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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.

      youtube.com/watch?v=...

      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.

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    • 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!
      Nicole

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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.

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    • Quickest way to get to Skopelos

      by Mgeordiegirl Online Now Jun 26, 2014 at 9:01 AM

      I'm traveling from Naxos to Skopelos next month . What is the fastest way to get there?

      4 Answers Jun 29, 2014 at 6:08 PM
    • Holiday Money/Spending

      by Mike1770 Online Now May 16, 2014 at 12:25 PM

      Can anyone give me a general idea of the price of food, drink, alcohol and tobacco/cigarettes - both in bars and the supermarket? Thanks.

      1 Answer May 17, 2014 at 7:52 AM
    • Are things as bad as they say

      by Brynnwelch Online Now May 4, 2009 at 1:58 PM

      Hi Folks. I normally judge the cost of my holiday on the price of a bottle of beer, ( Amstel or Mythos ). Can anyone give me an idea of how much a bottle will cost this year in Skopelos Town?

    • Money Exchange

      by Brynnwelch Online Now Apr 16, 2009 at 9:57 AM

      Is it better to take English Pounds to Skopelos and change them for euros in the resort or take euros on holiday with me.

      13 Answers Jun 17, 2009 at 2:02 PM
    • August 2008

      by xxsexixxlizyxx Online Now May 12, 2008 at 1:05 PM

      I'm going to Skopelos to stay in a house another member of my family rents out. Ive never been before, and i was just wondering if you could tell me whether you think four 18year old girls will find the nightlife entertaining enough and whether there is enough people our age?

      1 Answer May 12, 2008 at 1:20 PM
    • ferry Thessaloniki to Skopelos

      by zkniss Online Now Apr 6, 2008 at 2:06 AM

      Hi,
      Does any body knows how much is ticket for car from Thessaloniki to Skopelos?

      1 Answer Aug 10, 2008 at 9:41 PM
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      Skopelos/Alonissos

      by Jannice48 Online Now Nov 25, 2007 at 5:30 AM

      Now booked up for 2 weeks in early July to Skopelos and looking at the possibility of a night on Alonissos. We will be hiring a jeep for a few days to reach those small rocky coves and a boat for a day to reach those with no road access. Before I start contacting companies though, does anyone have any preferences as to hire companies for both the jeep and the boat?
      Also I see there are a few boat trips from Skopelos for the day......any in particular that anyone would recommend?
      I'd be very interested in an around the island boat trip to help me decide what area I'd need to hire my own boat from as to which bays I need to see. The same applies to Alonissos and any trips to the deserted Islands in the marine park.
      When I hire a boat on Skopelos do they allow you to go across to Agh Georgios Isl and Mikro Isl and would combining these with the coastline around Cape Kiourto and southwards then back along to Skopelos town be a possible day trip or would it be a little too much?

      Thanks for any help. Greatly appreciated

      Jan