Greek Island Hopping, Here Are The Best Deals
Let’s talk Greek Island hopping. I want to share with you the best ways to see most if not all of the Greek Islands. Most people when doing Greek Island Hopping, travel to the most famous Greek Islands which are Crete, Mykonos, Santorini, Kos, Rhodes, Kefalonia and of course Patmos which is a very important island For Christians.
But That is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Greek Islands. There are so many of them. If you google how many Islands belong to Greece, you will be amazed to find out that there are over 6000 islands. And out of those six thousand, only 227 are inhabited.
So that means you have many Islands to visit when you are Island hopping. And actually chances are, you are going to need many vacations to Greece if your goal is to see all the Greek Islands, or you need to live in Greece for some time in order to be able to visit the islands.
But Le’ts Take A look At Some Of Those Famous Greek Islands
And we will start with Crete, This being the largest of all the Greek Islands, it’s very popular, and many travelers would not consider living Greece without visiting Crete. This is because the Island has many things for the traveler to see, which include monuments, historical museums like the Historical Museum of Heraklion.
And also the Archeological museum in Chania is definitely worth a visit, not to mention the Minoan’s World 3D Museum when I visited this museum. it was a breathtaking experience. It was the day before my birthday and some of our young family members decided we should go to the 3D museum. I was skeptical at first because I thought such things are for the little ones. I was surprised at how much fun it was, and it was educational too.
And for the Greek Mythology fans, Crete has many sites including the famous Cave Of Zeus
And of course, Crete has the most amazing beaches. And many of them to choose from for that matter, depending on what you are looking for. I have written about the top ten best beaches on the Chania region of Crete, so check out that post here
But apart from museums and beaches, Crete offers you other very interesting things to see, like historical and ancient archaeological sites. One being, the ancient city of Knossos. This ancient city bears the honor of being crowned the oldest city in Europe. Its believed that the first settlement was 7000BC with the first palace dating back to 1900 BC.
And Spinaloga located in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete, this is the Island that hosted the lepers of Crete and the rest of Greece from 1903 to 1957. The island is actually known as the Leper Colony Island, and it served as a quarantine area, to keep leprosy from spreading further into Crete and Greece at large. If you want the proper experience of visiting Spinaloga, then I suggest you read the book called The Island by Victoria Hislop, before visiting Spinaloga. After reading that book I promise your experience at Sinaloga will be enhanced 100%
Mykonos, The PlayGround Of The Rich And The Famous
Of course, Mykonos is where most famous people like to hang out. Only rivaled by the Spanish Island of Ibiza, Mykonos is a favorite of Hollywood movie stars and other people from the high society circles, including those who are trying to level it up, like the jet-set babes who are looking to meet their millionaires, who will help them penetrate the high society world.
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All those people like the Island and some of the rich even own businesses and residencies on the island. The most famous and popular joint is the beach bar/restaurant owned by the actress Lindsay Lohan. The Lohan Beach House Mykonos, is very popular with who is who of the high society.
So if you want to rub shoulders with the rich and the famous, then, of course, Mykonos must be on your list of Greek Islands to visit. Just remember that everything is overpriced.
You can get to Mykonos by ferry, either from the port of Piraeus in Athens, or from Crete, and even from other Islands. The ferry system in Greece is very efficient and you are able to visit as many Islands as you like, you just need to decide which Islands you want to visit and then you can book your tickets accordingly.
Santorini, The Wedding And Honeymoon Destination Of Many Couples
This Island is very popular and it’s usually very crowded in the months of June, July, and August. it’s the favorite of couples because of its famous sunsets, and also the famous black beaches. Couples like having their weddings or honeymoons on this Island so they can have beautiful pictures 🙂 the famous white domes with blue rooftops make the photos so amazing.
To get to Santorini From Athens, you need to depart from the Piraeus port, which is just about 25 minutes from the center of the city of Athens. You can also get to Santorini from Crete, either from Heraklion or from Rethimno.
Things To Keep In Mind While Greek Island Hopping
Although as I mentioned earlier, the ferry system in Greece is very efficient, You need to remember that there are some factors that you need consider which could cause delays or even cancellation of trips. One being, bad weather, if there are high winds or other bad weather aspects, then your trip could be delayed.
Also remember the Greek people, especially those living on the Islands, are very relaxed about everything so it’s wise to adopt this attitude while island hopping otherwise you will be in a bad mood on your holiday. Just take a deep breath, or join a yoga, or relaxation class before starting your island hopping 🙂 because, chances are, you will encounter some frustrating situations.
And finally, remember to enjoy yourself and take many pictures, and of course, buy some souvenirs to remind you of each Greek island you visit ( that is if you have room in your suitcase) 🙂
So How Do You Find The Best Greek Island Hopping Deals?
Now that we have learned a few things about the top three most popular Greek islands, I bet you are now trying to figure out how you can plan your Greek Island hopping right? Not to worry, I got you covered, the best place to find the best deals is Ferries Booking.com
Here you can choose which Greek islands you want to visit and you will be able to find the best deals.
Greece is a land that is blessed with the most amazing islands, and most Greek islands are flooded every year by people from all over the world who are so fascinated by this land. And also because people just can’t get enough of the beauty and rich history and the archeological sites not to mention, the beautiful beaches and the luxuries of the Mediterranean region.
Others visit Greece for religious purposes, especially the Christians, because there are many Christian sites to Visit In Greece one being, the island of Patmos, where according to the Bible, in the new testament the book of revelation was written in Patmos by Saint John.
Whatever your reason is for visiting Greece, one thing is for sure, you will not be disappointed.
Alright, I am done here. I think I have shared helpful information with you and now it’s your turn. Have you been to the Greek Islands? if yes which ones did you visit and how was your experience? please leave your comments below.
Thank you so much for your time.