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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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It's a statue of General Yannis Makriyannis. The location is on the intersection of Dionysiou Areopagitou and Vyronos Streets. The inscription on the base of the statue mentions the General's name and years of life, sprayed over by some vandals. Source: Waymarking.com


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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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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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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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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 island of Euboea (Greek: Εύβοια, Evvia) driving-distance from Athens. Indeed, its main town Chalcis (or Chalkida) (Greek: Χαλκίδα, Halkida) is approximately 1 hour away from Athens, according to google maps. The island is scattered with beaches, some of which are quite amazing. For more inspiration, here is a top 5 list from the Greek Reporter, and here ...


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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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You are highly likely to be refused boarding given that your flight is scheduled to arrive before your visa start date. Your plan to loiter in the Immigration area of Athens airport for around 4 hours after your flight arrives will not work. The only feasible option is to take the later flight.


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I am not certain of what you mean by the expectable connection time: are you asking about the recommended minimum connection time so that you do not miss your second flight, or how long yours will be depending on what flights are available to Santorini? Regarding the minimum connection time, I could not find any specifically advertised recommended transit ...


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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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Got an answer from a native Athenian; Hey, I looked as well but didn't find any later trains from the airport. Its going to be close but if not, you can take the bus. Both are not dangerous, lot of people leaving the airport, you wont be alone. As for the walk to Kotzia Square, there is no issue there as well. Both stops are one of the ...


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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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The general consensus online seems to be that it is a statue of a giant, used to decorate the facade/entrance of the Odeon of Agrippa:


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Is the time sufficient to board the Olympic Air. If the flight is not late, for sure. ATH is not big, you will be at check in by 17:00-17:30 and your check in closes 30 minutes before the flight (https://www.olympicair.com/en/Info/Checkin/check-in-times) so you have an hour buffer. I have two different tickets. Kindly advise Well, since you are asking ...


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There should not be any systematic control at the airport for flights between Paris and Athens. This means that your passport won't be stamped and you will probably not even see any border guard on the way to or from Paris by air (on the other hand, going by land through Serbia, Romania or Albania would mean leaving and reentering the Schengen area which ...


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As far as I recall (I lived in Athens about ten years ago), the museums, archaeological sites and so on are open all year round. Places will be closed at Christmas and for the Easter weekend but neither of those apply to your visit.


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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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From my experience it is better to book in advance. Tickets are not impossible to find on the day of the trip but people usually book in advance because the trains might be full. If you choose to book in advance, you are committing to a specific day and time. You can book your tickets from the TRAINOSE website: http://www.trainose.gr/en/


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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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You can go from Athens to Thessaloniki, and then to Sofia (http://www.trainose.gr/en/passenger-activity/international-services/international-railway-services/) and than to Halkali (Istanbul uptown, http://www.bdz.bg/en/time-table-international/balkan-express-sofia-istanbul.html)


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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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You have the right visa, so your paperwork is good. Any country or particular border agent may question you but your single-entry Schengen visa allows you to enter the Schengen area exactly once. Since Iceland, Germany and Greece are all part of the area, you will only enter at your first landing point. On your way back, flying from Iceland to Frankfurt and ...


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In principle, a single-entry Schengen visa allows you to enter the Schengen area once and to cross as many internal Schengen borders as you like. There are towns where one can easily make several dozen border crossings a day just by going for a walk. You explained your travel plans in your visa application and you should avoid the appearance that you ...


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