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A country in southeastern Europe, located in the southernmost place of the Balkans. It is surrounded by the Aegean and the Ionian seas, counting thousands of islands. It's often called the cradle of Western civilization.

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Which is the third most visited Greek island after Santorini & Mykonos?

I have been to Greece couple of times and I'm in love with the landscape, food, aura etc. I have already visited the Cyclades islands of Santorini and Mykonos after I knew that they are most visited ...
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Lost and found on Cycladic islands

On a hike yesterday my girlfriend and I found a watch that could have considerable value to someone on one of the smaller Cycladic islands in Greece. We've been asking around whether somebody reported ...
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Identify cookies eaten in Corfu, Greece

So, this is silly and irrelevant, but last year when I was in Corfu (St. George), in a local store I found some really delicious cookies, and I mean REALLY delicious. I would like to somehow find ...
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Can I expect to see monk seals in Zakynthos, Greece?

They seem to be living there and the island is not big. However I have also read, that the colonies are secret. Is it probable to randomly see a seal there? Or are there even guided tours?
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Genova palaces and Greek Gods [closed]

In via Garibaldi 12, in the main hall, I saw 4 Gods: Zeus, Hermes, Athena and one more, which I didn't recognize. Maybe it could be Hera, since was looking at her husband (checking on him..). Who is ...
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Setting up a tent on a beach in Greece

I'm planning on going to Khalitea, Greece, but don't have too much money for hotels with my mates, so we got an idea to set up a tent or two on the beach, sleep there and go to the discos. Would this ...
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Applying for a Greece Schengen visa too late: possibilities and consequences?

I am applying for a visa to attend a conference in Greece. My nationality is from a country that requires prior consultation, so the visa process takes three weeks. However, I submitted the ...
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Bus schedule Thessaloniki - Litochoro

I would like to travel to the Mount Olympus National Park in Greece coming from Thessaloniki. According to the website of the national park, it is possible to reach Litochoro both by bus and by train....
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Greece visa rejection [duplicate]

Me and my husband applied for Greece visa 15 days ago, and we got rejected. Reason: The information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not ...
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What are the most common Greek-made cigarettes?

I have the habit of buying a few packs of local cigarettes in every country I visit. However, at tobacco shops, the clerks usually aren't able to understand what I want from them (they're like "buy ...
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Tipping at all inclusive resort

I'm on all inclusive vacation in Greece. I would like to somehow express my appreciation on staff and service. Is this common? How could that be done in a way the money goes to the people (and is not ...
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I got multiple entry schengen visa issued by Greece. Can I directly travel from India - Qatar - Romania or through schengen state

I got multiple entry schengen visa issued by Greece.. Can I directly travel from India - Qatar - Romania or should I have a stamping in schengen state?
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I got multiple entry schengen visa issued by Greece.. Can I directly travel from India - Qatar - Romania or through schengen state [duplicate]

I got multiple entry schengen visa issued by Greece.. Can I directly travel from India - Qatar - Romania or should I have stamping in schengen state?
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Does a visa application have a chance? [closed]

I (a Greek currently living in Austria) wish to invite my girlfriend (from China) to Greece for holidays. As my girlfriend has an even lower income than I, I am willing to append my bank statements. ...
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What are my food supply options sailing the Cyclades?

We are going on a two week sailing trip through the Cyclades, and I was told that we have to stow all the foodstuff we will need for those two weeks on depature, at Lavrio, because "there are no shops ...
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On a J-1 visa, and wish to apply for ESTA to travel to Mexico during grace period

I am on a J-1 Visa as a Greek citizen until end of April 2018, and have already got my tickets to Mexico for the 2nd of May, returning on the 19th to NYC , where my plane for Amsterdam departs on the ...
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How do I convey that I'm ready to pay my tab in Greece?

I'm 15 days into a 30-day trip all across Greece (Athens, northern mainland, islands). Everything has been great except the long wait each time we are ready to pay our bill when we're out to eat or ...
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Where do the locals in Rhodes do their groceries?

August last year I had a holiday in Trianta, on the island named Rhodes. It wasn't a very touristic area, but close to most of the attractions and sights (with a taxi it took around 30 min to reach ...
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Schengen Visa refused by UAE Greek Embassy [duplicate]

I applied for a Schengen visa from the UAE Greek embassy. The visa was refused with the reason reason information provided regarding justifications for the purpose and conditions of the intended ...
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Is it normal that people in front of the bar demanding keys to my car?

While I was visiting Mykonos (a Greek island), I've rented the car for few days. I've visited many places across the island, however I've experienced unusual situation with few of them (such as ...
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Transit visa required at Athens airport for Egyptian national? [duplicate]

I am traveling from Cairo to Istanbul on Aegean airline. Transit for 2 hours at Athens airport. I am Egyptian nationality, so do I need visa to stay 2 hours at Athens airport?
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Can a non-Orthodox man visit Mt. Athos?

I am very curious about visiting the monasteries of Mt. Athos. However, most of the information I see about visiting seems to be directed towards Orthodox pilgrims (and even that seems relatively ...
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Can I travel to Greece using my French visa? [duplicate]

Can I travel to Greece using my French Schengen visa? I went to France for 4 days but I really want to go to Greece for 10 days I suppose I can visit France a few more times to make up the days to 10. ...
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What is the use of that Internal rail?

