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    • laganas or maybe alykanas or tsilivi

      Zante Mar 8, 2015 at 4:57 AM

      Went to argassi June 2014 was lovely.am thinking of going to laganas this year with my 9 yr old granddaughter. Apart from day trips do you think it would be suitable bearing in mind the chosen hotel is about 20 mins away from the main strip.hotel provide free transport for this.hoping there are shops and tavernas a bit closer.

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    • How do you like Arillas?

      Arillas Mar 23, 2015 at 2:01 PM

      My family and I are thinking about spending one week to ten days in Arillas in late June. None of us have ever been to Greece, and we are just seeking a beautiful place to relax, play with our kids (ages 8 and 5), be on the beach, go to some nice restaurants, and also discover the area around Arillas. Could you tell me what you thought of your vacation in Arillas? Could you also tell me what kinds of things one can do in and around Arillas? Are there nice places or villages to visit nearby? I would be grateful for any and all advice and thoughts. How does Arillas compare to the rest of Corfu and vacationing on other Greek islands? Thanks for your help!

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    • PLAN FOR TWO NIGHTS AND ONE DAY IN ATHENS

      Greece Mar 19, 2015 at 9:58 PM

      Hi, we, a middle aged couple are planning to visit Athens on our way to Santorini and Mykonos. We arrive one afternoon, have complete day two in Athens and will depart for Santorini on day three. On our return again we arrive one afternoon and will have a complete evening to spend in Athens. Could anyone suggest an itinerary for our time. Specifically, I would like to know:-
      1. Is it worth taking an evening / night tour of Athens?.
      2. Can we take a walking tour in the Day.
      3. Is there a free walking tour. If yes the timings please.
      3. If we have done the above, what would be left to do on the second evening.
      4. Suggestions for good tours are welcome. We would not wish to have exclusive tours but would like to join other groups.
      Thanks in advance.

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    • Prepaid SIM card at Heraklion airport

      Crete Island Mar 9, 2015 at 4:10 AM

      I'm interested in buying a prepaid Greek SIM card upon my arrival at Heraklion airport. Can I buy one there? Also, could you point me to websites of Greek cellphone companies that offer such cards, so I'd be able to compare their rates ahead of time?

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      taxi in town

      Kos Mar 1, 2015 at 8:33 AM

      What is the cost of say a 5 min journey to a local hotel from the town centre

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      cheapest way

      Athens Mar 19, 2015 at 8:01 AM

      Hi I've been advised that the cheapest way to go from Athens to Corinth is by train is this so and how much will it be

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    • Weather in Santorini

      Santorini Island Mar 8, 2015 at 7:47 AM

      Will be visiting Santorini in the second week of April. What kind of weatehr should i expect? Would i need a sweater/ jacket or will summer dresses and shorts suffice.

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    • BLUE STAR FERRY DELOS: AIR SEATS LOUNGES 1 TO 5

      Greece Mar 28, 2015 at 3:57 AM

      Hi, We intend taking a Blue Star Ferry (Delos) from Athens to Santorini. One finds that there are Air Seats Lounges serial 1 to 5. Before we book our seats could anyone guide on:-
      1. The difference between lounges 1 to 5.
      2. Which have the best view while seated?
      3. Which lounge would offer the fastest exit? Does it matter in terms of time spent in exit?
      4. Needless to say we do plan to go on the deck while approaching Santorini. For this activity is there anything to chose between the lounges?
      TIA.

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    • Hello! How can i get to Ikaria ?

      Ikaria Island Mar 24, 2015 at 12:54 PM

      what is the best way to get there? i have read there are ferries from Mykonos? Thank you!

