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    • Early summer holiday.

      Greece Jan 11, 2017 at 3:05 AM

      Sorry to hear this site is shutting down.

      I had an incredible summer honeymoon in Switzerland thanks entirely to commenters on this forum. I'm really grateful.

      This question is very broad but I thought I might get lucky again!

      Hoping for a may/June family holiday this year.
      Traveling with a three year old and a one year old.
      Beach, hotel, pools, nature, good food, an old town nearby.
      We really want it to be child friendly with food and drink readily available but not too big a complex.
      We'd love to visit a Greek island, also considering Italy and France, I'll post over there too.

      Many thanks if you have any thoughts!

    • Current Political situation

      Rhodes (Island) Jan 9, 2017 at 3:39 PM

      Thinking of taking a short break April/May and staying in Rhodes town - are there any problems including those of refugees

    • Ferries from Mykonos to Naxos

      Mykonos Jan 18, 2017 at 9:10 AM

      I am travelling to Naxos in September -How many ferries are there a day -my flight arrives in Mykonos at 13:35

      Thanks in advance


    • transport from airport

      Parga Jan 4, 2017 at 12:11 PM

      can you get a service bus from airport to parga

    • Kefalonia or not?

      Greece Jan 1, 2017 at 4:40 AM

      Dear VT Fine Folk:

      Anyone here spent much time on the island of Kafalonia (aka: "Cephalonia") in the Ionian Islands (& Sea).
      Any advice?
      For, say, a one or two week stay in the spring -- is Lixouri or Argostoli best? Looks like Argostoli has a loud,
      busy airport near downtown? Or Not?

      Perhaps Zakythos (aka: "Zante") just to the south of Kefalonia is better?

      Thanks ahead of time for all & any tips!

      -- Eurycleia

    • are there any tobacconists on Samos?

      by blueovation Online Now Sep 11, 2014 at 10:58 AM

      Are there any tobacconists on Samos? I'm looking to buy some cigars, or should I take some with me?
      Thanks in advance

    • transport from karlovasi port to samos town

      by megasyalos Online Now Jul 2, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      how to get from karlovasi port to samos town i am arriving at 1630 by ferry from syros

      4 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM
    • Itinerary help?

      by marijkeo Online Now Aug 18, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      Can someone suggest a two or three night itinerary on Samos? We will arrive by ferry from Turkey (Kusudasi) in early October. We usually prefer to avoid larger cities and we can rent a car. Any help will be appreciated!! THANK YOU!

      2 Answers Aug 19, 2013 at 7:44 PM
    • Kokkai

      by pavlos63 Online Now May 27, 2013 at 11:20 AM

      Hello, going for 3 weeks to kokkari samos. Want to know if there are enough good restaurants and bars in the village. Who has good tips.


      6 Answers May 28, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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      by AltanD Online Now Aug 22, 2012 at 6:49 AM

      i can't find any information that from where and when ships departure from samos to fornoi. pls help ...

      5 Answers Aug 23, 2012 at 4:31 AM
    • Samos Excursions Tours

      by Bahamabreeze Online Now Dec 30, 2011 at 4:54 PM

      Planning to visit samos in spring 2012, I have been looking for either a half day or full day bus tour of the island. I have not had much joy in finding half day tours. Your recommendations are much appreciated.

      5 Answers Jan 24, 2012 at 3:00 AM
    • Samos - Mykonos Ferry October Schedule

      by leeliauw Online Now Sep 10, 2011 at 8:16 PM


      Does anyone know if there is a ferry on October 4 (Tuesday) from Samos to Mykonos. I kept on checking website, but it looks like they only have it till the last Tuesday in September. I am so worried because Oct.4 is less than 4 weeks away and I am now suspicious that maybe there is no ferry.
      I don't know whether to continue to wait not knowing if the schedule is published later or there is just no ferry, in which case, I should change my itinerary.

      If anyone of you know what the situation is is, please help me out with the info.

      2 Answers Sep 27, 2011 at 2:51 AM
    • ferry to santorini

      by miklik Online Now Dec 13, 2010 at 11:26 AM

      anyone know if there is a cnnection to naxos or santorini?
      also, how long is it from pirues to samos?
      could i get an overnight, with a cabin?

