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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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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 ...
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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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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?

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 savings. Are they still accepted ...
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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 far western 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 ...
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Is it possible to rent a kayak at Paros without guide?

I try to find out the websites that offer kayak renting at Paros (Greek island). However it seems to me that all the companies offer only guided tours on kayaks and me and my friend would prefer to do ...
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Can I travel to Greece if I've overstayed my trip in Romania?

I am a U.S. citizen that travelled to Romania and overstayed my visit by about 12 days. I filled out paperwork to exit the country and was only given a warning because it was my first time overstaying....
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What statue is this in Athens near the Acropolis?

Does anyone know who this statue is of? https://goo.gl/maps/29giAzrQHrm I passed it at night and didn't get a good chance to read it carefully, but I thought I saw something on it about Bolivia or ...
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Can I enter Croatia with single entry visa Schengen? [duplicate]

I am traveling first to Greece then to Croatia. But I have Schengen with single entry. So is it allowed to enter Croatia with this visa?
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Is it typical throughout Greek islands that guests of one hotel can use the pool of another?

In Corfu, (Kerkyra) you can book a hotel and use its swimming pool. You can also roll up to any other swimming pool and use that, free of charge. Because you can use any swimming pool of a hotel or ...
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Would I get my Schengen visa right after the interview?

I think some body here would help me out of this first-time-travelling-blues. I have applied for Schengen Visa to travel to Greece for four days; I applied to VFS Mumbai, on 13th April, 2016. I have ...
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Looking for a two-level bridge somewhere near Xanthi, Greece

A friend of mine told me he knew some stories about some bridge in Greece, supposedly near Xanthi, the bridge is on two levels, and both trains and cars pass through it, but I can't find it anywhere ...
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Travelling from Italy to Greece by Ferry with a French residency card but no passport

I have a french carte de sejour (french residency card) but I don't have my passport ready yet. I am planning to go to Greece to spend the christmas vacation with my family. I will be making the ...
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Chania port to Chania city

How can I go to the Chania city from the Chania port by bus? I come from Athens by boat. By the way, how much is the ticket?
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Is it necessary to book a ferry ticket in advance in September for Greece?

I want to go from Athens to Chania (Crete island) by the night ferry on Sep.12, 2015. I cannot pay online! The payment is never successful. So, possibly i should give up and just buy the ticket ...
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If I enter the EU through Romania and then proceed to Greece, which visa should I get?

I will be traveling from Doha to Turkey for 3 days then to Bucharest for another 3 days then Greece for 3 days. Should I get a Schengen Visa from Greece embassy although my point of entry is Romania ...
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Understanding Greek road signs

I will shortly be driving around Greece. I do not know Greek, but I would like to learn the Greek alphabet, so that I can recognise road signs for town/city names, so that if there is a sign that is ...