Island hopping or one destination? How to choose
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Island hopping or one destination? How to choose

Greek islands ● 17 February 2018
Island Hopping in Greece is the new trend in Europe. Everyone speaks about it, everyone is curious to learn more. With so many Greek islands, thinking about island hopping in order to explore more is expected. However, island hopping is a unique type of vacation with advantages and disadvantages. It is super, cool and fascinating, but before deciding it, you should consider some things. Is Greek Island Hopping a suitable choice for you or maybe you should book your accommodation in only one destination? Read this article and decide what is best for you.

Island Hopping

Island Hopping is the best type of vacation if you are the traveller, who wants to explore every day something else. There is no way that you get bored. You stay 2-3 days on each island (that depends on your time span you have for your vacation), and then you go to another. Hundreds of photos for your summer album, numerous destinations, new pictures and the feeling of being an explorer. At the end of your vacation, you can be satisfied that you have visited more than just one of the renowned Greek islands. If you don't live in Greece and you don't come often here, this is your chance.

However, Greek Island Hopping can be tiring. You have to make a very good planning, organise your routes and book many hotels on the various islands. Packing and unpacking is an everyday matter, and of course you don't have time to relax on each island. If you want to explore everything the island has to offer to you, the beaches, the historical sites, the beautiful traditional villages, you have to be organised and be on the road for many hours during the day. Plus, island hopping can be expensive due to the many ferry tickets you have to buy. Of course, for this problem there is a solution: Greek Island Pass (book online). You pay the price of only one ticket, but you can do up to 9 routes to 7 islands. Thus, ferry tickets are no more expensive, and you can choose island hopping even if you want to spend vacation on a budget.

Staying at one destination

If you are really tired and you want to relax, maybe you should choose a Greek island with many touristic facilities, all-inclusive hotels and great food, such as Crete, Rhodes or Kos. You can spend your day by the pool or on your sunbed on the beach, drinking cocktails and enjoying sunbathing and swimming without having to worry about anything.

Staying at one destination is also wiser if you have only a few days. Island hopping is ideal for vacation more than 7 days in order to have the possibility to explore 2-4 islands. Especially if you want to visit an island that has many things to offer, such as historical sites, numerous beaches or traditional villages, such as Crete, Rhodes, Milos or Corfu, the best decision is to stay there and explore all the interesting things that the new destination can give to you. Besides, you can come to Greece also the next year!

Where to Stay

Villa in Ithaca, Greece Yellow House Ithaca
Yellow House Ithaca
Vathi, 28300 Ithaca, Greece

Overlooking the village Vathy from its balcony, Yellow House villa is located on a small hillside only 400 m from the center of Vathy and from the port connecting Ithaca with the port Poros in Kefalonia. Piso Aetos port with a ferry connection to Sami in Kefalonia is at 7 km. The nearest airport is Kefalonia Airport, approximately 45 km away from the property.

Hotel & Appartment in Mystras, Greece Mazaraki Guesthouse
Mazaraki Guesthouse
Pikoulianika, 23100 Mystras, Greece

Mazaraki Guesthouse is located in a wooded area with an abundance of mountain springs and streams. It lies within 4 km from Mystras, 9 km from Sparta and 1 km from the Byzantine Castle. #

Hotel in Kalymnos, Greece Kalydna Island Hotel
Kalydna Island Hotel
Kantouni, Panormos, 85200 Kalymnos, Greece

Being located within a 5-minute walk from the popular Kantouni Beach, Kalydna Island Hotel provides accommodation in the traditional Aegean style complex of spacious rooms, bungalows and apartments. The hotel is located close to the most interesting climbing areas of Kalymnos island. Guests can make the most of this magnificent area and enjoy climbing, mountain biking, windsurfing and trekking. The distance from the main port in Kalymnos town is 4.5 km, while the Kalymnos Island National Airport is at 3.5 km.