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    • taxi service

      Rethymno Jan 9, 2016 at 10:27 AM

      we will be staying in nearby maroulas 8km away. how much roughly does a taxi cost to rethymno?

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    • Travel from Greece to crostia

      Greece Jan 24, 2016 at 2:42 PM

      We are hoping to visit Athens , Santorini and possibly another island in June. From here we wish to travel to Croatia(Dubrovnik or Split ??).
      Can anyone suggest the most time efficient and cost effective way of doing this?

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      Relaxing, quiet,

      Crete Island Jan 27, 2016 at 4:23 AM

      We're two active, mid 50's who like a relaxing holiday is small, local places by the sea. Crete is our plan for 2016. Ideally, somewhere with some bars and restaurants and a lack of nightclubs! We plan to travel in September, and go self catering if possible. We're not high maintenance, so long as the place is clean, comfortable and close to amenities, we're good to go. We like to walk, cycle, use local transport and generally explore. We've had a couple of suggestions, Sissi being one. Most of the reviews I read, though, are quite a few years old. Anyone visited recently, got any suggestions?

      My wish list (but realise I can't have everything) is: Clean, self catering apartment, sea/harbour view, local/small town/village, bars/tavernas, supermarket, local restaurants.

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      walking on Skyros and Evia

      Skyros Island Jan 24, 2016 at 8:31 AM

      Hello,
      In September I plan to go 2,5 weeks to Skyros ans Evia, mainly for walking but I also like
      (pre-)historic places. My plan is: fly to Athens, take ferry to Skyros and stay app. 1 week, then to Evia and spent
      rest of holiday there. Can anyone give advise on places to stay / walks etc. ? Are there also good busconnections or do I need to rent a sooter ?

      Thankx !!

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    • Getting from Delphi to Meteora area.

      Delphi Jan 8, 2016 at 2:28 PM

      I didn't realize that it would be so hard to get from Delphi to Meteora. I have been reading, and it seems that our best bet would be to try to get the (:53 train from Levadia to Kalambaka. That means that we need to get a bus that would allow us lots of time as it seems that we also need to find a taxi to get us from the bus station to the train station. One question is whether anyone knows what times buses leave Delphi ( guess I should try to find a schedule) and two, this I can't find out. Will we have a hard time finding a taxi in Levadia?

      Thanks so much for any info. Elaine

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      Wasps in Thassos

      Greece Jan 21, 2016 at 3:59 AM

      We have booked Thassos for mid May this year and on many previous visits my wife and I have experienced problems with wasps but cant remember what time of year it was we went.
      My daughter and her husband are not good with wasps, but they insisted we all go to Thassos including our two year old granddaughter.
      I've read that wasps are only a problem on Greek islands August / September onwards, just wondered if anyone visited Thassos last year and were effected by these little blighters

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      Ferry from Paros to Milos in September 2016

      Milos Island Jan 20, 2016 at 10:31 PM

      Does anyone know if there is a daily ferry available from Paros to Milos in mid to late September? I can't seem to find a schedule and have booked a hotel on Milos so not sure how to get there from Paros.

      Thanks for any assistance!

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      Athens to Marathon by bus

      Marathon Jan 15, 2016 at 1:05 PM

      Hey there, I'm planning to go from Athens to Marathon next month, by bus. I read that I have to take the bus named 'Marathon' at Mavrommateon street, is that right? Do you have the updated rate? Is the bus final stop in a walking distance from The Tumulus of the Athenians or should I drop off anywhere else to reach this site? I heard that some drivers do not speak english and are not up to help that's why I'm worried

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    • Greece in March

      Greece Jan 12, 2016 at 11:54 PM

      Planning my trip in March 2nd week to athens and santorini for a week. How is th climate then and is it closed for tourists? Whats the impact of the bomb blast in Turkey yesterday? Will it Impact anything in Greece?

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      Should I book the ferries now?

      Greece Jan 18, 2016 at 1:22 AM

      Visiting Greece end of June start of July. Have been researching ferry connections between islands on gtp.gr and openseas.gr, which both give me ferry options for my selected dates. Would you recommend I book these now, or wait? Will they sell out if I don't reserve them now, or will there be more connections available as we approach summer?
      The same questions obviously also refer to flights.
      Plan on flying from Athens to Crete and taking the ferry to Santorini, Paros and Mykonos before returning to Athens.
      Another question: is it recommended to finalise all transportation before booking accommodation?
      Thanks!

