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    • Help choosing a village?!

      Rhodes (Island) Feb 28, 2015 at 4:10 AM

      Hi All,

      My partner and I will be visiting Rhodes for just over 2 weeks towards the end of May and are struggling to find the best place to stay.

      We will be hiring a car and planning on exploring to find secluded more intimate beaches but love the history and hustle and bustle of the old town. We want to stay clear of the new town but since we will have a car to park are concerened about booking to stay in the old town.

      We were thinking about villages just outside of the old town so we can travel in in the afternoon/evenings. Does anyone have any suggestions of alternative ideas?

      We aren't big fans of built up resorts and ideally want to stay in a traditional but nice b&b??

      No amount of research seems to answer our questions :{

      Thanks in advanced
      Lauren :)

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    • Villa recommendations,

      Corfu Island Feb 15, 2015 at 2:23 PM

      Budget Villa needed in June, good sandy beech(s), easy to get for attractions... It's a lot to ask I know but I can hope...
      Thanks

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    • How to plan a day in mykonos

      Mykonos Feb 13, 2015 at 2:32 AM

      hi i will be reaching mykonos early may. around 9 pm our flight lands. so please suggest how do i make most out of my short stay. the next day i will be in mykonos and on the following day i will leave for santorini...we would like to party till late night visit the beaches and tour the town, as well as visit little venice and the wind mills... so please suggest how do i squeeze in all of this. i plan to hire a scooter or bike.

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    • Best place to visit with 11 month old baby

      Crete Island Yesterday

      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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      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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    • Can we get to beaches from Fira

      Santorini Island Feb 19, 2015 at 5:46 PM

      We will be in port for one day can we get from town of fira to the beaches?

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    • the Island of Santorini volcanos or beaches

      Greece Feb 19, 2015 at 5:32 PM

      Has anyone gone on a tour to see volcanos in Santorini? Im unsure if I want to see the beaches which I was told were beautiful or the volcanos

      Thanks Diane

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    • Visa Requirements for Syrian

      Greece Feb 23, 2015 at 3:57 PM

      Hi

      I am Mark from Syria and I live in Turkey. I wanna visit Greece for tourism but I do not know what shall I do to get a Visa. please help me

      thank you

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      accommodation.

      Nisos Antikythira Feb 13, 2015 at 2:58 PM

      hi, in early June I want to visit the island of Antikythira, can you give me some indications on where to stay?
      thank you
      celino.

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    • Taxi transfer from airport

      Lindos Feb 15, 2015 at 1:22 AM

      Hi,

      can anyone tell me a name of a taxi firm I can pre-book to take a family of 4 from Rhodes airport to Lindos, or is it best just to pick one up on arrival?

      Thanks.

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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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      Things to see in Athens

      Athens Feb 22, 2015 at 9:27 PM

      I am going to Athens, Greece next week. I welcome any suggestions to places to see. things to do. Things to buy.

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      How to start planning??

      Skopelos Feb 17, 2015 at 3:53 PM

      I m planning to visit Greece this year (August), including Athens and main islands (Mikonos, Santorini) plus Skopelos.
      13 days are enough? Is it easy to get from Athens to Skopelo? If so, is it too expensive? I d like to save money as much as possible..

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    • Best place to stay in Samos/recommended things to do/see?

      Greece Feb 14, 2015 at 3:39 AM

      So after much trawling the net and great suggestions from fellow travellers on here have managed to decide on Samos as our chosen summer holiday destination (it seems to have a good balance of all that we are looking for from our holiday...beautiful beaches/scenery, ruins/sights, day trips and most importantly real Greek charm).
      Before proceed with a booking wanted some advice on a good place to stay.
      We are a small family, not into resort style/18-30 holidays! We will not be driving so need advice on which part would be best to stay as a base (would like at least a beach/village with shops/taverns nearby) and can then obv take the bus/boat for daytrips etc and prob not too far from the airport (don't mind about 30/40mins away).
      Also could you recommend the sights/trips too! We are looking at 7-10days.
      Many thanks in adv :-)

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      My First visit with Family

      Rhodes (Island) Feb 21, 2015 at 5:47 AM

      I will be coming late July and staying in Kiotari near Lindos. There will be 5 in the family and i was wondering the best way and cost to get from airport to Kiotari

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    • Advice for best island for family holiday in Greece

      Greece Feb 13, 2015 at 6:54 AM

      Hello, we are looking to visit Greece towards the end of July. We last visited Greece 7years ago, went island hopping (Santorini, Naxos & Ios) my son now 9yrs, was only 2 at the time so doesn't have any recollection of the amazing time we had.

