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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.

      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.

    • 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!

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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.

    • Ios late august 2015

      by NikitaK Online Now Jul 16, 2015 at 7:51 AM

      Is anyone coming late august 23-28th?))


      2 Answers Jul 16, 2015 at 9:28 AM
    • Vehicle rentals

      by as3d2 Online Now Jul 23, 2014 at 9:57 PM

      do you need to have insurance or european license to drive the atv's or the scooters in Ios. Please help because i would like to rent some and want to know how strict they are in terms of renting the vehicle. Also, please let me know if i need anything else to make the process easier. Thanks in advance!

      1 Answer Jul 23, 2014 at 10:37 PM
    • who will be in ios from august 22-25th 2014?

      by as3d Online Now Jun 29, 2014 at 8:38 PM

      is it still peak time for parties around that time?

      2 Answers Jun 29, 2014 at 10:44 PM
    • Agust 2014 #summer

      by AntonBD Online Now Jun 5, 2014 at 8:45 AM

      Who will be in Ios from 29 july to 5 august?!
      let's go, party island!!!!

      2 Answers Jun 5, 2014 at 11:34 AM
    • is ios island expensive for alcohol, food etc.?

      by AislingBulman1 Online Now Jan 18, 2014 at 7:42 AM

      thinking of going to Ios in june and wondering if it is expensive?

      1 Answer Jan 18, 2014 at 7:49 AM
    • Ios From June 23- 27th?

      by Sargerhoden Online Now Jun 7, 2013 at 2:07 PM

      How is the party in Ios during those dates? Has any one been at that time? What can you share?

      3 Answers Jun 8, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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      3 days and in need of suggestions!

      by JCTraveler Online Now Aug 3, 2010 at 3:47 PM

      My traveling partner and I will be in Ios for 3 days in mid Sept. We are looking for suggestions of where to stay and what to see while there. We are 2 females in our mid 20's and enjoy daytime relaxation or sight seeing but also enjoy a nightlife atmosphere.

      What are the best areas of the island to stay in?

      Is it best to reserve a hotel or figure that out upon arrival?

      Any other suggestions on restaurants, bars, sights, etc.

      Thank you!

      3 Answers Aug 12, 2010 at 4:43 PM
    • Ios or Crete?

      by greecelover1 Online Now Feb 20, 2009 at 8:17 AM

      My senior class is trying to decide whether we should go to ios or crete. We are looking for somewhere that will be busy in May and have a lot of wild parties. Does anyone know which one of these two will be more appropriate for our purposes?

      4 Answers Feb 20, 2009 at 9:21 AM
    • Ios Accommodation

      by bart19 Online Now Aug 5, 2008 at 3:44 PM


      I am looking for accommodation (hostel style) on Ios in a couple of weeks and being a complete idiot I forgot to book any accommodation. I am looking for about a week starting from 14th or 15th August. I am an Aussie guy 25 y.o. from Perth who is very easy to get along with. Any suggestions or people who have a spare bed would be much appreciated.

      If Ios is out of the question can anyone suggest another greek island that will provide a similar experience as Ios?

      Cheers in advance

      2 Answers Aug 6, 2008 at 1:52 AM
    • Gay Life in Ios Island?

      by RedBull6969 Online Now Jul 20, 2007 at 4:13 PM


      I'd like to ask if there are any Gay Bars and Clubs, Cruising areas, or Nude Gay Beaches in Ios or in the worst case some "Gay Friendly" places that something good can happen! :)

      I am going there on 20th of August and i'd appreciate some advice!

      Thanks! :)

      2 Answers Aug 3, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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      Irish Girl Needs Help!!!

      by leona87 Online Now Jun 20, 2007 at 7:51 AM

      hey everyone,
      myself and five friends are heading to ios on the 10th july until 24th! we are flying into santorini airport, arriving late in the evening! after much research, it seems to me that we will have to wait for a connecting ferry to ios until around 4am....would i need to book my tickets for the ferries now or will i be able to buy them before getting on the ferry? i guessed that nowhere will be open at that hour to book? also, some friends will be in crete at the same time as we are in ios...would a trip over to cretye be possible (and easy) to organise transportation wise?!?
      any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

      2 Answers Jun 20, 2007 at 8:00 PM
    • Far Out Camping compared to Purple Pig Stars Camping

      by vietturk Online Now Jul 4, 2006 at 9:31 PM

      Hi there ! Has anyone been to Ios, Greece Islands, lately and stayed at or been to Far Out Village and/or Purple Pig Stars Camping???.... I can't decide where to stay and would like some more info on the bungalows at each of the resorts/camping grounds. Purple Pig don't really have many photo's so wondering if they had a seaview and in general if it is a good place to stay. A contact email would be good to as they haven't answered my emails.... And has anyone stayed at Far Out Village in the bungalows.... would love to hear from anyone with ideas.


