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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 Yesterday

      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

    • 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.



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      Ikaria Island Jun 18, 2015 at 1:15 PM

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    • considering retiring in samos or open to other island and I need some help

      Samos Island Nov 4, 2014 at 10:02 PM

      Hi, I'm uk citizen and have been living in virginia bch va usa as us citizen. My family live in uk and I'm wanting to live closer to them without living in uk! Im female 64 yrs. I will be living off my uk/usa pension/social security. I will need to feel safe & secure, so interested in crime rates, where best to live and not!
      What are requirements for living permanently in greece as uk citizen. Can I work or open a small business, I'm in skin care field offering customized facial treatments & retail skin care products.
      What kind of money will I be looking at for accommodation, food, utilities, travel etc. Are there theaters close buy? Does samos still have things to do after tourists have left. (I'm not a drinker, so not interested in bar scene). I would like to get involved in the community, I like to keep busy but also love my quiet time too. I love learning new skills & hobbies and enjoy people. I might even be interested in an online business, if I could figure out what type, and it would help financially, (any ideas?) Also, how difficult is it to open a bank account and have pension deposited?
      If you have any Information that would be beneficial I would appreciate it.
      My sister and I are planning a visit this year to visit a couple of islands or so. I'd love to hear about your experiences and wisdom. Kind regards, linda

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    • are there any tobacconists on Samos?

      Samos Sep 11, 2014 at 10:58 AM

      Are there any tobacconists on Samos? I'm looking to buy some cigars, or should I take some with me?
      Thanks in advance

    • transport from karlovasi port to samos town

      Samos Jul 2, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      how to get from karlovasi port to samos town i am arriving at 1630 by ferry from syros

      4 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM
    • Going around in Samos Island

      Samos Island May 19, 2014 at 6:48 AM

      I will be going for a day trip to Samos Island. Which village should I visit and are there frequent buses between villages? I would need to get back to Kusadasi at 5pm on the same day.

      Best Regards.

      2 Answers May 19, 2014 at 7:17 AM
    • Transport from samos airport to ferry port

      Samos Island Apr 2, 2014 at 2:44 AM

      How far is the bus stop in kleopatras street from the airport? Can it be walked easily?

      1 Answer Apr 2, 2014 at 7:21 AM
    • from Ikaria to Samos

      Ikaria Island Mar 11, 2014 at 5:26 AM

      Hi dears,

      Just a quick question: is it possible to rent a boat or a sea-taxi from Ikaria to Samos -a one way drive-? from where?

      thanks a lot...

      3 Answers Mar 30, 2014 at 10:21 PM
    • Samos in February

      Prefecture of Samos Jan 27, 2014 at 2:07 PM

      I am off to Samos in February with my 14y daughter. Would like some info on the weather as well as would like to know if the shops and cafes/restaurants are open at the end of Feb, since it is not a tourist season at the time :) Basically, how warm clothes should we take with us :) On average, any change of seeing the sun during the last two weeks in February?

      5 Answers Feb 11, 2014 at 11:44 PM
    • Weather in October in Ikaria

      Ikaria Island Sep 17, 2013 at 11:49 AM

      I will be visiting Ikaria (Armenistis) in October for a few weeks and was wondering how to pack. I see the temperatures are usually around 15-20 degrees Celsius but wonder if the wind makes it feel cooler? I want to make sure I am prepared! :)

      1 Answer Sep 23, 2013 at 3:03 AM
    • Itinerary help?

      Samos Aug 18, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      Can someone suggest a two or three night itinerary on Samos? We will arrive by ferry from Turkey (Kusudasi) in early October. We usually prefer to avoid larger cities and we can rent a car. Any help will be appreciated!! THANK YOU!

      2 Answers Aug 19, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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      Ikaria Island Jul 19, 2013 at 12:13 AM

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    • Kokkai

      Samos May 27, 2013 at 11:20 AM

      Hello, going for 3 weeks to kokkari samos. Want to know if there are enough good restaurants and bars in the village. Who has good tips.


      6 Answers May 28, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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      Samos Aug 22, 2012 at 6:49 AM

      i can't find any information that from where and when ships departure from samos to fornoi. pls help ...

      5 Answers Aug 23, 2012 at 4:31 AM
    • Samos Excursions Tours

      Samos Dec 30, 2011 at 4:54 PM

      Planning to visit samos in spring 2012, I have been looking for either a half day or full day bus tour of the island. I have not had much joy in finding half day tours. Your recommendations are much appreciated.

