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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

    • 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 ;-)

    • Help in planning to get to Terra Vibe Park for Depeche Mode concert 2017

      Athens Oct 23, 2016 at 1:13 AM

      All the fieldtickets sold out so quickly in Holland that we decided to take a short holiday to Athens, to see the concert in Terra Vibe. We probably arrive on the evening of the concert at around 18:00 at our hotel, and we have to get to the Terra Vibe park (concert starts at 21:30). Preferable by bus, but we're not sure if it fits in the timetable of getting there in time? And if we should buy tickets up front (from who, where?).

      Anyone able to help out here?


    • 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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      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.


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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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    • 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

      11 Answers Aug 31, 2016 at 11:13 AM
    • Booking train from Athens to Kalambaka

      Meteora Apr 5, 2016 at 2:30 PM

      Hi all, my girlfriend and I plan on visiting Meteora from 12th-14th July 2016. We are scheduled to land in Athens Airport on 12th July at 09:30, and intend to head to Meteora immediately from the airport.

      Looking at the Greek Railways website, we are looking to take three different trains: Train 4414 from Athens Airport to SKA (Rail center of Acharnes) 12:44 to 13:13 Train 56 from SKA (Rail center of Acharnes) to Palaeofarsalos 14:27 to 18:05 Train 591 from Palaeofarsalos to Kalambaka 18:31 to 19:25

      However, trains 4414 and 591 both say "This train does not support seat reservations. You can buy a ticket for this train if and only if you have at least one seat reservation at some other part of your journey."

      Does this mean that these trains are completely unavailable to me? Or can I buy tickets in person at Athens? What are the chances of the train tickets selling out if we buy them about 5 days before the trip in person at Athens?



      3 Answers Apr 23, 2016 at 9:58 AM
    • bus or train to Kalampaka?

      Meteora Feb 14, 2016 at 12:50 PM

      HI, i'm planning to go to kalampaka from Athens this March. Rough itinerary will be take the walking tour that will finish about 1300H, spend some time in Athens. Later in the evening take a bus ride to Cape of Sounion (sunset view) then back to Athens.
      I could not make up my mind which mode of transport is safe and cost effective for my sister and i to go to Kalampaka from Athens. Either catch the 2355H train to Kalampaka via Palaeofarsalor (30minutes transit before 1st train to Kalampaka) or take 2100H bus to Kalampaka via Trikala (arrive Trikala at 0130H, then take a bus from Trikala that depart at 0515H and will be arriving at Kalampaka roughly at 0630H.

      4 Answers Feb 14, 2016 at 1:31 PM
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      Unable to book train online

      Meteora Jan 18, 2016 at 1:13 AM

      Hi, any advice as to how I can complete an online booking for train 884 from Athens to Kalambaka with return on train 885 in July?
      Went onto but got the message: This train does not support seat reservations. You can buy a ticket for this train if and only if you have at least one seat reservation at some other part of your journey.
      The website then refused to proceed any further with my booking.
      What have I done wrong?

      12 Answers Jan 18, 2016 at 7:54 AM
    • Holy Monastery of the Saint Stefanos handkerchief

      Meteora Jan 3, 2015 at 9:48 PM

      I have a lovely handkerchief that was given to me many years ago from the Saint Stefanos Monastery and the accompanying paper has some Greek writing on it, a drawing of the monastery, and is numbered (45857). I am trying to find out if it was made there by nuns and the significance of the number. All my relatives who went there are gone and I don't know who to ask. I thought it would be a lovely gift to hand down to my granddaughter who is being baptized this week.

      5 Answers Jan 4, 2015 at 7:55 AM
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      Train and Bus schedule from Athens to Meteora

      Meteora Dec 7, 2014 at 8:46 PM

      We are in Athen now and would like to go to Meteora.
      Can someone provide the train and bus schedule from Athens to and fro Meteora?
      Is there any website ? Thanks.

      9 Answers Dec 8, 2014 at 7:24 PM
    • Good directions to Kastraki from Freeway (coming from Dodoni)

      Meteora Apr 24, 2014 at 3:32 AM

      Please I need good directions to Kastraki - staying at Guesthouse Plakias - we are driving from Dodoni and do not want to get caught in the maze of streets or Kalambaka when we arrive. Nervous as drive on other side of road in Australia :-)

      2 Answers Apr 26, 2014 at 5:46 AM
    • Public Transport from Thessaloni​ki to Kalambaka 19/04/2014

      Meteora Apr 17, 2014 at 3:56 AM

      I will be travelling from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka on the 19/04/2014, returning 21/04/2014 & I have realised that this is easter Saturday.
      I have looked on-line on both the bus & train websites and they are both not showing any trains or busses for these days - can anyone help?

