Hot answers tagged

13

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 ...


10

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


9

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 ...


7

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 ...


6

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.


5

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 ...


5

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 ...


4

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 ...


4

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 :...


4

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:


4

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 ...


3

You can book from online but it is also possible to go to Stathmos Larisis in Athens (where all national and international rail services are), go to a kiosk, and buy a ticket there.


3

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/


3

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 ...


3

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.


2

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 ...


2

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)


2

There isn't much to do nearby the airport, in terms of tourist attractions, and given your short time frame, I would probably stay put. Rushing to the Acropolis is just not worth it, as the lines are long to enter and you could spend days there just soaking in all the history and walking around. According to this article, there are 8 things to do on a ...


2

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 ...


1

It is a diagnostic message that is of absolutely no use for travelers. That's all there is to it.


1

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 ...


1

Angistri island is 55 mins away from the port of Piraeus with a flying dolphin. For timetables and prices, see here. I have no personal experience to be honest, but browsing on flickr photos it looks clean! Just my 2 cents ;-)


1

If you have valid Schengen visa issued by one of the Schengen countries, you can visit any countries which signed Schengen agreement during your visa valid dates. For example, you can get Finnish visa and then spend all the time given by visa in Spain. It's absolutely legal, however, next time you apply for Finnish visa, they can deny issueing visa to you ...


1

Going surface travel via ferry to Italy and land travel from there, like train, will keep you within the Schengen zone, as will flying. You are not likely to see border officials although they can check randomly on and within the borders. But the company that transports you across borders can and should check your documents and if they do not trust that your ...


1

As far as I know, you can book ferry tickets on www.hostelbay.com as well. Check the ferries section. There is also an exclusive Greek Island Hopping pass on that site, I used it last summer and went to Paros, Naxos, Ios, Santorini, Mykonos, Amorgos and Crete on a budget :) It will really make your life easier, it works as an e-pass, you don't even need to ...


1

According to our experience, during July and August, it is better to book in advance, in order to secure a cabin, due to the high demand. Deck places can also be booked in advanced and online (at least from where we book them, there is no limitation regarding the type of places you wish to book). However, especially when travelling the Aegean sea, there may ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible