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      A day by car in Kos

      Kos Oct 4, 2016 at 11:24 AM

      We stay Portobello Royal hotel, west to Kardamena.
      Want to rent a car for 1 day.
      Please recomendations what to see and where to go,
      Thank you

    • Ferry from Mykonos

      Naxos Island 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

    • Travelling From athens Need to get to Likoporia ? HELP !!!

      Likoporia Oct 3, 2016 at 12:55 AM

      Hi, Can someone help us, we will be 5 all up. 2 Adults and 3 Kids.
      Can we catch a Train From the Airport to Likopria ?

      Thanks in advance

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      Flea Markes and Garage Sale in Athens or near Athens?

      Athens Sep 21, 2016 at 2:31 PM

      Hello; are there any places in Athens or near Athens flea markets and also garage sale.... etc? Especially How these things going on in there could someone explain? Thanks :)

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      Ixia October 2016

      Rhodes (Island) Sep 21, 2016 at 8:06 AM

      Hi! I'm going to Ixia. I would like to know what the taxi fare might be from the airport to Ixia. Also what it might be from Ixia to Rhodos Town. Are there restaurants and shops at the airport?
      Best regards

    • Corfu - help with place to stay

      Corfu Island Sep 27, 2016 at 4:51 PM

      Hi there,

      Hoping for your opinions on which area to stay in Corfu!

      We have 4 nights in Corfu (July 9th - July 13th 2017).

      We have 5 adults and 2 children (6 and 8 years old).

      I have done lots of research but can't work which area to stay - it looks like there are many beautiful palces!!

      What we would like:

      - close to a beach

      - close to tavernas

      - 3-4 bedroom villa with private pool

      We would also like to have a little explore of Corfu old town.

      We don't need to be close to night clubs or late night bars.

      Which town / area would be best, in your opinion for a group of 7 with a nice beach and nice village / tavernas?

      I am wondering after a LOT of reading about Kassiopi...?



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      Time on Islands & Order

      Greece Sep 26, 2016 at 7:14 PM

      I have 8-9 days to spend on the Greek islands and I have narrowed it down to Naxos, Santorini and Mykonos. Any comments on how many days you would spend on each? Also, what order would you recommend to do them in according to ferry schedule?

    • Bus x96 to airport

      Piraeus Oct 9, 2016 at 3:37 PM

      Can we catch the Bus X96 to the Athens Airport close to the Metro (or subway) station? Is this bus stop location the closest from Cruise Terminal A? Is this bus stop the start of the route to the airport? Can we buy tickets from the bus driver?

      Many thanks

    • Children's play areas

      Skiathos Island Oct 4, 2016 at 12:48 AM

      Hi, just wandering if there any recommendations for children. We are hoping to stay at Maria Yiannis in Troulos and although this doesnt sound very child friendly the location looks superb. Are there any outdoor play areas / parks for children.

      If not i'm sure we'll be fine building sandcastles ;-)

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      Walking/Historical Guide(s)

      Crete Island Sep 27, 2016 at 2:03 PM

      I have booked a last minute holiday to Crete 11-19 Oct 16, staying in Bali, and I'm looking for a guide(s) to show me the local historical sites and possibly climb to the top of the island.


    • tourist information in chinia

      Crete Island Sep 23, 2016 at 9:56 AM

      We will visit chania in November during our cruise (Souda port). Where is the tourist information center to get maps and information?
      thank you

    • transportation between Piraeus and Athens airport

      Piraeus Oct 6, 2016 at 8:54 AM

      I will go to the Athens airport from the cruise port in Piraeus in November 2016. What is the best cost-effective means of transportation? How much would cost a taxi? Is it easy to take the subway from Piraeus to go to the airport?

      Thank you for your comments.

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      Ferry Tickets

      Greece Sep 26, 2016 at 7:10 PM

      I arrive at the Athens airport around 10 am and I see that a lot of the ferries leave at 7 am for the islands. There are others that sail around 2 pm for Santorini but would get into destination port late at night which I would prefer to avoid. I therefore figured that I would stay the first night in Athens and then take the 7 am ferry the next day. My question is, can I purchase ferry tickets at the airport or can they only be purchased at Piraeus? I thought I saw on the website that you may be able to purchase online but you still need to have the tickets printed off at the port. True?


