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      Bus from Tirana to Meteora

      Meteora Feb 13, 2017 at 12:48 PM

      I am hoping to take a bus from Tirana in Albania to the Meteora Monasteries in Greece. I think the towns near the monasteries are called Kalambaka (or Kalabaka) and Kastraki. Does anyone have any information on timetables, etc?

      Thanks in advance for any information, it will be very much appreciated.

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      Corinth Canal

      Corinth Feb 13, 2017 at 11:03 AM

      First of all apologies if someone has already answered these questions. I reviewed all the reports I could find about the Corinth Canal, but some were quite old, so I am hoping to get the best current info.

      I am hoping to visit the Corinth Canal around late March or early April, preferably on a day trip from Athens using public transport, a bus or a train.

      My first choice would be to take a tour boat along the canal if there is one available from Isthmia or Corinth. Does anyone have any information on availability of canal tour boats? There was a youtube video clip of someone doing this sort of tour, but it is from 2009. I don't know if the tour is still available or where to get the boat if it is still operating.

      youtube.com/watch?v=...

      My second choice would be to see the canal from the bridge, but I'm not sure if the bus or the train would stop anywhere near the bridge. The bridge is about 9km from Corinth. Does anyone have a good suggestion for how to get to the bridge over the canal for someone using public transport?

      Thanks in advance for any information on this.

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    • Car Parking

      Rhodes (Island) Feb 15, 2017 at 1:42 AM

      Staying in Best Western Plaza hotel Rhodes town in May which has no free parking - which is our best parking option

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      Island recommendations for 2 weeks in the Cyclades

      Greece Feb 12, 2017 at 8:46 AM

      After 2.5 years of travelling in India, Australia and Southeast Asia, my boyfriend (33, British) and I (28, German) have now settled down in Berlin and want to explore some more of Europe. Hence we're very excited to be visiting Greece for the first time this year and are looking for some destination advice.

      We're flying to Athens on 7th June, then on to Santorini early on 8th June (my birthday), and back from Athens on 21st June. We're planning to spend around 3 days / 2 nights in Santorini and would probably like to visit another 2 islands in the Cyclades before heading back to Athens for the final 2-3 days. Is this feasible for a 2-week trip?

      I've checked out plenty of websites and have a few ideas but still unsure of which islands to include. We enjoy pristine, uncrowded (preferably not windy) beaches, local food, nature/scenery, some history/culture and some nightlife (bars rather than clubs). We could hire a car or scooters if required. I've included Santorini on the itinerary as I understand this is a must-see for first-time visitors to the Cyclades, but would also like to include some cheaper, less crowded places. Which islands would you recommend?

      Do we need to book hotels in advance or can we rock up with backpacks and find something decent on the day (Athens, Santorini, other islands)? What about ferries between islands, do we need to book these in advance? Can you recommend any affordable hotels with views of the caldera in Santorini? Is it easy to get public transport from the airport? Any advice relevant to our trip would be much appreciated.

      Thanks in advance!
      Nicole

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      Best days to visit Meteora Monasteries

      Meteora Feb 14, 2017 at 10:22 PM

      I was wondering if any days are better or worse than others for visiting the monasteries at Meteora. For example, Sunday might be a bad day to visit, but there could be other days when the monks have a different routine to normal.

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    • Help in planning to get to Terra Vibe Park for Depeche Mode concert 2017

      by GodK Online Now Oct 23, 2016 at 1:13 AM

      All the fieldtickets sold out so quickly in Holland that we decided to take a short holiday to Athens, to see the concert in Terra Vibe. We probably arrive on the evening of the concert at around 18:00 at our hotel, and we have to get to the Terra Vibe park (concert starts at 21:30). Preferable by bus, but we're not sure if it fits in the timetable of getting there in time? And if we should buy tickets up front (from who, where?).

      Anyone able to help out here?

