Greece is a country in southeastern Europe. It is surrounded by Albania, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the east.

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Is it safe to travel in Greece during the riots about government spending cuts?

I am travelling to Athens, Greece, shortly, and have seen reports of recent unrest. Should I be worried? Should I cancel my trip? Update It's fine, taxis are currently on strike, but Syntagma Sqaure ...
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What was this ruined building in Tbilisi that is Greek property?

Yesterday afternoon I went exploring around Tbilisi and up on the path between the Narikala fortress and the Kartlis Deda statue were some old ruined buildings, not ancient but pre-Soviet. One of ...
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Is there a ticket for all ferries in the Greek Islands?

Is there some kind of economic ticket to travel several times on the Greek ferries to the Greek islands ?
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Have feelings of Greeks changed towards European tourists because of the crisis?

Until about 3 or 4 years ago I have been several times to Greece. They always are very polite and we were welcomed by them (not only at hotels/restaurants but also by others). Since I want to go ...
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Visiting Greece with back-to-back Schengen visas (One from Germany, other from Italy)

I have a Schengen Visa issued by Germany, which expire on 11th Jan 2014, and I can remain in the zone till 11th Jan 23.59 PM. I have already visited Germany in the past with this visa, so I can travel ...
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What are the bus (coach) connections from Thessaloniki, Greece to Tbilisi, Georgia?

Well I'm worried the bad weather has set in and I have to switch from hitchhiking to public transport. I know there are buses from Istanbul to Tbilisi but I wonder if there might even be a direct bus ...
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Can I cross the Albania/Greece border on foot?

I intend to cross from Albania to Greece at the Konispol/Sagiada border crossing. I will be hitchhiking so I will sometimes be in a car, and sometimes on foot. Now I did walk across the ...
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How can I find Turkish truck stops in Greece?

I'm trying to hitchhike from Thessaloniki, Greece to Turkey. Greece is a very very hard country to hitchhike in, Greek drivers seldom stop, and petrol stations which are useful in many other ...
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What's the absolute cheapest accommodation in Ioannina Greece?

So hitchhiking is an unpredictable way to travel which is fun but tonight I find myself in downtown Ioannina, Greece. Usually I'm pretty good at finding cheap lodgings but it turns out I'm not very ...
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What bus and train routes exist between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia?

I'm planning to go from Ionian coast of Greece (specifically, Preveza) towards north and east, and cross over into the Republic of Macedonia (visiting at least Skopje and Ohrid). What would be the ...
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Where are these white and blue buildings near water and cliffs?

Do you know this destination? If you know what it is, please tell me the name: I saw it on a travel site (but it had no additional information). I'm impressed by the good weather, architecture and ...
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How can I book deck ferry tickets from Piraeus, Athens to Naxos?

A group of friends is travelling to Greece soon and wants to take a ferry from Piraeus, Athens to the island of Naxos. They've tried to book tickets through http://greeceferries.com/ (which uses ...
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Athens open on Sunday?

I'm going to have a free day in Athens between two trips -- I should arrive there some time Saturday, and then leave on Sunday afternoon. However, I've been warned that many tourist attractions such ...
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Late night taxi in Crete

We are looking at arriving in Crete late in the night. The flight lands at 10:40pm so I don't expect to get out of the gates till 11pm at the earliest. Is it easy to hail a taxi from the airport ...
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Are there some bargain accommodations along the land route from the southern tip of Albania to Thessaloniki?

I'm currently in Sarandë, Albania but soon will head for Thessaloniki, Greece by hitchhiking. I've tried the usual suspects like HostelBookers, HostelWorld, TripAdvisor, and WikiTravel, but none of ...
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Can I rely on public transport in Rhodes (Greece) or should I rent a car?

I'm planning to visit Rhodes in october. I see the island is not that small: Google Maps tells you'll need roughly a hour by car to travel from north to south. I would like to be based in Rhodes old ...
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Greece to Africa by ship?

Using Google Maps, I can't see any connections between Crete and Africa. In fact, I can't find any connections from Greece at all. Why is this?
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How can I find train departure information for Athens - Istanbul?

OK, only just now did I see this notice: TRAIN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AS FROM 13 FEBRUARY 2011 Greece is in a dire economic state, and massive rail cuts are being implemented. All ...
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How can roadside cafe quality be measured in Greece or Turkey?

When traveling by car it is always a big question how to determine the quality of roadside cafe in front of you. In Russia I've noticed some dependency between quality of food and wares, although ...
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Temple visits in Greece

When one visits historic sights in Greece, such as the Acropolis, are they approachable? What I mean is, can an individual (not in a large tour) actually enter some of the temples, such as the Apollo ...
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How can I get a prepay SIM card before going to Greece?

I'm going to Greece with my girlfriend, but she's going for a conference and I'm just tagging along. I'd like to get a couple of prepaid SIM cards before I go so that she can get in touch with me ...
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Where could I get away with free camping on Corfu?

I've heard that Greece now has a law prohibiting free camping. But I've also heard that it's only enforced in touristy beach areas to protect the local accommodation businesses. So which places in ...
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Is it easier and/or cheaper to replace my lost tent in Albania or Greece?