      Is there any public transport over easter?
      What is the best way for me to get to the Hotel?

      6 Answers Apr 17, 2014 at 4:31 AM
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      Visit Meteora for one day

      Meteora Apr 6, 2014 at 6:36 AM

      Hi, we're planning to visit Meteora for one day in juny. Is it possible to visit all for visiting opened monastery for this time? Which one is "must see" and how can I get from Kalambaka to the monastery?

      Thank you for your answers.

      12 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 11:34 AM
    • getting around in meteora

      Meteora Mar 2, 2014 at 2:45 PM

      Is it possible to go around in kalambaka and meteora by public transport e.g bus? Does the bus go to those Monasteries?

      1 Answer Mar 3, 2014 at 2:00 AM
    • Romania Visa

      Meteora Dec 4, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      Hi I'm currently in europe and i have a schengen type visa D, issued in Manila for France since Ive been studying here for the past four months. Im wondering if this is sufficient for me to go to Romania this December?

      3 Answers Dec 9, 2013 at 4:59 AM
    • Half Day Trip in Meteora

      Meteora Dec 2, 2013 at 5:01 PM

      I am planning to take the morning train from Athens to Kalambaka on December 16th. I will get to Kalambaka at 1pm and the train back to athens will be at 5pm. I only have four hours for the monasteries. Can I do this? I don't mind going to only one or two monasteries and just get a view of the others. How long would it take my by walking/hiking/taxi to get to a good spot for the monasteries? Thank you.

      7 Answers Dec 5, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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      Kastraki to Pili/Pyli

      Meteora Sep 10, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      We're going to Meteora for climbing in September and stay in Kastraki. Are there any busses operating between Kastraki/Kalambaka and Pili/Pyli or Mouzaki?

      2 Answers Sep 11, 2013 at 12:51 AM
    • Greece Delphi to athens

      Meteora Sep 1, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      we are traveling from Patra to Delphi to meteor and back to athens airport 19th-22nd of sept. any suggestions on where to stay and is this trip doable?

      3 Answers Sep 2, 2013 at 2:38 AM
    • tours from kalambaka

      Meteora Aug 2, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      is it possible to stay at kalambaka and visit places like delphi?

      4 Answers Aug 17, 2013 at 3:40 AM
    • Local bus to Meteora operating during April?

      Meteora Jul 6, 2013 at 4:16 AM

      Hi! My sister & I will be staying in Kastraki for 3 nights during April 2014. From what I can gather, the local bus ( from Kalambaka) to the Meteoras only begins operating in May. Does anyone know if the bus does operate during April? Many thanks!

      2 Answers Jul 6, 2013 at 4:58 AM
    • Meteora to Ioannina

      Meteora Jun 24, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      In late October we will be visiting Meteora (staying in Kastraki). What is the best way to travel from this area to Ioannina where we will catch a flight back to Athens? Are there regular buses? Can we hire a car in Kalambaka and drop it off in Ioannina?
      Thanks !

      7 Answers Jun 25, 2013 at 4:36 AM
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      Planning 1 day to Meteora and back to Athens

      Meteora Apr 11, 2013 at 9:59 PM

      I am planning to go to Meteora for 1 day and I read a lot of forum but cannot figure out how to plan. I am thinking to take a over night train and sleep on the train and arriving Kalambaka (but dont know the train takes how long to go as some said 6 hours some said 8 hours ?? if I arrived kalambaka it is taking the bus to Meteora in early morning then I plan to work for half day and taking train back to Athens around 1pm.
      Can someone help me whether it is workable and how I can get the train time table
      Thus the date I plan to go is arriving on May 8 which is Tuesday, and I read some post said that Tuesday will be closed, is it ?
      Many thanks in advance :)

      3 Answers Apr 24, 2013 at 5:41 AM
    • How long in Meteora?

      Meteora Aug 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

      I am travelling on a four day tour in mid/late August that arrives in Meteora in the evening (from Delphi) and has the Monday morning in Meteroa before heading back to Athens. I don't think this will be enough time to really see Meteora so I was thinking of staying longer and making my way back to Athens by myself.

      Plan A - stay for the afternoon and then catch the 5.32pm train back to Athens on that day (i.e. one full day to see Meteora)
      Plan B - stay the afternoon and the following day and then catch the 5.32pm train back to Athens (i.e. two full days to see Meteora)

      How long do you think I need to look at the monastries? Are there other sights that I should take the time to see in the area? Are the trains running at the moment?


