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      Rhodes (Island) Oct 1, 2015 at 1:34 PM

      I am looking to furnish a house in Rhodes with antique furniture. What I am looking for is traditional Greek island wooden sofas, rush taverna chairs, and old wooden table, wardrobe etc. Does anyone know if there are markets for this kind of thing, or second hand furniture and antique shops? Thank you.


      Mykonos Sep 11, 2015 at 10:00 PM

      We are to travel by ferry from Mykonos to Santorini in end sep 15. The two options are Seajet (Superjet) (0940-1140) and Hellenic Seaways, (Highspeed 4) (1440-1715). So as to spend an additional evening in Santorini, we would prefer the earlier Seajet Ferry. However, the internet is full of negative reviews about this. We are not so much bothered about the sea sickness issue which may have a greater effect on the Superjet being a smaller vessel. However, the issue of dependability and punctuality etc is of major concern to us. Are Superjets really all that bad or are they merely victims of bad publicity launched by competitors. I seek the help of fellow VT members to help solve the dilemma.

    • Greek itinerary

      Greece Sep 21, 2015 at 12:53 PM

      We are 60ish couple and like slow travel. This will be our first time in Greece, 4.5 weeks in spring 2016. We will spend a few days in Athens and then the rest of the time in the Peloponnese. We like to hike and also explore history/art/food/nature. We usually rent an apartment or house for 1-2 weeks and then do day trips from there.

      My question is where to situate ourselves on the Peloponnese and what islands to go to if any? I was looking at Poros, Elafonissos, or????? I thought easier to get to an island closer to the Peloponnese rather than try to get to Santorini? Suggestions would be great! We will rent a car.

    • car rental in Santorini

      Santorini Island Sep 15, 2015 at 1:58 PM

      Is it possible to rent a car at the port in santorini without ordering in advance? Since I don't know the exact day, but it will be 1st week of October. will it be more expensive?

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      Greece Sep 14, 2015 at 11:36 PM

      We've been there twice, driving down the mountain from the west. We saw the beginning of the road going north to Zakros, it wasn't asphalted. Do you know this road? A non asphalted and not well kept road can be broken up, especially when it crosses creeks.


      Of course we'll ask at the place, but we'll get the replies of people experienced in driving this road, and maybe with jeeps.


    • Ferry tickets

      Greece Sep 12, 2015 at 12:08 AM

      Traveling from Athens to Naxos on 17th and then Naxos to Santorini on 21st.
      Is it possible to buy one ticket with stop over in Naxos or I need to buy two Ticket.
      Ticket with stop over would be a cheaper option, if allowed.

      My son is 10 years and 3 Months. Do I Need to buy child or adult ferry Ticket for him.

    • Tour in Katakolon needed

      Katakolon Oct 7, 2015 at 5:39 AM

      Our cruise is arriving into Katakolon tomorrow Oct 8th,2015. There are 6 of us and we would like to have a personal tour guide there. Any options? Please respond to

    • What Sun cream factor for Rhodes in July

      Rhodes (Island) Sep 27, 2015 at 10:23 AM

      What factor sun cream should i buy for a july holiday for adults and also for a 3 year old

    • transportation

      Greece Sep 10, 2015 at 12:40 PM

      Does any one know if they have uber in Santorini or Mykonos? if so, or if none, how easy or difficult is it to go around these Islands? been there before but the last time I was there I took a tour and the bus took us everywhere, this time, still on a tour, but we have free times most of the times

    • Bus vs. Car Rental

      Athens Oct 1, 2015 at 9:32 AM

      We will be traveling to Santorini Greece in July, 2016. I've been doing a lot of reading on using the bus system vs. renting a car and would like some guidance. I hear the buses are at full capacity during this very high tourist season, but I also hear that finding parking can be very difficult. We want to see many of the usual sights in Santorini including the beaches, ancient sights, old churches, etc. What do you suggest for transportation while we're there? If anyone recommends a rental car, do you have any tips for how to find parking at the various destinations? When we traveled to Italy, I found that we could reserve and pay ahead for parking in their parking garages in Rome where available parking is very rare. Thanks for your help!

    • Making a connecting flight

      Athens Sep 30, 2015 at 6:30 PM

      Although I see someone who asked about making a connecting flight within the two hours they have between flights, I am asking if it is possible to make a connection if coming in to Athens on an international flight arriving 9:05 AM and taking the 10:15 AM flight on Aegean Airlines to Santorini. We will be traveling mid July 2016. The next available flight to Santorini is 1:15 pm.

    • Taxi from Port- Piraeus

      Greece Sep 24, 2015 at 5:29 AM

      Searched web but was not able to find the answer.

      Is the taxi fare from Port to city center fixed like it is from airport.

      I arrive at the port via blue star ferry at 11:25 pm.

      If not fixed, any idea on the fare at around mid night.

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      A group transportaion from Piraeus to Athens and back

      Piraeus Sep 16, 2015 at 9:11 AM

      We are a group of 12 people come to Piraeus on October 1 on a cruise. Is there any possibility to get a ride from the pier at port to Athens for the group without reservations.

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      Visiting santorini

      Santorini Island Oct 2, 2015 at 6:18 AM

      We are three friends visiting Crete (3 days)- santorini not ( 2 days) - Mykonos ( one and half day) - Paros ( 2 days)
      Please suggest if this is a good itinerary or should we make any changes. We are somewhat on a budget, so please give us guidance as where all to go and is it possible to have one bike for the three of us ....we are safe drivers and petite.



      Greece Sep 11, 2015 at 9:59 PM

      We are to travel by ferry from Mykonos to Santorini in end sep 15. The two options are Seajet (Superjet) (0940-1140) and Hellenic Seaways, (Highspeed 4) (1440-1715). So as to spend an additional evening in Santorini, we would prefer the earlier Seajet Ferry. However, the internet is full of negative reviews about this. We are not so much bothered about the sea sickness issue which may have a greater effect on the Superjet being a smaller vessel. However, the issue of dependability and punctuality etc is of major concern to us. Are Superjets really all that bad or are they merely victims of bad publicity launched by competitors. I seek the help of fellow VT members to help solve the dilemma.

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      Map of Crete

      Greece Sep 12, 2015 at 7:17 AM

      I've got a 1:150,000 Marco Polo map of Crete, I don't find a date on it - but the label of the store is from 2011.Should I look for other or newer maps? We're going to drive at least a week in the west side.

      I remember that there were several roads on the map that hadn't been built yet, only planned (I'm not going to look for them, I just remember that we got to places where we couldn't go on).



    • Taxi Fare from AIrport to Syntagma Square

      Greece Sep 12, 2015 at 7:43 AM

      Any estimate on the taxi fare from airport to Syntagma Square. Also, please suggest if there is a preferred taxi company with good fares.



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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.

      6 Answers May 12, 2015 at 3:39 AM
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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

      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


      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.

      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.


    • 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 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


      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!!


      7 Answers May 26, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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      Heraklion Apr 18, 2010 at 2:37 PM


      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.


      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)



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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.


      1 Answer Sep 1, 2009 at 7:35 AM
    • pefkos accommodation query

      Pefkos Aug 27, 2009 at 1:48 AM


      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....?


      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


      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?


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

      Heraklion Oct 11, 2008 at 8:40 AM


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



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


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

      Heraklion Oct 8, 2008 at 9:47 AM


      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!

      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


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



      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