When travel.SE was shiny and new I asked a very similar question which became a point of controversy but in the end it has remained open and thought to be on-topic under the circumstances. Sadly I ...
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Is Greek driver's license valid in the US?

I was searching for info about the need of updating my Greek driver's license to international, but I can't get a clear answer about whether it's needed for use in the US. A friend told me that he's ...
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Has Crete changed since the recession?

A group of us are thinking about visiting Crete for a two week break in August. I have visited the Greek island I was young (2004). It was a big destination for tourists and had loads of restaurants ...
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Is there a bus from Tbilisi, Georgia to Thessaloniki, Greece?

While it appears that information is available about the bus from Thessaloniki to Tbilisi in a previous question, I'm curious about the reverse? What Georgian companies (or Greek companies operating ...
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Rooms to let in Greece during beginning of July

I used to go to Greece quite some times, mostly in July. We always went for rooms to let, which were cheap, but most of all, was nice to stay with inhabitants instead of (too) commercial hotels. I ...
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Greece Corfu and Gerald Durrell sites - how can be reached?

What is the current situation with Gerald Durrell's Corfu described in his famous book " My Family and Other Animals"? In childhood it was one of my favourite books. I was green with envy of his ...
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Information about public transport in Greece

I'm going on a holiday to Greece tomorrow, and since I won't have a car over there I'm going to have to use public transport. After a bit of googling, I only found some vague descriptions about ...
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Best Greek islands for off-season travel (Late October-November)? [closed]

I'm currently traveling around Greece in my usual way, without a plan or schedule (Those remind me too much of work). So I'm in the Patras area and thinking about checking out Kefalonia, but I know ...
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Travelling from Athens to Araxos Airport (Patras)

I have a flight from the Araxos Airport at 14:30 on a Monday. What is the best way to reach there from Athens? And how long does it take? Sources on the internet say that we should take a train from ...
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Unique travel destination research methods

My wife and I want to tour some of the Grecian Islands, but I don't even know where to begin with this. My current plan is just to check with one of the major web travel providers (Travelocity, ...
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Trip to Estonia Tallinn from Greece

Which is the best way to travel from Greece to Estonia Tallinn? There isn't any direct flight,the intermediate stops I found was Frankfurt and Moscow (you have to wait one day). Are there any places ...
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How to get from Thessaloniki to Vourvourou and around?

In May/June I would like to spend a week in the Chalkidiki peninsula. I am planning to stay in Vourvourou. I will directlx fly into Thessaloniki. Then I will proceed to my final destination, but I ...
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What's the best way to travel around Greece? Train or Bus?

Looks like a train pass for a 25 year old is only $150 for 5 travel days, but I hear the trains don't run everywhere, so would it just be cheaper to take the buses everywhere? And what is the best way ...
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Traveling from Anaklia Georgia to Greece? [closed]

I will be in Anaklia Georgia from May 25- July 8 and Wanted to look into traveling to Greece at the end and then Italy from Greece (If possible it would be nice to squeeze egypt in there also). I am ...
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Has anyone who are non-EU travelled to Greece with UK work permit visa?

I came across this blog. The blog says that if you have a valid/non-expire work permit of EU or Schengen member which I assume UK is part of EU, you can travel for up to 90 days to Greece. I hold a ...
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Travel from Greece to Horsens Denmark

I'm planning to travel to Horsens Denmark on July for two weeks. I've seen there are no airports there and the nearest airports are in Billund Airport (58km), Aarhus Airport (90km) and Karup Airport ...
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Which Greek islande of the Cyclades is the most wild, or the most quiet? [closed]

Which one of the Greek islands of the Cyclades is the most wild, or the most quiet?
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Travel from Tel-Aviv ,Israel to Thessaloniki, Greece

I want to get from TLV to Thessaloniki, Greece on 21-24/June. What is the cheapest way?
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Applying for Greece tourist visa (Schengen) from a non residence country while on a tourist visa

This might get a little confusing but bear with me. Country of citizenship: India Country of residence: Canada (work permit) Countries I am about to visit: U.A.E. and the Greece The decision to ...
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To travel to Athens with a valid French Schengen visa, do I need to obtain a Greek Schengen visa?

I am an Indian national holding a valid multiple entry French Schengen visa for four years. I would like to visit Athens, Greece to attend a conference in September. Can I travel with this French ...
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Overstayed in Greece earlier. How can I return now? [closed]

I am student in Greece but I didn't get student visa and overstayed about 20 days after the 90 day limit on my visa. I got a black stamp on my list for entering (because I am Non EU citizen we are ...
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Can I travel to Spain using a Greek Schengen visa even if I don't want to stay in Greece at all? [duplicate]

I want to travel to Spain however the requirements state that my UK residence permit be valid for 3 months after intended date of departure from the Schengen area. I'll only have 1 month left when I ...
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I have Schengen Visa issued by French Embassy but want to go to Greece only, is this possible? [duplicate]

I have Schengen Visa issued by the French Embassy for business trip, for some reason like a wedding of my sister, i have to change plans like going to Greece to attend the wedding, i will not go to ...