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      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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      seafood restaurant

      by zeytin33 Online Now Dec 23, 2015 at 6:15 AM

      hi
      looking for the best seafood restaurants in Thessaloniki where the locals prefer to eat
      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Dec 26, 2015 at 1:29 PM
    • Motorbike rental

      by Jjungle Online Now Nov 18, 2015 at 9:04 AM

      I plan to visit north of Greece in May 2016 looking for motorbike rental for 1 week .
      Anybody knows where I can find such rental ?

      4 Answers Nov 19, 2015 at 5:38 AM
    • Conditions in Thessaloniki now?

      by ConnieS21 Online Now Jul 2, 2015 at 2:21 PM

      Hi, I'm planning a vacation to Thessaloniki next week, but am concerned about coming in light of the financial crisis. I know to bring cash, but I've seen on the news that stores are running out of food and gas stations are running out of petrol. Is this more in the area around Athens or is it also in Thessaloniki? Any other tips or insights? Thanks for the help!

      3 Answers Jul 3, 2015 at 2:00 AM
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      Thessaloniki - Skopje

      by Wychwoodgolfer Online Now Dec 23, 2014 at 10:29 PM

      Can anybody provide reliable contact for transport for 6 persons traveling from Thessaloniki airport - Skopje centre in April 2015. Any other tips or advice on places to visit while in this part of the world would be much appreciated.

      Thanks in advance

      Eddy

      2 Answers Dec 25, 2014 at 9:41 AM
    • Trekking Poles

      by RedAlice Online Now Sep 17, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      Any advice on buying trekking poles in Thessaloniki?   I left mine at home, and would like to buy some.

      2 Answers Sep 17, 2014 at 11:54 AM
    • Taxi thessaloniki

      by tasosback Online Now Sep 11, 2014 at 12:06 PM

      Is there any online service for taxi and transfers in Thessaloniki?

      4 Answers Sep 18, 2014 at 6:48 AM
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      Safe bars to go ?

      by JLA84 Online Now Aug 30, 2014 at 1:46 PM

      Im asking again can anybody help where can ı go to have a drink alone in thessaloniki is it safe to go to a bar there at night ?

      8 Answers Sep 19, 2014 at 10:53 AM
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      ALONE TRAVELLER

      by JLA84 Online Now Aug 30, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      İs it safe to go to a bar to drink sth alone as a women traveller or where can ı go at night?

      1 Answer Sep 5, 2014 at 2:50 AM
    • location of bus station KTEL in Thessaloniki for bus to Kastraki or Kalambaka

      by maultby40 Online Now Aug 18, 2014 at 6:51 AM

      Hi there, can anyone tell me the street location of the ktel bus station in thessaloniki, where I can get the bus to Kastraki, Meteora please.

      1 Answer Aug 18, 2014 at 7:05 AM
    • short time parking

      by alpinista61 Online Now Aug 2, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      Hello
      I need to pick up a friend at the airport Macedonia Thessaloniki. I come from the car. How and where to park the car and how much and how to pay for it?

      2 Answers Aug 2, 2014 at 9:29 PM
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      Bus: Thessaloniki to Sofia

      by GroundhogDave Online Now Jul 22, 2014 at 11:01 AM

      Haven't posted it yet. Anything else I should add?

      My wife and I are going to be in Thessaloniki in late September and from there, we are heading to Sofia. I see that there is now train service between the two cities, but I think the bus still looks to be shorter and arrives earlier, which is favourable for us.

      I have a few questions about the bus: 1. Where exactly do you catch the bus? Wikitravel says 'You can catch this bus if you continue on an imaginary line at the end of Maria Luisa street. It meets in front of the "cafe" and just a few meters to the left of the entrance to the WC.' Is that correct?

      2. Generally, how is the bus travel on this line? Any idea on how many washroom stops it makes?

      3. We arrive in Thessaloniki four days before departing to Sofia. If we pick up tickets when we arrive, will there likely still be some available? Where do we purchase these tickets?

      Thanks in advance!

       

      2 Answers Jul 23, 2014 at 4:53 AM
    • how do I get from Thessaloniki airport to Thessaloniki bus station in order to get to Volos?

      by mihaelamusat Online Now Jun 17, 2014 at 8:03 AM

      how do I get from Thessaloniki airport to Thessaloniki bus station in order to get to Volos?

