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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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    • Circular chess sets

      by Redrita9 Online Now Aug 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

      I was in Oia on honeymoon and I was in a gift store that sold 3 dimensional chess boards. Does anyone know the name of this store? I would like to contact them to purchase a board and chess pieces. The boards I saw we're in two colours green or blue.

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      Restaurant with a view: where is seagul?

      by sweet_sentiments Online Now Aug 3, 2013 at 6:04 PM

      Hi,

      We're looking for a restaurant with a view to have lunch and Seagul looks like an interesting option problem is I can't find the address or how to get there. I'm just wondering if someone can give us a direction how to get there.

      If you have other restaurant suggestion we would really love to hear it. We just want a resto with a view.

      Thanks in advance!

      5 Answers Aug 3, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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      Need help deciding hotel in Oia

      by anubanerjee Online Now Jan 2, 2011 at 12:25 AM

      I am visiting Greece for a vacation with my husband for our wedding anniversary. We will be spending 3 nights in Santorini in 2nd week of May. My folks are also joining us. So we would need 2 rooms and look at options where my folks won’t have to walk or hike too much to get to their room.

      Post a lot of research we have liked Angel Cave house and Marizan Cave. Unable to decide which one to choose.

      Here’s what we would like in a Hotel:

      • Nice rooms- not too luxurious but nice, clean, comfortable rooms with great views

      • Would like a place where we can gaze at the sunset from our room

      • Looking at a budget of 100 to 130 euros per night

      • A decent breakfast not just a loaf of bread and coffee

      • A free car park and luggage carried to room

      • Most important a gorgeous view and a typical santorini- oia- experience

      Pls feel free to suggest other properties, if my choices aren't very wise. Your inputs will matter and help a lot.

      Thanks

      Anuroopa

      India

      5 Answers Feb 3, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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      internet cafes

      by mcwhiting Online Now Aug 5, 2008 at 11:35 PM

      visiting oia santorini for the first time. are there internet cafes available in oia? thanks for any info

      maureen

      2 Answers Aug 6, 2008 at 4:11 AM
    • What is the weather and temperature like in Santorini early/middle of September?

      by kirkmeister Online Now Apr 26, 2007 at 10:30 PM

      HI all
      What is the weather like early to middle september?
      WIll i be able to chill in swimsuit on the beach?
      Are tavernas open?
      How busy is it?
      many thanks
      k

      5 Answers Apr 28, 2007 at 1:27 PM
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      How much time should I spend in Santorini, Greece?? How to get there?

      by emilybacon Online Now Apr 12, 2006 at 10:54 AM

      I am going to Italy and Greece in May. I am travelling by myself. I have booked my airplane ticket, but nothing else! I am going for 16 days, and have not yet decided where/how I will divide my time.

      What I am sure of is that I want to go to Santorini. Here are my 2 questions:

      1. How many days should I spend there? I enjoy nightlife, eating out, sightseeing, lounging by the pool at my hotel. Is 3 days enough? Should I stay for 5-6? Is there enough to do on the island that I won't be bored if I stay for 5-6 days?

      2. How do I get there from either Rome, or Athens? Is it better to take a plane, or a boat? And I don't speak the language. If I do take a boat, will it be confusing?

      3 Answers Apr 12, 2006 at 3:39 PM
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      What is the best way to travel from Tuscany to Santorini Greece

      by Laskb67 Online Now Apr 6, 2006 at 3:08 PM

      I be in Tuscany/Florence Italy in August and then travelling to Santorini Greece for 2 weeks. I am not sure if I should fly or take the ferry to Santorini. Does anyone have any ideas on what is the most efficient way to get to Greece?

      Thanks.

      2 Answers Apr 6, 2006 at 3:56 PM
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      Just Reminiscing About Santorini....................

      by brotherleelove Online Now Mar 1, 2005 at 3:38 PM

      Anybody here remember Zorba's Disco, Kyklos, Kamaki Bar or Jimmy's Southwind Pub in Oia in the mid-late '80's?

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      Place to stay in Oia - May / June 05

      by sinter Online Now Feb 6, 2005 at 2:44 AM

      My wife and I are staying on Santarini from the end of May to early June. We have locked in Oia as the area to stay. We have also narrowed down to 3 places to stay - 1. Nikos Villas 2. Canava II 3. Perivolas (this is the one we both like the look of the most)$$ not a real factor, as anything in Oia is$$ Has anyone stayed at either of these places ? Any comments / feedback would be appreciated. Regards, Geoff

      7 Answers Mar 8, 2005 at 6:04 PM
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      Choices

      by APIA05 Online Now Jan 23, 2005 at 2:50 PM

      I am planning on visiting Santarini in May 2005 with my partner and looking for a nice relaxing holiday. Can anyone advise me the best place to stay? Many thanks

      2 Answers Jan 30, 2005 at 2:11 PM
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      Getting to Santorini

      by clmetal Online Now Feb 21, 2004 at 12:48 PM

      I got invited to a wedding in June and I would have to pay for 5 plane tickets. Flights from the US to Santorini seem outrageous, and very expensive to Athens as well. I know easyjet from London is cheap, then again that will be 2 planes for me and a long cruise. Does anyone else know of affordable options thanks

      9 Answers Jul 24, 2006 at 12:09 PM
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      Snorkelling / Scuba Diving

      by Jinsi Online Now Sep 2, 2003 at 3:41 AM

      Hi everybody, I'll be going to Santorini (staying in Oia) in 2 days and I would like to know if there's a good place on this island for snorkelling. If so, where? The water looks gorgeously clear. Are there lots of fish? thanks! Jeens

    • Need clean double room with a great view/balcony in Oia

      by sarnay Online Now Jun 13, 2003 at 1:26 PM

      Please assist with your recommendation for a decent room for under 100 euros including breakfast. Cleanliness & view important.Oia preferred. Thanks.

      4 Answers Jun 24, 2003 at 4:04 PM