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    • Antique furniture

      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.

    • Air Minoan has any body travel with them?

      Crete Island Sep 6, 2015 at 6:46 PM

      Can someone tell about their experience of the flight?


      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.


      Athens Sep 7, 2015 at 8:07 AM

      Need help in the following please: 1. Is there a Carrefour outlet in the Area the Syntagma Square and thereabouts? If yes kindly provide details.
      2. Which is the best way to get to Avenue Shopping Complex from the Hadrian's Arch area by public transport. Kindly provide details of Suburban trains and buses which connect with details of stations / stop from which to board.
      3 Any other Supermarkets in the vicinity of Plaka and thereabout.

    • 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

    • Pre-paid Mobile Phone service and Ferry Info

      Greece Sep 9, 2015 at 9:21 AM

      I would appreciate if someone can recommend pre-paid mobile phone service that would provide high speed internet access with minimal calls in Athens, Santorini and Naxos

      Also, making ferry reservations for travel on the following dates
      Athens to Naxos - 17th Sep
      Naxos to Santorini - 21st Sep

      Would you recommend Economy seats (inside) or Air Seats lounge or Berth Inside
      travel with wife and two kids (10 and 13)

    • 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.



    Popular Prefecture of Laconia Travel Answer Locations

    • 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?


      1 Answer May 29, 2015 at 2:16 AM
    • Travel without a Car

      Elafonisos Island Aug 1, 2014 at 7:16 AM


      I am hoping to travel to Elafonisos in September. I know there are numberous posts about how to travel there -a nd more often than not, it recommends a car. Is there a way of doing this without a car? I do not drive...

      Many thanks


      1 Answer Aug 4, 2014 at 9:59 PM
    • What is the best way to come to Elafonisos island?

      Elafonisos Island Jan 31, 2014 at 12:10 AM

      Hi, we are two families with 3 children from Croatia. We are comming to Elafonisos in June this year. We will come from Athenes by rented car. Could you please inform us should we take ferry from POUNTA or frorm NEAPOLIS? We can not find on web the ferry timetable.
      Thanks a lot in advance!
      Please respond to e-mail:

      7 Answers Jan 31, 2014 at 1:48 PM
    • children activities

      Sparta Jul 25, 2013 at 6:21 PM

      I am taking a 6 year old to sparta in a few weeks! Any suggestions on things to do? Is it true that a water sprinkler park is being built? Is it done? Any kids playgrounds, etc..

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      Nafplio to Monemvasia in a day?

      Monemvasia Jan 24, 2011 at 6:03 AM

      Hi! We're busy planning our trip to Greece and can do with some help here.
      Will it be possible to drive from Nafplio via Mystras to Monemvasia in 1 day? Will 1 day be enough to spend some time at Mystras?
      And also, can we (after 2 nights in Monemvasie) then drive from there through the Mani to Dimitsana in 1 day? Or shall we have to overnight in the Mani?
      Please help as this will be our first visit to Greece.


      5 Answers Jan 26, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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      Driving to Corinth

      Sparta Feb 28, 2010 at 3:56 PM


      May I ask what the traffic & route is like to do this journey please?

      How bad is the traffic for this leg? Is the road signage good? Estimated journey time?

      Thank you


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      Getting here

      Monemvasia Jun 28, 2009 at 6:15 AM

      Can anyone tell me about this place? How to get here by Hydrafoil, does it operate in May? Can it be done in a day? Is it even worth visiting? I do have an interest in Byzantine History, Art and Architecture.

      10 Answers Jun 30, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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      sparta - olympia transport

      Sparta Mar 6, 2008 at 3:55 PM


      i need to get to olympia from sparta on easter day (27 april) and i am looking into options.
      1) bus: Sparta-Artimisa-Kalamata-Pyrgos-Olympia (09.00-18.00). is there any better route?
      2) rent a car: is there any agency that will let me pick up in Sparta and drop off in Olympia?
      3) agency: is there any agency to offer this route?

      i would really like to get there quickly, normally we rent a van but i have to do the trip on my own so any feedback would be extremely helpful.
      thank you.

      1 Answer Mar 9, 2008 at 9:48 AM
    • nearest airport

      Elafonisos Island Apr 22, 2006 at 7:52 PM

      Hi! i have heard so much about this island, and i would love to go, but i was wondering wht is the nearest airport? and how would i get to the island! any information would be helpful.


      5 Answers Apr 24, 2006 at 9:39 PM
    • People wanted for taking part in an experiment at Monemvasia Castle

      Monemvasia Oct 13, 2005 at 2:40 AM

      Hi all,

      My name is Giannis. I have constructed (as part of my PhD degree) an intelligent mobile guide system for the Monemvasia Castle. I am looking for people to test it. If you happen to be in Monemvasia at the Middle of November and you want to participate please email me at The tour with the system is completely free, all i need is your feedback on the system.

      Also, can someone tell me where can i find the emails, telephone numbers of the HighSchool, and the mayor of Monemvasia?


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      Getting to Monemvasia from Kythira?

      Monemvasia Feb 4, 2005 at 6:41 PM

      Is it possible to go directly from Kythira to Monemvasia by ferry? If so, can you give me a link to a web site with more information? If not, what is the easiest way to get there? Again, a web site would be helpful. Thanks.

      1 Answer Feb 4, 2005 at 6:46 PM
    • Is it as beautiful as they say

      Elafonisos Island Apr 11, 2004 at 9:33 AM

      I have heard this island has wonderful beaches - are they as good as they say. I have also read that it is very crowded. We would be going in June - will it be ok then and where is it best to stay? I have tried looking up accomodation on the web without much sucess. I am going with two friends to stoupa and thought a two day break on elafanissos would be good. I would like to pre book a room if possible.

      2 Answers Feb 21, 2007 at 2:22 PM
    • Elafanissos Island

      Prefecture of Laconia Apr 11, 2004 at 9:30 AM

      I am going to Stoupa in June for the second time and want to visit Elafanissos island and stay for a couple of nights. Where is the best place to get the ferry from and are there any reccommedations of where we can book a room to stay. There will be three of us and we have a car. Any other tips of places to visit whilst in that area would be greatly appreciated.

    • Accomodation in Monemvasia

      Monemvasia Jul 21, 2003 at 4:42 AM

      I'm planning to go to Monemvasia from August 12th for one week. We are 7 people (4 adults). Any suggestion for a cheap place to stay outside the village (even a few kilometres)? How is the see near Monemvasia? Thanks in advance to anyone who will help me. Ciao Rossella

      6 Answers Jul 22, 2003 at 5:19 PM