      We will visit towards the end of July for 7-10days.

      Our requirements, so that you have a better understanding of what we are looking for in a holiday ...

      • Needs to be a place that has an aiport (doesn't have to be international as can transfer from Athens). I don't really like the idea of ferries as think it becomes complicated trying to get flight times to coincide with ferry times, what if there are delays/bad weather etc.)
      • We definately want to be in a place where we feel like we are in Greece, eat Greek food, hear&seeGreek music /dancing and see Greek architecture ,ruins etc)
      • We DON'T want to be anywhere where it gets roudy ie 18-30s clubs. We want a good atmosphere but not 'Brits behaving badly sort'! (Yes we visited Ios but only for 2 night as we had friends who ran a hotel there and we managed to escape to a hidden beach, think it was called Manganari beach which was beautiful but wouldn't have chosen it otherwise, also was in the 18-30 bracket then).
      • We want a balance between (beach/swimming/exploring/history/nature) ie visiting beautiful turquoise crystal clear beaches, being able to explore narrow winding streets/rustic charm ofvillages, seeing olives being pressed, churches, taking day trips etc (I understand that we will not get it all but just done ideas
      • We are NOT interested in a 'plastic holiday' in the sun or 'kids clubs'
      • As for accomodation we would prefer to be in a smallish family run hotel where you are looked after, with at least B&B and a pool. Happy to eat out/ buy from local supermarket. Definately nowhere that is too big/resort style!

      I don't want to stay at the places we've been to already but wouldn't mind doing a day trip to them again(if suggested place was in Cyclades) for instance know my son would love to see the volcano in Santorini.

      • We don't want to drive so somewhere that has good transport is important.

      Any suggestions for a great well balanced family holiday in a proper Greek environment would be greatly appreciated :-)

      If you do have any suggestions please could you be specific as to the island and place as sometimes there are nicer/more suitable parts.

      I have looked at Paxos which seems lovely with old Greek charm but perhaps not enough to do / complicated with ferry? We have also looked at Paros but then have read quite a bit that it can be more for the party goers but has good transport.

      Thanks in advance! I look forward to hearing your suggestions :-)

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    • Things to do in Santorini in first week of may

      Santorini Island Feb 11, 2015 at 2:18 PM

      I will be in santorini staying in fira with my friend for 3 days in first week of May. Can you please suggest the itinerary I should follow so that I cover most important places in Santorini. Also I have heard about the volcano and thermal springs package from santorini. Can you please suggest on this also.

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    • Santorini itinerary

      Santorini Island Feb 12, 2015 at 1:57 AM

      Hi,

      I will be travelling for my honeymoon with my wife in early may. so i don't wanna take much of a chance since its our honeymoon.

      this is what my plan is like

      day 1. i reach around 4 pm my hotel... then after little rest check out the fira town and then come back to the imerovigli hotel and watch the sunset at leisure.

      day 2: early morning stroll at imerovegli...then after breakfast walk to fira and catch a bus to kamari....after lunch come back to hotel.

      then i am planning to book a sunset cruise ride.... and come back to hotel after that

      day 3: moving to a hotel in oia... check out oia locally...and den go to amoudi bay...watch the sunset either from oia or from amoudi bay...den back to hotel

      day 4 : morning is free flight in the afternoon to athens

      Kindly suggest what changes do i need to make to this plan...??? it will be really helpful

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      How to get to the airport very early in the morning...

      Athens Feb 25, 2015 at 1:27 PM

      HI Everyone,
      I will be visiting athens on april 4 and need to figure out the best option to go to the airport on a sunday morinig.
      My flight (ryanair) departs at 7am, so I need to know:
      - how early should I arrive to the airport
      - how long will the metro ride take (from plaka)
      - will the metro be open at that time in the morning
      - how much shuld a taxi cost
      Any other suggestions are welcome!
      Thanks!

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    • is it safe to travel to Athens now

      Athens Feb 18, 2015 at 11:21 PM

      Hi my brother and I are planning to travel to Athens in 2 weeks and I would like to know if it is safe to travel at the moment or not hearing the political and economy situation

      Thank you for your feedback

      Regards
      Tin

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    • Jet Ski Hire

      by yachtman Online Now Sep 22, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      Can you hire a jet ski on Skiathos?

