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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.

    • Ferry from Mykonos

      by PhilE53 Online Now Oct 11, 2016 at 4:24 AM

      Coming to Naxos in September 2017 -fly into mykonos -flight due in 13:35 -what is the frequency of the ferries

      Is it best to pre-book and what ferry companies operate this route

      2 Answers Oct 12, 2016 at 2:47 PM
    • naxos island shopping

      by paulettefeit Online Now Apr 22, 2014 at 8:25 AM

      where to find local linen table napkins and cloths on Naxos Island

      2 Answers Apr 22, 2014 at 9:48 AM
    • stay on Naxos/move to Santarini

      by moneymaven45 Online Now Apr 12, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      We have a couple weeks to explore the Cyclades. We have a place in Naxos for a week. Is it worth it to book another place in Santarini for the next week, or should we stay in Naxos and take day trips to Santarini?

      6 Answers Apr 15, 2014 at 3:48 PM
    • Naxos vs. Mykonos

      by moneymaven45 Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 11:05 AM

      Looking to stay 1 week in either Naxos or Mykonos. Which makes a better base for exploring other nearby isands?

      4 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 7:21 PM
    • Getting to Delos from Naxos end October/early November

      by HannaG Online Now Oct 2, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      I am staying in Naxos late October/early NOvember and want to make trips to Delos but am told that the ferry doesnt operate then. I must get to Delos. Any ideas for other ways to get to Delos during that time.

      12 Answers Oct 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM
    • What to wear

      by PittsburghTraveler22 Online Now Aug 10, 2013 at 7:22 AM

      When traveling and hiking through Hawaii we typically wear running shorts and tank tops. What do you recommend we wear walking/ hiking through Naxos? I have hear we can leave the heavy boots at home. Do we need regular running shoes? Would we look like complete american tourists if I wore running shorts and a loose tank? I realize this is a girl question:) but if I own the stuff to blend in I would rather take it!

      3 Answers Aug 10, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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      boat transfer

      by GlynJ Online Now May 11, 2013 at 2:09 AM

      can i charter a small boat on friday 16th August to be able to catch a 13.40pm flight?

      3 Answers May 11, 2013 at 10:23 AM
    • Opening times of shops at Easter .

      by Aligog60 Online Now Apr 27, 2013 at 3:07 PM

      Hello . I will be arriving in Naxos on 4th May 2013 ,Easter Saturday . I am staying in Agia Anna . Will there be any shops open so I can buy water & basic groceries . Also I read about a farmers market just outside Chora , how often is this on ?
      My first visit to Naxos & travelling alone . I cannot wait for my visit . Any information / tips are welcome .
      Many thanks Alison

      5 Answers Apr 27, 2013 at 4:07 PM
    • Quad bikes on Naxos

      by Elspike Online Now Jun 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM

      I last went to Naxos 5 years ago, and am returning next week for my honeymoon! When I was there before, a quad bike was the best way to get around. Is this still the case, or have the cars taken over?

      2 Answers Jun 4, 2012 at 1:24 PM
    • travel alerts

      by saramcd Online Now Jun 15, 2011 at 6:23 PM

      My husband and I are traveling to Naxos in less than 2 weeks and we are concerned about the financial situation. we are worried the protests could affect the airport/bus/ ferry transfers. does anyone have any input on our concerns. i am sure once we are on the island, staying with family we will be fine. thanks

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2011 at 2:29 AM
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      Naxos with Teenagers

      by jestevens Online Now May 30, 2011 at 5:08 PM


      My husband and I are taking our two teen daughters (14 & 16) to Athens, Santorini and Naxos this summer and are looking for suggestions of what we should do. We are an active family (albeit with sometimes lazy teenagers. Below is the basics of what we might do but any advice is welcome!

      On Naxos, we are staying for 5 days and nights just South of the main town (within walking distance) on the beach at St George. we are hoping to visit beaches and cute little villages and maybe windsurf.

      Thanks everyone.


      3 Answers Jun 1, 2011 at 12:09 AM
    • daily ferries to santorini

      by miklik Online Now Dec 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM

      are there usually daily ferries from naxos to santorini in mid-may?

      6 Answers Dec 14, 2010 at 2:26 AM
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      If you had exactly 24 hours in Naxos in mid-September...

      by crewrower Online Now Jul 19, 2010 at 9:48 AM

      with a mandate not to do anything too tiring, what would you do?


      9 Answers Jul 21, 2010 at 6:16 AM
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      Cheapest Car Hire in Naxos?

      by Susi_Blackforest Online Now Jun 14, 2010 at 6:58 AM

      Which is the cheapest car hire place in Naxos?
      I need the smallest car I can get in July for 2 weeks and so far the cheapest rate that I was offered was 25 Euros per day. Any lower prices anywhere?
      On other islands we got a rate of 18 Euros per day, that's what I am looking for, no hidden extras.

