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See all 4431 Athens Tips
  • Lycabettus Hill, Athens

    Lycabettus Hill

    Athens Things to Do

    There are seven hills in Athens, the Acropolis is the most famous but Lycabettus is the tallest one. Oh, what sweet memories I have from this hill! I used to live in close distance so many times I went up there just for the sunset over the city. Don’t miss the chance and spend some hours to visit the hill. You can climp the stairs and follow the...

  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel

    Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury...

    Athens Hotels

    Every visitor to Athens cannot fail to notice this huge hotel. It's right on Syntagma Square,...

  • McDonald's, Athens


    3 out of 5 stars

    Athens Restaurants

    Mc Donalds nener had any chance in Greece, we have so many better fast food options (nothing can beat a good souvlaki) that it makes no sense to visit the famous Mc Donalds. There are even local similar places that offer the same food with McDonalds (burgers, salads, etc) but with much better quality (eg Goodys that use local products and have...


Santorini Island

See all 1601 Santorini Island Tips
  • Oia Village, Santorini Island

    Oia Village

    Santorini Island Things to Do

    We lived in Fira but I wish we stayed in Oia! It is so beautiful and cute, that sometimes it doesn`t seem real. And of course it has an amazing sunsets and gathers a huge crowds to enjoy them. I do not know if it is better to live in Fira or Oia from practical point of view, but from aesthetic perspective it is definitely Oia!

  • Astra Apartments & Suites

    Astra Apartments & Suites

    Santorini Island Hotels

    My husband and I finished off our honeymoon at the Astra Apartments, an all-suite hotel. The website...

  • Fira Town, Santorini Island

    Fira Town

    4 out of 5 stars

    Santorini Island Restaurants

    Nikolas Tavern is popular with tourists and it is at the centre of Fira. We came here for Gyros. The tavern is on the pedestrian shopping alley of Erithrou Stavrou, around the corner from Hondos Centre. located right at the centre of Fira. The little eatery of Nikolas has been around for a half century, serving all sorts of homey creations from...


Crete Island

See all 1458 Crete Island Tips
  • Rethymnon, Crete Island


    Crete Island Things to Do

    Walk around the streets of Rethimno is very nice especially in the evening when you can end your walk in one of the nice Greek taverns and restaurants. In the Old Town of Rethimno there are a lot of really nice taverns with the romantic atmosphere and it is really worth to drop by to have a dish or drink there. You can also see the 16th century...

  • Marni Village

    Marni Village

    Crete Island Hotels

    Stayed in October 2006, and really have no complaints about the accomodation,Very friendly and...

  • Food and Drink, Crete Island

    Food and Drink

    5 out of 5 stars

    Crete Island Restaurants

    Skewered pork meat, a traditional Greek dish. It is served with french fries and there is also chicken, lamb and swordfish souvlaki.Apart from the classic pork souvlaki, you can also try chicken or any other meat. One shop in Athens even serves ostrich souvlaki. All these variations were invented to provide a different taste, and also contain far...



See all 442 Mykonos Tips
  • Delos Island, Mykonos

    Delos Island

    Mykonos Things to Do

    A must-see day trip from Mykonos is to take the boat to Delos, birthplace of Apollo and the largest city in the world at one point. Its history goes back to 3000 BC, and the remains are in excellent condition. The entire island is a UNESCO site. I don't think it took more than 20 minutes to get there.

  • Mykonos Grand Hotel And Resort

    Mykonos Grand Hotel And Resort

    Mykonos Hotels

    We wanted our honeymoon trip to Greece to be perfect and it dint start as we planned! We book an...

  • Cavo Paradiso, Mykonos

    Cavo Paradiso

    Mykonos Nightlife

    When you are at the beach (during the day) - keep your eye out for the people with the guest lists.... they will put you on the guest list which is usually discounted entry and usually gives you a free drink (& the drinks in mykonos ARE STRONG)))))!!! oh my!!! - its like 2-3 drinks in one & THEY ARE IN PAPER CUPS!!! haha OH - another tip... dont...