      1 Answer Sep 22, 2014 at 5:19 PM
    • Considering a holiday here

      by mickngill Online Now Aug 5, 2013 at 4:54 AM

      Struggling to make our mind up regarding which island to visit next. Would like some information on the various resorts/villages on the island

      2 Answers Aug 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM
    • Model Shops

      by Stuart62 Online Now Aug 2, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      Hi, are there any radio control model shops on Skiathos. Thanks

      2 Answers Aug 2, 2013 at 10:48 AM
    • skiathos price and route

      by Pluton12 Online Now Jul 10, 2013 at 6:25 AM

      What is the best way to get to skiathos.......and normaly cheaper......per person.....i asked about one day excursion.....thanks

      4 Answers Jul 10, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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      skiathos beach chair

      by AngelaM18 Online Now Jul 5, 2013 at 7:20 AM

      is there anyone that knows how much does it cost a beach chair and sun umbrella on koukounaries beach?

      4 Answers Jul 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM
    • Skiathos Medical Centre

      by KAS1111 Online Now Nov 2, 2012 at 6:36 AM

      I am hoping to attend my brother's wedding in Skiathos next year. However, I am concerned about my young daughter who has a severe nut and shell fish allergy.

      I hope we have an uneventful visit, but does anyone have any experience of the Skiathos Medical Centre? I'd like to know whether they would be able to deal with an anaphylactic reaction or whether my daughter would need to be transferred to a mainland hospital.

      7 Answers Nov 15, 2012 at 10:22 AM
    • airport transfer

      by llorenda Online Now Apr 27, 2012 at 10:53 AM

      Is it easy for my sister and i , at the end of may 2012 to get a bus from the airport to koukounaries?. we are staying there for one night, then we need bus to Nostos village.. can anyone direct us in this request please

      4 Answers May 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM
    • Events at the Bourtzi

      by ann1313 Online Now Aug 19, 2011 at 10:17 AM

      Does anyone have a list or know of what cultural events/shows are on on the Bourtzi in Skitahos during August and September?

    • linen dress

      by dirtydick Online Now Jun 26, 2010 at 4:35 AM

      My wife bought a woven linen dress made on Skiathos years again and i wonder if these dress & jackets are still made and what the name of the shop is.Thanking you .Dick Morris

      1 Answer Jun 9, 2013 at 11:04 AM
    • I'm looking for water taxi contacts

      by PAPAMILTIADES Online Now Apr 14, 2010 at 3:50 AM

      I need to go from Skiathos to Katigiorgis by boat.
      I would like to contact several Water taxi company working in May 2010.
      Can you help me?
      Please give me emails or phone numbers.
      Many thanks
      Efgalisto para poli

      1 Answer Apr 14, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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      Troulos Bay & Town facilities

      by AndyJA Online Now Jan 17, 2010 at 2:41 AM

      Hi
      We are staying at Troulos Beach Hotel in September & have a few questions if anyone can help please.

      1. How far to walk from Troulos Beach Hotel to Troulos village.

      2. What facilities are there in Troulos village Reataurants / bars / Shops / Supermarkets etc.

      3. Taxi costs & travel time to Skiathos town from Troulos Beach.

      4. Do taxis charge more after a certain time in the evening?

      5. Where are the nearest Bank cash machines (ATMs) to Troulos Beach?

      A good few questions sorry, but first time in Skiathos so hope someone can help.

      Many Thanks

      Andy Atkinson
      England

      2 Answers Jan 17, 2010 at 5:57 AM
    • cost of living

      by newtonmj Online Now Jul 19, 2009 at 8:22 AM

      We are about to go to Skiathos. I haven't been abraod for 6 years and have never used euros - I'm out of touch with costs! I am a single adult taking two teenage children. What does it cost per day for three/four people self catering in terns of food etc.? Thanks

      4 Answers Jul 20, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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      BBQing on the beach ?

      by Steveharley Online Now Jul 16, 2009 at 2:17 AM

      Off to Skiathos with the family at the end of the Month and wonder if anyone can asnwer this question. Is it acceptable/legal to bbq on the beaches ?. Obviously not during the crowds on a popular beach, but in the evenings or on secluded beaches ?

      Don;t want to rock any boats - but I just love to barbie.,,,,

      1 Answer Apr 16, 2010 at 1:12 AM
    • help with pension argo in skiathos town contact info

      by karenlwalker Online Now Sep 5, 2008 at 3:18 PM

      Hi

      Can anyone help me with an e-mail address or contact info for Pension Argo in the old town of Skiathos or if there are any other studios close to the Hotel Orsa there? I am staying there at the end of the month but need studio accommodation close by for my son who is flying over from Athens to join us. Thanks in anticipation.