      1 Answer Jun 23, 2007 at 2:46 PM
    • Crete to Ios transportation?

      by irenegirl Online Now Mar 29, 2006 at 9:49 PM

      Hi everyone. We're going to be in Greece for a month May 2006. In our excitement over booking hotels, we forgot to make sure we could travel between our chosen islands and are having trouble connecting buses and ferries.

      1. Has anyone travelled in may ( may 18th for us)from Crete to Ios? I found a KTEL bus to take us to Heraklion for 8am, then a Blue star ferry 8:15am to Piraeus, and later to Ios to arrive at 1:05am on the 19th. I'm worried about having only 15 minutes in Heraklion before the ferry leaves... is this possible to do? How much in advance do we need to be at the ferry terminal? Is there a better, more direct option? I'd be grateful for any advice on this!!

      4 Answers Apr 16, 2006 at 6:09 PM
    • get out with expired visa

      by nathanjrutherford Online Now Sep 2, 2005 at 9:04 AM


      me and my friend have lived in ios greece 4 past 4 months, prblem is that my friend has aussie passport (me brit) and has overstayed 3 month period coz he had kidney infection.

      we leave in next 3 weeeks and have been told of few ways of not gettin caught by passport folk coz he gets fine and possibly banned from eu till he pays bout 1000 euro fine.

      anyone with any experience especially aussies, canadas...etc who have overstayed and got away.

      urgent replies appreciated


      2 Answers Sep 2, 2005 at 3:27 PM
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      Cheap Flats in Ios Island

      by Propermark Online Now Mar 21, 2005 at 6:26 AM

      Hello everyone!

      I'm Marco from Italy.
      I was planning to spend my holidays in Ios, which I heard is really a party island! But I was looking for some cheap flats where I could stay with my friends. Do you have any suggestions? or some contacts (e-mails; phones) to provide me?

      Thanks in advance!

      2 Answers Mar 23, 2005 at 3:27 AM
    • athens-ios-crete

      by Stefitz Online Now Jul 12, 2004 at 4:49 PM

      hello all, i am considering flying to athens at the end of august for bout 15 to 20 days and i would like to split the stay into three stops firstly athens then ios and then crete so i was just wondering what is the best way to do it is there a ferry that will go from athens to ios and then one from ios to crete. my main queries are is that possible , how long would we be on ferries and how much do they cost thanks a million hope u can help!!

      1 Answer Jul 12, 2004 at 5:23 PM
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      by Antonio25 Online Now Feb 3, 2004 at 5:43 PM

      i was thinking about Koh Phangan in Thailand for the full moon party of July but now we have this "flu bird" disease... so Ios im caming. if you see a black fellow with a colagate smile ... you should come to me i still have a hug left to give you.. i'll even let you pay me a drink :) greetings we WILL SEE ourselves there PARTY ON!!!!

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      Ios im coming

      by Antonio25 Online Now Feb 3, 2004 at 5:41 PM

      i was thinking about Koh Phangan in Thailand for the full moon party of July but now we have this "flu bird" disease... so Ios im caming. if you see a black fellow with a colagate smile ... you should come to me i still have a hug left to give you.. i'll even let you pay me a drink :) greetings we ourselves there PARTY ON!!!!

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      ferry's from santorini /athens

      by mattaustralia Online Now Jun 25, 2003 at 8:33 PM

      i have looked at many timetables for ferries on the internet and they all seem to contradict each other! whats for sure - is that there seems to be a ferry to santorini each day. my question is: can anyone tell me how frequent the ferrys are from santorini to IOS ? is there a morning and an afternoon service? i am coming in september. thanks!! :-)

      3 Answers Jun 26, 2003 at 3:14 AM
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      Santorini, ferry and hotel? (on my way to Ios)

      by Yojjan Online Now May 12, 2003 at 11:25 AM

      Me and two friends are arriving late on the 4th of june to Santorini airport and we figure that we will have to stay the night at Santorini and the next day continue to Ios. Though, we would like to book a cheap hotel in advance, just so we know eher to go when we arrive, do any of you have any suggestion? I am also wondering from where the ferry goes to Ios, is it in Ioa or where????? Thanks!!! /Yohanna

      3 Answers May 12, 2003 at 2:09 PM
    • is it necessary to book accomodation in advance?

      by traceyknowles Online Now Mar 7, 2003 at 7:29 AM

      is there an airport on the island? i have heard that there are ferries from Santorini and Athens to the island, i would like to know how often. is it an expensive island? i am just a poor student traveller afterall! is it a PARTY ISLAND?! is it necessary to book accomodation well in advance? i have heard that accomodation is cheaper before the middle of July, is this true? are there any flights directly from ireland,preferebly dublin airport, to santorini or athens? which is nearest the island? thanx a lot, hope to get feedback soon! :-)

      4 Answers Mar 7, 2003 at 3:27 PM