See all 642 Thessaloniki Tips
  • Agios Dimitrios Church, Thessaloniki

    Agios Dimitrios Church

    Thessaloniki Things to Do

    Agios Dimitrios is the most popular church in Thessaloniki. This large church is dedicated to Saint Demetrius, a Cristian martyr that is also the patron saint of Thessaloniki, locals believe that he protected their city with miraculous interventions during the several repeated attacks and sieges from Slavic people who moved into the Balkan area, no...

  • Hotel Orestias Castorias

    Hotel Orestias Castorias

    Thessaloniki Hotels

    We spent one night at this 3-star hotel on our way to Sofia. LOCATION: In the heart of the city, a...

  • Local cuisine, Thessaloniki

    Local cuisine

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Thessaloniki Restaurants

    Nea Diagonios is a meat restaurant with special dishes gyros and soutzoukakia (BBQ meatballs). The service was really very good and the food is excellent. I tried Nea Diagonios salad with lettuce, greens, Italian cheese and pomegranate. For gold starters I chose tzatiki (very creamy) and eggplant salad. After one mouthwatering roast cheese came...


Rhodes (Island)

See all 968 Rhodes (Island) Tips
  • Kelari swim ,sun and snack, Rhodes (Island)

    Kelari swim ,sun and snack

    Rhodes (Island) Restaurants

    When staying in Pefkos there is only one road that leads to the beach,Taking this route you come to the Kelari pool bar,it is on your rightapprox 200 mtr down.The bar and its seating are open and casual and are dominated by the pool.Service is very friendly and quick,and the ambience is one of relaxed calm.The food is of a light lunch come snack...

  • Lindos Mare

    Lindos Mare

    Rhodes (Island) Hotels

    The hotel is placed on a hill, 2 km away from Lindos, on the shore of the Vlicha Bay. The building...

  • Slogon is secrets of flavours, Rhodes (Island)

    Slogon is secrets of flavours

    Rhodes (Island) Restaurants

    Tasty greek food , there is indoor and outdoor tables. Pay for your meal in Euros or card. --This restaurant is in Sofokleous Sreet in the old town centre along with other eating places and Rhodes town.



See all 239 Chania Tips
  • Municipal Market-Agora, Chania

    Municipal Market-Agora

    Chania Things to Do

    We visited the market's bakery when we were passing through it, tryed the greek cheese pie or ( tyropita), otherwise the market is a great place to try fresh fish as well and buy spices and olive oil. There are many other traditional cretian handmade products, it is a must-see place.

  • Casa Delfino Hotel Suites

    Casa Delfino Hotel Suites

    Chania Hotels

    The marble arches, the wooden stairs, the big windows, the spacious rooms, gives you an idea of how...

  • Akrogiali, Chania


    5 out of 5 stars

    Chania Restaurants

    I have visited Crete several times, and of all the restaurants I went to, I never tasted anything like Akrogiali´s Schrimp salad. The view speaks for itself, lying next to the beach, with complete wall windows, the restaurant is bright and you feel like sitting next to the water, even inside. The service is great.


Corfu Island

See all 385 Corfu Island Tips
  • how to get there, Corfu Island

    how to get there

    Corfu Island Transportation

    1)planeThe expensive way is to fly through Athens (Aegean and Olympic have flights daily to Corfu) but you have to book way in advance for good prices. Check out for some great deals on charter flights from Europe too(London, Brussels, Paris, Germany etc)2)boat from mainland greeceThere are many boats from mainland Greece, some from Patras (the...

  • Dina's Paradise Hotel & Apartments

    Dina's Paradise Hotel & Apartments

    Corfu Island Hotels

    Nice yellow house on the place with incredible view. 10 apartments and 1 suite with sizes varying...

  • Grimaldi Minoan ferries, Corfu Island

    Grimaldi Minoan ferries

    Corfu Island Tourist Traps

    I took the ferry called "Zeus Palace" from Corfu to Ancona, Italy, because I thought Minoan Lines were a separate company which I had known from past travels on sea. As it turned out, Grimaldi Lines now manage Minoan - and from a past experience, I knew what that meant! The ferry was supposed to leave the port of Corfu at midnight, but it turned...