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    • Best place to visit with 11 month old baby

      Crete Island Mar 4, 2015 at 6:28 AM

      Hi We are planning a holiday to crete beginning September, would like to know which part of the island is best to visit that time of year. Also do you have any hotel reccomendations to stay with 11 month old baby.We are looking for a spacious place near the beach, good tradtional greek cuisine close by , nice beaches not too far. Many thanks

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    • FERRY BOOKING BETWEEN MYKONOS AND SANTORINI IN SEP 2015

      Greece Mar 28, 2015 at 10:42 PM

      Hi, I know the question has been put a number of times on the forum. Pardon me for repeating; just want to be doubly sure so that there is no hitch in our travel schedule. My wife and I are senior citizens and are travelling between Mykonos and Santorini in end Sep 2015. After reading suggestion so aptly given by fellow VT members, we have planned to take the Sea Jets ferry from Mykonos to Naxos and by Blue Star from Naxos to Santorini. We would obviously want to be fully confident on the travel schedule. Is there ANY reason why we should book in advance or can we be 100% sure of getting ticket from both ports prior to departure (other unforeseen situations of weather / ferry cancellations are of course understood).

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    • Chania town

      Crete Island Yesterday

      What's the best things to do in chania in the beginning of july,and what is the kalyves beach hotel were staying at in chania like.

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      Travel from Kos airport to Lakitira suites

      Kos Island Mar 18, 2015 at 7:27 AM

      Is there a bus that goes past this the Lakitira Suites hotel from the airport?

      The hotel appears to be 4km west of Kardamena, not at Kardamena as shown by Google maps. This is a link of the possible routes. It may just be easier to hire a taxi, but I was hoping to master the public transport.

      google.co.uk/maps/dir/36.759...

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    • Easter in Thessaloniki

      Greece Mar 2, 2015 at 2:57 AM

      Hello everyone!
      My question is what can someone do in Easter in Thessaloniki, where in better to stay (for about 3-4 days).
      Any advice is welcome.
      Thanks in advance!

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    • GREEK ISLAND HOPPING - JULY-SEPT 2015

      Greece Mar 26, 2015 at 1:59 AM

      Hey there,

      Firstly - LOVE this VT Forum - I always receive so much useful info...

      My husband and I plan to island hop through the Cyclades, Greek Islands from late July - mid-September 2015.
      We don't like to plan or book ahead, preferring to just take each day as it comes.

      1) is it possible to just turn up to an island off the ferry and get accommodation at that time of year?

      2) are there any recommendations of "must see" islands, other than Santorini and Mykonos?

      Thanks in advance

      Dee :)

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    • London-Athens-Santorini

      Athens Mar 19, 2015 at 2:26 AM

      Hi, Can anyone let me know the best plan for a trip from London to Athens, Santorini?

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      Omonia square

      Athens Mar 29, 2015 at 5:52 AM

      Hello everybody,
      I will be in athens at the beginning of May. My hotel is at Omonia square and I would like to know what it's like right now. I know that everybody says that it's really dangerous, but it's no option for me to avoid it at night time, because my plane lands around 8 pm. After all the reviews, I'm a bit scared to walk around with my suitcase. My hotel is only 20 meters from the subway station. Does that make it a bit safer? I won't have to walk around very long. And does anybody have any tips for me to "survive" my first night there?

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      Ryan Air flights from Brussel south to Volos

      Volos Mar 18, 2015 at 6:09 AM

      hello,

      Does anyone know if the flights from Brussels South from Charleroi with Ryan to Volos has been stoped ? as i'm going to Larrisa it was a very good alternative to Athens or Thessaloniki.

      thank you for you answers
      L
      I

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    • REVIEW OF G.O TOURS 4 DAY CLASSICAL TOUR OF GREECE

      Greece Mar 17, 2015 at 11:00 PM

      Hi, we are wanting to take a 4 DAY CLASSICAL TOUR OF GREECE provided by G.O.Tours. Can any fellow VT member help with a review of the agency. If the review is not positive any other suggestions?
      thanks in advance

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    • Itenary in Santorini

      Santorini Island Mar 22, 2015 at 9:02 PM

      We'll be in santorini for four nights in April. Since we dont want to be lugging our bags around with us we are planning to keep Santorini as a base and plan day trips to nearby islands. Can anybody tell me the places that should be on top of my list.(But i wouldnt want to spend more than 3hrs travelling one way). Also is there a çheck-in time for Ferries too (that would also be included in the total travel time)? Or do we arrive on time and just take our seats.. like in a bus..? I've never travelled in a boat of any kind.. what are the things that i should keep in mind?

