I recommend staying in thirafira town which will give you more options of, well, everything, and the view is no less spectacular than oia, which is 15 minutes away on the tip of the island and known as the more. Contact us for our exciting island hopping program. Head out on the my big fat greek night and enjoy an evening of traditional greek fun. The greek archipelago takes up 7,500 km of the countrys total 16,000 km coastline, offering a highly diversified landscape.
May 21, 2017 island hopping from rhodes to patmos and back via kalymnos, leros, lipsi and symi. Visit santorini, mykonos and ios taking advantage of great offers and our complete tours. Hi there, i have read through lots of the trip advisor threads about greek island hopping but still wondering if anyone can help us. How to island hop greece, be smart and cheap youtube. Ive compared the costs and its definitely cheaper to arrange your own holiday. Last summer, jurgen and i spent ten idyllic days island hopping in greece. Were now taking reservations for greek island hopping holidays through to october 2021. Paul, minnesota, who shares the highlights of his travels in corfu, greece after sailing the mediterranean with the moorings. November 15, 2016 the moorings comments editors note. I would agree with the three island plan, most people think island hopping is a different place everyday, but i found both on the mainland and the islands, travel mostly occurs in the middle of the day, takes longer than planned late starts or arrivals, other issues and basically chews up most of a day by the time you get settled again somewhere. Mar 16, 2010 i have just returned from my first greek island hopping holiday and used this book a lot. The ionian island of corfu is known by most as a popular tourist destination but. Greek island hopping by frewin poffley edition differences.
Embark on a fun island hopping holiday to the cradle of western civilization, greece and travel to some of the best greek islands over the course of 11 days 10 nights. How to book your ferry, how much your ferry will cost, how to travel between islands, how to get around a greek island and even where to. You first need to decide which group of islands you want to visit then work it from there. Greek island hopping has just got easier with our new recommended three island hops. Spent a day in athens then moved onto mykonos, ios, santorini and crete. Now in its 18th edition, this annual favourite is bigger and better than ever. Greek island hopping updated for 2020 santorini dave. My boyfriend and i are planning on a week in greece in mid august. These twoweek itineraries include a shortlist of the classical sites, islandhopping in the cyclades the ultimate summer experience, a cretan odyssey and, for greece aficionados. We provide epic experiences showcasing an authentic side of the greek islands by utilising the experience, passion and knowledge of our local guides. Experience a healthy dose of ancient history and dramatic island hopping with our handpicked greece holidays.
Greek island hopping tour trips to greece package holidays, greek islands holiday vacation packages greece. Greek island hopping has just got easier with our new recommended threeisland hops. Greek island hopping sets the standard for independent travellers guidebooks to the greek islands. But if youre planning a greek island hopping adventure, how do you go from over two hundred choices to a few islands that will make your travels the most fun, fit your budget, and help you see a variety of what greek island life is like. How to island hop in greece with kids mums do travel. But greek love stories aside, today id like to share a few tips and tricks i picked up in the process of planning our trip.
If you are organizing a group, contact us and we will be happy to provide a quote. You will find below many private greek islands hopping packages we propose to help you organize your holidays to the islands with ease and totally carefree. Loved for its distinctive style and honest tellithowitis commentary. Island hopping pass vs winging it greece forum tripadvisor. Greek islands hopping is easy and it much more low cost you think. Join likeminded people and make the most of your touring experience. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Published on sep 24, 2015 a collection of amazing times we had island hopping in greece this summer. Just one quick question, when i was checking the different editions 2011,2012,20, they were all listed as being 720 pages.
From parties to romance, we have many holiday styles for you. Greekisland accommodations range from rustic dhomatia to designer hotels with spectacular views. Hi, i am planning to do some island hopping during the last week of may. Hi, pop down to your library and get as many guidebooks as you can find, e. Our greek island vacation packages depart from athens but also from some popular islands like mykonos, santorini and rhodes. It would have been better to say 3 ferries to xxx a day as a guide. Journalist lorenza bacino had been yearning to relive her youth and do a spot of island hopping, but was reluctant to try it until the kids were a little older. It is convenient for a visit to knossos for the reimagined minoan archaeology.
The tour starts from exarchion hotel in athens and will cover athens, santorini, ios, paros and mykonos. At the busiest times julyseptember, peaking in august, visitors can outnumber beds. Timetables change constantly and are subject to the weather. It was clear from day one that the ferry timetables are incorrect and although these are stated as normal high season times it seemed strange that at the end of june these were so wrong. Take your worries away by booking an all inclusive package tour. Were a couple, planning to go greek island hopping in late august into september for 10 nights, 11 days. Enjoy a nice breakfast at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your flight out. Greek island holidays greek island hopping contiki nz.
This weeks post was written by guest author erik westgard of st. Greek island hopping independent travellers thomas cook. Many who opt for island hopping in the cyclades will fly to mykonos or santorini as these have airports that will take international and charter flights. Cyclades hopping, an animated video published by g travel, shows how to arrange a simple island hopping holiday in the north and central cyclades.
In addition to our portfolio, we are happy to arrange a customized vacation package tailored to your needs and preferences. Theres several reputable online sites where you can book your ferry tickets in advance. Go from one island to another on an island hopping adventure. Island hopping from rhodes to patmos and back via kalymnos, leros, lipsi and symi. The greek island hopping tour ends today, but the fond memories remain. All our packages can be tailormade and arranged according to. Siva travel services, one of the largest and most respected destination management companies in greece will take care of all your holiday needs. Your greek island hopping adventure begins as you watch the beautiful sunrise from the back of a ferry departing athens. Mar 23, 2020 greek island hopping itinerary your route is only bound by the ferry schedule. As per the recommendations of many others, i definitely plan to buy greek island hopping guide by frewin poffley. My tentative itinerary is 3 nights in santorini, 2 nights in parosnaxos, and 2 nights in mykonos. Spend the day beach hopping and celebspotting around the island of mykonos. If theres one country i repeatedly come back to, its greece.
