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See all 4493 Athens Tips
  • Lycabettus Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Athens Things to Do

    Athens abounds with hills, and many are so barren they surge upwards and unpopulated out of the cityscape. Of all these hills, the standout is Mount Lycabettus, rising like a limestone fist from below. Its base is think with pine forest, and at its summit stands the whitewashed chapel of Saint George. The twin peaks at the top of Mount Lycabettus...

  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury...

    Athens Hotels

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

  • Thanasis Kebab

    4 out of 5 stars

    Athens Restaurants

    There are many souvlaki/kebab places around Monastiraki square and they are always packed with people, mostly tourists of course because of the location (4’ walk from Acropolis main entrance. The main problem is that these eateries focus on these customers and not locals that will return if they are satisfied with food and service. But a friend...


Santorini Island

See all 1657 Santorini Island Tips
  • Oia Village

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Santorini Island Things to Do

    “To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.” The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe (1980, written by Douglas Adams) Do you think of the scenic postcards with blue domed churches? the whitewashed houses along the caldera rim? The world famous sunset in Santorini? Then you think of Oia (also transliterated as Ia), one of the...

  • Astra Apartments & Suites

    Santorini Island Hotels

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

  • Nikolas Taverna

    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 1459 Crete Island Tips
  • Rethymnon

    5 out of 5 stars

    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

    Crete Island Hotels

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

  • 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 649 Thessaloniki Tips
  • Agios Dimitrios Church

    Thessaloniki Things to Do

    The first church on the site of Agios Dimitrios was a small oratory, built just after 313 on the ruins of a Roman bath in which a Roman soldier called Dimitrios, was executed on order of emperor Galerius in 303. Dimitrios later became the patron saint of Thessaloniki. In the 5th century a three-aisled basilica was built on the same site as the firs

  • 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

    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...



See all 444 Mykonos Tips
  • Delos Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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 Hotels

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

  • 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 240 Chania Tips
  • 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

    Chania Hotels

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

  • Akrogiali

    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.


Rhodes (Island)

See all 964 Rhodes (Island) Tips
  • 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

    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) 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.


Corfu Island

See all 383 Corfu Island Tips
  • 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

    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 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 105 Piraeus Tips
  • Marina Zea - Pasalimani

    Piraeus Things to Do

    Bay of Zea is one of the three natural harbors of Piraeus, second in size after the large main port. It has the same name in Ancient times when it was the largest naval port not only in Athens but all over Ancient Greece, a place (along with Munichia port) where Themistocles built his famous Athenian fleet. It may sound weird that the Athenians...

  • Atel Phidias

    Piraeus Hotels

    This hotel has everything you could ask for. It is newly renovated so the rooms and the...

  • Collection Barbeque

    Piraeus Restaurants

    Our hotel staff recommended this area around the corner from the hotel and surrounding a small marina which was lined with cafes. We skipped something called “American House Toast,” which is probably good, but the name is weird and we were not interested in American food. We settled on Collection Barbeque in spite of another strange name and were...



See all 391 Kos Tips
  • The Castle of Neratzia

    Kos Things to Do

    The castle of Neratzia was constructed in the early 14c by the knights of St John. This large fortification is entered from Hippocrates Sq,by a bridge over the main Harbor road as you enter you will see above you part of a Hellenistic frieze . This bears witness to the fact that the building materials used to construct the castle were secondhand...

  • Alice Springs Hotel

    Kos Hotels

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

  • The Castle of Neratzia

    Kos Things to Do

    The castle of Neratzia was constructed in the early 14c by the knights of St John.This large fortification is entered from Hippocrates Sq,by a bridge over the main Harbor road as you enter you will see above you part of a Hellenistic frieze .This bears witness to the fact that the building materials used to construct the castlewere secondhand or...



See all 182 Ioannina Tips
  • 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

    Ioannina Hotels

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

  • Its Kale

    Ioannina Restaurants

    Inside Its Kale (inner castle) you will find this old looking café that is known just as Its Kale café. It’s open during the day and serve coffees and other beverages, a pretty relaxing place after touring the town and the castle. I like to stop here for a while when we stroll around the ruins and the museums of this part of the castle, it’s...



See all 182 Patras Tips
  • Cathedral of Agios Andreas - St. Andrew

    Patras Things to Do

    Right next to Agios Andreas cathedral you can see the old church that was also dedicated to St Andreas(pic 1). It was built between 1836-1843 by the greek architect Lisandros Kaytatzoglu, right on the spot where apostle Andreas martyred on the cross. It is a simple basilica with some nice agiographies like the ones of D.Hatziaslanis on the ceiling....

  • Airotel Patras Smart Hotel

    Patras Hotels

    G.Olympiou-Evmilou & Aktis Dimaion 9, Patras, 26222, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Skoufaki

    Patras Restaurants

    This is probably my favorite café in Patras. The atmosphere is amazing, a small place (hard to find a free table) that looks like an old house with old furniture for decoration. There’s a balcony upstair, great spot if you find a free table. They have great hot chocolate, I loved the single one (3e) but also the chocolate with nuts (4e), they have...



See all 195 Rethymno Tips
  • Daytrip to Plakias

    Rethymno Things to Do

    There are 5 buses per day (6.30, 9, 11am, 2.30 and 6 pm, the early morning bus is not running saturday and sunday, in winter only 2 per day) taking about 50 minutes and € 4,90, the last bus back is about 7 pm. The road passes through the impressive Kourtaliotiko gorge. Arriving you will find nice, not to busy beaches with clear water. There are...

  • Pepi Studios

    Rethymno Hotels

    This is the view from the top of our staircase; out front, our balcony gave out onto a pretty street...

  • Getting to Rethymno

    Rethymno Transportation

    I want to share with you my own experience when i visited the island of Crete and especially Rethymno. Although i knew i would find some taxis outside Chania airport, i prefered to book one online a little bit just before my arrival, as my flight was arriving at night and i didn't want to spend my time at the airport. After a short google search i...



See all 151 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

    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 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 156 Lindos Tips
  • Getting to Lindos from Rhodes town.

    Lindos Transportation

    There are various buses going from Rhodes Town to Lindos and vice versa every day. They stop just uphill the town (please, have a look at the other transportation tip...).I think the journey between Rhodes Town and Lindos should take around one hour.

  • Summer Memories Aparthotel

    Lindos Hotels

    Excellent value, terrific location, friendly staff, good facilities...Summer Memories was perfect...

  • The complimentary bus ride.

    Lindos Transportation

    Buses don' t stop in the town center, but outside and uphill. So that you have to walk for five minutes downhill once you arrive in Lindos. When you are going back to the bus stop you can take a small bus at the town square instead of walking uphill under the burning sun as I did. The ride is free of charge.


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  • Jul 5, 2016 at 3:48 AM

    i love greece. i was there three times and i wanna again and again

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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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