 at 12:10 PM

      Hello friends,

      I have a question concerning the 9.45Am Ferry from Heraklion to Santorini because i stay for 3 days in Chania and then i have to go to Heraklion and catch the Ferry to Santorini.

      Do you think that leaving Hania in 5.30Am Bus i'll arrive in Heraklion with enough time to Buy the ferry ticket to santorini?
      I'm afraid that i cannot find a ticket one hour/half hour before of the depart.
      Do you sugest me to sleep that night in Heraklion and then at the other day be early at the port and buy the ticket.

      Best regards*

      9 Answers Jul 19, 2008 at 12:25 PM
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      Car Hire

      Prefecture of Heraklion Feb 6, 2008 at 6:26 AM

      I wil be staying in Gouves for 2 weeks in july and would like to hire a car for about 10 days, does anybody know the best carhire company and the aproximate cost for 1 week of for 10 days. We are not looking to hire anything fancy just a cheap runabout.

      Thanks
      Balam (Gareth)

      5 Answers Feb 8, 2008 at 5:52 AM