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      Laundry Service

      Marathokampos 5 hours ago

      Is there a Laundry service in Marathokampos or Ormos?

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      Randi Forest

      Ikaria Island Aug 18, 2016 at 2:25 AM

      Does anybody know which is the best way to access the Randi Forest?

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      What hotel in Corfu Town

      Corfu Island Aug 21, 2016 at 1:16 AM

      I would appreciate your help in choosing a hotel in Corfu town. We plan on eating out so we are looking for something that does bed & breakfast, and as I have limited walking abilities close to restaurants would be ideal.
      One other question:- has anyone over the age of 75 been successful in renting a car from Corfu airport.

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    • Sports bars?

      Kavos Aug 20, 2016 at 6:17 PM

      Hi, what are the best British sports bars to watch the football and boxing? Am in kavos first 2 weeks in September

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    • Mid march in athens and santorini

      Greece Aug 10, 2016 at 10:00 PM

      Is it a good idea to visit athen and santorini in mid or late march?do we feel the real sense of travelling to Greece?

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    • Trying to pre book boat hire

      Sivota Aug 4, 2016 at 12:28 PM

      Is there anyway I can pre book a boat for private hire?

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    • Camping Sites

      Samothraki Island Aug 2, 2016 at 7:30 AM

      Where can we camp unorganized in samothraki? We would just like to know some nice places to set up a tent.

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      From Skyros to Karystos on Evia end of september

      Greece Jul 28, 2016 at 7:15 AM

      I will be on Skyros for 1 week, then go by ferry to Kymi on Evia.
      My destination is Karystos.
      I planned to stay 1 night in Chalkida, as there will be no busconnection to Karystos from Kymi.
      Or will it be better to spend 1 night in Eretria ?
      Will the bus from Kymi to Chalkida / Athens stop in Eretria ?
      Will the bus from Chalkida to Karystos stop in Eretria ?

      Thank you !

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    • Halkidiki Summer Holiday

      Prefecture of Chalkidiki Jul 26, 2016 at 12:22 PM

      We are planning a summer holiday for a month with affordable price sea, sand,good food, lively athmosphere Would you reccommend Halkidiki , which area in Halkidiki has good sand, good accomodation and lively athmosphere

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      Kaiki Agios Kirikos - Fourni

      Fourni Aug 18, 2016 at 1:35 AM

      Does anyone know if the kaiki from Agios Kirikos to Fourni is still running in september and which days it is running from Ag. Kirikos -> Fourni & Fourni -> Ag. Kirikos ?

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      October car rental

      Crete Island Jul 23, 2016 at 8:41 PM

      Hi guys. We'll be there for the second week of October, arriving & leaving from Chania. Should we not rent online, but wait until we arrive? Also, we can only drive an automatic, not a stick. What do you suggest? Thanks again!

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    • Car rental using debit?

      Athens Aug 14, 2016 at 12:09 PM

      Hi guys,

      Me again... We have a free day in Athens, and was thinking about renting a car from the airport for about 12 hours... Problem is, we only have a visa debit card... Not credit card.

      Does anyone know of any rental agencies at the airport that accepts Debit?

      Thanks in advance.

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    • Zakynthos to go or not

      Greece Aug 11, 2016 at 4:37 AM

      I wonder if it worth to go to Zakynthos to visit Navagio - the beach ship wreck .

      Basically I fly to Athens and catch the Bus + ferry to Zakynthos then have to go the other way to Athens where I catch the ferry to Mykonos / Santorini .

      As it takes a long time to get to Zakynthos 6/7 hours each way, it is worth to go, or should I just go to the other islands whem i arrive to athens

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    • Bus to Finikia

      Santorini Island Aug 7, 2016 at 3:41 AM

      Hi all,

      I will be travelling to Santorini by ferry, which I will arrive at Athinios port. However, my hotel is located at Finikia.
      I have checked the bus timetable online, but I could not find a bus stop at Finikia.
      Could anyone please tell me which bus stop should I get down?
      Thank you.

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    • 10 day itinerary for solo traveller 35 year old in Crete

      Crete Island Aug 17, 2016 at 6:49 AM

      Hi guys

      I am hoping that someone may be able to help me come up with an itinerary please.

      I am a single traveller, age 35 and I have just booked my flights to Crete for a ten day trip! Very exciting.

      I am struggling to come up with a viable itinerary for my trip and would love any advice from experts on the island.

      What I am after:

      I like a variety when on holiday, I like to cover a lot of ground and see lots but also have some beach/chill days inbetween. So I want to include a town, villages, the best beaches and harbours/ports.

      I love photography, village life and would love to ge some typical Cretian snaps.

      I love history, beaches, port towns, hidden gems such as old villages.

      I will be on public transport.

      I dont like mega touristy places but wouldnt mind seeing this for a small amount of time.

      Restaurants cafes and bars are a must.

      Happy to stay in smaller cheaper places rather than big hotels.

      Would prefer to stay near a beach for most of the trip.

      Want to include some typical Cretian villages.

      This is my base itinerary below, I have a number of days left over and I am unsure whether it is worth me going to Loutro for a few days?

      Really I would like to get an idea of the most scenic places to visit which arent completely 'dead'

      Will I have enough time in Chania and Heraklion or have i given them too many days?

      I have read about Chrissi Island and would love to have this in the itinerary, but perhaps stay somewhere in the south then head over.

      I have read so much and I am so confused by the suggestions, there are so many places to chose from! Any help is gratefully recieved.