See all 390 Kos Tips
  • Closed for a long time[CASA ROMANA], Kos

    Closed for a long time[CASA ROMANA]

    Kos Off The Beaten Path

    This monument was brought back to life by the 1933 earthquake.It is a Roman house in the Pompeiian style.The Italians rebuilt it and named it Casa Romana.At the time of my visit to Kos i found it was closed,Hopefully it may open in 2016i have seen pictures of the inside and it looks very good site to visitso i hope you have better luck than me.The...

  • Alice Springs Hotel

    Alice Springs Hotel

    Kos Hotels

    I stayed with my hubby in the apartment hotel Alice Springs in August 2004. It was run by a...

  • Luxury Leather Shopping in KOS Town, Kos

    Luxury Leather Shopping in KOS Town

    Kos Shopping

    While wondering the town center of KOS town,you treated to a great many wonderful sights and soundsThis leather shop gives you a third delight that of smell, you no its there with out seeing it.On entry to this world of Leather goods you are engulf by wonderful products of quality,ranging from handbags to suits and all manner between give it a...



See all 149 Parga Tips
  • Artifacts of Dodona Ioannina Museum, Parga

    Artifacts of Dodona Ioannina Museum

    Parga Things to Do

    When visiting the beautiful site of Dodona you may wish to go to museum of Archaeological studiesin Ioannina it is some few miles north of the site.The town itself is worthy of a visit and some pleasant sites to see.The picture i have below are some of the finds removed from DodonaTHE MUSEUM IS CLOSED MONDAYS ,Cost of entry is 1.5 euro.

  • Rezi Hotel

    Rezi Hotel

    Parga Hotels

    Unfortunately I didn’t have the chance to enjoy the services of this hotel, since the owners decided...

  • Varied views around the castle of parga, Parga

    Varied views around the castle of parga

    Parga Things to Do

    Parga's castle is situated on the hill that overlooks the town,and has many splendid viewsof the town and the of the sea.The castle was built in the 11th c to protect the town from Pirates,and the Turks who were to occupy it in 1452.The following pictures are all views of the castle's interior.



See all 152 Zante Tips


    Zante Restaurants

    We went to this restaurant twice on our holiday and were a party of 8. Food always lovely quality and all served together and hot. It is a traditional greek restaurant lovely atmosphere and great staff I had steak with garlic sauce also eaten were mousakka fish lamb and even a roast and all excellent taste and quality

  • Contessina Hotel

    Contessina Hotel

    Zante Hotels

    Tsilivi, 29100, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Water Park Fun at Zante Water Park, Zante

    Water Park Fun at Zante Water Park

    Zante Things to Do

    This relatively small water park on the island of Zante is great for a day out. Enough to do to keep you occupied but not huge like other parks i've been to. Particulary enjoyed the slides in the photo even though one was fairly terrifying!! Be warned we saw a man nearly come off one slide but that was purely because he was messing about on the...



See all 182 Ioannina Tips
  • Lake and island, Ioannina

    Lake and island

    Ioannina Things to Do

    Nisaki (small island) is definitely a must do while you are at Ioannina. There are some small boats that come and go every 30’ (but less frequent in winter) so it’s an easy fun thing to do (the boat tickets is only 2e anyway). There is only one village on the island, dominating the area that the boat stops. The first thing you notice are the row...

  • Hotel du Lac & Congress Center

    Hotel du Lac & Congress Center

    Ioannina Hotels

    I profoundly recommend to stay here. Because very clean, comfortable rooms, breakfast is excellent....

  • Il Forno, Ioannina

    Il Forno

    5 out of 5 stars

    Ioannina Restaurants

    This is by far the best restaurant we visited during our stay in Ioannina. Walking in we had a very warm welcome by Olga, the owner. The restaurant is very nice and cosy and also consists of a glass domed garden area which retractes in the summer. We visited the restaurant at about 21:00 and sat in the garden area so it was nice and cool. They had...


