Best Islands to visit in Greece

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1. Posted by qlerebours (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Hello !

With my girlfriend we're planning to travel in Greece in september this year.
First, do you think that september is a good period to visit Greece ?

We will travel during 10 or 12 days, we still don't know yet.
We started to have a look at what's good to see and where it's good to go. What we saw for the moment is:
- Athens (2 days)
- Paros
- Naxos
- Santorini
- Ios

How many should we stay on each Island ? What are the best to visit ?

We will take off from Paris. We thought it would be better to land in Athens (this is cheaper) and take off back to Paris from Santorini, right ?

Is there particular tips to know about ?

Regards ! :)

2. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 774 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

5 places in 10-12 days. It looks more like an endurance event than holiday.
IMO Athens and 1, maybe 2 other places would be more than enough.

3. Posted by iliasomikros (Budding Member 11 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I was in both Paros and Santorini last year. Both overrated and extremely expensive. Oia in Santorini is a visit absolutely worth but that's all, Antiparos (small island next to Paros) on the contrary is a small gem. Have a look at Syros and Patmos, they may have more to offer.

4. Posted by road to roam (Respected Member 142 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting qlerebours

First, do you think that september is a good period to visit Greece ?

September IS a good time to visit - the weather is pleasant and most of the crowds are gone. Things related to many of the islands (ferry crossings/hotels/restaurants) severely slow down and/or cease to exist by mid-October.

Quoting Andrew Mack

5 places in 10-12 days. It looks more like an endurance event than holiday.

Indeed, slow down your pace if all you have is 10 or 12 days. Ferries often cancel due to bad weather on the seas. Spend more time on Paros and Naxos - these islands are great for beaches and exploring smaller villages in the "interior" of the island.

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Mar-2019, at 17:50 by road to roam ]

5. Posted by ZoeyLuke (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

If you are making plan to visit in Greece, here is the list of Best Island to visit in Greece:

Imerovigli

Oia

Santorini Sailing Yacht

Oia Sunset via Cruise

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8. Posted by emmathomas (Budding Member 3 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

September is the perfect time to visit Greece. As, Greece is definitely not cheap.
Travelling 5 places in 10 days is not enough . To have a relaxing and peaceful travel memories choose any 3 places.