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Island Hopping tips for couples

Greek Islands ● 21 December 2017

Vacation for couples is the ultimate experience between two people, who are in love. They spend time together, discover new things and have the energy they want for their relationship. By discussing with your partner, exploring his/her character and understanding what he/she feels, you can build a strong relationship that will last. All over the world, romantic hotels, luxury restaurants and exotic beaches offer the opportunity to live amazing moments with your other half. Greece has all of the abovementioned to offer, but also something totally new and worthwhile: island hopping. Greek Island Hopping is a unique way to explore as many Greek islands as you can, find hidden gems of the Aegean and Ionian Sea and generally give your vacation a purpose. After Island Hopping in Greece, you will have the feeling that you have seen great things on the famous Greek islands and you have discovered not only one destination with your spouse. Is there something more creative to do with your beloved one? Take a look at these travel tips for island hopping for couples and get ready to live this extraordinary experience!

Travelling couple

1. Allow yourself and your partner time alone.

Island Hopping is a fascinating but also tiring experience. You don't have to be together 24/7. Spend some time in the store while your partner is chilling in the hotel room, or swim while your partner is sunbathing under the warm sun. Independent people can always be happy and relaxed. Give yourself and your spouse time to regain energy after the journey, and this will make you appreciate more the moments you have together.

2. Be sure you have the same style.

Greece has many groups of islands to offer, and these groups have a specific style. Ionian Islands have lush greenery and great touristic facilities, Sporades are family-friendly, Cyclades have wild, dry nature and secluded beaches, Dodecanese are untouched and offer an exotic atmosphere. During the island hopping, you will explore many islands in the same group, so it is wise that you have the same style with your partner. For example, if you want beaches with verdant nature, you will get bored exploring several islands in Cyclades. Greece has innumerable islands, and you can definitely find 3-4 islands that will fulfil the standards of you both.

3. Keep track of money.

The bills are something that can bring a lot of arguing in the couples. Especially during your Greek Island Hopping, you will have a lot of things to take into consideration. Accommodation, ferry tickets, food, sightseeing on each different island. A good solution is that someone can keep the receipts, and then find out who owes what to whom. Another solution is to have a common wallet for these days. Both of you will contribute the same amount of money at the beginning of each day, and no one will be in the difficult position to pay more.

4. Talk about the responsibilities

Greek Island Hopping needs careful planning in order to see many islands, have a good time and avoid unexpected situations. If you want to avoid arguing too, be sure you have divided the responsibilities before coming to Greece.  It will maximise your assets as a couple, if everyone makes the things he/she wants according to his/her strengths.

5. Be independent.

Don't wait of your partner to carry your luggage. Pack light in order to have the possibility to travel easily from one island to another by ferry. The key is to be independent and free to have the interesting experience of island hopping. If you depend on your man, he will soon feel tired.

Where to Stay

Studio & Appartment in Parga, Greece Petrino Apartments
Petrino Apartments
12, Asagia Str., 48060 Parga, Greece

Petrino Apartments is built in a peaceful location, just a 10-minute walk from the beach. The center of Parga and Parga port is a 5-minute drive away. Aktion National Airport is 64 km away.

Appartment in Chalkidiki, Greece Agrili Apartments
Agrili Apartments
Akti Elia, Elia, 63088 Chalkidiki, Greece

Agrili Apartments Resort is situated at Elia Coast on Sithonia peninsula in Chalkidiki, within a 5-minute walk from Elias Beach. Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is at 100 km and the lively center of Thessaloniki is at 110 km.

Hostel in Athens, Greece Student and Travellers Inn
8.9 10
Student and Travellers Inn
16, Kidathinaion str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Student and Travellers Inn – the first hostel in Greece since 1977 is located in the heart of Plaka, right below the Acropolis. Traditional cobbled streets full of taverns, shops, cafes are right at our hostel's doorstep. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 600 m, while the lively Monastiraki square is at 800 m. The nearest metro station and the bus stop for the X95 Airport Bus can be reached within a 7-minute walk.