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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.

    • Q2: Paros in May

      by speedofive Online Now Jul 4, 2016 at 10:51 AM

      thinking of travelling to Paros for 7-10 days next may. Will be the last 4 or 5 days of May and then the same in June.

      Will probably be Nouassa or maybe Pariaki. How busy will these towns be.....will it be a little empty that early in the season? Nouassa harbour looks like a lovely place to go for a meal for example but will we be the only ones there?

      I guess the same applies for the respective shopping districts. Will they be open/will people be about. Ive been to places before that early and they have felt a little ghost towny.

      Sorry if stupid questions!!


      2 Answers Jul 5, 2016 at 6:35 PM
    • Q1: Gatwick to Paros

      by speedofive Online Now Jul 4, 2016 at 10:47 AM

      Whats the best way to get from London Gatwick to Paros. By best i mean quickest/most efficient and best value.

      Is it plane to athens and then ferry to paros.....that seems the longest, what are the connections like.
      plane to mykonos/santorini then ferry to paros. any info on connections appreciated
      plane to athens and then plan to paros. any info on connections appreciated.

      Thank you!!!!!

      3 Answers Jul 5, 2016 at 6:24 PM
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      Paros questions

      by JohanIsWeg Online Now Apr 27, 2016 at 7:18 PM

      I am struggling a bit with researching Paros for an upcoming trip beginning of July. Any help to clarify the following questions would be highly appreciated!

      Public transport: I know bus transport in Paros is quite good. I have also read about a 'round the island' type coach / bus trip, but cannot find anything online. Any info on this? What about water taxis or small rental boats to circumnavigate the island?

      Car / ATV rental: Considering renting a car or ATV to give us more freedom (stopping off at beaches we like, etc). Have been referred to ParosEuropeanRent cars & motorbikes... Any feedback on them? Any other recommendations on trustworthy operators? Opinions on public transport versus vehicle to visit various beaches / locations around the island?

      Bicycles: I believe the island (particularly along the coast) is relatively flat. Is the island suitable for cycling? Are there dedicated cycling paths? Have safety concerns - narrow roads, heavy traffic etc.

      Food: Paros appears to be highly praised as a foody destination, but most of the tips on VT seems to be pretty outdated. Any recent restaurant / taverna recommendations for good authentic Greek / Paros food?

      Thank you very much!

      11 Answers Apr 28, 2016 at 10:25 AM

      by neecey60 Online Now Aug 6, 2015 at 5:42 AM

      Hey guys,

      Hubby and I are currently lapping up the beautiful Syros Island and due to leave for Paros tomorrow. We managed to just hop off the ferry from Athens, and pick up accommodation from the vendors on the street by the port.

      I want to know .. does the same thing apply in Paros where you can just sort out accommodation at the port on arrival? That's the way we prefer to travel but I'd check. If so, does that also apply to most of the other islands in the Cyclades group?

      We've loved the beaches of Vari and Galissos in Syros .. any recommendations for beaches in Paros that we should aim for?

      Appreciate your help ... LOVE this site!!

      Dee :)

      9 Answers Aug 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM
    • metal detector

      by jamesglasgow Online Now Jun 7, 2014 at 2:52 PM

      can i use my metal detector in paros,

      2 Answers Jun 7, 2014 at 3:47 PM
    • Where to stay in Naoussa?

      by ElenaP12 Online Now May 7, 2014 at 8:44 AM

      Which beaches are the best in Naoussa and maybe you can give me some info of some affordable bad&breakfasts there?also, some tips for the nightlife-any clubs that are for 30+ but still good for some dancing or something? also, i would use some help on how to get there as I live in Ljubljana, maybe somebody can tell me some more? i plan to go there mid-august 2014, tnx

      2 Answers May 12, 2014 at 7:19 AM
    • How long to stay in Paros

      by jshirer Online Now Apr 22, 2014 at 7:39 PM

      Is 6 nights too long to stay on Paros? We have 4 nights on Santorini before arriving (we plan to stay in Naoussa) and then spending 3 in Napflio and 2 in Athens before returning to Australia.