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    • Safety in Athens

      Athens Mar 8, 2015 at 7:38 AM

      Hi !! this is the first time we'll be visiting Greece. How safe is it for tourists who don't know the local language to travel without a guide. Can anybody suggest a reliable tour operator who can arrange a tour to Delphi.
      Thanks

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    • Arriving too early !

      Athens Mar 22, 2015 at 7:51 AM

      Hey !!
      A Biigggg THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time and effort to answer all my earlier queries. Heres one more !! We'll be arriving in Athens around 06.00 on the 14th of April. However the place that we've booked for our stay doesnt allow us to check in before 13.00hrs. Can anybody suggest a safe place where we can stow our bags and roam around the city till then?

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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.

      5 Answers Jan 4, 2015 at 7:51 AM
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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.

      9 Answers Dec 8, 2014 at 7:24 PM
    • Good directions to Kastraki from Freeway (coming from Dodoni)

      Meteora Apr 24, 2014 at 3:32 AM

      Please I need good directions to Kastraki - staying at Guesthouse Plakias - we are driving from Dodoni and do not want to get caught in the maze of streets or Kalambaka when we arrive. Nervous as drive on other side of road in Australia :-)

      2 Answers Apr 26, 2014 at 5:46 AM
    • Public Transport from Thessaloni​ki to Kalambaka 19/04/2014

      Meteora Apr 17, 2014 at 3:56 AM

      I will be travelling from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka on the 19/04/2014, returning 21/04/2014 & I have realised that this is easter Saturday.
      I have looked on-line on both the bus & train websites and they are both not showing any trains or busses for these days - can anyone help?

      Is there any public transport over easter?
      What is the best way for me to get to the Hotel?

      6 Answers Apr 17, 2014 at 4:31 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?

      Thank you for your answers.

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

      Meteora Mar 2, 2014 at 2:45 PM

      Is it possible to go around in kalambaka and meteora by public transport e.g bus? Does the bus go to those Monasteries?

      1 Answer Mar 6, 2014 at 6:17 PM
    • Romania Visa

      Meteora Dec 4, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      Hi I'm currently in europe and i have a schengen type visa D, issued in Manila for France since Ive been studying here for the past four months. Im wondering if this is sufficient for me to go to Romania this December?

      3 Answers Dec 9, 2013 at 4:59 AM
    • 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.

      7 Answers Dec 5, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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      Kastraki to Pili/Pyli

      Meteora Sep 10, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      We're going to Meteora for climbing in September and stay in Kastraki. Are there any busses operating between Kastraki/Kalambaka and Pili/Pyli or Mouzaki?

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

      Meteora Sep 1, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      we are traveling from Patra to Delphi to meteor and back to athens airport 19th-22nd of sept. any suggestions on where to stay and is this trip doable?

      3 Answers Sep 2, 2013 at 2:38 AM
    • tours from kalambaka

      Meteora Aug 2, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      is it possible to stay at kalambaka and visit places like delphi?

      4 Answers Aug 17, 2013 at 3:40 AM
    • Local bus to Meteora operating during April?

      Meteora Jul 6, 2013 at 4:16 AM

      Hi! My sister & I will be staying in Kastraki for 3 nights during April 2014. From what I can gather, the local bus ( from Kalambaka) to the Meteoras only begins operating in May. Does anyone know if the bus does operate during April? Many thanks!

