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Questions tagged [greece]

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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Where to buy Sobranie cigarettes in Athens, Greece [closed]

I tried searching for Sobranie cigarettes in Athens, I searched the whole city center but nobody even knows what it is. Also tried looking it up on googles 'near me' function, but to no avail. Does ...
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Transit at Athens with Passport Control & Single Entry Schengen Visa

My route is as follows: Cairo -> Athens ( Transit ) -> Croatia ( Vacation ) -> Athens ( Rest Of Vacation ). I have a single entry Schengen visa As per the Airlines instructions I'll be going through ...
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Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided [duplicate]

Nationality =Pakistan Resident -Turkey Applied from istanbul with family Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided
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Athens Museums & Monuments Combined Ticket Online Purchase

I am planning to buy the combined ticket from this official Greek website, but on the last screen I get the following text; New: Skip the ticket office line! If you accompany free admission ...
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Visit to UK to meet business associate as well as friend

I am 59, live in Greece with my Greek wife since 2011. I have permanent resident card that says: "Family member of Greek Citizen" How can I come to know if my permanent resident card has been issued ...
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Train from Athens to Thessaloniki: do I need an advance ticket?

I've traveled by rail in Europe before, but mostly in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Italy. Next month I'll be in Greece, and I have air tickets into Athens and out of Thessaloniki, with ...
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Does United Nations Laissez-Passer (UNLP) holder needs visa for Greece

I am a citizen of Eritrea and I work for the United Nations and have UN blue passport - UNLP, do I need an entrance visa to visit Greece as a tourist?
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Pre - Brexit long stay Greece

My husband and I are UK citizens wishing to spend 6-12 months in Greece. We arrived on 3rd June 2019, and understand that after 90 days in the country we are required to apply for a residents permit. ...
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Complicated Schengen visa situation involving multiple trips and H1b visa!

I am in the US on the H1B visa. I am planning a leisure trip to Greece in September. After this trip, I come back to the US. Later in October, I have a business trip (conferences) to Germany and Czech ...
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Staying in the Schengen Area after the permitted days of entry but before the visa expiry [duplicate]

I was given a Schengen Visa (from Greece) valid from July 17 to August 8, but only 8 days permitted to stay. My flight is originally July 17-24, but something came up and need to extend the stay ...
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How do I decipher this hotel address in Greece?

I am flying to Greece and need to stay in to a hotel called "Castello Hotel", in Patras (a city in Greece). I booked the room through hotels.com and thought everything was fine, until I noticed that ...
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What is this statue in Ancient Agora of Athens?

Maybe a God? I think the statue was located at the entrance of the ancient market, but that's an old photograph, so I don't really remember..
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List of documents if boyfriend is my sponsor? Schengen Greece Visa

A little background of our relationship: My boyfriend and I live in Dubai. We met in the year of 2017 in Dubai and have been dating for two and a half years. Now, we are planning to travel to ...
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Is there any documentation or advice for a 5 year Greek visa? [closed]

I'm looking to get my 5 year Greek visa, rather than a 1 year one, so that I can travel Europe without returning to South Africa after a year. But Greek embassies give practically nothing away, and ...
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Driving from Bulgaria to Greece

I'm a US citizen driving from Bulgaria to Greece in a rented car. Where can I cross the border and what paperwork will I need?
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I hold Indian passport and plan to visit Greece and then cross the border by road to Albania and Macedonia

If I tick the multiple entry in the visa application, will I get it? If I enter Macedonia, showing them my exit ticket from Greece would do? There is a rule that states I should hold multi-entry visa ...
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Australians awaiting Italian permit to stay - can they go to the UK and return?

My (Australian) daughters were granted a Working Holiday Visa for Italy (12 months duration) which is in their passport. They followed procedure on arrival in Italy. They have been there just over ...
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Does Greek embassy in SF issue Multiple Entry tourist visas?

I work in USA on the H1B visa. I have an Indian passport. I have a vacation coming up to Athens and Santorini in July for which I plan to apply for a Schengen visa at the Greece embassy in San ...
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Using Greece-issued multiple entry tourist Schengen Visa for conference in Czech Republic

last month I visited Greece for tourism, for which I have a multiple entry Schengen tourist visa. Next month I have a conference coming up in Prague. Could I use the same visa to enter Czech ...
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Will I be able to order meat in Crete restaurants on Good Friday?

In 2011 I was in Yorkshire during Easter, and on Good Friday the only food I could get in restaurants and pubs was fish and veggies, no meat, because of the fasting prescribed by religion. Next week ...
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Athens to Santorini

We’re flying from Athens to Santorini for the day with no luggage. Do we have to go through Immigration and how long should we be at the airport prior to leaving?
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Schengen Visa from Greece was rejected [duplicate]

My Schengen visa was rejected in october 2018 stating: Justification for the purpose and conditions of intended stay was not provided The information submitted regarding the justification for the ...
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Entering greece on italian schengen visa

While i understand this could get tagged as a duplicate question, i still need to ask. I have a trip planned to greece this june. After booking tickets and hotels( all non refundable) i noticed the ...
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Athens during March - are attractions open? [closed]

We will be travelling to Athens in March and I just wanted to check if the attractions will still be open as it will be the off season, and if so what days?
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Booking gallore - Who should I ask to get my Booking Number?

We are going to be flying with Aegean Airlines (great company so far, albeit a bit pricey) from Greece to Munich. This time, I reserved the tickets through a travel agency, but I haven't been provided ...
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My current Greek Schengen visa

I have a Schengen Visa which has Validity from 03/10/2018 to 03/04/2019. The duration of stay allowed was 45 days. I travelled to Greece on 05/10/2018 and left the country on 17/11/2018, hence ...
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Can I travel to holland from Greece with a refugee travel document if my residence permit is still pending?

I want to travel to Holland from Greece without a Greek residence permit as it is still pending. Can we instead travel with passports of refugees in Greece?
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Schengen travel for holder of Greek Blue Paper (Marriage) [duplicate]

I am a Tunisian citizen working in Greece and holding the blue paper. I am married to a Greek citizen and now waiting for the Residence permit. As far as I know, I am able to go back to my home ...
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Can I get a UK tourist visa after being deported from Greece? [closed]

I volunteered for deportation and was deported in September 2018 from the Schengen zone (Greece) for illegal entrance and stay. My girlfriend came with me (she is from the UK); we will be married in ...
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Lufthansa Economy Flex Rebooking

If you buy Lufthansa tickets with return are considerably cheaper from one way. Lets say I want to book from A->B and back. I am not sure yet about the return date. They are offering Economy Flex in ...
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Which is the third most visited Greek island after Santorini & Mykonos? [closed]

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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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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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 ...