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1. Posted by RhiannMolly111 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 12 Apr '13 15:18

So me and a friend have decided we want to go island hopping in greece for the holidays!

We really do not know how to go about this, as in should we book with an itinerary or just book a flight and get ferries when we are there?

Does anyone know how much it would cost?

How dear is accommodation?

What sort of activities can you do?

It would really help if someone could help us out!! THANK YOUUUUUU :) :)

2. Posted by Buffalo (Full Member, 120 posts) 12 Apr '13 15:59

I've been 4 time to the Cyclades and love it! It's not as cheap as it used to be. I presume you're flying into Athens? You can buy a ferry ticket when you arrive at the port or in the city centre. Speed boat tickets are much more expensive than slow boat tickets. Tickets start at €10-€70 depending on speed of boat and where you're going. Accom for two people starts at about €30 for a basic twin/double room on the islands. €50 can get you a nice hotel, possibly even a little pool! Activitiies are pretty limited - partying, sun-bathing, watersports, small bit of history, etc.
I've been to Ios, Santorini, Naxos, Mykonos, Paros and Corfu so if you,re heading that way or have questions just let me know!
Ian

3. Posted by mariha2912 (Budding Member, 54 posts) 13 Apr '13 06:43

WHEN exactly you plan to go? Unless you plan to visit middle July and/or August or if you have specific requirements, more or less you can be very flexible, as per Ian's advice. I absolutely love islands such as Paros and Naxos, but Greece is not only about Cyclades. I suggest you read a lot about the different groups of islands and then make some choices. Furthermore you seem not to have an idea of what is to see and do, so why not to consider parts of mainland too? Everything an island has to offer plus even more is to be found on mainland... You do not mention how long you plan to be in Greece either...As a general guideline, do not plan to fit too much in. 3 nights/2 full days is an absolute minimum even on the tiniest island on my opinion.

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