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How to plan vacations on Greek islands: Greek Island Hopping

Cyclades ● 17 October 2017
 

Greek islands are worldwide famous summer destinations. Stunning beaches, traditional seaside villages, rich history, ancient sites, hospitable people and delicious cuisine. Can you expect something more for the ultimate vacations? However, the Greek islands are literally innumerable, with different characteristics and divided in several groups. Thus, choosing the right Greek island may be difficult. Before planning your vacations on the Greek islands, read these travel tips and be ready for an amazing Greek Island Hopping experience!


The first answer you have to ask yourself is what group of islands you want to visit. Cyclades is the closest island complex to Athens, with gorgeous beaches with emerald waters, vivid nightlife, dry landscape and whitewashed villages. Some of the most popular Greek islands, such as Mykonos and Santorini, are located there. Dodecanese are situated in a close distance to Turkey, and they are characterised by their traditional neoclassical towns, fascinating beaches with deep blue waters and authentic atmosphere. Ionian Islands are very close to Italy, and thus they have its unique style. Italian architecture and cuisine and some of the best beaches in Greece make islands, such as Zakynthos, Corfu and Paxoi, an excellent option for families as well as for young people. Sporades are located close to Volos and Mt. Pilion, and have lush greenery and well-preserved towns that will impress you. Saronic Islands, such as Hydra and Spetses, have crystal waters, although their location is only a short boat ride from Athens, and elegant, cosmopolitan towns.

After having chosen what group of islands you want to visit, you have to consider the option of Greek Island Hopping. Greek Island Hopping is a unique experience you can live on the Greek islands. Going from one island to another is really easy because Greek islands are located in a very close distance to each other. Thus, you can travel between the Greek islands and explore more of these astonishing places. It is really a pity to discover only one island when you can see more Greek islands and have a once in a lifetime experience.

However, Greek Island Hopping can be expensive and tricky if you want to travel between islands with separated tickets. But don't worry! With Greek Island Pass of Hostelbay, you can visit up to 7 seven islands and pay only for one! Thus, you don't have to pay a fortune to have the experience of Greek Island Hopping, and you can travel anytime you want with multiple routes between the islands. Can you imagine something better and more convenient that that?


The last thing you have to decide is when to visit the Greek islands. Summer is of course the best season to swim in the sea and explore the atmosphere of these top summer destinations, but maybe you have to consider planning your vacation on the Greek islands off-season. The weather is still warm and sunny, islands are not so crowded and busy, and you can find super accommodation deals to spend your vacations on a budget.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Alfa Hotel
Alfa Hotel
11, Grigoriou Lampraki Str., Nikaia, 18454 Piraeus, Greece

Located in Nikaia, Alfa Hotel offers easy access to national roads. Nikaia area is 20 km away from Athens city centre. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is 42 km away and Piraeus Port 6 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel
8.9 10
Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel
48, Syggrou Ave., 11742 Athens, Greece

Acropolis Museum Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of the historical center of Athens, just a few steps from Acropolis and Plaka, next to the new Acropolis Museum. Athens International Airport is a 40-minute drive away.

Hotel & Studio in Kalymnos, Greece Mary Popi
Mary Popi
Platys Gialos, Panormos, 85200 Kalymnos, Greece

Mary Popi is situated in a quiet location near the popular summer resort Panormos in Kalymnos, just 250 meters from Platys Gialos beach. Kalymnos Island National Airport is at 5 km, while the main port of Kalymnos, Pothia, is 7 km away from the property. The center of Panormos village can be reached within 10 minutes on foot.


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