      10 Answers Jun 17, 2014 at 11:11 PM
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      Best area to stay in?

      by GroundhogDave Online Now May 27, 2014 at 6:00 AM

      My wife and I (late 20s) will be in Thessaloniki for four nights in mid-September. Wondering what would be the best area for us to stay in. Interested in seeing the usual sights, as well as hitting up restaurants, nightlife, and just generally experiencing the culture. We usually rent apartments or stay in penions/B&Bs etc. Walkability/access to transport a must.

      Side note: Greece will be Karlie's 30th country visited so would like to have a special stay there!

      I don't necessarily need reco's for a specific place (but if you have one, that's great), but more just a great neighbourhood or street. Advice on streets to avoid is also appreciated! I'm a light sleeper so don't want to stay directly on a busy main road.

      1 Answer May 28, 2014 at 4:31 AM
    • wedding location

      by jterpo Online Now May 25, 2014 at 8:02 AM

      I am looking for a relatively small sea-side Greek Orthodox church (in Thessaloniki) which would be able to host a holy matrimony. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

      Also, does anyone know the name (and/or location) of either of these chapels?

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      3 Answers May 29, 2014 at 10:27 PM
    • Is anyone knows the best restaurant in Ano poli castles

      by frux Online Now Apr 12, 2014 at 12:11 PM

      Is anyone knows the best restaurant in Ano poli castles we will be near Moni Vlatadon for 3 days filming
      thanks

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      Ferries: 48hr rolling strikes still? Days of operation?

      by vacuoso Online Now Apr 6, 2014 at 1:40 AM

      Hoping to catch a ferry from Thessaloniki or Kavala to Lesvos on Sunday, April 13. From my calculations, that Sunday would be a day that the ferries DO run... But I wouldn't bet the price of a hostel stay for 2 on it! :) It is unmercifully difficult to find information about options and timetables, etc, even when one goes into the ferry office at the port of Thessaloniki, which I did--they said to call back on Friday but we caught a bus to Toroni instead. Trying to decide when to head back up...

      Anybody have any insight into the murky depths that surround the ferry situation?

      Many thanks in advance,

      .A.

       

      2 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 10:54 PM
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      Info on taxi to K.T.E.L. Chalkidiki?

      by vacuoso Online Now Apr 2, 2014 at 4:03 AM

      Hello all!

      From the city center, Arch of Galerius to be exact, to K.T.E.L. Chalkidiki bus station (7km south of center on highway 25):

      1. Approximate cost of taxi ride? Is it charged on the meter or should I agree to a price before the ride?

      2. Approximate length of time on a Thursday, around 12:00.

      3. Is there a recommended taxi company to use? 

      Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!! =) Ευχαριστώ!

       

      -Angelo

       

      11 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 2:22 AM
    • Rent a scooter in Thessaloniki?

      by Raine7u Online Now Mar 31, 2014 at 3:37 AM

      Hi!!! Me and my friends are planing a 1-2 days stay in Thessaloniki, and we were thinking of renting scooters to trip in the city. Can you please recommend me a good place to rent and what the normal prices per day are?

      1 Answer Mar 31, 2014 at 5:02 AM
    • Nice restaurants and bars for little money?

      by team-mojito Online Now Mar 25, 2014 at 12:03 PM

      Hi!
      Me and my husband are going to Saloniki at the end of april. We both are students, so we can't spend so much money.
      Do you have some advice where we can go out to eat for a nice price? do you know some good and cheap restaurants and bars near the city center? Would be nice if you could help us! :)

      2 Answers Mar 26, 2014 at 7:48 AM
    • How can i get from Prague to Vesec?

      by LucyThess Online Now Feb 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM

      I want to come in Vesec and there are not flights from thessaloniki where i live,so i have to come in Prague first but i really dont know how i m gonna get in Vesec from Prague and how much it will cost! thank you in andvance!