      2 Answers Jul 6, 2013 at 4:58 AM
    • Meteora to Ioannina

      Meteora Jun 24, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      In late October we will be visiting Meteora (staying in Kastraki). What is the best way to travel from this area to Ioannina where we will catch a flight back to Athens? Are there regular buses? Can we hire a car in Kalambaka and drop it off in Ioannina?
      Thanks !

      7 Answers Jun 25, 2013 at 4:36 AM
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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.
      Can someone help me whether it is workable and how I can get the train time table
      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 ?
      Many thanks in advance :)

      3 Answers Apr 24, 2013 at 5:41 AM
    • How long in Meteora?

      Meteora Aug 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

      Hi,
      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?

      Thanks

      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

      Hello!

      I'm going to meteora in 10 days and I've been said, there's no bus from kalambaka to meteora in winter. Should I take a taxi to go up or is it posible to go walking? Anybody could tell me how long does it takes?
      Thank you very much,

      Marta

      7 Answers Dec 7, 2011 at 10:39 AM
    • A few hours in meteora

      Meteora Jun 18, 2011 at 11:25 AM

      Hello

      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...

      Thanks

      Rohan

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

      Meteora Mar 2, 2011 at 12:51 PM

      hi,

      what would be the best way to reach to meteora from Thessalonici?
      where should one stay after visiting meteora monasteries?
      anything in between meteora and Athens?
      Are women allowed in the monastery?-i know about proper dressing and such-

      8 Answers Mar 4, 2011 at 4:13 AM
    • Meteora to Olympia

      Meteora Feb 19, 2011 at 3:09 PM

      I'll be traveling to Greece in July 2011. We will be in Delphi 7/13 and would like to visit Meteora on 7/14. Does anyone know how long of a drive (renting a car) it is from: Delphi to Meteora, and then from Meteora to Olympia. We're not sure of the best car route from Meteora to Olympia, and whether we should stay overnight in Meteora area before heading south to Olympia. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

      7 Answers Feb 21, 2011 at 9:06 AM
    • Winter in Meteora

      Meteora Sep 3, 2010 at 5:51 PM

      We are planning a trip to Greece for Christmas break. Does anyone know what the weather is likely to be and if things will be open at this time? We'd like to stay a few days in the area.

      3 Answers Jan 1, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    • 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!

      1 Answer Jun 7, 2010 at 6:37 AM
    • Overnight buses from Athens?

      Meteora Mar 31, 2010 at 10:21 AM

      Are there overnight buses from Athens to Meteora?

      2 Answers Apr 2, 2010 at 10:51 AM
    • Great Meteora, open or close?

      Meteora Mar 7, 2010 at 4:08 PM

      Hi. I am planning to visit Meteora the 10th. of June. I read that Great Meteora is closed Tuesday and Wednesday in winter; and only closed on Tuesday in summer. Do they consider June 10 summer or they stick to the calendar? Thank you. David.

      4 Answers Mar 14, 2010 at 6:35 AM
    • 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?
      Organized tours from Athens are expensive 180 euros.

      Please help!!!
      MLeon

      6 Answers Mar 3, 2010 at 12:11 PM
    • meteora from patra

      Meteora Jun 30, 2009 at 9:43 PM

      yasas
      i m students studing at patra
      and i want to go for a short trip to meteora
      i have only two days with me
      and i would like to see delphi or mt. olympus with meteora
      can someone please help

      how much does it take from kalambaka to mt.olympus
      and is thr a good bus service for patra- delphi and from delphi-kalambaka and is thr any bus from patra-kalambaka and timing please (of return also)

      6 Answers Jul 10, 2009 at 5:53 AM
    • 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

      is it possible to hire a guide in meteora?? i am an experienced climber but travelling alone and without much gear.

      2 Answers Nov 26, 2008 at 10:10 AM
    • How travel in Meteora?

      Meteora Sep 8, 2008 at 12:11 PM

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

      Thanks

      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?

      Thanks so much!

      3 Answers May 13, 2008 at 10:45 AM