      6 Answers Dec 14, 2010 at 2:13 AM
    • samos to turkish islands

      by miklik Online Now Dec 13, 2010 at 10:36 AM

      i'm thinking of also visiting a turkish island. any ideas on that?
      any ferries from athens? samos?

      2 Answers Dec 14, 2010 at 2:07 AM
    • Samos Wine Festival 2010

      by neelablais Online Now Jul 2, 2010 at 3:47 PM

      Hello Does anyone know the dates for the Samos Wine Festival for 2010?

      2 Answers Jul 2, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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      Samos Airport

      by jooleroo Online Now Mar 7, 2010 at 6:33 AM


      Does anyone know how far it is from the Port Pythagoria to the airport and are there lots of buses or would I need to get a taxi. My ferry gets in at 12.55 and flight goes at 15.25.


      4 Answers Mar 8, 2010 at 10:31 AM
    • distance from Samos to Kusadasi

      by busma Online Now Feb 22, 2010 at 6:00 PM

      What is the distance between Samos and Kusadasi, how long does it take via ferry? what port does one leaves from when going to Kusadasi? and one last question. How far is the airport from the port.

    • Ferries NOW - end October, beginning November - Samos- Kusadasi-Kos

      by jeanfinney Online Now Oct 22, 2009 at 5:47 AM

      HI - My original plan was to go to Kos - I am currently in Greece - then take the ferry to Samos and from there go to Kusadasi and continue up to Istanbul by bys - I am told there are no longer ferries between Kos and Samos in this season, by an agent for the grand lines -Are there local services? Are there ferries between Kusadasi-Samos? If there are no ferries between Kos and Samos I might have to go inland to Bodrum, up to Kusadasi then on to Samos - Thank you for your help - Jean

      14 Answers Oct 31, 2009 at 12:58 PM
    • route from samos

      by gozdekoksal Online Now Apr 22, 2009 at 5:03 AM

      Hi!!! I have a few questions:)
      We are planning to visit the greek islands in June, 2009. The starting point is Samos. We want to spend 1 week in the islands, the two islands we want to visit are Mykonos & Santorini. The greek ferries havent declared their timetables yet:(
      1. From Samos what kind of a route should we plan?
      2. How many days in which island? Which other islands (on our way) worth seeing?
      3. Are there any restaurants & pensions (not expensive) that you can reccomend?
      4. Should we book on line or is arriving on the island and finding a place to stay better?
      5. Approximately how much the hotels, ferries and lunch/dinners cost?
      6. Is night life expensive?
      7. any other tips?

    • Ferry from Piraeus to Samos?

      by wagthedog1 Online Now Jun 19, 2008 at 7:30 AM

      Hi -I am trying to book a ferry from Piraeus to Samos via the web, but no matter what site I use, I cannot find Samos under destination options. Is it known by any other name? Is it impossible to get there from Piraeus?

      We are seeking an overnight ferry with quarters...


      3 Answers Aug 29, 2008 at 10:53 PM
    • Tourists in Samos? Nationality, ages?

      by wind001 Online Now Apr 25, 2008 at 12:13 PM

      From which country are the tourists that go in Samos? Is it a destinations for youngs 25-30 years old?

      1 Answer Apr 26, 2008 at 2:00 AM
    • Samos Nightlife?

      by wind001 Online Now Apr 25, 2008 at 12:10 PM

      What is the situation about the nightlife in Samos?

      2 Answers Apr 30, 2008 at 8:02 AM
    • Samos to Kusadasi on MARCH???

      by coppelia00 Online Now Jan 30, 2008 at 10:24 AM

      I trying to find a way of getting to Turkey from Samos. I know there are some ferries from May to October, but I need it for March. Is there any alternative? Do you think I could reach an agreement with a local owner of a boat to take me there? Is this common?

      Thanks in advance

      1 Answer Jan 30, 2008 at 11:13 AM
    • Samos ferry to Kusadasi

      by 1corky Online Now Aug 18, 2007 at 7:00 PM

      Hello all - Flying into Samos Sept 13 arrive 16:05 - ferry to Kusadasi leaves at 17:00.
      Several questions- is it possible to get a taxi at Samos airport and make it to the ferry? Appears to be several sites to purchase ferry tickets but ISTA travel seems to be the major source? What is the cost and how long does it take to process out of Samos? Can not find a web site for ISTA. Can ferry tickets be purchased in advance?
      Any advice or recommendations would be welcome.