      4 Answers Feb 19, 2014 at 9:03 AM
    • Airport transfer

      by alcando87 Online Now Feb 7, 2014 at 5:28 AM

      Hello,

      I am travelling to Leptokaria from Thessaloniki airport at 9pm on 29th July. What is the cheapest and quickest way of getting there? All signs seem to be pointing to a taxi, if so is it cheaper to pre-book a shuttle car or get a taxi when we get to the airport?

      Cheers,

      Alex

      7 Answers Feb 8, 2014 at 12:19 PM
    • Advice on areas around Saloniki with a connection to Alexander the Great

      by Staara77 Online Now Jan 22, 2014 at 6:15 AM

      Hello folks,

      I will be travelling to Thessaloniki in early June and I'm very much interested in areas around this city that have a connection with Alexander the Great.
      I will be in Thessaloniki for four days-before heading up to FYROM for a few days.
      So far I have seen the option of going to Pella, Vergina and Aigai, and I wondered what were the best options to organise a visit to such places.

      I am planning to spend a day and maybe a day and a half in Thessaloniki-the main reason for me going to Salokini is to visit areas connected to Alexander the Great.

      Could somebody please tell me which of the areas I have mentioned are close to each other, or does some company organise a trip that covers all these areas in one day?
      Personally I would prefer to not rely too much on a fully guided tourist trip, I would prefer to be independent of a guided tour.

      Could somebody please give me idea of how much a trip to the places I have mentioned cost-it's just that I am on some kind of budget, and would prefer to know how much money to put aside for these trips to the areas connected with Alexander the Great.
      Or are there any buses that go around these areas perhaps?

      Thank you for reading this, and I look forward to hearing from you,

      Regards S

      4 Answers Feb 5, 2014 at 7:18 AM
    • Transport from Macedonia Airport to Porto Palace Hotel

      by sangshan Online Now Oct 14, 2013 at 9:05 AM

      Hi,
      I'm arriving at Thessaloniki airport on 4'th November at 6.00 pm. My question is what are the options of transport from airport to Hotel Porto Palace which is located in Port area?

      2 Answers Oct 14, 2013 at 12:11 PM
    • Day tour from Thessaloniki

      by sangshan Online Now Oct 8, 2013 at 9:33 AM

      Hi,
      I'm coming to Thessaloniki from 5'th November to 8'Th November 2013. My husband is attending a conference there. Please suggest me places worth visit. I also want to know whether there are any conducted tours for nearby places,as I'll be travelling alone.
      Thanks

      5 Answers Oct 13, 2013 at 1:48 AM
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      Getting around Greece

      by sandot Online Now Jul 23, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      Hi
      I'm planning a trip to Greece. I've never been before, but am looking for a holiday full of culture, but with some relaxing! I've been told Thessaloniki is beautiful,and plan to stay there, but is it possible/easy to get to Ithaca from there? I'll be there for a week. And it Athens the best airport to fly into, and if so, how long would it take to get to Thessaloniki from there.
      Thanks to you who take the time to advise!

      4 Answers Oct 28, 2013 at 6:36 AM
    • information about bus hour

      by Muhammadasim Online Now Jun 27, 2013 at 2:23 AM

      pls can i know bus hours from thessaloniki to halkidiki

      2 Answers Jul 25, 2013 at 4:09 AM
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      naturist beach

      by lolo5 Online Now Jun 27, 2013 at 12:58 AM

      Helllo is there a naturist beach, savage or not, not too far from the city of Thessaloniki?TX!

      5 Answers Jun 28, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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      what to visit between Thessaloniki and Piraeus?

      by lolo5 Online Now Jun 27, 2013 at 12:52 AM

      HELLO, we'll be driving from Thessa to Piraeus to board a ship in the evening, so we want to visit some interesting sites (ancient or not) on the way. Any ideeas?

      3 Answers Jun 27, 2013 at 4:13 AM
    • Car parking in Thessaloniki

      by iliyana_17 Online Now Jun 26, 2013 at 2:19 AM

      Hello,
      IS there a free car parking inTjessalonik.We want to leave the car for 8 days.

      4 Answers Jun 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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      hotels

      by nesilis34 Online Now Jun 3, 2013 at 1:23 AM

      where will I stay at hotel?

      5 Answers Jun 4, 2013 at 12:55 PM