      5 Answers Jan 24, 2012 at 3:00 AM
    • Samos - Mykonos Ferry October Schedule

      Samos Sep 10, 2011 at 8:16 PM


      Does anyone know if there is a ferry on October 4 (Tuesday) from Samos to Mykonos. I kept on checking website, but it looks like they only have it till the last Tuesday in September. I am so worried because Oct.4 is less than 4 weeks away and I am now suspicious that maybe there is no ferry.
      I don't know whether to continue to wait not knowing if the schedule is published later or there is just no ferry, in which case, I should change my itinerary.

      If anyone of you know what the situation is is, please help me out with the info.

      2 Answers Sep 27, 2011 at 2:51 AM
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      Travel budget for Samos

      Prefecture of Samos Jun 16, 2011 at 2:54 PM

      Was wondering if anyone can give guidance as to current typical costs, especially for Pythagorion, so I can work out a suitable travel budget? I am particularly interested in prices for 1 or 2 course meal, bottle of wine, water, beer, average cocktail prices, costs of boat trips, museum fees, sun lounger charges etc Thanks.

      2 Answers Jun 21, 2011 at 2:42 PM
    • ferry to santorini

      Samos Dec 13, 2010 at 11:26 AM

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      6 Answers Dec 14, 2010 at 2:13 AM
    • samos to turkish islands

      Samos Dec 13, 2010 at 10:36 AM

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      2 Answers Dec 14, 2010 at 2:07 AM
    • samos wedding

      Prefecture of Samos Nov 9, 2010 at 6:50 AM

      we are planing a wedding in samos and it's really hard to find vennues online.. there aren't many places that have websites and not many pictures. does anyone out there have any recomemdations of venues? if you have some pics that would be great too!
      we don't need a big place, should be about 50 people.

      thanks :)

      1 Answer Nov 9, 2010 at 7:57 AM
    • Samos Wine Festival 2010

      Samos Jul 2, 2010 at 3:47 PM

      Hello Does anyone know the dates for the Samos Wine Festival for 2010?

      2 Answers Jul 2, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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      Samos Airport

      Samos Mar 7, 2010 at 6:33 AM


      Does anyone know how far it is from the Port Pythagoria to the airport and are there lots of buses or would I need to get a taxi. My ferry gets in at 12.55 and flight goes at 15.25.


      4 Answers Mar 8, 2010 at 10:31 AM
    • distance from Samos to Kusadasi

      Samos Feb 22, 2010 at 6:00 PM

      What is the distance between Samos and Kusadasi, how long does it take via ferry? what port does one leaves from when going to Kusadasi? and one last question. How far is the airport from the port.

    • Ferries NOW - end October, beginning November - Samos- Kusadasi-Kos

      Samos Oct 22, 2009 at 5:47 AM

      HI - My original plan was to go to Kos - I am currently in Greece - then take the ferry to Samos and from there go to Kusadasi and continue up to Istanbul by bys - I am told there are no longer ferries between Kos and Samos in this season, by an agent for the grand lines -Are there local services? Are there ferries between Kusadasi-Samos? If there are no ferries between Kos and Samos I might have to go inland to Bodrum, up to Kusadasi then on to Samos - Thank you for your help - Jean

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      Can I use credit cards in restaurants in Kokkari?

      Prefecture of Samos Aug 16, 2009 at 8:55 AM

      I'm trying to decide which prepaid debit card to take out for our forthcoming trip to Kokkari. My choice depends on whether I can use Mastercard in restaurants or will need to draw cash from an ATM, on a frequent basis, to pay our bills. The FairFX card has a better exchange rate but charges for ATM withdrawal while the CaxtonFX card doesn't have such a good exchange rate (yesterday it was €5.75 less per £500 than the FairFX one) but doesn't charge €1.50 per ATM withdrawal.

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    • route from samos

      Samos Apr 22, 2009 at 5:03 AM

      Hi!!! I have a few questions:)
      We are planning to visit the greek islands in June, 2009. The starting point is Samos. We want to spend 1 week in the islands, the two islands we want to visit are Mykonos & Santorini. The greek ferries havent declared their timetables yet:(
      1. From Samos what kind of a route should we plan?
      2. How many days in which island? Which other islands (on our way) worth seeing?
      3. Are there any restaurants & pensions (not expensive) that you can reccomend?
      4. Should we book on line or is arriving on the island and finding a place to stay better?
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    • weather in april?

      Ikaria Island Feb 19, 2009 at 1:14 PM

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