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      Fishing where and what?

      Lamia Dec 3, 2014 at 7:10 AM

      Hi
      Where would you go fishing if you are in Lamia? And what kind of fish can you catch?

      Thanks :-)

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    • Clothes for the larger lady

      Athens Nov 24, 2014 at 12:23 AM

      Are there any clothes shops in Athens catering for larger ladies?

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    • 4 DAY CLASSICAL TOUR OF GREECE

      Greece Dec 2, 2014 at 7:37 AM

      We are planning to take a 4 day classical tour from Athens ( Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora). On the internet, one sees that there are many tour operators, each with equally good reviews. Could any fellow VT member share with us his/her knowledge or experience to help us decide which tour to go on.
      Thanks in advance

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      Island hopping in Greece?

      Greece Nov 24, 2014 at 12:17 PM

      My sister and I are going to Greece next month December. Is island hopping possible in December? Are there any tour for this? We are arriving 1st December. Is there any one day trip/2 day trip cruise available?

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    • FEEDBACK ON ASTORIA TRAVELS

      Greece Dec 4, 2014 at 6:38 AM

      Has any fellow VT member any experience / knowledge about the Astoria Travels. Are they genuine and dependable

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      12 days in Greece : Itineary

      Greece Nov 29, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      Hello VTers,
      After receiving all of your advice and suggestions (especially thanks to mindcrime, brotherleelove, rexvaughan, DAO and to name a few), I have come up with the following plan. Please review and advise.
      Day 01: Arrive Athens in the afternoon; Night life in Athens.
      Day 02: Athens; full day Sarnoric tour. (Visit temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s arch and Acropolis, Syntagma and etc…
      Day 03: pick up the car, drive to Nafplio – visit Corinth, Myceane on the way, visit Epidavors, walk around Nafplio and enjoy the evening in Nafplio
      Day 04: Drive to Monemvasia, Gilthio, Sparti, Tripolis, Megalopoli (any suggestion where to stay overnight?)
      Day 05: Drive to Olympian Zeus, via Eliad and Achaia to Delphi. Overnight at Delphi.
      Day 06: Drive to Kalambaka. Stay overnight at Kalambaka.(any sightseeing suggestion along the way?)
      Day 07: Visit Meteora, Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae.
      Day 07: Athens – Santorini (Flying)
      Day 08: Santorini – Volcano? Hiking Fira to Oia, Hot Springs Boat Tour?
      Day 09: Santorini – Athens (fly back in the evening)
      Day 10: Athens (Shopping )
      Day 11: Leave Athens
      According to weather forecast, on the day 5, 6 and 7 will be sunny on Santorini. In that case, we will have to come back to Athens from Delphie and do the Kalambaka and Meteora trip after the Santorini trip.
      I still have some questions 
      Should we rent a car in Athens when we arrive at airport or at the hotel or book on line from Canada?
      Which area to stay in Athen to drive in and out easily from the city?
      Thank you in advance.
      Shwemanthu

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      greek islands from turkey

      Santorini Island Dec 3, 2014 at 10:19 PM

      hello all... i want to visit symi island and santorini in april from BODRUM or MARMARIS in turkey by ferry..
      i observed that though these islands are closer to turkey than athens. the approach from turkey is very difficult and very few options available via RHODES.
      from athens it is very long journey by blueboat cruise and only one ferry per day to santorini. [ i am aware of flights from athens to santorini but i want cheaper option]

      has anybody travelled from turkey to SYMI or SANTORINI please share your experience.

      thanks

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    • BEST SEASON FOR MYKONOS AND SANTORINI

      Greece Nov 28, 2014 at 4:28 PM

      We plan to be in Greece in the second half of September next year (beginning 16 September). We will be first spending about 6-7 days visiting Athens, Olympia, Delphi etc and thereafter from the 24th to 30 September we would spend 3-4 days each in Mykonos and Santorini in that order. In Mykonos and Santorini, amongst other things we do, look forward to going in the water on the beaches. Weather wise it is good to do so or will the water become too cold for swimming? Should we reverse the sequence and first go to the islands and thereafter come to the mainland?
      TIA

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    • 10 days in august

      Athens Dec 18, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      3 of us planning 10 days beginning August in Greece. Looks like we have to begin and end in Athens. Plan is to visit one or two islands....Siros is a definite and would like to see Mykonos also. Perhaps break the return ferry journey to Athens with another island?? Then a relaxing hideway ( for last three days) beach and peace important, within striking distance of Athens for return flight. All suggestions welcome. Thanks.

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      Train and Bus schedule from Athens to Meteora

      Meteora 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.