      1 Answer Jun 14, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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      Naxos Star Charter Boat from Mykonos to Naxos

      by Sheilad61 Online Now May 18, 2009 at 6:57 AM

      Does anyone know if the Naxos Star is still offering a ferry service this year on a Friday from Mykonos to Paros and Naxos? In previous years I have flown to Mykonos airport and transferred to Naxos using the Naxos Star ( as they also used to ferry Kosmar passengers on a Friday around 4pm), but I don't know if they are still offering such a service this year. Alternatively if someone knows how to get in touch with them, it would be helpful.


      Sheila Drummond

      2 Answers May 20, 2009 at 8:54 AM
    • ferry to mykonos from naxos

      by floridafl2006 Online Now Apr 21, 2009 at 7:41 PM

      Hi everyone,
      Is there a ferry from naxos /to mykonos?? i couldnt find it on it advisable to book online now? we are traveling on may25th,2009.also need advice on ferry from mykonos to athens and from santorini to naxos.Thanks.

      3 Answers Apr 22, 2009 at 5:50 AM
    • May-June Reservations in Naxos?

      by jennyslipper Online Now Mar 18, 2009 at 8:47 AM

      My husband and I are trying to get our trip to Naxos nailed down for the last week of May or first of June. We have been to other islands the last of April and first of May and absolutely did not need hotel reservations then. With the extra month and warmer weather do you suggest we book ahead? Also will the water temp be warm enough to go in the ocean at this time? Thanks for any imput.

      9 Answers Aug 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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      hotel lagos mare or hotel glaros?????

      by floridafl2000 Online Now Mar 11, 2009 at 8:30 PM

      we have narrowed down our hotel choice for naxos to these two beachfront hotels for may 24 and 25th.please share your experience and opinions regarding these hotels.we are a family of four with adult daughter and son in their late twenties.thanks

      2 Answers Mar 12, 2009 at 1:47 AM
    • Naxos in April

      by unclebacon Online Now Dec 26, 2008 at 6:04 PM

      We are planning on visiting Naxos the beginning of April for 4 or 5 days. Any suggestions on where to stay? Any other info would be appreciated.

      2 Answers Feb 26, 2009 at 10:43 AM
    • DAY TRIPS FROM NAXOS (Mykonos & Delos)

      by p.strongf Online Now Oct 5, 2008 at 4:01 AM

      Is there any opportunity to make one day trips to Mykonos and Delos, from Naxos?
      How many times a week?


      2 Answers Oct 7, 2008 at 3:49 AM
    • NAXOS HIKING - Walking paths

      by p.strongf Online Now Oct 4, 2008 at 3:40 PM


      I would like to know how can we hike in the island of Naxos and also if there are any place in naxos (tourism or something like that) where we can ask for hiking group tours with a guide. And if yes, how many euros can i expect from a daytrip like that.

      1 Answer Oct 5, 2008 at 3:59 AM
    • I'm arriving on Sunday 11th May but there's only one ferry.

      by jhumddlo Online Now May 7, 2008 at 6:32 AM

      Hi. I'm arriving Mykonos this Sunday at 1.20pm (if Easyjet have no delays) and plan to get the ferry across to Naxos that same day. There seems to be only 1 ferry each day which surprised me and the boat is at 2.30pm. I tried all the previously recommended websites and there really does seem to be just the 1 boat each day fromMykonos to Naxos. Does anyone living on Naxos know if that's because not all ferries are published in the schedules? I'm worried about what to do if I miss that boat as even if the flight is on time an hour isn't long for us to collect our bags and get down to the port to find and buy tickets. Are there any later boats or a roundabout way to get to Naxos if we miss that one (without returning to Athens..)

      5 Answers May 7, 2008 at 3:17 PM
    • few last tips/advice before i book

      by ozbod Online Now Mar 2, 2008 at 11:25 AM

      first off , thanks for all the help on my previous post its much appreciated, so im in the uk and im limited to kosmar as a tour operator, toyed with the idea of making my own way but girlfriend dosent fancy it{fair enough} anyway long story short weve decided on naxos and narrowed the search down to 3 studios in i think? 2 different areas??.. first is sunny beach studios which i think is in aghios georgios second is ikaros studios which what ive read is st georges beach possibly near aghios georgios????? last possibility is annita studios which i think is in aghia anna??? so ive done some research on these 3 and they all sound good but no one seems to say where they are located i.e noise/ busy roads clubs playing music til all hours etc?? i really like the sound of ikaros studios but im a bit worried about how close it is to naxos town or do i need not to worry? as a rule we avoid the towns and busy nightlife but still like bars tavernas at night but no nightclubs etc places weve been before and liked include, skala potimia in thassos, skala in kefalonia, lindos in rhodes,kefalos in kos,skiathos town, tsvilli in zante,hanioti in halkidiki, places didnt like inc falaraki in rhodes, kardamena in kos..sure you get the picture.. any advice on the studios resorts ot there situations etc and there location to naxos town will be much appreciated, sorry to bang on but you get a picture in your mind of somewhere and i just want to get it right before i book...thanks spencer

