Greek Island Hopping: tips for the best planning
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Greek Island Hopping: tips for the best planning

Greek Islands ● 02 January 2018
 

Greek Island Hopping is a whole new chapter in the book of your vacation in Greece. It needs good and carefully planned organisation in order to achieve travelling from one island to another without contingencies. If you make a good planning -and you can do it with these travel tips-, you will have a great experience that reveals you the hidden gems of Greece in a vacation full of new destinations, unforgettable moments, sea, sun and wonderful islands. Only one island is not enough!


Book your ferry tickets in advance

By ferry, you can travel from one island to another in less than 1-2 hours. During the high season, it is wise to book your ferry tickets one month before departure because their seats are limited and there is always the possibility that you won't find a ticket if you haven't booked it. However, if you want to be more flexible, you can buy the Greek Island Pass in order to make all the routes you want whenever you want at a price of only one ticket. It is your choice, but it is not a last-minute matter.

Book early your accommodation

If you are a risky traveller, you may think that you can book your accommodation when you reach the port of the island. Well, this might be a solution if you travel in the low-season. In July and August, this thought can cause your problems as many popular islands, such as Mykonos or Santorini, are fully booked and it is really difficult to find a room in a quality and budget hotel.

Take care of your arrival at Piraeus Port on time

Most ferries and boats to the islands depart from Piraeus Port in Athens, the largest port of Greece. The distance from Athens Airport to Piraeus Port is 50 km and from Athens Center 15 km. You can go to the port by train, but, since the port is huge with literally hundreds of boats and ferries to the Greek islands, you may need a taxi to take you to the right gate. Especially at mornings, the traffic jam in Piraeus Port is so heavy that you can easily miss your boat if you don't arrive early, at least one hour before departure.

Find the best place to stay on the boat

Most boats and ferries have indoor and outdoor areas to stay during the trip. If you want to relax and sleep, the seats in the indoor area are definitely better than the deck. However, if you suffer from nausea, you should go straight to the outdoor area of the top deck to enjoy a great sea view and feel the fresh sea breeze on your face.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Paros, Greece Roses Beach Hotel
9.5 10
Roses Beach Hotel
Parikia, 84400 Paros, Greece

The small family run hotel is set in Parikia, within a 10-minute walk from Livadia beach. The distance from the main port of Paros is 2 km, while the National Airport of Paros is 13 km away from the property.

Appartment in Laconia, Greece Iris Guesthouse
Iris Guesthouse
Kefalari Agiou Ioannou, Mystras, 23100 Laconia, Greece

Iris Guesthouse is located in the village of Agios Ioannis, just a 10-minute drive from Mystras. Sparti is a 14-minute drive away. Kalamata International Airport is approximately an hour's drive away.

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Anita Hotel
Anita Hotel
25, Notara str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Anita Hotel is located in the heart of Piraeus, just a 10-minute walk from Piraeus Port and Piraeus Metro station. The nearest beach is approximately a 15-minute walk away. #


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