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      International Driver License

      Athens Nov 27, 2014 at 7:45 AM

      We will be in Athens in December next month planning to rent a car. Do we need international driver license to drive around? We both have Canadian driver licenses. Please advise.

      Thanks,

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      suggestion on 2 weeks in December in Greece

      Greece Nov 22, 2014 at 3:38 AM

      My husband and I will be coming on a 2 weeks (dec.3 to 17) visit to Greece in December. Our general plan is 2/3 days in Athens then rent a car and drive to interesting places/small city and visit 2 islands. I checked extended weather forecast for December in Athens and found that after December 10 there will be cloudy and thunder storm most of the days. It looks like we will be in 7days in good weather and 7days in somewhat rainy/cloudy weather. Please advise what to do/see in December. Thanks in advance.

       

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      What will open and what will close in December

      Santorini Island Nov 23, 2014 at 7:14 AM

      We are planning to visit Santorini Island in first week of December for 4 days. Please advise where to stay/ what to do..etc. I checked one of the Hotel and found that it is closed after last week of October. Appreciate your advice. Thanks.

       

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      How long it will take to look around in acropolis ?

      Athens Dec 5, 2014 at 4:41 PM

      We will be arriving Athens in the middle of the day. After checking in at hotel around 1 o'clock, we would like to go to acropolis. Is it enough time to visit all including ancient agora, before the sun set.

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    • Spending Money

      Rethymno Apr 7, 2014 at 12:09 PM

      Hi, How expensive is Crete we're trying to decide how much to take, me and my partner are going for 11 nights self catering? Thanks Chris.

      2 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM
    • last bus from rethymom to plakias summer time

      Rethymno Mar 19, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      What time is the last bus from rethymon to plakias in august, I arrive at 2.00pm August 1st intending to get a taxi to the bus station then bus to Rethymon, then another bus to Plakias staying at the Labyrinth studios(directions please!)

      2 Answers Mar 22, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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      Name of restaurant on Beach Rd.

      Rethymno Oct 26, 2012 at 7:47 PM

      Does anyone know the name of the restaurant that is 2 doors from the Kriti Beach Hotel on the beach road. I'm guessing the address is El. Venizelou 2. It was very near to the Living Room Lounge. I believe it is "something" cafe that serves greek food. We had a lovely lunch there this past summer and I want to put it on my blog and Trip Advisor.

    • Wedding meal ideas.

      Rethymno Nov 14, 2011 at 11:02 AM

      Hi,
      I am getting married in June 2012 and staying at the Aquila Rithymna Beach.
      Could anyone recommend a restaurant close to this hotel to host our wedding meal for approx 50 people (this includes children)?

      Many thanks
      Nire

      4 Answers Nov 18, 2011 at 6:26 AM
    • "rent a scooter"

      Rethymno Aug 4, 2010 at 12:36 AM

      did you need a creditcard for that?

      1 Answer Aug 4, 2010 at 4:42 AM
    • Rethymno - Plakias by taxi

      Rethymno Jul 13, 2010 at 11:18 AM

      Hi!
      Does anybody know how much should it cost a taxi from Rethymno to Plakias?
      Thanks!!

      2 Answers Jul 13, 2010 at 11:38 PM
    • From Airport to Rethymno

      Rethymno Aug 19, 2009 at 5:52 AM

      How do you get from the Chania airport to Rethymnon cheapest? Is there a bus that goes directly?

      2 Answers Aug 21, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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      rethymnon

      Rethymno Jul 14, 2008 at 7:34 AM

      hi all

      a friend and i are planing on moving to rethymnon next summer for the summer and maby for a year if we decide we like it.

      we went island hoppin this year and we spent are last week in rethymnon we loved it so much and as we had alredy decided to go traveling next year we decide we would go there we met a very nice family who own a family runnd hotel in rethymnon rite on the beech.
      i am just wondering does anybody know how u would find out about jobs n accomadation for a few months and if its expensive or not?
      if there is any websites or anything could somebody let me know ..


      thank you ...

      1 Answer Jul 14, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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      Rethymnon First Timer ;)

      Rethymno Aug 20, 2007 at 3:53 AM

      Hi All,

      Planning at very last minute, have bought a travel guide, but unable to find too much info!!

      I'm arriving in Crete on Thursday morning, and will be based in Rethymnon for 10 days. Could you kindly advise recommended day trips that we could take?

      Also, would like to plan at least a day trip, perhaps overnight in Santorini whilst we're there, could you please post links to the various travel options? Is it a ferry or a flight away?

      Also, how's the shopping?