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    • What keepsake

      Rethymno Apr 11, 2016 at 1:43 PM

      What is the best thing to buy as a keepsake?

      4 Answers Apr 11, 2016 at 10:40 PM
    • taxi service

      Rethymno Jan 9, 2016 at 10:27 AM

      we will be staying in nearby maroulas 8km away. how much roughly does a taxi cost to rethymno?

      1 Answer Jan 25, 2016 at 5:00 AM
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      Transfer from N Kazantsakis Airport to Rethymno

      Rethymno Dec 15, 2015 at 6:31 PM

      Hi, was wondering if the procedure for public transport from the Airport in Heraklion to Rethymno is still the same? My research indicates: you can catch a public bus from the airport (marked IPAKLIO) to the main bus station, and from there catch the KTEL bus (marked XANIA) to Rethymnon. Is that still correct?
      Any confirmation or alternate advice would be much appreciated.

      2 Answers Dec 16, 2015 at 9:17 AM
    • Spending Money

      Rethymno Apr 7, 2014 at 12:09 PM

      Hi, How expensive is Crete we're trying to decide how much to take, me and my partner are going for 11 nights self catering? Thanks Chris.

      2 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM
    • last bus from rethymom to plakias summer time

      Rethymno Mar 19, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      What time is the last bus from rethymon to plakias in august, I arrive at 2.00pm August 1st intending to get a taxi to the bus station then bus to Rethymon, then another bus to Plakias staying at the Labyrinth studios(directions please!)

      2 Answers Mar 22, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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      Name of restaurant on Beach Rd.

      Rethymno Oct 26, 2012 at 7:47 PM

      Does anyone know the name of the restaurant that is 2 doors from the Kriti Beach Hotel on the beach road. I'm guessing the address is El. Venizelou 2. It was very near to the Living Room Lounge. I believe it is "something" cafe that serves greek food. We had a lovely lunch there this past summer and I want to put it on my blog and Trip Advisor.

    • Wedding meal ideas.

      Rethymno Nov 14, 2011 at 11:02 AM

      I am getting married in June 2012 and staying at the Aquila Rithymna Beach.
      Could anyone recommend a restaurant close to this hotel to host our wedding meal for approx 50 people (this includes children)?

      Many thanks

      5 Answers Aug 18, 2016 at 8:16 AM
    • "rent a scooter"

      Rethymno Aug 4, 2010 at 12:36 AM

      did you need a creditcard for that?

      1 Answer Aug 4, 2010 at 4:42 AM
    • Rethymno - Plakias by taxi

      Rethymno Jul 13, 2010 at 11:18 AM

      Does anybody know how much should it cost a taxi from Rethymno to Plakias?

      2 Answers Jul 13, 2010 at 11:38 PM
    • From Airport to Rethymno

      Rethymno Aug 19, 2009 at 5:52 AM

      How do you get from the Chania airport to Rethymnon cheapest? Is there a bus that goes directly?

      2 Answers Aug 21, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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      Rethymno Jul 14, 2008 at 7:34 AM

      hi all

      a friend and i are planing on moving to rethymnon next summer for the summer and maby for a year if we decide we like it.

      we went island hoppin this year and we spent are last week in rethymnon we loved it so much and as we had alredy decided to go traveling next year we decide we would go there we met a very nice family who own a family runnd hotel in rethymnon rite on the beech.
      i am just wondering does anybody know how u would find out about jobs n accomadation for a few months and if its expensive or not?
      if there is any websites or anything could somebody let me know ..

      thank you ...

      1 Answer Jul 14, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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      Rethymnon First Timer ;)

      Rethymno Aug 20, 2007 at 3:53 AM

      Hi All,

      Planning at very last minute, have bought a travel guide, but unable to find too much info!!

      I'm arriving in Crete on Thursday morning, and will be based in Rethymnon for 10 days. Could you kindly advise recommended day trips that we could take?

      Also, would like to plan at least a day trip, perhaps overnight in Santorini whilst we're there, could you please post links to the various travel options? Is it a ferry or a flight away?

      Also, how's the shopping?

      Thanks all

      2 Answers Aug 23, 2007 at 4:59 AM
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      Help on translating a text on a photo

      Prefecture of Rethymno Apr 28, 2007 at 2:04 AM

      Hi, anybody who can translate the text on the photo in my travelogue:
      For completness I would like to put it on my travelogue. I assume it is something about restauration of the church on the 3rd of November 1985. Can you help me? Thanks, Christian.