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    • 10-12 days Mainland Greece

      Greece Feb 2, 2016 at 12:52 AM

      Hi, our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids 12yrs and 9yrs) will be in Greece for approx 3.5weeks. We plan to spend 2 weeks on the Greek Islands (including Ios to visit a relative as well 4-5 days in Crete).

      That leaves us approx 10-12 days to see the Greek mainland. We will be flying in and out of Athens. Preference to use trains/buses but we can hire a car if that is everyone's recommendation. Any suggestions for itinerary, must see places, where to stay or what to do are appreciated. Any good family friendly destinations would also be good. We are open to all suggestions :)

      Thank you for your help and advice

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    • Where to stay

      Santorini Island Jan 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM

      We are a group of 8 people planning to visit Santorini this summer. We currently have the choice of 2 villas, one in Pyrgos & one in Oia. There are some young adults in our group who will want to get about and about independently to bars, restaurants etc, so which would be the best place to choose?
      Also, is there an accessible beach in Oia?
      Thank you in advance, Kath Hill

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    • Schengen Visa

      Greece Jan 26, 2016 at 9:20 PM

      Hi Will the problem of schengen visa be sorted ? ..would it impact tourists ?

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      Unable to book train online

      Meteora Jan 18, 2016 at 1:13 AM

      Hi, any advice as to how I can complete an online booking for train 884 from Athens to Kalambaka with return on train 885 in July?
      Went onto tickets.trainise.gr but got the message: This train does not support seat reservations. You can buy a ticket for this train if and only if you have at least one seat reservation at some other part of your journey.
      The website then refused to proceed any further with my booking.
      What have I done wrong?

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    • Holiday destinations

      Greece Jan 27, 2016 at 5:12 AM

      Hi, we are 4 girls from which three are 17 years old and one 18 years old. Im looking for a greek island to go to during the summer with intense nightlife and nice hotels. What do you suggest? Also i would like to be informed about other european holiday destinations for 17 years old. Thanks:)

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      Can anyone please give me advice on visiting Greece in April?

      Greece Jan 28, 2016 at 5:16 AM

      Hi, I have never been to Greece, so this is new territory for me. I am hoping to visit Greece at the beginning of April this year. I have very limited time (8 days in total) and my arrival and departure dates are inflexible. However, I am hoping to build in some flexibility during the eight days.

       

      So, what I would like to know is, taking into account that it is April i.e. low season, how much flexibility is there with booking ferries and accommodation a day or two before going out to one of the islands like Santorini?

       

      My thinking at the moment is to arrive in Athens and to spend one day/two nights there, and then to get an idea of what the weather is going to be like for the next couple of days. If the weather is quite OK, I would like to book/get on a ferry and head out to an island for a few days. I will need to book accommodation as well, which I would need to do in Athens.

       

      My tentative itinerary looks something like this, but it depends on the weather:

      • Tuesday: Arrive late afternoon / overnight Athens
      • Wednesday: Day in Athens / overnight Athens
      • Thursday: Travel to an island, preferably Santorini, using Blue Star Ferries
      • Friday: Santorini / overnight Santorini
      • Saturday: Santorini / overnight Santorini
      • Sunday: Travel to Athens using Blue Star Ferries / overnight Athens
      • Monday: Open day / flexi day
      • Tuesday: Open day / flexi day
      • Wednesday: Day in Athens / overnight Athens
      • Thursday: Depart Athens am

       

      What I am certain of, no matter the weather, is to be in Athens the Wednesday, because I depart Thursday morning.  I do not want to be on an island on the Wednesday only to find myself stuck becaue of bad weather. 

       

      I would appreciate any advice on this matter. 

      Many thanks

      A

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    • Last Week September

      by AnnG51 Online Now Aug 26, 2015 at 4:32 AM

      Hi we arrive in Skiathos town 25th September 2015 and we cant wait !!! we have heard so much about how beautiful Skiathos is, can you please help me as I don't know much about any excursions that may be available and the best places to visit on skiathos and neighbouring islands that are worth a visit also can anyone please advise me on what the weather is likely to be like
      all help and advise will be gratefully received
      Thank you

      Ann

      4 Answers Aug 28, 2015 at 4:24 AM
    • Skiathos Tourism - running out of money?

      by csksua Online Now Jun 21, 2015 at 11:55 AM

      With the current crisis still unresolved, how is tourism doing in Skiathos right now? The hotels still manage to open and function normally?

      2 Answers Jun 21, 2015 at 12:13 PM
    • 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