      3 Answers Apr 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
    • Is Paros too windy?

      by ChantelleS2 Online Now Apr 6, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      I would like to go to Paros in July but wondering whether it is too windy. I don't care about water sports, I just want to lay on the beach but worried about the wind being too strong in July.

      4 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 7:40 PM
    • Ferry to Paros from Mykonos First week of october???

      by lynn_da12 Online Now Aug 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

      I cannot seem to find a ferry schedule from mykonos to paros for the first week of october??? Where do I find one and book tickets online or wait until I am in Athens

      5 Answers Jan 21, 2014 at 9:37 AM
    • Liquor specifics

      by Wilburtess Online Now Aug 13, 2013 at 3:43 AM

      Will be in Naousa and Parikia next month. Looking forward to local spirits, but also need to provision bar with Tanqueray gin and Glenlivit Scotch. Can you advise which liquor store would be most likely to stock these brands? Or provide a number so I can check? Thanks so much!

      1 Answer Aug 13, 2013 at 5:08 AM
    • liquor stores

      by mysndbox Online Now May 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM

      can i find tequilla to purchase in a retail store in paros

      2 Answers May 27, 2013 at 11:55 PM
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      General question regarding budgeting for meals

      by Webgab Online Now Aug 25, 2010 at 1:49 PM

      Hi, I have been reading the reviews for restaurants in Paros and now my mouth is watering! But I need to get an idea of how much money (USD) to budget for food. I will be in Athens 2 days, Paros 4 days and Santorini 4 days in October. My breakfast is included at the hotels I am staying at so I will be eating lunch and dinner out. I am not a big eater, quantity-wise, but do appreciate fine food. Other times I am also perfectly happy with a good burger and beer. Prefer to stay away from the crowded touristy spots so perhaps I will pay more or less for doing this? Any suggestions?

      5 Answers Jan 27, 2014 at 7:05 AM
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      Recommended Scooter Rental

      by nitinpandey Online Now Jan 31, 2009 at 5:37 AM


      We will be in Paros in June 2009, staying at Naoussa. We will need a scooter for a few days. Can anyone recommended a reliable place from where to hire a scooter and how much approximately would one expect to pay?



      1 Answer Feb 1, 2009 at 6:36 AM
    • Overnighr Paros island

      by p.strongf Online Now Oct 5, 2008 at 4:03 AM

      Where is the nicest place (village) to overnight in Paros?


      7 Answers Jan 21, 2014 at 9:48 AM
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      When to book flight to Paros?

      by nitinpandey Online Now Jul 23, 2008 at 7:11 AM


      We are planning to fly to Paros from Athens in June 2009. To be sure of a ticket, when should we book the flight? Should we book it now itself or in Feb / Mar next year?



      1 Answer Aug 4, 2008 at 6:09 PM
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      Aspasia Maria, Paros

      by nitinpandey Online Now Jul 15, 2008 at 5:02 AM


      I am just about to book a room in Aspasia Maria. Would anyone give me a feedback on the hotel.



      3 Answers Jul 15, 2008 at 7:48 PM
    • Paros Nudist beaches.

      by bue1717 Online Now Jun 20, 2008 at 10:43 PM

      My wife & I will be staying in Naoussa this August and are looking for nudist beaches in the area. We know there is the beach at Laggeri / Langeri as we have been there before, but wondered if there are any others in the area. Or others on the island that it would be worth getting a car/bike to get to. Can anyone help us out with any ideas? (GPS coordinates would be great)

      Many Thanks,


      1 Answer Feb 28, 2013 at 4:37 AM
    • Hotel

      by vivispy Online Now Aug 16, 2007 at 2:36 PM

      Any good reccomendation for a good reasonable well located hotel (max E80) in Paros? Should i choose a hotel in Parikia or Naoussa?
      Thank you!