      8 Answers Apr 29, 2007 at 4:46 AM
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      what's it like now?

      Rethymno May 26, 2005 at 4:21 AM

      i spent a year in rethymnon in 1987/1988. i taught english at the paragioudakis frontisterion and stayed in a rent room in the old part of the city. my reminiscinces are that although the place was lovely, the winter was pretty grim (wet & windy - just like my native brighton). i used to spend most of my time with the other ex-pats at the why not? bar, sunshine bar, sunset bar (round the city wall), and tasos restaurant on the front, stelios restaurant near the town hall, together with the occasional visit to plakias and georgiopolis.

      are any of these places still going? i loved it in the summer, and also the students i taught.

      1 Answer May 26, 2005 at 7:25 AM
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      Hotel Brascos question

      Rethymno Apr 26, 2005 at 5:39 AM

      I found a good rate at Hotel Brascos in Rethymnon. If you know anything about this place please tell me what you thought of it. Thank you.

      1 Answer Apr 26, 2005 at 12:12 PM
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      Mirthios above Plakias...

      Prefecture of Rethymno Apr 21, 2005 at 1:06 PM

      Has anyone been/stayed here. Considering it as a 3-5 night base in 2006 for 4 experienced traveller adults and an 11 year old...

      Thinking of moving on to Frangokastello (for snorkelling for the children among us) and Hora Sfakion (cos we like it!)

      5 Answers Apr 23, 2005 at 9:11 AM
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      Rent Rooms Sea Front: Know anything about it?

      Rethymno Apr 4, 2005 at 10:18 AM

      Of all the budget hotels in Rethymnon, the only one I can find a valid email address or web site for is Rent Rooms Sea View. For 35 Euros a night it seems like a good deal, though there's no way for me to compare that price to others in town because they are apparently not connected to the internet in any way. If anyone knows anything about this place I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks. Here's the web site they have:

      2 Answers Apr 8, 2005 at 9:30 AM
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      Hotel recommendation? How long should I stay?

      Rethymno Mar 28, 2005 at 8:22 AM

      After seeing Knossos and the archeological museum in Heraklion, I plan to take the bus to Rethymnon and spend at least one night there before driving down to Plakias for a few nights and then to the southwest part of Crete for the remainder of my visit. I will probably arrive in Rethymnon in the evening. Can someone recommend a good but inexpensive hotel there?

      Also, is one night enough in Rethymnon or should I stay a second night so I can spend a full day there before heading south? I don't want to be in too big of a hurry, but I also don't want to miss anything if it's worth staying longer. Normally I would not try planning things like this but I need to know when to have my rental car reserved. Thanks.

      6 Answers Apr 1, 2005 at 8:53 AM
    • Hotel Dias

      Rethymno Jul 29, 2004 at 6:40 AM

      I am off to the Hotel Dias in three weeks for a lazy week in the sun. Having not travelled for a while (and recently involved in a horse riding accident) I am a little out of touch. Has anybody either been to this hotel or stayed in the local area? If so, can you make any recommendations at all . . .

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      Prefecture of Rethymno May 19, 2003 at 11:33 AM

      How long would it take to drive from Chania to Elafonissos? From past experience on Crete, I've learned never to try and figure distances based on klms. Last time I drove the dirt road to Preveli beach... only six km which took about 2 hours and it was such a disappointment to find out at the end of the road that I still had to climb the mountain to get over the other side (which I didn't) or pay the ferryman a handsome sum to take me there (which I also didn't as I hadn't thought to bring enough money with me...) Is Elafonissos worth the trip? Any other must see places en route? Thanks in advance!

      2 Answers May 25, 2004 at 5:16 AM
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      Local paper for jobs/housing?

      Prefecture of Rethymno May 19, 2003 at 11:28 AM

      Hello all Could someone inform me if there is a local paper in Rethymno which carries job and accommodation adverts? If so, which is its day of circulation? We will be down in Rethymnon next week 27-30/5/03 to attend an interview but I would like to make good use of my time and try to arrange a couple more job interviews. Any idea of the cost of living in Rethymnon? I.e. how much to rent a dyari (one bed flat), how much to budget for food and utilities, and so on? I hope there will be some students there with up to date information or some foreigner workers with great tips! Awaiting your comments... :)