      2 Answers Sep 15, 2008 at 1:28 PM
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      best way to travel

      by EPEKINDINI Online Now Jul 15, 2008 at 6:13 PM

      hi can anyone tell me the best way to travel to skiathos from pireaus? it seems that everyone is going from volos to skiathos but i was wondering if there was a direct boat from pireaus?

      5 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 10:31 AM
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      Apartments in Skiathos

      by travellada Online Now May 22, 2008 at 7:17 AM

      Looking for an apartment that can house a 4-member family. Can anyone recommend or comment upon the following options? skiathos.gr/html/diamoni/gr/...

      Many Thanks!

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      Alonissos

      by ahimsa.david Online Now Jan 13, 2008 at 10:03 AM

      Hi,
      Skiathos forum was the closest I could find for Alonissos!!
      Does anyone have any information on "budget" places to stay here? I would really like somewhere in Steni Vala & I remember staying at a Taverna there 10 years ago for next to nothing. Now, of course one can only find "villas" on the net......any ideas would be greatly apreciated
      david

      2 Answers Jan 16, 2008 at 9:59 AM
    • Travel from Thessaloniki to Skiathos

      by Vardui Online Now Aug 20, 2007 at 11:42 AM

      Can someone please recommend the best method of transportation from Thessaloniki to Skiathos Island on Sept 7th? I was looking into the ferries (www.gtp.gr) but it doesn't seem to be operating at that time and it also states that it takes a full day to get there. I was kind of surprised.
      Are there other alternatives or other boats going there? I'd like to avoid going into Volos, if poosible.
      Thank you!

      2 Answers Aug 20, 2007 at 12:23 PM
    • Has anybody stayed at the Lalaria Hotel in Skiathos???

      by Catherine12345 Online Now Jul 23, 2007 at 3:41 PM

      I have booked the Lalaria Hotel in Skiathos for last August for 2 weeks and I was wondering if there was anybody out there that stayed there??In addition did anybody stay in the REA studios either in Skiathos

      2 Answers Jul 24, 2007 at 4:56 PM
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      quads for hire?

      by jillkidiki Online Now Jan 28, 2007 at 2:05 PM

      going to Troulos in may this year and would like to know if it is possible to hire quad bikes .

      1 Answer May 2, 2008 at 3:51 AM
    • car hire needed?

      by tashac73 Online Now Jan 10, 2007 at 3:21 AM

      Hi

      Me and my family have always hired a car when we go away on holiday and I'm just wondering is there any need to hire a car when we go to skiathos as the island is so small and there is really only 1 main road.

      Thanks

      2 Answers Jun 6, 2007 at 4:52 AM
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      aselinos accomodation

      by annieb66 Online Now Sep 20, 2006 at 3:38 AM

      hi
      Thinking of a holiday in skiathos next year ( have been twice before ) but i would like to stay somewhere of the beaten track and was looking at aselinos, can anyone reccommend studios/ apartments as i cant seem to find any in this area!!
      many thanks
      annie

      7 Answers Apr 17, 2007 at 9:03 AM
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      flying to skiathos

      by asaf_tz Online Now Aug 18, 2006 at 7:44 AM

      Hello,

      Think of going to skiathos for a short vacation.
      doe's anyone know which airlines fly to the island from Athens? what should be the fligjt price?

      thanx,

      Asaf

      1 Answer Aug 18, 2006 at 8:00 AM
    • money in skiathos

      by adetel Online Now Aug 9, 2006 at 3:03 AM

      Can anyone help? I am going to skiathos (Kolios) next week for a holiday. I usually take travellers cheques with me when I go abroad but I've heard that they are not easily changable in Skiathos. I've also heard there aren't many cash machines. Is this right? Can anyone tell me the best way to take my money ie cash, bank card etc. Thank you very much.

      4 Answers Aug 16, 2006 at 2:00 AM
    • Ferry service from the Mainland

      by bmpuk Online Now May 2, 2006 at 8:41 AM

      How regular is the boat service from Agios Konstantinos in September to Skiathos and from Skiathos to Thessalonika?

      Cheers

      4 Answers May 4, 2006 at 3:15 PM
    • skiathos

      by 3AJC Online Now Oct 25, 2003 at 9:08 AM

      has anyone lived in skiathos, because i am planning to move out there for the summer season 2004...........please help!

      1 Answer Oct 25, 2003 at 9:13 AM