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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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    Near Chios

    • lilo23lilo's Profile Photo

      2 days in chios

      by lilo23lilo Online Now Jun 5, 2015 at 4:11 AM

      Hello
      i Will stay 1 night in chios. Could u recommended hotel restaurant anda night Club in there? Thanks

      6 Answers Jun 5, 2015 at 6:20 AM
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      International Drivers License

      by zenastar Online Now Aug 22, 2011 at 11:43 PM

      I am from the States. Will I need an international drivers license to rent a scooter in Chios? Thanks

      2 Answers Aug 23, 2011 at 4:35 AM
    • Seaside Hotel/Apartment in Karfas?

      by acfink77 Online Now Jul 25, 2011 at 3:58 PM

      I am looking for a seaside hotel or apartment in Karfas. Anybody have any good recommendations?

      I gather from these forums that Karfas is a quiet seaside town with enough tavernas to occupy your evenings. Are there any other similar towns on the island of Chios? Any similar lodging recommendations in those towns?

      Many thanks.

      4 Answers Dec 17, 2011 at 4:57 AM
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      Karfas lodgings

      by zenastar Online Now May 8, 2011 at 7:47 PM

      Hello,
      I would like to stay at Karfas while on Chios island. Can anyone recommend a decently priced, clean, and simple place? I don't need a resort or huge hotel. I actually like quainter locations. All of the places I am finding online are sooooo expensive. Thanks..

      5 Answers Sep 23, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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      Xenia Hotel????

      by philosykos Online Now May 1, 2011 at 8:24 PM

      Does the Xenia Hotel in HOra still exist??It was by the sea front..cannot find a number or email or site..has the name changed or does it not exist at all?/Many thxs!

      4 Answers May 3, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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      Transport options in Chios

      by zenastar Online Now Mar 27, 2011 at 12:41 AM

      Hello,
      I will be coming by ferry to Chios from Cesme, Turkey. Does anyone know if you can bring across a rental car from Turkey?
      If not, was is the best and most affordable means of transportation? Car? Motorcycle? Taxi?
      I'll have two days there and I'd like to visit Mesta and Pyrgi. I'd also like to stay somewhere other than Chios town. Please advise.

      5 Answers Mar 29, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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      Coming to Chios Oct 23, 2010

      by Cruiseone2003 Online Now Oct 12, 2010 at 7:17 AM

      Hello, I'm arriving in Chios (The cruiseline spells it Khios) on 10/23 by cruise ship and only staying for the day. I've been reading the Chios Forum for things to see and do and didn't find an answer to my question so I decided to post them here.

      We are four persons, mid 40's, we won't have a car and will not rent a scooter. We'd like to go to a beach, swim and have some local food and beer; easy peasy right? Are there beaches in the town of Chios or nearby?

      2 Answers Oct 31, 2010 at 10:49 PM
    • Stay in Chios town or other village on Chios

      by palioklima Online Now Jun 6, 2009 at 3:18 PM

      I will be with my bf in Chios from 18 Aug to 27 Aug. We like to stay in a place that is central and fun for night time, but not to noisy or commerical, and sitting out in the morning. Chios town seems not so pretty and a little commerical - not beautiful like other port towns (like Syros town, or Symi town). Kombos looks appealing and so does Mesta, but are they too quiet - no restaurants for night, etc, or would we need to drive to Chios town?

      6 Answers Jun 7, 2009 at 5:15 PM
    • travel around Chios

      by aeleland Online Now Oct 13, 2008 at 7:34 AM

      My husband and I are traveling to Chios for one day, off a cruise ship in November. We are in our early 60's and well traveled (never been on a cruise before) We do not usually like group tours, so we thought of going off on our own. How do we get around the island to visit the villages? I am particularly interested in local arts, textiles, and folk traditions. Of course we both love local food.
      How do we hire a driver for the day? What villages do you think we should visit and where should we stop for a good local meal?
      Any suggestions welcomed.
      Andrea, Chicago

      5 Answers Oct 14, 2008 at 2:51 PM
    • 1 day in Chios

      by Karenmillar Online Now Sep 25, 2008 at 8:29 PM

      Hi, we have 1 day in Chios in November while on a cruise and was wondering what the must do's were.

      Karen, New Zealand

      2 Answers Oct 14, 2008 at 7:01 AM
    • Nightlife

      by Bradj Online Now Jun 23, 2006 at 5:29 AM

      Hello
      Can somebody give an insight on nightlife of Chios please?
      Thanks.
      Murat

      2 Answers Jul 22, 2006 at 4:32 AM
    • In 2 weeks to Chios

      by cheeto55 Online Now Jun 19, 2005 at 1:11 PM

      Just wanted to know about exchanging canadian$'s or travellers cheques in chios,greece.Any other info on Chios,where to eat,go,what to see?

      6 Answers Aug 6, 2005 at 2:05 PM