I will be traveling in the Balkans with my family this summer. We want to get from Athens to Meteora (with stop in Delphi if feasible) to Ohrid, Macedonia. I have done a lot of online research but come up with pretty terrible options (time-wise). My thought is to rent a car in Athens, visit Delphi and Meteora, then drop it off in Tirana (no company that I have found will let one rent in Greece and drop off in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), and then catching a bus from Tirana to…
I am going to Ahtens with mi wife and mi daughter and we are renting an appartment in a neighborhood called Koukaki. I would like to know more about this area of the city. We have already done some reading about it but I like to have you guys opinion!!
Is it nice?
is it safe for us and our 3 years old?
Is it realy a walking distance from all the sites to visit?
Thanks in advance for the help!
I've got a flight into Athens for Good Friday (3rd April), arriving at 17:50. Rather than spending the Easter weekend in the city, I'd love to spend some time on a quiet island or coastal location.
Searching online I can see a 19:15 ferry (with Golden Star Ferries) to Andros from Rafina port. This would've been ideal, but it'd be hard to book because I'd have to be lucky to avoid delays to make this ferry. I'm not keen on staying the night on the mainland and crossing in the…
Hard to get information on Ikaria but we are locked in to going as we hear it's special. Does anyone know of a ferry from Vathy Samos to Evdilos - rumoured to run but impossible to confirm in May?
If we have to disembark at Agios Kyrikos should we drive the scary road to Evdilos where we hope to attend a Panagyri
on May 14 , or take the bus and rent a car from Evdilos? Is it a slow local bus taking hours with travel sickness involved?
Is there a small boat going regularly to Fourni?
a friend and I are going to Crete and Mykonos from Sept 8 to Sept 19. We have a high level itinerary we'd like to check and get feedback for:
Tue Sep 8: fly into Heraklion at 11am - pick up rental car, find SIM Card, check out Heraklion (any suggestions?), have lunch there. Visit Knossos? Drive to Rethimnon, where we'll spend the first night.
Wed Sep 9: anything worth seeing in/around Rethimnon? We'll end up driving to Chania and checking it out. Sleep there.
Thu Sep 10: excursion to…
We are a family of four who is staying on Paros the evening of June 30 and flying home out of Athens the next day, July 1, at 7:30 p.m. We had hoped to fly from Paros to Athens the morning of July 1 so we would have some time in Athens but the Aegean flights seem to be already booked or otherwise unavailable. Are there any other flight options from Paros to Athens?
If we end up taking a ferry, am I making a mistake by waiting until we arrive on Paros on June 28 to book the ferry? I want to…
A friend and I are planning a Greece/Turkey trip for 2 weeks in September. We are planning to skip Athens and go directly to Santorini, then another Greek Island, then ferry to Turkey to Bodrum and take a bus to Ephesus/Pamukkale, head to Cappadocia, then Istanbul, then fly home to USA. In researching flights, it looks like we will be flying out on a Friday night and end up in Santorini the next evening (after the layovers, etc). That is already a full 1-1.5 days just for getting there.
I will be subletting my house to tourists for the summer and want to do a road trip for a week or two in the meantime. I don’t want to do it alone, so I’m looking for cool people to join me.
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Anywhere in Greece or Turkey. We can decide on a few things that we want to visit and we can improvise for the rest. I don’t like tight schedules and I love the freedom of travelling by car. I would want that we stay close to the sea for most of the time, let’s say 50/50…