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1. Posted by hitesh_g (Budding Member, 18 posts) 10 Feb '06 14:01

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Hi,
I am planning to Visit Greece and the Greek Island in May.
Our itinerary looks like this:

Athens, Delphi, Meteora
Olympia
Zakynthos
Mykonos/Delos
Santorini

I have read that Ferry timetables are not very accurate; it would be sufficient for me to know at this time that there are daily ferries to the Islands I am planning to visit in May Season.

I have gone through few famous sites like Matt Barrett's and greeka.com and they have helped a lot.

Unanswered questions:
1) I do not want to self-drive and hence want to rely on public transport in Mainland Greece including Peloponnese. Any information on bus transport system and websites would be great.
2) I will ride the Ferry atleast once so wont be missing out on that opportunity. But I also want to save time and am very open to flying from one island to next if possible. That being said, what would you advise as best options - i.e Ferry to Santorini, but fly from Santorini to Mykonos - etc.
3) Hotel recommendations - including ones you would strongly advise *NOT* to consider.
I am especially interested in nice accomodations on Santorini and Zakynthos.

Thanks a lot !
-Hitesh

2. Posted by clueless (Full Member, 30 posts) 14 Feb '06 04:07

Quoting hitesh_g

I have read that Ferry timetables are not very accurate; it would be sufficient for me to know at this time that there are daily ferries to the Islands I am planning to visit in May Season.

Yes there are daily ferries. check out also www.greekferries.gr

Quoting hitesh_g

Unanswered questions:
1) I do not want to self-drive and hence want to rely on public transport in Mainland Greece including Peloponnese. Any information on bus transport system and websites would be great.

http://www.ktel.gr/
However not a very good website and you'll probably have to phone them to check timetables when you have your itinerary ready. It'd be best if you had someone who speaks Greek do it, as well

Quoting hitesh_g

2) I will ride the Ferry atleast once so wont be missing out on that opportunity. But I also want to save time and am very open to flying from one island to next if possible. That being said, what would you advise as best options - i.e Ferry to Santorini, but fly from Santorini to Mykonos - etc.

All airplane routes are through Athens so you'll have to stick to ferries, but you can choose the fast ones where for example travelling from Santorini to Mykonos it would be roughly a 2hrs trip

Sorry, I don't have any hotel recommendations

Stratis