      Frank

      6 Answers Oct 23, 2016 at 3:20 AM
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      Flea Markes and Garage Sale in Athens or near Athens?

      by lilo23lilo Online Now Sep 21, 2016 at 2:31 PM

      Hello; are there any places in Athens or near Athens flea markets and also garage sale.... etc? Especially How these things going on in there could someone explain? Thanks :)

      2 Answers Sep 21, 2016 at 9:13 PM
    • Buy sim car at metro stations

      by Gojuryu Online Now Sep 20, 2016 at 5:04 AM

      Hi,

      Its safe to buy a sim card on the metro stationd i see srelling there

      1 Answer Sep 20, 2016 at 5:41 AM
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      Car rental recommendations?

      by xoxoxenophile Online Now Aug 20, 2016 at 9:34 PM

      My husband and I will be heading to Greece this November, and we are hoping to rent a car for a few days so we can do a Meteora-Delphi trip from Athens... does anyone have recommendations for rental companies they've had good experience with in Athens? Is it better to book something online now, or wait until we're there since it's the off-season? Any advice is appreciated! :)

      14 Answers Dec 1, 2016 at 3:54 PM
    • Car rental using debit?

      by Fawkes71857 Online Now Aug 14, 2016 at 12:09 PM

      Hi guys,

      Me again... We have a free day in Athens, and was thinking about renting a car from the airport for about 12 hours... Problem is, we only have a visa debit card... Not credit card.

      Does anyone know of any rental agencies at the airport that accepts Debit?

      Thanks in advance.

      4 Answers Aug 14, 2016 at 2:19 PM
    • Uber in Athens?

      by Fawkes71857 Online Now Aug 13, 2016 at 4:49 AM

      Hello,

      I know that you can use uber in Athens, but I was wondering if anyone has done so, and how was the experience? I know that they use taxis instead of personal vehicles, so I'm hoping uber works like it normally does in the US, where you only pay on your phone and don't have to deal with cash.

      Thanks in advance!

      7 Answers Aug 14, 2016 at 6:53 AM
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      Budget Hotel in Athens

      by Lurchizo Online Now Jul 26, 2016 at 8:54 AM

      Can someone recommend a hotel in a good location in Athens for late September. I am traveling along and don't mind rustic - in that I prefer not in an American style Holiday Inn. Is it possible for less than $100 CDN per night?

      9 Answers Aug 4, 2016 at 2:16 PM
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      Corinth + Nafplio possible as a daytrip from Athens?

      by xoxoxenophile Online Now Jul 15, 2016 at 10:10 PM

      I'm heading to Greece this November and starting to plan out our itinerary. We are thinking about 7 days Athens (+ some daytrips from Athens) and 4 days Santorini. Planned daytrips so far are Aegina, Corinth & Delphi. So far Aegina seems totally doable as a half-day, Delphi a little far but doable as a full-day, and Corinth a reasonable half-day. With a little Google Maps research, however, I see that Nafplio/Nafplion is only about another hour west of Corinth.

      From what I've been reading, people suggest two days for Nafplio, but what I'm wondering is if it's possible to do a day trip to Corinth in the morning and Nafplio in the afternoon (or vice versa)? I don't really have set plans for what I want to do in Nafplio--just wander around and see the town and maybe the fortress. Is that doable? If so, what are my public transportation options between Corinth and Nafplio? How about hiring a car/taxi for the full day?

      Thanks in advance for any help! :)

      14 Answers Aug 30, 2016 at 2:08 PM
    • Tours and tips

      by Fawkes71857 Online Now Jul 11, 2016 at 9:12 PM

      Hi all!

      I'll be heading to Athens and Santorini in September, and I'm wondering:

      What are the best tours that re easy on the wallet?

      And

      Are there any useful tips (such as sights to see, etc.) That u should know?

      Thanks a bunch in advance!

      5 Answers Jul 13, 2016 at 7:57 AM
    • Greece Trip-Athens and Santorini

      by spala Online Now Jun 15, 2016 at 5:32 AM

      Hey everyone,

      I am planning a Greece Trip. I am planning to visit Athens, Santorini and Rhodes each for 2 days. I will pass from Athens to Santorini. Which way is better? ferry or plane? If I take the plane, I will be arriving Santorini at 1 in the morning. Anybody can advise me about the transportation at that time? Can you also please suggest me a reliable website for ferry bookings?

