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1. Posted by argieardroams (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I'm a graduate student going to a conference at the end of June in Crete but I have 9 days to island hop before I fly out of Athens. Do you have any advice on what definitely to do and what islands to see (in what order)? I think I should plan for at least 2 days once I get to Athens but there are so many choices, I don't know what to do or how long to dpend on each island. Should I book ferries ahead of time? Hostels? Thanks in advance for any tips.

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

If you've got plenty of cash go for Crete-->Santorini-->Mykonos-->Athens.

If you haven't and you want to party go for Crete-->Ios-->Naxos-->Athens.

If you want quiet and picturesque, plenty of choices, but how about Crete-->Paros-->Folegandros-->Athens.

Best to book ferries at least a few days in advance if poss. End of June it might be starting to get a little busy. It isn't usually necessary to book ahead though, you'll usually be met at the port by someone offering reasonably priced accomodation.

3. Posted by Rgodwin1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I absolutely agree with Magykal 1. Ios is amazing!!

4. Posted by argieardroams (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Thanks magykal1 and Rgodwin1! I appreciate your suggestions and feedback. Can you give me a hint of how much the ferries cost one-way? I've looked at several websites but all are so confusing for me.

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