      7 Answers Aug 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM
    • One Day Trip of Meteora to Athens

      Meteora Jul 29, 2012 at 3:36 AM

      Hi. We are a pilgrimage group. We will be taking a tourist bus. From an overnight stay in Kalambaka, we plan to explore the Meteora monasteries only for the whole morning. Then Lunch. Then we depart for Athens at 1:00 P.M. We plan to make a brief stop in Delphi. Then on to Athens for an evening panoramic tour of key sites of Athens. Then we stay overnight in Athens. Is that a workable schedule for one day? We are a group of 35, some elderly. We appreciate your critique of this trip. Thank you so much!

      7 Answers Jul 30, 2012 at 1:26 AM
    • From Kalambaka to Meteora

      Meteora Dec 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM


      I'm going to meteora in 10 days and I've been said, there's no bus from kalambaka to meteora in winter. Should I take a taxi to go up or is it posible to go walking? Anybody could tell me how long does it takes?
      Thank you very much,


      7 Answers Dec 7, 2011 at 10:39 AM
    • A few hours in meteora

      Meteora Jun 18, 2011 at 11:25 AM


      I will be in Athens on the 5th of july, and would like to take a car/bus to meteora, that evening, spend a few hours on the sixth, and go back that day.

      Can anyone give me the best way to do it? I know that there are both buses and trains. what would be the best, where do I find their timetables, and how long would it take?

      also - if there is anyone who drives that way that day - Id be happy to join ans split the expenses...



      1 Answer Jun 19, 2011 at 2:31 AM
    • from thessalonici to meteora

      Meteora Mar 2, 2011 at 12:51 PM


      what would be the best way to reach to meteora from Thessalonici?
      where should one stay after visiting meteora monasteries?
      anything in between meteora and Athens?
      Are women allowed in the monastery?-i know about proper dressing and such-

      8 Answers Mar 4, 2011 at 4:13 AM
    • Meteora to Olympia

      Meteora Feb 19, 2011 at 3:09 PM

      I'll be traveling to Greece in July 2011. We will be in Delphi 7/13 and would like to visit Meteora on 7/14. Does anyone know how long of a drive (renting a car) it is from: Delphi to Meteora, and then from Meteora to Olympia. We're not sure of the best car route from Meteora to Olympia, and whether we should stay overnight in Meteora area before heading south to Olympia. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

      7 Answers Feb 21, 2011 at 9:06 AM
    • Winter in Meteora

      Meteora Sep 3, 2010 at 5:51 PM

      We are planning a trip to Greece for Christmas break. Does anyone know what the weather is likely to be and if things will be open at this time? We'd like to stay a few days in the area.

      3 Answers Jan 1, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    • Stop between Athens and Meteora?

      Meteora Jun 6, 2010 at 2:12 PM

      Next month our family (no small children) will be driving from Athens to Meteora. We won't be in a hurry and are trying to decide on a brief stop to break up the trip and make it more pleasant. Any recommendations on what is worth the stop for a meal, a pleasant walk, or some other diversion? Lamia looks to be halfway but we aren't sure there is much there. Thanks in advance!

      1 Answer Jun 7, 2010 at 6:37 AM
    • Overnight buses from Athens?

      Meteora Mar 31, 2010 at 10:21 AM

      Are there overnight buses from Athens to Meteora?

      2 Answers Apr 2, 2010 at 10:51 AM
    • Great Meteora, open or close?

      Meteora Mar 7, 2010 at 4:08 PM

      Hi. I am planning to visit Meteora the 10th. of June. I read that Great Meteora is closed Tuesday and Wednesday in winter; and only closed on Tuesday in summer. Do they consider June 10 summer or they stick to the calendar? Thank you. David.

      4 Answers Mar 14, 2010 at 6:35 AM
    • From Kalambaka to the monasteries

      Meteora Feb 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM

      How do I get from Kalambaka to the monasteries? I am planning on taking a train from Athens to Kalambaka on a Tuesday morning (march 16) and then touring at least 2 monasteries the next morning before heading back to Athens again. Can someone help me with train times for the two days and also how do I get to the monasteries once I am in Kalambaka? is there a bus? or do I take a taxi?
      Organized tours from Athens are expensive 180 euros.

      Please help!!!

      6 Answers Mar 3, 2010 at 12:11 PM
    • meteora from patra

      Meteora Jun 30, 2009 at 9:43 PM

      i m students studing at patra
      and i want to go for a short trip to meteora
      i have only two days with me
      and i would like to see delphi or mt. olympus with meteora
      can someone please help

      how much does it take from kalambaka to mt.olympus
      and is thr a good bus service for patra- delphi and from delphi-kalambaka and is thr any bus from patra-kalambaka and timing please (of return also)

      6 Answers Jul 10, 2009 at 5:53 AM