Kos Island

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  • El Paso Mexican Restaurant & Steak House, Kos Island

    El Paso Mexican Restaurant & Steak House

    Kos Island Things to Do

    If you visit Kos dont miss to eat in El Paso Restaurant.You can eat authentic mexican food! We tasted tortillas into enchilladas, fajitas with spicy dips and it was so delicious! The food was excellent , the decoration too, multicolored chairs and tables and they took us in all customers to wear mexican hats so we felt like to be in Mexico we...

  • Kos Aktis Art Hotel

    Kos Aktis Art Hotel

    Kos Island Hotels

    7 Vassileos Georgiou Street, Kos Town, Kos, 85300, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Three Islands Cruise on the Kalypso, Kos Island

    Three Islands Cruise on the Kalypso

    Kos Island Things to Do

    The three islands cruise on the Kalypso began at Mastichari harbour from where we sailed to the harbour town of Pothia in Kalymnos. We spent a couple of hours wandering around it, and were given lunch at a restaurant looking onto the harbour, after which we continued to the unnoccupied island of Plati where we dropped anchor and swam from the boat....


Skiathos Island

See all 132 Skiathos Island Tips
  • Taverna Captain Michalis - do not eat..., Skiathos Island

    Taverna Captain Michalis - do not eat...

    Skiathos Island Restaurants

    Food was ok but the owner, that old man is a fraud. Beware, he can tell you or write on table at the sidewalk one price and asks you to pay double or more. In my case, it was written that menu FOR TWO (1/2kg of fish and 1/2 kg of wine) costs 15 euro and I payed 34!! Of course, after that he deleted "for two" and left just "menu" but he forgot to...

  • The Bourtzi Hotel

    The Bourtzi Hotel

    Skiathos Island Hotels

    Moraitou 8, Skiathos Town 37002, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Skiathos Town, Skiathos Island

    Skiathos Town

    Skiathos Island Things to Do

    Where do I begin? This town is just absolutely amazing! As soon as I saw the white washed cliffside buildings, I knew this was a traditional Greek island town, and that I was gonna like this place.Our guide gave us 3 hours in the town. She took us to the view point, than the group dispersed, and we had most of the streets to ourselves. You don't...


Naxos Island

See all 321 Naxos Island Tips
  • Kitron., Naxos Island


    Naxos Island Shopping

    Kitron is a liqueur made with the leafs of a fruit similar to the lemon.There are three kinds of kitron. Taste a bit of each one of these to choose what to buy.In Chalki; a small village not far fron Naxos - Town there is an old distillery of this liqueur. Why not visit it?

  • Agios Prokopios Hotel

    Agios Prokopios Hotel

    Naxos Island Hotels

    I couldn't really believe my eyes either. VT member SWFC_Fan (aka Jonathan) had pushed for this...

  • Rent a bike., Naxos Island

    Rent a bike.

    Naxos Island Transportation

    Naxos is quite a big island. Sometimes the distances between one place and another are very far; so I think it is very useful to rent a bike.Have a look at the "warning or danger" tip I wrote. It is about fuel pumps on the island.


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    Jun 29, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    a lot of visitors worry about the status of the ATM/cash situation.
    at the moment (june 30, 2015):
    -officially banks will be closed until monday 6 of july, but of course this could be extended
    -ATMs are fully fuctional, they work properly and when they get empty they refill them
    -greeks (actually those who have cards issued in greece) can withdraw 60e per card per day
    -visitors (those who have cards issued away from greece, hence every tourist) can withdraw with no limitations

    -we can still use our credit cards with no problem, all the stores that accepted cards in the past still do but obviously you'll need cash for smaller places (there was an issue with some gas stations yesterday that only cash was accepted) but have in mind credit cards are not so widespreaded in Greece ( need cash for the acropolis) although most big hotels, many restaurants, super markets, car rental do accept like they always did

    -in some cases there are long lines at the ATMs, mainly in large cities like Athens but I saw many others that didnt have more than 5-6 people waiting
    -transportation in athens is free this week

    -It's highly advisable to bring some cash with you to be on the safe side and/or avoid the long lines. You dont have to carry around the cash and be stressed, use the safety box in your hotel.
    -when I say cash I mean euros, this is the official currency so dont expect stores to get paid with dollars or anything else

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