      Thanks in advance :)

      Leila

      24 SEP DAY 1 HERAKLION ARRIVE AT 20:55

      25 SEP DAY 2 HERAKLION

      26 SEP DAY 3 HERAKLION - Palace of Knossos, Heraklion Archaeological Museum OR Historical Museum of Crete

      27 SEP DAY 4 HERAKLION - Spinalonga day trip 40 euros

      28 SEP DAY 5

      29 SEP DAY 6

      30 SEP DAY 7 LOUTRO

      01 OCT DAY 8 LOUTRO

      02 OCT DAY 9 CHANIA - Chania Old Town and Old Venetian Harbour

      03 OCT DAY 10 CHANIA - Balos Beach and Lagoon Trip

      04 OCT DAY 11 CHANIA FLY AT 20:25

       

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    • Plan for march

      Greece Jul 29, 2016 at 9:29 PM

      Hello,i and my family wish to travel to Greece for the first time and mostly like to see athen and santorini,as our holiday is at the end of march,and as we are not going to swim in sea,is it ok to visit there specialy santorini in march and is there any tourist in that time to see the beauty athen and santorini?i know its not high season but is there any problem to come there at the end march?

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      Parking in Thessaloniki

      Thessaloniki Aug 2, 2016 at 10:09 AM

      Hello VTers,
      We will stay a few days in Thessaloniki this month and we wonder where we can park the car. I know there are some open air parking lots but I don't know where. Are there parking meters? If so, how do they work? Closed parkings seem to be quite expensive, but perhaps they are safer... I would appreciate any tip, or any link to a website with information on parking (English or Greek).
      By the way, I am also looking for a leisure guide, to find out if there is a concert or any kind of event during our stay in the city. Any suggestion?
      Thanks in advance
      Carmen

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    • Uber in Athens?

      Athens Aug 13, 2016 at 4:49 AM

      Hello,

      I know that you can use uber in Athens, but I was wondering if anyone has done so, and how was the experience? I know that they use taxis instead of personal vehicles, so I'm hoping uber works like it normally does in the US, where you only pay on your phone and don't have to deal with cash.

      Thanks in advance!

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      Greece in Late September

      Greece Jul 26, 2016 at 8:49 AM

      I a seasoned European traveler but this will be my first time in Greece. I am looking at going in late September into first week of October. I thought I would start with a few days in Athens to hit the typical locations that you must see the first time in Athens. But then I would like to head out to the islands for a bit of R&R. I like to be fairly active and will do some hikes and generally wander around as I am not one for a schedule. Any suggestions of which islands to check out, things to do and places to hand out with more locals than tourists. I am familiar with the islands that everyone knows such as Corfu, Mykonos and Crete but would not limit myself to them. Always looking for that diamond in the rough.

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      Samaria Gorge

      Crete Island Aug 15, 2016 at 3:03 PM

      In the second week of October, we want to go to the gorge by either car or bus. We can take a tourist bus day trip, via to and from the site? And take the ferry, from Agia Roumeli to Sfakia, to meet the bus ride back to Chania, all in one day? Yes If we choose to drive to Omalos, does it become more complicated: staying the night in Roumeli, taking the ferry to Sfakia late the next day, staying overnight there, and then a cab, back to the car, on the third day? We are a couple in our late 50s, no kids. Thanks!

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      How I can go to fira from Athens?

      Santorini Island Aug 15, 2016 at 1:42 AM

      Please guide me to choice best way?

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      Budget Hotel in Athens

      Athens Jul 26, 2016 at 8:54 AM

      Can someone recommend a hotel in a good location in Athens for late September. I am traveling along and don't mind rustic - in that I prefer not in an American style Holiday Inn. Is it possible for less than $100 CDN per night?

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      Car rental recommendations?

      Athens Aug 20, 2016 at 9:34 PM

      My husband and I will be heading to Greece this November, and we are hoping to rent a car for a few days so we can do a Meteora-Delphi trip from Athens... does anyone have recommendations for rental companies they've had good experience with in Athens? Is it better to book something online now, or wait until we're there since it's the off-season? Any advice is appreciated! :)

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    • Meteora by car

      Meteora Aug 15, 2016 at 2:32 AM

      Hello everyone,

      We are planning to visit Meteora on 4th of July by car. We will be leaving Thessoloniki early in the morning and plan to be there around 9:00 or 10:00 AM. It's Sunday so all the monasteries are open, as far as I know. I've read many comments, so I know that 1 day is not enough to visit all the monasteries. But we have a packed schedule and we wanna see/do as much as we can in one day and stay overnight in Kalambaka or Kastraki. My question is : All the monasteries and caves are reachable by car ? Even if not, is there anybody to advise me a full day itinerary/route within Meteora to get most of it, car-foot combined. We are above average walkers and I am asking about driving just to buy us some time.
      Thanks in advance

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      Trip to Greece

      Greece Jul 29, 2016 at 4:55 AM

      Hello VTers,

      We are planning a trip to Greece next month and I have a few questions.

      1. We will fly with Aegean airlines, if possible with hand luggage only. Are they very strict in this sense? Will I be able to carry a bag besides a small suitcase?

      Once in Greece we will rent a car and go across Macedonia. There are some "must see" places such as Thessaloniki, Pella, Vergina, Philippos, Kavala, Xanthi... But we dont have a concret plan for every day.

      2. We would like to take a boat trip around mount Athos. Is it easy to find tickets from Ouranoupolis?

      3. We read recently a report about some excavations in Estagira. Are they worth a visit?

      4. We would also like to do some trekking and visit some picturesque villages. Epiro and the Zagorohoria must be wonderful, but I am afraid this would mean long drives. Could anyone recommend some places in central Macedonia instead?

      Although we are doing our research, I would appreciate your suggestions.

      Thanks in advance

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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