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1. Posted by Jonathan66 (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y

Hi All,

I'm planning on going island hopping with my partner around the Greek islands for 6 weeks this summer starting in early/mid June. I've a few topics/questions so if anyone would take the time to help out I'd realllly appreciate it!

1. I'm assuming getting accommodation in the ferry ports is the way to go (got some great deals doing it that way when inter-railing and when island hopping in Croatia)! I'm thinking 30ish euro a night max? though I'm well aware in the likes of Santorini and Mykonos we may end up spending a little more.

2. The obvious choices to visit are Santorini, Ios, Mykonos - Does anyone have any others that are must see islands? We're both pretty game for anything. The party islands excite us just as much as the relaxed ones so all suggestions would be welcome!

3. Does a monthly pass exist with any of the ferry companies?? Like an inter-railing ticket but for ferries!

4. What would be the minimum we could live on per day. Including accommodation we're budgeting for 50 euro a day...

Any other tips would be great!!

Cheers :)

2. Posted by goldenbook (Budding Member 34 posts) 6y

Yes Crete was one of the highlites of my trip. I took a ferry from Santorni into Crete and stayed in a resort town called Plakias. Even during the offseason this place was stunning.

3. Posted by olgaathens (Budding Member 14 posts) 6y

Crete is amazing but you will need a car.. it is such a big island.
I would also propose Paros as an option :)

4. Posted by Lachesis (Budding Member 26 posts) 6y

The budget can vary a lot, it depends on where u stay, where u eat and what u do. It also depends on the period u are going. July and August are the most expensive months. Look for cheap accommodation and book it in advance, don't just wait to find cheap places when u are here.
Amorgos is a must see as well.

Have fun!

5. Posted by Yeah (Budding Member 67 posts) 6y

I can recommend amorgos. It's close to Ios and Naxos, but feels more undiscovered than its neighbours. Not that it doesnt have tourism, it just doesn't have the same mass-tourism feel. Small crowds, and a lot of the visitors are greeks from the mainland. I haven't been there for years, so things can have changed. Anyway, i've probably visited the majority of the cycladic islands, and amorgos is my absolute favourite.