      Thanks all

      2 Answers Aug 23, 2007 at 4:59 AM
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      Help on translating a text on a photo

      Prefecture of Rethymno Apr 28, 2007 at 2:04 AM

      Hi, anybody who can translate the text on the photo in my travelogue:
      members.virtualtourist.com/m...
      For completness I would like to put it on my travelogue. I assume it is something about restauration of the church on the 3rd of November 1985. Can you help me? Thanks, Christian.

      8 Answers Apr 29, 2007 at 4:46 AM
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      what's it like now?

      Rethymno May 26, 2005 at 4:21 AM

      i spent a year in rethymnon in 1987/1988. i taught english at the paragioudakis frontisterion and stayed in a rent room in the old part of the city. my reminiscinces are that although the place was lovely, the winter was pretty grim (wet & windy - just like my native brighton). i used to spend most of my time with the other ex-pats at the why not? bar, sunshine bar, sunset bar (round the city wall), and tasos restaurant on the front, stelios restaurant near the town hall, together with the occasional visit to plakias and georgiopolis.

      are any of these places still going? i loved it in the summer, and also the students i taught.

      1 Answer May 26, 2005 at 7:25 AM
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      Hotel Brascos question

      Rethymno Apr 26, 2005 at 5:39 AM

      I found a good rate at Hotel Brascos in Rethymnon. If you know anything about this place please tell me what you thought of it. Thank you.

      1 Answer Apr 26, 2005 at 12:12 PM
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      Mirthios above Plakias...

      Prefecture of Rethymno Apr 21, 2005 at 1:06 PM

      Has anyone been/stayed here. Considering it as a 3-5 night base in 2006 for 4 experienced traveller adults and an 11 year old...

      Thinking of moving on to Frangokastello (for snorkelling for the children among us) and Hora Sfakion (cos we like it!)

      5 Answers Apr 23, 2005 at 9:11 AM
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      Rent Rooms Sea Front: Know anything about it?

      Rethymno Apr 4, 2005 at 10:18 AM

      Of all the budget hotels in Rethymnon, the only one I can find a valid email address or web site for is Rent Rooms Sea View. For 35 Euros a night it seems like a good deal, though there's no way for me to compare that price to others in town because they are apparently not connected to the internet in any way. If anyone knows anything about this place I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks. Here's the web site they have: rethymnoatcrete.com/seafront...

      2 Answers Apr 8, 2005 at 9:30 AM
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      Hotel recommendation? How long should I stay?

      Rethymno Mar 28, 2005 at 8:22 AM

      After seeing Knossos and the archeological museum in Heraklion, I plan to take the bus to Rethymnon and spend at least one night there before driving down to Plakias for a few nights and then to the southwest part of Crete for the remainder of my visit. I will probably arrive in Rethymnon in the evening. Can someone recommend a good but inexpensive hotel there?

      Also, is one night enough in Rethymnon or should I stay a second night so I can spend a full day there before heading south? I don't want to be in too big of a hurry, but I also don't want to miss anything if it's worth staying longer. Normally I would not try planning things like this but I need to know when to have my rental car reserved. Thanks.

      6 Answers Apr 1, 2005 at 8:53 AM
    • Hotel Dias

      Rethymno Jul 29, 2004 at 6:40 AM

      I am off to the Hotel Dias in three weeks for a lazy week in the sun. Having not travelled for a while (and recently involved in a horse riding accident) I am a little out of touch. Has anybody either been to this hotel or stayed in the local area? If so, can you make any recommendations at all . . .

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      Elafonissos

      Prefecture of Rethymno May 19, 2003 at 11:33 AM

      How long would it take to drive from Chania to Elafonissos? From past experience on Crete, I've learned never to try and figure distances based on klms. Last time I drove the dirt road to Preveli beach... only six km which took about 2 hours and it was such a disappointment to find out at the end of the road that I still had to climb the mountain to get over the other side (which I didn't) or pay the ferryman a handsome sum to take me there (which I also didn't as I hadn't thought to bring enough money with me...) Is Elafonissos worth the trip? Any other must see places en route? Thanks in advance!

      2 Answers May 25, 2004 at 5:16 AM
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      Local paper for jobs/housing?

      Prefecture of Rethymno May 19, 2003 at 11:28 AM

      Hello all Could someone inform me if there is a local paper in Rethymno which carries job and accommodation adverts? If so, which is its day of circulation? We will be down in Rethymnon next week 27-30/5/03 to attend an interview but I would like to make good use of my time and try to arrange a couple more job interviews. Any idea of the cost of living in Rethymnon? I.e. how much to rent a dyari (one bed flat), how much to budget for food and utilities, and so on? I hope there will be some students there with up to date information or some foreigner workers with great tips! Awaiting your comments... :)