I must say your posts seem rather contentious, crazyh! I don’t understand why you’re so anxious to save the OP money, when she’s made it clear she’s willing to pay the €30, if that’s the best option, and I’ve shown that taking the bus(es) would involve FOUR fares, AND carrying the luggage – and the baby! on and off. The road to Vathy was only completed in 1996: before that you could only get there by walking, or by taking a small boat from Kamares. This was a lovely trip, but of course in those days there wasn’t a lot of accommodation at Vathy: it wasn’t a ‘’taxi service’’. I was brought up in Scotland, not far from Loch Lomond, so I had plenty of experience of mountains. I think your photograph of the ‘mountains’ at Kamares actually proves my point – you’d have done better to show the hills on the OTHER side of the bay, which do at least have ‘pointy’ tops. My late husband and I walked the hills in the late 70s and 80s: it IS more difficult to climb straight up from the bay, on the side you haven't shown, but there is a good path from Artemonas, although part of that was destroyed when they built the road to Heronissos. That was a lovely walk, too, and you could get a boat back to Kamares. You can still find garnets in the rocks up there, although they’re not jewel quality. As for the taxi (or bus!) ride to Vathy – well, you ARE looking down over rocks and fields towards the sea – it’s a wonderful view - but there’s nothing scary about it! It’s an excellent road – neither buses nor taxis are going to fly over the edge! But if anyone does find travelling along such roads daunting, I should think the taxi would be more tolerable! Do contact me if I can help with any information you need - all being well, I'll be back there for a month in May-June and again for most of September. Enjoy the planning!