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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.


      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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    • Holy Monastery of the Saint Stefanos handkerchief

      Meteora Jan 3, 2015 at 9:48 PM

      I have a lovely handkerchief that was given to me many years ago from the Saint Stefanos Monastery and the accompanying paper has some Greek writing on it, a drawing of the monastery, and is numbered (45857). I am trying to find out if it was made there by nuns and the significance of the number. All my relatives who went there are gone and I don't know who to ask. I thought it would be a lovely gift to hand down to my granddaughter who is being baptized this week.

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      Train and Bus schedule from Athens to Meteora

      Meteora Dec 7, 2014 at 8:46 PM

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      Meteora Apr 24, 2014 at 3:32 AM

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      Meteora Apr 17, 2014 at 3:56 AM

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      Visit Meteora for one day

      Meteora Apr 6, 2014 at 6:36 AM

      Hi, we're planning to visit Meteora for one day in juny. Is it possible to visit all for visiting opened monastery for this time? Which one is "must see" and how can I get from Kalambaka to the monastery?

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      12 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 11:34 AM
    • getting around in meteora

      Meteora Mar 2, 2014 at 2:45 PM

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    • Romania Visa

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    • Half Day Trip in Meteora

      Meteora Dec 2, 2013 at 5:01 PM

      I am planning to take the morning train from Athens to Kalambaka on December 16th. I will get to Kalambaka at 1pm and the train back to athens will be at 5pm. I only have four hours for the monasteries. Can I do this? I don't mind going to only one or two monasteries and just get a view of the others. How long would it take my by walking/hiking/taxi to get to a good spot for the monasteries? Thank you.

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      Kastraki to Pili/Pyli

      Meteora Sep 10, 2013 at 2:54 PM

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      2 Answers Sep 11, 2013 at 12:51 AM
    • Greece Delphi to athens

      Meteora Sep 1, 2013 at 3:52 PM

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      3 Answers Sep 2, 2013 at 2:38 AM
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      Meteora Aug 2, 2013 at 12:56 PM

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      Meteora Jul 6, 2013 at 4:16 AM

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    • Meteora to Ioannina

      Meteora Jun 24, 2013 at 7:01 PM

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      Planning 1 day to Meteora and back to Athens

      Meteora Apr 11, 2013 at 9:59 PM

      I am planning to go to Meteora for 1 day and I read a lot of forum but cannot figure out how to plan. I am thinking to take a over night train and sleep on the train and arriving Kalambaka (but dont know the train takes how long to go as some said 6 hours some said 8 hours ?? if I arrived kalambaka it is taking the bus to Meteora in early morning then I plan to work for half day and taking train back to Athens around 1pm.
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      Thus the date I plan to go is arriving on May 8 which is Tuesday, and I read some post said that Tuesday will be closed, is it ?
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    • How long in Meteora?

      Meteora Aug 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

      I am travelling on a four day tour in mid/late August that arrives in Meteora in the evening (from Delphi) and has the Monday morning in Meteroa before heading back to Athens. I don't think this will be enough time to really see Meteora so I was thinking of staying longer and making my way back to Athens by myself.

      Plan A - stay for the afternoon and then catch the 5.32pm train back to Athens on that day (i.e. one full day to see Meteora)
      Plan B - stay the afternoon and the following day and then catch the 5.32pm train back to Athens (i.e. two full days to see Meteora)

      How long do you think I need to look at the monastries? Are there other sights that I should take the time to see in the area? Are the trains running at the moment?


      7 Answers Aug 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM
    • One Day Trip of Meteora to Athens

      Meteora Jul 29, 2012 at 3:36 AM

      Hi. We are a pilgrimage group. We will be taking a tourist bus. From an overnight stay in Kalambaka, we plan to explore the Meteora monasteries only for the whole morning. Then Lunch. Then we depart for Athens at 1:00 P.M. We plan to make a brief stop in Delphi. Then on to Athens for an evening panoramic tour of key sites of Athens. Then we stay overnight in Athens. Is that a workable schedule for one day? We are a group of 35, some elderly. We appreciate your critique of this trip. Thank you so much!

      7 Answers Jul 30, 2012 at 1:26 AM
    • From Kalambaka to Meteora

      Meteora Dec 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM


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    • A few hours in meteora

      Meteora Jun 18, 2011 at 11:25 AM


      I will be in Athens on the 5th of july, and would like to take a car/bus to meteora, that evening, spend a few hours on the sixth, and go back that day.

      Can anyone give me the best way to do it? I know that there are both buses and trains. what would be the best, where do I find their timetables, and how long would it take?

      also - if there is anyone who drives that way that day - Id be happy to join ans split the expenses...



      1 Answer Jun 19, 2011 at 2:31 AM
    • from thessalonici to meteora

      Meteora Mar 2, 2011 at 12:51 PM


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      Meteora Feb 19, 2011 at 3:09 PM

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    • Winter in Meteora

      Meteora Sep 3, 2010 at 5:51 PM

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    • Stop between Athens and Meteora?

      Meteora Jun 6, 2010 at 2:12 PM

      Next month our family (no small children) will be driving from Athens to Meteora. We won't be in a hurry and are trying to decide on a brief stop to break up the trip and make it more pleasant. Any recommendations on what is worth the stop for a meal, a pleasant walk, or some other diversion? Lamia looks to be halfway but we aren't sure there is much there. Thanks in advance!

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    • Overnight buses from Athens?

      Meteora Mar 31, 2010 at 10:21 AM

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    • Great Meteora, open or close?

      Meteora Mar 7, 2010 at 4:08 PM

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    • From Kalambaka to the monasteries

      Meteora Feb 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM

      How do I get from Kalambaka to the monasteries? I am planning on taking a train from Athens to Kalambaka on a Tuesday morning (march 16) and then touring at least 2 monasteries the next morning before heading back to Athens again. Can someone help me with train times for the two days and also how do I get to the monasteries once I am in Kalambaka? is there a bus? or do I take a taxi?
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    • meteora from patra

      Meteora Jun 30, 2009 at 9:43 PM

      i m students studing at patra
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    • Train and Bus schedule from Athens to Meteora.

      Meteora Nov 19, 2008 at 6:54 AM

      Can someone provide the train and bus schedule from Athens to and fro Meteora?
      Is there any website ? Thanks.

      1 Answer Nov 26, 2008 at 10:07 AM
    • climbing in meteora

      Meteora Sep 14, 2008 at 8:23 AM

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    • How travel in Meteora?

      Meteora Sep 8, 2008 at 12:11 PM

      How travel in Meteora? visit some monasteries and around Kastraki or Kalambaka village.


      3 Answers Sep 9, 2008 at 10:21 AM
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      2 Day Tours from Athens

      Meteora May 12, 2008 at 10:59 AM

      Has anyone taken a 2 day tour of Meteora from Athens? There are several offered through many different companies. Each includes about 2 hours in Delphi, then the next morning in Meteora.

      I know this is not a lot of time in either place, but unfortunately will be in a time crunch so don't have much more than this.

      Can anyone offer any reviews of such tours?

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