      3 Answers Mar 3, 2008 at 10:18 AM
    • advice and help please, going to naxos

      by ozbod1 Online Now Mar 1, 2008 at 8:29 AM

      hi guys, im new to this forum and need someone to point me in the right direction, so ive decided on goin to naxos this year around july/aug for 2 weeks. first problem is ive looked around the uk tour operators and there only seems to be kosmar who can get me to naxos! is this correct as i dont fancy making my own way there like a lot of people do, second thing can some one tell me the best resort, i looking for somewhere with nice beach,peacefull no nightclubs but with enough taverna/bars to keep us happy will be renting a car etc to see the island but would like a nice base, ive been too many greek islands and always had a good time but places like kos/rhodes/corfu just to commercialised for me prefer places like thassos/lesvos/kefalonia so im i making a good choice in naxos??? in particular is there any resort/accom i should avoid as it looks like il only be able to choose what kosmar has to offer... as much advice will be greatly appreciated or you can email me at in advance spencer

      7 Answers Mar 1, 2008 at 1:37 PM
    • A little more detail on Ag. Prokopios accomodation.

      by P.J.Z Online Now Feb 17, 2008 at 10:20 AM

      Hi there,

      I am looking for a double room to spend 5 days or so in the summer. I have been to Naxos before and remember Ag. Prokopios was a particularly long beach, one end of which was suprisingly innaccesable (and where clothing was optional lol) and the other end was near Ag. Anna, had a bus / taxi area and a taverna. In particular, there was a bar called 'odyssea' and I stayed in a room owned by the owners of that bar, two German women. I have since lost their details and so I am looking for hotels / rooms in that same area, as close to the beach / bus / taxi etc stop as possible. I would like a range of options as I have not yet decided ether to go cheap, or expensive,

      Thanks for your help


      4 Answers Feb 19, 2008 at 1:56 PM
    • Hikes & Accommodation in the interior part of Island

      by rovingpolly Online Now Sep 2, 2007 at 7:36 PM

      Hello fellow travellers - Wondering what hikes are good in the interior part of Naxos (Moni, Halki, Apieranthos) & if anyone can recommend accommodation in the small villages.

      To tour the interior is it best to take a bus, rent a car, take a taxi (are there taxis?) or rent a bicycle.

      Looking forward to hearing from you!

      1 Answer Jul 14, 2013 at 3:45 PM
    • Please help - is Naxos for me?

      by x-Amy-x Online Now Jul 24, 2007 at 6:30 AM

      I'm planning a holiday to Greece next year for myself and my best friend. It's our first 'girly holiday' abroad but we've opted out of the typical Magaluuf/Kavos hangover type trip which interests neither of us. My friends never been to Greece but I love the country and have previously visited many islands on family holidays such as Corfu, Skiathos, Kefalonia and Crete. In May we visited Thassos (and stayed in the main town) and I absoloutely loved it - has to be my best ever holiday.
      We're not sure which island to visit next year and want to make the right choice. I've always wanted to go to Naxos but am worried whether there will be enough to do and whether it will give my friend a true first impression of tradtional Greece ( which I have told her of so many times!) We'd like there to be enough nightlife so that if we wanted to go for drinks after a meal we could, but are also happy to discover the traditional Greek tavernas (along with the young and charming Greek waiters! - of which I've also told her of many a time!)
      If anyone has visited Naxos previously I'd love to know whether you think Naxos would be a good idea for our holiday (We'll be eighteen). Also if anyone has any other suggestions I'd love to know. We've also wondered about going back to Thassos.
      Thank-you, Amy x x x
      p.s. How does Naxos compare with other islands in terms of money for eating out? Eg, we found Corfu alot more expensive than the island of Thassos and I've also read that Skiathos compares quite expensively.

      3 Answers Sep 15, 2007 at 9:10 AM
    • how to get from mykonnos to naxos in july

      by naz1 Online Now Jun 21, 2007 at 5:35 AM


      me and my girlfriend have booked flights to Mykonnos in July, we are going to be staying in Naxos and would like to know the best way of getting there (by boat or plane) There doesn't seem to be many ferries to Naxos, I think I should have flown to Santorini, however the flights are booked now and I am a bit stuck!

      I would really appreciate any help or advice that anyone could give me

      Thanks, Naz

      5 Answers Jun 26, 2007 at 3:37 AM
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      Day trip to Delos

      by nereid Online Now Jun 17, 2007 at 11:04 PM

      Hi. I'll be in Naxos towards the end of September and would like to visit Delos without having to stay in Mykonos. Is it possible to do a day excursion from Naxos to Delos? How about from Paros? If this is possible, how do I go about finding the information?

      3 Answers Jun 20, 2007 at 10:34 AM
    • Accomodation in Naxos

      by palioklima Online Now May 11, 2007 at 9:45 PM

      Can anyone suggest a hotel and apartments in Chora, Naxos ranging between 40 - 75 euros a night? I would actually prefer apartments.. Something charming rather than generic would be nice....

      2 Answers May 15, 2007 at 7:09 AM