      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Jun 15, 2016 at 6:03 AM
    • Lovely walks, far from crowds (and temples)?

      by ClaireDixsaut Online Now Jun 12, 2016 at 5:42 AM

      Fellow Travelers, Hi!
      I will be returning to Athens in early July. I've been there several times and love it. Now that I've crossed most of the ancient history places off my list, I'd be happy to find a couple of pleasant walks around nice areas.
      I guess I'm simply looking for nice, not touristic, parts of the city to walk around, sit down, read a book, drink coffee, maybe talk to people, watch life go by. A garden would be fantastic.
      I get around by metro, buses, trams (no car). I'll be based near Larissis station, makes it easy to get to pretty much anywhere.
      Ephkaristo para poli !

      10 Answers Jun 15, 2016 at 1:45 PM
    • safe to travel?

      by JordanA27 Online Now May 9, 2016 at 8:50 PM

      Is it safe to travel right now with the violent protests going on? and what is the deal with the debt crisis, is there still an atm limit on withdrawals? i just want to know if ill be safe or encounter any kinds of issues.

      8 Answers May 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM
    • Stores open on Sundays?

      by vmeneses Online Now May 9, 2016 at 1:14 PM

      Greetings,
      I have a very long flight connection on a summer sunday (july, 10th) and wish to do some shopping (Mall). Although most information says that Shopping Mall stores are closed on sunday, most of the info is some 8 years old. Due to economical issues, many Malls were still open on sundays in Lisbon an Madrid. I wish to know if Athens has any Mall with stores open on sunday ? I know that Plaka and Monastiraki are running on sunday.
      Thanks in advance,

      1 Answer May 9, 2016 at 8:43 PM
    • 4 day trip in Athens

      by Romain007z Online Now May 8, 2016 at 3:07 PM

      Hello everyone,

      My girlfriend and I are going to Greece from may the 26th to the 30th.

      We were thinking of staying in Athens for the first two days and going on an island not too far for the remaining two.

      Therefore: what neighborhood would you recommend in Athens? We heard about Plaka.

      Also, what island would you recommend? We heard about Aegina, Hydra and Poros.

      Thank you very much for your help.

      Romain

      10 Answers May 11, 2016 at 5:18 AM
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      Beach in Athens?

      by Angholcombe Online Now Mar 14, 2016 at 4:37 PM

      is it possible to stay near the beach in Athens but still be near enough to visit the usual tourist sights, won't have a car so will need to use public transport .
      Thanks

      3 Answers Mar 15, 2016 at 3:30 AM
    • Is suburban railway to aiport inlcuded in 3-days tourist ticket?

      by MarieM47 Online Now Mar 7, 2016 at 3:47 AM

      Hi,

      Is it possible to go to the aiport by suburban train with 3-days tourist ticket? Or is it valid only using metro?

      4 Answers May 17, 2016 at 1:13 PM
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      Electrical adaptor

      by footstool Online Now Jan 3, 2016 at 7:37 PM

      Hi guys. I'm bringing US appliances to Greece. Do Greek wall outlets take a plug with 2 round pins that are rounded off at the end? Is it the same as used in France? Are the wall outlets, in Greece, "deep dish" or recessed as the ones in France? Or flush with the wall? Efkaristo and merci beau coup?

      4 Answers Jan 6, 2016 at 12:46 AM
    • About komboloi

      by RiverXX Online Now Nov 25, 2015 at 9:49 AM

      Can someone tell me where have many Komboloi i can choose, and what's regular price of komboloi? Thanks

      5 Answers Nov 25, 2015 at 1:38 PM
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      Five days in Athens

      by we135b Online Now Nov 24, 2015 at 1:31 PM

      I'm ending a cruise in Athens next August 2016 and am planning to stay four or five days there afterwards. My initial impression is that the tourist attractions in Athens are few. What are the must see tourist attractions? I like to stay at hotels that are centrally located. Is there a city center per se in Athens that would be the best location? Alternatively, I wouldn't mind staying in a resort type of environment. Any recommendations for that? Or would it make sense to jump on a boat to one of the islands? This will be for my wedding anniversary so something nice is preferred. I'm not too concerned about cost. My wife and I like culture and hiking.

