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Island Hopping in Greece: 4 mistakes you should avoid

Greek Islands ● 27 December 2017
 

Undoubtedly, vacation in Greece can become even more interesting than usual if you choose to explore the Greek islands by island hopping. The distance between the islands in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea is very short, and thus you can visit more islands during your summer holidays. It is an unforgettable experience to jump from one island to another, discover new destinations and test your limits. If Greek Island Hopping is in your plans for next summer, have a look in these mistakes you should avoid, and you will enjoy great vacation taking into consideration travel tips from a local.


Separated tickets

The most common mistake during island hopping in Greece is to buy separated tickets for each route. If you do that, you will need a strict schedule to plan every possible route from one island to another as well as an important budget to subsidise each journey by boat. It is wiser to buy a pass, such as Greek Island Pass, which gives you the opportunity to be flexible, travel anytime you want, make multiple routes by ferry and visit many islands paying only the affordable price of one ticket.

Heavy luggage

Packing light is the cleverest thing you can do, if you want to jump between the islands. Heavy luggage is the most tiring thing, when you have to pack and unpack the whole time, debark and embark on the boat or the ferry and carry your suitcases from the hotel to the port and vice versa. A backpack is the best solution to this problem. 

Same islands

Island hopping is an excellent occasion to explore various Greek islands and not get bored being stuck in only one destination. Don't make the mistake to visit only the popular, famous islands. Dare to go off-the-beaten-path, visit islands you haven't even heard of before and avoid the same old islands you knew before coming to Greece. Combine cosmopolitan with unspoiled islands, large with tiny places, Greek islands with wild nature or with lush greenery. It is only a matter of exploration to find the right island for you.

Route

Planning the route is essential during your Greek Island Hopping. Even if you buy a ferry pass to be flexible for your transportation, you have to book early your accommodation in Greece. Thus, make a plan of your route in order to be sure which island to visit and when. In the high-season, it is very likely that you won't find a hotel to spend the night, if you haven't booked it before your departure.

Where to Stay

Appartment in Sifnos, Greece Giamaki Rooms
Giamaki Rooms
Apollonia, 84003 Sifnos, Greece

Giamaki Apartments are located in the capital of Sifnos, Apollonia. Seralia beach is a 6-minute drive away. Sifnos Port is 5.7 km away.

Hotel in Kefalonia, Greece Mirabel City Center Hotel
Mirabel City Center Hotel
Vallianou Square, Argostoli, 28100 Kefalonia, Greece

Mirabel Hotel is located in Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia. Kefalonia International Airport is a 15-minute drive. Poros Port is 40 km away.

Hotel in Lipsi, Greece Calypso Hotel
Calypso Hotel
Lipsi, 85001 Lipsi, Greece

Being located just 2 minutes walk from the beach and 120 m from the main ferry harbor of Lipsi village, the family-run Calypso Hotel provides budget accommodation in self-catering studios. Lipsi island has a good ferry connection to Piraeus (Athens) and to the surrounding islands of Kalymnos, Leros, Patmos and Samos. During the summer months there are also daily routes for hydrofoils, a catamaran and district ferry boats from Rhodes and Kos islands.


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