      2 Answers Jul 1, 2011 at 1:27 AM
    • Motor scooter/Electrical plug

      by yvr Online Now Jul 5, 2007 at 2:09 PM

      Are motor scooters plentiful for rent on Paros? Is an international drivers license needed for a scooter rental? Regarding electrical plugs. I have a European, round 2 pin plug, is this valid for use in Greece?

      3 Answers Jul 5, 2007 at 5:04 PM
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      details about watersport/fishing

      by bacon_poland Online Now May 15, 2007 at 1:53 AM

      can you give any details about good places to windsurf or fishing trips or anything you had a great time doing on Paros?

      1 Answer May 15, 2007 at 4:54 AM

      by Bradj Online Now Jun 5, 2006 at 9:49 AM

      Hey everybody,
      I hope to go to Paros between Jun 29 and Jul 7. Does anyone have an idea about how would it be on those dates?
      And nightlife? I heard that it has a lively nightlife but is that really true?
      Are they open till morning?
      Where shall I stay at? Noussa or Parikia to have easy access to the beaches and nightclubs?
      Thanks in advance...

      4 Answers May 12, 2007 at 7:13 AM
    • young naturist holidays in paros

      by naturist5 Online Now Apr 18, 2005 at 1:44 AM

      can anyone tell me the best beaches for young people to go and have fun in paros? is it possible to go nude?

      2 Answers May 10, 2007 at 5:23 AM
    • Luggage Storage in Paros?

      by Blueplatypus Online Now Jan 23, 2005 at 9:11 PM

      Hi, I'm planning on visiting the Cyclades in March, and had planned on making a stop in Paros on the way from Piraeus to Naxos....think it'll be a nice island experience...I'm wondering if anyone know if there are any luggage storage places at the pier? just so that I don't have to be dragging everything around for the whole day. Any info is highly appreciated. Thanks.

      1 Answer Feb 7, 2005 at 2:57 AM
    • Accommodation in Naoussa

      by slipperygoldfish Online Now Jul 21, 2004 at 2:44 AM

      Hello, has anyone stayed in the Pension Hara in Naoussa and did they like it? Thanks, Kate

    • Weather conditions in may&june..

      by kedi+ Online Now May 13, 2004 at 1:57 AM

      Hi! Me and my husband, we're planing to go to Paros in the end of may. We're gonna have a week there until 4th of june. Can you tell me a bit of weather conditions during this period? Aaand do u have any suggestions where to visit? Any boat tours to the near by islands? Thanks in advance, Asli

      5 Answers May 17, 2004 at 3:36 AM
    • Re: Paros and getting around

      by DeeSC Online Now Apr 26, 2004 at 8:48 AM

      Hi! I was going to book a couple of days in Paros for me and my 2 children. I just read a review that said I would have to have a car. It wasn't in my plan to rent a car....will I have to rent a car to get around Paros? Which islands are the most children friendly in terms of getting around and things to do other than beaches? Thanks, Dee

      2 Answers Sep 10, 2004 at 11:54 AM
    • Ferry/plane Athens to Paros

      by Ele2 Online Now Aug 3, 2003 at 11:52 PM

      Hi, I'll be arriving at Lavrion port (south of Athens) mid morning (a Friday in August) and need to get to Paros. Anyone know if I can get a ferry/plane that same day or need to spend a night in Athens and go the next morning? Are there ferries in the afternoon? Do I need to reserve in advance? Thanks!

      2 Answers May 10, 2007 at 5:37 AM
    • Ferry Athens-Paros

      by yuda Online Now May 20, 2003 at 10:10 AM

      We are a group of 10 friends attending to visit Paros June 7th.,for few days.We don't know yet if we'll have seats in a flight from Athens;If not we'd like to take a ferry Friday afternoon-do we have to make EARLY resevation for the ferry or there should be enough seats while we'll come to the port and buy tickets there.

      3 Answers May 26, 2003 at 12:20 PM