Even outoftheway islands get heavy tourist traffic in the summer, so options abound. Im travelling to greece this august and wanted to do some island hopping for about 910 days i suppose 34 islands with a few days on each. The starting point for almost all greek island travels is athens port at pireas. Greek island hopping the cyclades pre book or wing it. Greek islands are known as best for partying all over the world. We are looking for head to some of the greek islands for 1014 days towards the end of the summer. Many who opt for island hopping in the cyclades will fly to mykonos or santorini as these have airports that. Greek island hopping tour trips, greek islands vacation. The best websites for booking a greek holiday are for hotels for flights for ferries. Our vacation packages for greece include island hopping, honeymoon packages, greek island and turkey cruises, luxury resorts and tours, family vacations and much more. See why the greek islands are trending 2019 travel destinations. How to island hop in the cyclades my greece travel blog. Discover our greek island hopping tour and start your cruise around greece. Choose from stays in luxury resorts to traditional studios on the beachfront or in quieter retreats.
Ancient temples stand tall on cliffs overlooking the turquoise seas, olive trees grow amongst a rugged landscape, cobblestoned streets lead to local tasty tavernas and best of all sandy beaches that stretch out for miles. If you havent been to greece before but dream about taking an island hopping holiday there, youre probably wondering where to go, and how to get from one island to the next. Let us assist you to find the perfect customized tour itinerary. Greece holidays book for 20202021 with our greece experts. I was originally thinking of purchasing one of those package tours which include all the accomodations, ferry tickets, and transportation to and from the ports. How to plan a greek island hopping vacation greece. Our time there was absolutely blissful magical even. This is the best book ever on the greek islands forget the. It is located between the saronic gulf and the argolic gulf and only 1 hour and 30 minutes away from athens. Hi everyone, we are a couple who are trying to decide how to plan our trip at the end of summer.
I have seen that i am able to purchase an island hopping pass that includes ferries from athens to mykonos to santorini and back to athens plus 6 nights accommodation however. Island hopping in greeces dodecanese travel the guardian. I always do this then book out the best ones to take with me on the trip. Once youve booked tickets to your first island, you can play around with dates and times between that island and other islands along the same route. Personally, i would recommend going through greeka, petas, or danae. Enjoy a nice breakfast at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure until your transfer to. Mar 20, 2012 this book is a very detailed guide on how to move about around the greek island using the ferry boats that are found all over the area. Sep 24, 2015 published on sep 24, 2015 a collection of amazing times we had island hopping in greece this summer. Its fun and easy to book your own trip and much more rewarding. Our holiday itineraries are fully flexible, and can be changed to fit your requirements. Give this video a thumbs up if you want me to see the 2nd half of my greece trip. Spetses island only 3 hours from piraeus port, is an.
Your exit point in crete to santorini is heraklion, which is a large, busy city with an ancient history, with architecture from the byzantine era to venetian to awful concrete city blocks. Were thinking to avoid athens and go for rhodes mykonos at the moment just from looking at a map but really are very open to ideas and want to book flights very soon. Literally, all those white walls and blue orb churches youve seen illustrating the allure of the greek islands are from here. Although there are as many possible routes as there are greek islands, weve put together four inspiring greece itineraries that should each last around a fortnight. Fostering an environment where likeminded travellers come together. Unless you have very specific reasons for going, crete is too large to include in your itinerary.
Greece itineraries tourist routes in greece rough guides. This afternoon check into your accommodation before joining your tour manager and group for dinner at a restaurant overlooking the crater of santorinis volcano, the perfect spot to take in an incredible sunset. Greek island holidays greek island hopping contiki ca. While there are six thousand islands in greece, only two hundred and twentyseven of them are inhabited. If you desire a more private and personal experience, or are planning your honeymoon, then this is the ideal choice.
Hydra island, is one of the most romantic destinations in greece and a yachting paradise. Explore our selection of predefined greek island hopping itineraries, tours, cruises, and travel packages. Including a delicious dinner followed by greek dancing and plate smashing. From late may to early october, there are ferry connections between most islands in an island group the cyclades, the dodecanese, the sporades, the saronic islands, the ionian islands and from crete to the cyclades. These twoweek itineraries include a shortlist of the classical sites, island hopping in the cyclades the ultimate summer experience, a cretan odyssey and, for greece aficionados. Greek islands tour island hopping to mykonos and santorini. This year the family felt ready and so with her husband and their 11 and eightyearold kids in tow they tried out a little greek adventure. Enjoy optional organised dinners and nights out on every island. Greek island hopping sets the standard for independent travellers guidebooks to the greek islands thanks to its unique mix of island and ferry information, coupled with the most comprehensive collection of port town and sightseeing maps now in its 20th edition, the island hoppers bible returns, fully updated to give the most comprehensive coverage of the greek. The cyclades is the ideal greek island hopping group, having frequent ferries and short journey times.104 1424 225 1050 755 226 235 29 719 161 1179 242 1285 1327 330 1259 66 1457 1227 1625 209 865 1539 1577 991 207 4 1076 271 381 1468 1340 679 298 1485 119 1011