      8 Answers Nov 28, 2015 at 11:29 PM
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      Anafiotakis, Athens

      by footstool Online Now Nov 22, 2015 at 7:55 PM

      Has anyone stayed in this area? Or recommend an out of the way, off the beaten path hotel or B&B? We'll be there in the middle of January. Thanks!

      15 Answers Nov 27, 2015 at 3:59 AM
    • night life

      by BellavistaV Online Now Nov 20, 2015 at 5:51 AM

      can i find night club every night in Athens in the month of Nov ? and at witch place exactly in Athens? and where can find easy ladys company to enjoy ,i will come from Crete , on 24 Nov ,thanks in advance

       

      7 Answers Nov 20, 2015 at 9:31 AM
    • Village Festivals

      by leonardosr Online Now Oct 13, 2015 at 5:31 PM

      Can you tell me of any village festivals (Panagery) in Peloponnesos during June or July

      2 Answers Oct 13, 2015 at 9:45 PM
    • Village Festivals

      by leonardosr Online Now Oct 13, 2015 at 1:13 PM

      I was born & raised in Kiato, Korinthos, but my family migrated to the USA 60 years ago, when I was 12 years old.
      I am planing to visit my home village and bring my family to see where I grew up. One of the most fond memories I have of my childhood was attending the village festivals and holidays. I would like to know what festivals are scheduled for June & July in the Korinth area.
      Thank you.
      John

      6 Answers Oct 19, 2015 at 10:35 AM
    • Bus vs. Car Rental

      by gamaru Online Now 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!

      6 Answers Oct 15, 2015 at 11:53 AM
    • Making a connecting flight

      by gamaru Online Now 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.

      6 Answers Oct 19, 2015 at 3:46 PM
    • DIRECTIONS TO CARREFOUR

      by PINKY54 Online Now Sep 7, 2015 at 8:07 AM

      Need help in the following please: 1. Is there a Carrefour outlet in the Area the Syntagma Square and thereabouts? If yes kindly provide details.
      2. Which is the best way to get to Avenue Shopping Complex from the Hadrian's Arch area by public transport. Kindly provide details of Suburban trains and buses which connect with details of stations / stop from which to board.
      3 Any other Supermarkets in the vicinity of Plaka and thereabout.
      TIA

      2 Answers Sep 7, 2015 at 2:48 PM
    • LIKELY DISCOMFORT DURING ELECTIONS IN SEPTEMBER

      by PINKY54 Online Now Aug 29, 2015 at 12:50 AM

      We are a middle aged couple who will be in Greece during the second half of September 15. The Greek elections are to be held on on 20 Sep. What impact can these have on tourists in Athens and around.

      4 Answers Aug 29, 2015 at 7:28 AM
    • Museums and Temporary health insurance

      by ChitownBarb Online Now Aug 14, 2015 at 2:37 PM

      If you only had time to visit one museum in Athens, would you go to the National Museum or the Acropolis Museum?

      Also, does anyone know anything about any kind of temporary health insurance? Is it needed when traveling in Greece, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic or Great Britain? Our U.S. insurance does not cover us overseas. If we need it, what are the best companies, etc.

      16 Answers Aug 29, 2015 at 7:59 PM
    • Transport during transit strikes

      by TennGerry Online Now Aug 14, 2015 at 5:25 AM

      Planning graduation trip for grandmother and grandson. How do we from and to the airport -------- Syntagma Square if there is a transportation strike?

      7 Answers Aug 14, 2015 at 3:18 PM
    • Places to visit

      by Badonmike Online Now Aug 13, 2015 at 12:59 PM

      Where are some great places to visit in Greece close to the airport in the month September. Only in one day or two.

      7 Answers Aug 14, 2015 at 1:33 AM