      3 Answers Aug 19, 2007 at 9:16 AM
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      Music festival Pagondas

      by z1ppee Online Now May 22, 2007 at 11:01 AM

      I'm going to Samos on Thursday, can't wait!!! Am I right in thinking that Samos has a music festival in Pagondas this bank holiday weekend? Which day(s) is it on?
      Also is the weather likely to be sunshine/showers over the next week or so, I've seen some bad predictions on the internet lately.

      1 Answer May 22, 2007 at 1:18 PM
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      Hotel or pension Pythagorion

      by vtveen Online Now May 7, 2007 at 4:15 AM

      I have already looked on the VT-Travelguide about Samos, but couldn't find an appropriate hotel or pension in Pythagorion.
      Who knows a hidden gem (pension or small hotel) ??
      If possible with website and/or email.

      1 Answer May 7, 2007 at 4:34 AM
    • Wine Festival

      by halkidiki Online Now Apr 13, 2007 at 3:52 AM

      Can someone please give exact date of the wine festival held in Samos Town, I know its some time in August but which dates ????

    • Sailing dinghys for hire?

      by rwallond Online Now Mar 11, 2007 at 8:25 AM

      Hi there

      Does anyone rent out sailing dinghys on Samos? If so who, where and how much.

      Any replies very much appreciated!

    • Getting from Samos to Athens or Mykonos

      by lxkd Online Now Jan 17, 2007 at 10:52 PM

      Hi! We need to get from Kusadasi in Izmir to either Mykonos or Athens in April this year. So far we have only been able to find a (rather expensive!) ferry that goes from Kusadasi to Samos. A couple of questions:

      1) From Samos is there any ferry that we can take to get to Mykonos or Athens? So far none of the major ferry websites like and seem to have such an option. In fact, how DOES one get out of Samos by ferry to any of the other major Greek islands? Is Samos being listed under another name on the websites?

      2) Alternatively, is there any ferry that goes straight from Kusadasi to Mykonos or Athens (or any other major Greek island)?

      Being able to book the tickets online or at least book in advance would be a great plus. Thanks in advance for the help! Really appreciated.

      warm regards

      2 Answers Jan 19, 2007 at 11:09 AM
    • Gym

      by AngelaStanway Online Now Jan 17, 2007 at 11:08 AM

      Is there a gym in samos town?

      1 Answer Jan 17, 2007 at 11:58 AM
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      Samos - Patmos ferry in May

      by vtveen Online Now Jan 14, 2007 at 12:03 PM

      We intend to stay in Samos and Patmos, starting mid May 2007.
      We have to fly into Samos and to take a ferry (or hydrofoil) to Patmos.

      Who can help with information about the schedules in May and where to find more information (website ??).

      3 Answers Mar 14, 2007 at 9:43 PM
    • Cheap accommodation in Samos/ Island hopping

      by breenalison Online Now Jul 29, 2006 at 4:26 AM

      We are two women who have a flight to Samos in August but haven't booked any accommodation yet. We will probably spend the first two nights and last night in Samos but we would love to visit other islands too. Neither of us have been to Greece so would appreciate any information please. Would we have trouble getting accommodation on any of the Isands, we are not too fussy and don't want to spend much? Where should we go, is it safe, etc.
      Any ideas would be great,

      4 Answers Jul 31, 2006 at 1:44 PM
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      Where is it

      by Christine123 Online Now Jul 7, 2006 at 6:54 AM

      The photo of the steep climb up to a Cave. Where is this ? It looks stunning.

      1 Answer Jul 8, 2006 at 2:27 PM
    • Pythagorion/Airport

      by NBUK Online Now Jan 31, 2006 at 6:09 AM

      I am thinking of booking a holiday in Pythagorion, but the travel brochure says that there may be some noise from the airport.
      Is it really much of a problem? I can't imagine there would be that many flights.

      5 Answers May 15, 2006 at 5:56 AM
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      Pythagorion/Anthis appts

      by z1ppee Online Now Aug 12, 2005 at 12:40 PM

      Going to Samos 18 Aug 05, Any recommended things to do or see whilst we are there? Would appreciate any opinions on Anthis apartments & Pythagorion in general. Are there any especially good tavernas & cocktail bars that we should visit?
      All comments gratefully received.

      4 Answers Aug 14, 2005 at 11:17 AM