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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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    • Transportation

      by SamN36 Online Now Apr 4, 2016 at 8:24 PM

      What is the main transportation in Olympia Greece also what is the easiest way of getting around?

      1 Answer Apr 4, 2016 at 10:16 PM
    • Olympos to Antalya

      by waseemk Online Now Sep 1, 2014 at 1:43 PM

      Is it possible to get from Olympos to Antalya before 9.30am by bus? We are looking to book a bus from Antalya to Goreme that leaves at 10am from Antalyla and wanted to know if it is possible to get from Olympos to Antalya by bus to make this journey. Thanks!

      1 Answer Sep 2, 2014 at 12:09 AM
    • Museum hours

      by winkd2 Online Now Jun 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM

      Hello!

      Does anyone know the current posted hours for the Museum at Ancient Olympia?
      What about the site itself?

      Thanks!

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2013 at 1:10 PM
    • Transportation

      by ssellers Online Now Apr 26, 2013 at 2:02 PM

      How far is it from Katakolon, Greece to Olympia and what is the best way to get there (bus, train, cap)?

      1 Answer Apr 26, 2013 at 2:25 PM
    • A bit of help

      by inmaculada31 Online Now Jul 23, 2011 at 12:49 PM

      Hi Im going on acruise on Sunday and I need help for my first stop in Olimpia. I am going with MSC cruises, we are going to be in Katakolon at 12:30, we need to know what is the cheapest and a good way to get to Olimpia. What is the last train from Olimpia to Katacolon? The cruises leaves at 18.30 Thanks a lot

      1 Answer Jul 25, 2011 at 1:31 AM
    • shopping

      by bsatthebeach Online Now Sep 28, 2010 at 2:23 AM

      I was recently, on September 19th or 20th, in Greece on a cruise and visited Olympia. Because I added the Archiological Museum to the day I was unable to purchase anything from the shops located by the ship as I needed to return to the ship. Is there a way to find certain items on the intenet or by writing to the shops. I am looking for women's Olympia t-shirts among other items.
      Can you help me with this?
      Bonnie

      1 Answer Sep 28, 2010 at 2:30 AM
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      Train from Katakolon to Olympia

      by canadadel Online Now Apr 12, 2010 at 2:01 PM

      We are 5 seniors who will be arriving in Katakolon by cruise ship on Sunday September 12th of this year. Our time there is limited . . .the ship docks at 7 am and we leave at 2 pm.
      Does anyone know if it is feasible to go from Katakolon to Olympia by train? Can train tickets be bought in Katakolon? Do the trains run on time? Is it a long walk from the port to the train station? Is it a long walk from the train station in Olympia to the historic sites?

      3 Answers Apr 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM
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      Taxi to Olympia

      by canadadel Online Now Apr 12, 2010 at 1:06 PM

      I am travelling to Katakolon by cruise ship on Sunday September 12, 2010. Could you tell me the cost of a taxi from the port in Katakolon to Olympia. Are taxis readily available in Katakolon? Do you think I would be better to go on the Cruise excursion?

      2 Answers Apr 14, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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      Driving to Sparta

      by Durfun Online Now Feb 28, 2010 at 3:54 PM

      May I ask what the traffic & route is like to do this journey please?

      How bad is the traffic for this leg? Is the road signage good?

      Thank you

      Darshan

      2 Answers Mar 4, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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      advice on Olympia

      by wonga0 Online Now Oct 2, 2009 at 1:55 AM

      Hi there, I will be staying on Zakynthos for a week and want to plan a short trip to Olympia. First I need to get a ferry from Zante to Killini on Peloponnese... and then….. can anybody advise how to get there from port Killini? Do I need to stay a nite at Olympia? Are there any sights or off beaten places to see?
      Loads of thanks!

      Avis

      2 Answers Nov 1, 2009 at 4:40 AM
    • Katakolon to Olympia by Train

      by purrfect16 Online Now Sep 24, 2008 at 12:24 PM

      Hi All! I'm also doing a cruise, and unfortunately, we're only in Katakolon from noon - 7. In researching, I found a train that runs to Olympia.
      olympia-greece.org/katakolon...
      Has anyone taken this? Since the last train leaves Olympia at 3:42pm, we'll only have 2 hours there. Is this enough time?

      4 Answers Mar 29, 2009 at 9:23 AM
    • Directions from Katakolon Port to Olympia

      by TravelTwee Online Now Jun 11, 2007 at 12:39 PM

      Hello,

      I was wondering if I could get directions to get to Olympia from the Katakolon port. I will be renting a car from the port.

      Also, is it an easy drive?

      Thanks in advance.

      1 Answer Apr 10, 2008 at 11:40 AM
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      olympia-athens

      by mavl Online Now May 3, 2007 at 11:55 AM

      what time does the last bus for athens leave olympia? planning to take it on a thursday, mid july.

      thanks!
      miko

      4 Answers May 3, 2007 at 8:53 PM
    • hostel in olympia

      by lukiee Online Now Jul 26, 2006 at 7:51 AM

      i am going to olympia in a few days and wanted to know if there are any hostels or cheap hotels to stay

      1 Answer Jul 28, 2006 at 12:16 PM
    • Olympia from Katakolon with a wheelchair

      by Toptouristpete Online Now Sep 25, 2005 at 12:47 PM

      Hi, I am travelling with my parents to Katakolon (via a cruise ship) in October. My dad is in a wheelchair. Does anyone know whether I can take a taxi from the port to Olympia and about how much it would cost (4 passengers)? Is the archaeological museum accessible to wheelchairs? Thanks Pete

      2 Answers Sep 26, 2005 at 12:55 AM
    • Olympia to Meteora?

      by kirtchik Online Now Sep 20, 2005 at 7:01 AM

      Hello,

      Could someone tell me whats the fastest way to get from Olympia to Meteora?
      Is there a night bus and how long would the bus take?

      Thank you so much!

    • Olympia from Katakolon

      by Redisca Online Now Aug 12, 2005 at 11:58 AM

      Hi,

      Is it possible to reach Olympia from the port of Katakolon without taking a cruiseline excursion? Are there buses around the port area? Any details would be helpful. Thanks.

      2 Answers Aug 13, 2005 at 3:18 AM
    • pension/hotel recommendations?

      by marigolden Online Now Feb 26, 2005 at 12:19 AM

      Where is inexpensive but clean/safe to stay in Olympia and Kalamata?

      Any recommendations?

      1 Answer Feb 28, 2005 at 7:56 AM
    • Travelling around Peloponnese, Greece

      by Sandpipers Online Now Feb 2, 2005 at 2:14 AM

      We will be sailing from Bari, Italy to Patras, Greece, and will have a few days to explore enroute to Athens. We'd like to know how you'd recommend travelling around the Peloponnese area, as if we can, we'd love to see Olympia, Monemvasia and Mycenae.. The Diakofto-Kalavryta railway sounds fantastic, too, if we take the train across. Suggestions?

      3 Answers Aug 3, 2005 at 12:57 AM