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I suggest you don't cancel your trip. I have been working in Athens during a period of unrest. I can't predict what will happen, but usually many people demonstrate peacefully, then a small group of a hundred people starts facing the police for an hour, then a few people start throwing rocks/tear gas, and run a bit. Actual violence is very local, like one ...


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There are probably no (ordinary) ferries going to Israel. You can find more information on the Seat 61 Israel page. I quote from the overland to Israel section: However, as at January 2010, both Poseidon Lines and Salamis Lines' Piraeus-Cyprus-Israel ferry services remain suspended because of the political situation in Israel, and they show no sign of ...


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We were in Athens last week. The local sentiment was that of peaceful resentment. We were instructed to stray away from any sort of congregation. Though, we did hear that tourist areas are immune to this (we are after all bringing in much-needed foreign funds)...


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You may consider going to Chios and then to Cesme. Here is more information: There are many different options from Piraeus to Chios. Prices start from 22.50€. From Chios to Cesme, I have found one line for 25€. This site has the information related to pricing and time tables. You need to select your departure and arrival points from the menus.


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There is a ferry between Piraeus and Samos at about 50€, then another ferry between Samos and Kuşadası at about 35€.


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When I traveled to Greece 2 years ago I traveled between Athens/Santorini/Mykonos/Ikaria. We bought our tickets when we arrived in Greece. I had the same problem as you, where there wasn't a really good website to purchase tickets from in the US, but things may have changed since back then. I did end up use this website Greeka.com to find out ferry ...


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The problem in Greece is not the "riots", it is more like everywhere where poverty is rising the risk of getting your things stolen. In hotels this is not a risk usually, but don't go out at 3 in the morning, expecting safety there. You are alone with the Pakistanis, Afgans, heroin addicts (and we've got a lot of them too...). In the daytime Athens is safe. ...


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After a lot of searching I found this on the Interrail website: http://www.interrailnet.com/news/train-updates/important-greece-train-update Travel between Turkey and Greece There are several bus services available between Istanbul and Thessaloniki. These aren’t covered by your InterRail pass. KTEL Bus: Thessaloniki – Istanbul Departs daily ...


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Official hours are available from the Ministry of Culture website, and all the locations I checked meshed with hours posted on independent websites. The major monuments, museums, and archeological sites in Athens are open on Sundays, even in winter, for example Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Ancient Agora and Ancient Agora Museum Kerameikos National ...


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Norbis Travel in Thessaloniki is one option (Lonely Planet suggests there are others) Telephone: 2310287721 The bus does not depart from a regular Thessaloniki bus station but from Makedonikis Aminis 7. It goes only once per week on Mondays at 7:30 am. The price is € 120. The trip takes 36 hours from Thessaloniki. (I will keep the bounty open since I ...


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While trying to visit the office of Borjomi Travel above, I found yet another travel agency practically next door with a bus departing on a different day: NOUGZARI TOURS Thessaloniki address: Fillippou 37 Thessaloniki hone number : 2310 239 080 Athens address: Ynonos 302 / Omonoie Square Email: info@nougzaritours.gr One way price : € 80, Return price : ...


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OK after even more research and legwork I have reached some generalizations (any of which may be wrong so please correct me): There are not actually bus companies operating buses between Greece and Georgia, but travel agencies chartering buses. A bus departs Greece headed for Georgia each day of the week, with one particular travel agency dealing with each ...


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Here is a company recommended by a Georgian expat friend living in Thessaloniki as the best: BORJOMI TRAVEL Thessaloniki address: Fillippu 39 Phone number : 2310 243 238, Mobile : 693 25 96 441 One way price : € 80, Return price : € 150 Duration : approximately 34 hours Departs : Sundays at 9pm Departs from : Laggada Street near bus stop Ergatikes ...


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I can't find a lot of details, but there seems to be a bus. This website states that it goes over Athens to Tbilisi once a week.


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The last Line 1 metro leaves Piraeus at 00:15, so you're cutting it awfully close even if your ferry arrives precisely on time, and it doesn't pass very close to your hotel anyway (you'd need to transfer to Line 2). Bus 040 from the port to Syntagma (near your hotel) runs every 30 min through the night, so it's probably a better bet. As for the hotel, you ...


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Athens to Patras Best would be to take the coach/bus. If I were you I would pick the morning 8:30 Express bus according to the official Patras coach station website. I have no personal experience, but various sources say it takes ~ 3 hours (maybe a bit less). Patras to Araxos airport The reason you cannot find any information, is because it doesn't exist ...


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Going out on a limb here, I would say that open-fires, and therefore barbecues, are not allowed in public parks in Athens, or anywhere else in Greece for that matter. This statement is based on the fact that Greece is a country at a constant risk for wildfires during the hot and dry season, which is the peak time for barbecues. I could not find any ...


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In regards to your note about the trains being cancelled - I'm not sure, haven't found any more on that. However, this site: http://www.greecelogue.com/getting-from-athens-to-istanbul-%E2%80%93-your-options-between-the-two-cities.html has all means of getting between them, including train and ferry (assuming the train is running). Train appears to be 54 ...


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Oktavi Travel is going every Wednesday and Saturday from Thessaloniki. The tel. is 2310233964 and 2310566445, and the addresses are Fillippou 35 and Galopoulou 13 in the Xirokrini area.


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According to our experience, during July and August, it is better to book in advance, in order to secure a cabin, due to the high demand. Deck places can also be booked in advanced and online (at least from where we book them, there is no limitation regarding the type of places you wish to book). However, especially when travelling the Aegean sea, there may ...



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