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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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Travelling to Greece with a refugee travel document while green card is still being processed

I plan to travel from the U.S. to Greece. I have my refugee travel document but my green card application is still being processed. I have all the paperwork but I'm still waiting to be officially ...
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Going to Greece first week in November; can I still see some islands?

I'll be in Greece the first week in November, for 6 days. Unfortunately I can't go sooner. I'd really like to see some islands. Is this still possible that time of year without it being overly ...
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Is it unsafe to travel to Greece at this time? [duplicate]

Would it be unsafe to travel to Greece at this time?
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Is it possible to travel across Turkey from the northeast corner to the southwest corner in 5 days/

I will start from Georgia. Then I enter Turkey somewhere and I would like to travel across the country somehow (no plan yet). The last stop in Turkey might be marmaris. Anyway, I have to go to the ...
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If I have Greek Visa, can I use it to visit other Schengen countries after my arrival in Greece [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to Greece so I want to know if I can visit other Schengen countries with the visa and also by train from Greece after my arrival in Greece
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Is sleeping in tents allowed in Shipwreck Beach (Navagio) in Zante, Greece?

I am planing to go to Greece and I was wondering if it is allowed spend the night in shipwreck beach sleeping in my tent or in a sleeping bag ?
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Preparing for Greece to Exit the EU (Grexit)

This question is partially informed by Tourist SOS… Sunscreen, hat and emergency Grexit preparedness!, which appeared on June 21 and starts and ends as below (emphasis mine): The U.K. Foreign ...
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Are there ferries from west coast of Turkey to Greece?

I'm planning a trip to Georgia and Turkey (I'm from Poland). I've done this route a couple of times hitchhiking / by bus - and I have always "switched continens" by Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. This ...
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Clearest water beach close to Athens (Greece)

What are the most convenient beaches near Athens (Greece) that are 2 hours or less to get to? All I care about is the water being clear. I.e. if I am ending a Europe trip and have 3 days to blow. Is ...
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Re-entering Schengen

I am currently working as a teacher in Spain and have a 1 year residency permit that expires June 30th. I was planning a trip to Croatia, which is not in Schengen, and flying back into Madrid on June ...
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Greek Blue Paper

I am going to travel to UK, I have a Greek blue paper that is my residence, I am a student in Greece. I am South American Citizen with a valid visa for UK. If I travel to UK would I be able to ...
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We want to travel from Greece to Paris with same Schengen visa

We just got our visa for Greece and we are thinking that if it is Schengen visa we should also travel to Paris. Will the same visa will work? Will there be a problem using the same visa? We are ...
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Traveling from Canada to Istanbul & Athens - 2 different passports?

I am a dual Canadian/Iranian national and I am traveling to Istanbul (Turkey) mid June and staying a few days and then traveling to Athens (Greece) for 1.5 weeks, then I am returning to Canada. As a ...
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How long can I expect the connection to be in Athens International Airport

I am currently planning a trip to Greece. I am flying to Athens International Airport but I'd like to go to Santorini. I already have the tickets to Athens but before booking tickets from Athens to ...
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Is it Reasonable to book Ferries from Santorini to Mykonos in Advance?

We are looking to travel from Santorini to Mykonos by boat in the second half of June in a group of 5 - 10 people. Due to the relative clarity of information available online, the boats offered by ...
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Cheapest way to get from Athens to Hydra by ferry

I will be visiting Athens, and I'd love to visit some of the islands. Hydra looks really nice and special and I'd like to spend a day in the village and the nature there. However, the only ...
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Barbecuing in a public park in Athens

I will be visiting Athens with my family and I was thinking it would be nice to make a barbeque rather than eating out in a restaurant as we will do every night otherwise. Does anyone know if it's OK ...
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How much money do I need when applying for a Greek visa?

I am applying for a tourist visa to Greece. I am planning to go on Christmas period. I knew that the Greek embassy are rejecting many visa applications, so I am a bit anxious about mine. How much ...
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First entry to Italy on a Schengen visa issued by Greece [duplicate]

Is landing in Italy as the port of first entry allowed on a Schengen visa issued by Greece? Is there any official website to take a print for records?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cockroaches in a Greek hotel, what can I do and what are my rights?

I stayed in a hotel on a Greek island and one morning I found a cockroach (alive) in the shower; later that day I spotted a dead one on one corner of the hall. It was pretty clear that the hotel had ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's the best way to travel around Greece? Train or Bus? [closed]

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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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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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 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 directly fly into Thessaloniki. Then I will proceed to my final destination, but I don'...
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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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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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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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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 ...