On Greek suburban railway (proastiakos) I noticed that on stations have an internal rail as long as the train platform: I was wondering what it the use for this internal rail? Also the suburban ...
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Should I have a visa to enter Turkey to get my luggage? [duplicate]

I'm travelling from Doha to Cairo on two flight with two confirmations numbers. The website which I booked from has made my trip on two flights and sent me two emails with two confirmation numbers (I'...
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I'm travelling with ferries within Greece – do I need to show these bookings for my Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I'm from India, and I'm travelling to Athens, Santorini, Ios and Mykonos – do I need to show internal ferry bookings for my Schengen visa?
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Do I have to learn to read the greek alphabet if I go to Greece?

I am traveling to Rhodes and I guess that in touristic places I am not going to have to much problem but I was wondering if I'll have some trouble if I go to a restaurant or to visit some not that ...
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Can I use the 500 Euro notes in Greece?

Hi there fellow travelers, My husband and I are traveling to Greece for 2 weeks in June and we were wondering if we could pay, especially the hotels we booked, with 500 Euro notes from our cash ...
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Public transport from/to Rhodes Airport

I am planning a trip to Rhodes (Greece) and looking for the best deal for renting a car. I have found that the best deal is to get the car on daytime. If I take the car on daytime is the half as if I ...
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Can I have a 28cm pot in hand luggage?

I couldn't find something via my internet search. Is it allowed through security? Flying from Athens to a Greek island. Example of my pot:
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What sim card shall I get to travel in the Cyclades Islands and have data?

I'm traveling to Greece and will spend most of my time in the Cyclades Islands. On arrival at Athens airport or in the city I would like to pick a local SIM card for the travel. Question Could you ...
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entering Greece with blue paper [duplicate]

I applied for a Greek residence permit two months ago and got my blue paper. In the meantime, I returned to my home country and my Schengen has expired. Now, I will go to Athens to collect my ...
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What are the spearfishing/freediving regulations in Greece?

I might be heading to Greece this summer and am thinking of taking my freediving/spearfishing gear. What are the regulations for freediving/spearfishing in Greece? Are there any differences for non-...
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Circulation visa - can I travel Greece first on my Schengen visa issued by French Consulate [duplicate]

I have a circulation visa(valid till march 2020) issued by French Embassy valid from march 2017. In my application I mentioned I will be visiting France(from London) for 4 days in mid April (which I ...
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Is one hour long enough to transfer between ferries on Paros?

I booked a Sea Jets ferry from Mykonos to Paros, arriving at 10:30. I need to take the Blue Star ferry from Paros to Santorini, which leaves at 11:45. Is the one hour plus long enough for this? I ...
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How far is Louros from Ioannina (Greece)? [closed]

I'll visit family next month in Ioannina, Greece. I'll stay there for couple of weeks. However I have a friend who lives in Louros which I think is not that far away. Can anyone tell me how far away ...
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Can my baby travel to Greece with an ID card instead of a passport?

We are from Bangladesh and live in Belgium where my husband is doing his Ph.D. We have a 6-month-old baby who was born in Belgium. He is a citizen of Bangladesh. Belgium does not give citizenship by ...
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Are there any regularly-scheduled special events happening at the Sounion temple (near Athens) in Greece?

Since sea surrounds the temple, it would be better to go when the weather is sweet, but is there anything special happening on that temple, which makes it better to visit at that time than in any ...
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What paperwork do I need to drive from Greece to Bulgaria?

I'm planning to drive from Thessaloniki, Greece to Sofia, Bulgaria. I will be driving an owned car, registered in Greece, and will cross the border at Promachonas/Kulata. I have a Greek driver's ...
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How early should I book hotels in North-Eastern Mediterranean?

We want to go to North-Eastern Mediterranean (Greece, Croatia, maybe Montenegro) next August. We would like to book hotels in advance, to get better prices and wider choice. However, it is obvious ...
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Planning for a private tour with a car in Zakynthos (Summer Season 2017) [closed]

How many Euros would a 6h private tour with a car cost?
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Can I apply for a Greece Schengen visa while my current visa is valid, assuming I don't overlap the visa dates?

I have a Schengen visa issued by Greece, which will expire in December of this year. Can I apply for a new one now, even while my visa is still valid? I just want to anticipate the timing. Do I apply ...
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Should I convert US dollars to euros while in USA or in Europe? [duplicate]

I will eventually end up with so few US dollars when in San Francisco airport, that I won't have to declare them to customs when I arrive at Greece. Should I convert them to Euros in SF, or in El. ...
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How to get to closest (nice) beach around Heraklion

I'm going to Heraklion for a short time because of my job, and fortunately I have half a day off. I would like to go to a nice beach. However, looking at the map, it looks like Heraklion is on a ...
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Greek Customs with Electronic Device

I bought headphones in USA, for ~300$. Should I declare them (thus pay additional tax) in customs? I haven't bought anything else and I am a Greek citizen.
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Detailed topographic maps of Samos (Greece)

I am looking for as detailed topographic maps for the island Samos in Greece as possible. The most detailed I could find is 331 Samos 1:50,000, which is already good, but I hope for something in the 1:...
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Opening times of the border between Greece and Albania

We are a family from Bulgaria, who are traveling by car from Greece to Albania. We would like to know what's working time on the Konispol/Sagiada border between Greece and Albania?
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Are there any sites for camper van hire in Greece?

Many countries in southern Europe have rental services for small camping vans such as VW Transporters. In Portugal and Spain for example many private people rent out camping vans on platforms like ...
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Does Mykonos have nightlife in September?

I'm planning to go to Mykonos (Greece) in September, I've read that it is "post-season", are there still any parties or it is often empty/more familiar on those days?
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Scooter on Crete, Greece

I wanted to explore the eastern part of Crete, namely Balos Beach, Falassarna and Elafonissi, from Kissamos by scooter. However, I get conflicting information here on the island. Some say that the ...