Reference number: 45304-8896931 Eurasia Hostel Name: Yanni Kenanidis Check-in: 01/05/13 Check-out: 09/05/13 Nights: 8 People: 2. I booked on 29 Apr 2013 and next day i went to buy our tickets to Istanbul, sure to travel simply showing id card like all Greeks to Turkey. The travel agent adviced me to check if my wife can travel without visa, because she has a Philippines passport, although living in Greece already 3 years. We started phone calling, but the only useful answer was to call after 1 p.m., so i did, and the Turk Consul informed me that a visa was REQUIRED. May 1 the Consulate closed, so we went on May 2 to another city, Komotini, where the Consulate is. There they told us the visa could not be issued on May 3 (Orthodox "Good Friday"), nor on Weekend, nor on Monday (May 6, after Easter). We begged to issue the visa on same day (May 2) -rejected. Then we could do nothing better than applying (with a 47 euro fee) and returning to our city, then to Komotini (the Consulate city) again to get the visa on May 7, to arrive (hopefully) to Istanbul on May 8 after travelling all night and then check-out on May 9. We preferred not to use this booking. U see, much more than loss of 192 euro. Now let's take part in the lottery to win a free trip next time.
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