Greek Island-hopping: Best Ferry itineraries for 2021

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The Greek islands are famous all around the world for being magnificent summer holiday destinations; from their unique architecture of whitewashed cubic buildings with blue details in the Cyclades, to the Venetian-influenced style of the Dodecanese and Ionian regions, to the truly unique identity of Crete to indulge into, they all share some fundamental aspects. The glowing sun, the clear blue skies blending with the azure seas in the horizon, the Greek hospitality and cherished traditions are just a handful of them; and it is hard to have enough of it!

For that reason, we put together a compilation of the most irresistible island-hopping itineraries by ferry for your pleasure. Are you ready to start planning your upcoming summer holidays in sunny Greece?

You will find below information about the following Greek Island-hopping itineraries:
Mykonos – Santorini; the great classics
Mykonos – Santorini – Crete; three breathtaking destinations
Paros – Naxos; an idyllic coexistence
Paros – Naxos – Koufonisia – Amorgos; the Cycladic finesse
Mykonos – Paros – Santorini – Naxos; the blue fantastic four
Mykonos – Ios; the absolute partying duo
Santorini – Milos – Paros; all shades of volcanic and blue
Santorini – Folegandros – Milos; the romance triptych
Mykonos – Sifnos – Milos; absolute Aegean relaxation
Rhodes – Symi – Kos – Kalymnos; the Dodecanese getaway
Santorini – Rhodes – Crete; simply the Aegean elite
Corfu – Kefalonia; the Ionian grace duo

 

Island-hopping Mykonos to Santorini from Athens; the great classics

Island hopping from Mykonos to Santorini

Santorini island

Recommended days of stay
Santorini: 3-5 Days
Mykonos: 3-5 Days

Mykonos and Santorini are two of the most famous islands that the Cycladic complex has to offer. The first one is very well-known for its wild party scene, gay-friendly character and idyllic seashores. As for Santorini, it is ranked among the top 30 summer holiday destinations worldwide thanks to its breathtaking sunset views, the stunning caldera vistas and its lavish hotels. Combining those two gems guarantees you will have a truly memorable stay in Greece.

Useful Info
You can choose between different routes for arriving at Mykonos, either via air through a direct or a domestic flight to its convenient international airport, or via ferry boat from the capital of Athens.
A ferry trip1 from Athens to Mykonos lasts for approximately 2.5 to 5 hours, depending on the vessel you choose. Ferry companies on this route are Golden Star from Rafina port, as well as SeaJets and Blue Star from Piraeus port. The ticket pricing ranges between 29 – 60€2.

From Mykonos to Santorini, ferry trips3 can last from 2 to 3.5 hours, depending on the type of vessel. Golden Star and SeaJets operate on this route, with the ticket prices ranging from 47 to 70 €.

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Ferry from Athens to Mykonos
Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini

1 Some ferry companies like Golden Star Ferries & SeaJets offer e-ticket service. Some vessels operating on ferry crossings offer passenger cabins & vehicle garages.
2 The prices are per person and may be subjected to changes by the providing ferry company.
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The ferry routes’ rates & itineraries are based on 2020 & newly announced 2021 data; in any future alterations we will update the provided info accordingly.

Island-hopping Mykonos – Santorini – Crete; three breathtaking destinations

Island Hopping Mykonos Santorini Crete

The volcano of Santorini

Recommended days of stay
Santorini: 3-5 Days
Mykonos: 3-5 Days
Crete: 3-15 Days

What happens when you blend three of the most significant island destinations of the Aegean Sea in one summer vacation? The answer is magical holidays that you’ll keep on loving even after its time to return home. Heraklion is a beautiful town in Crete, well-known for its Venetian architecture and archaeological sites. Located there is Knossos Palace, an important vestige of the Minoan civilization.
In this mega bundle we bring you Santorinian elegance, Mykonian festivity and Cretan grace.

Useful Info
As aforementioned, travellers can choose between different routes for their arrival at Mykonos, either through a direct or a domestic flight to its convenient international airport, or via ferry boat from the capital of Athens.
A ferry trip from Athens to Mykonos lasts for approximately 2.5 to 5 hours, depending on the vessel you choose. Ferry companies on this route are Golden Star from Rafina port, as well as SeaJets and Blue Star from Piraeus port. The ticket pricing ranges between 29 – 60€.

From Mykonos to Santorini, ferry trips can last from 2 to 3.5 hours, depending on the type of vessel. Golden Star and SeaJets operate on this route, with the ticket prices ranging from 47 – 70€.

From cosmopolitan Santorini to the beautiful Heraklion in Crete, Golden Star ferries operate a single trip on a daily basis that lasts approximately 2 hours and the cost is about 65€.

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Ferry from Athens to Mykonos
Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
Ferry from Santorini to Herklion (Crete)

Useful Note: You can also commence the bundle the other way around if you so prefer it! Cretan international airports host direct and domestic flights, providing easy access to the southern island. You can then utilize the daily ferry routes towards Santorini and Mykonos. If you find the bustling airport of Mykonos more convenient, picking it as your first landing option is recommended too.

 

Island-hopping Paros to Naxos from Athens; an idyllic coexistence

Island hopping from Paros to Naxos

Paros island

Recommended days of stay
Paros: 3-4 Days
Naxos: 3-5 Days

Paros and Naxos are sister Cycladic islands found in the heart of the Aegean Archipelago. They share the picturesque architecture of sugar-cube-like, whitewashed buildings with their distinctive blue details, as well as their weather and shimmering long beaches. They create a perfect balance between them, with the party hub, youthful attraction of Paros and the more traditionally-inclined, laid-back atmosphere of Naxos.

Useful info
You can reach Paros easily with a direct or domestic flight, as well as via ferry routes commencing from Athens, Piraeus. The ferry companies operating on this route are Blue Star and Golden Star, with the journey’s duration being approximately 4 hours. The pricing ranges from 30 to 50€, depending on the type of vessel you choose.
From Paros you can hop to Naxos on a daily basis, thanks to the multiple ferry routes established between them. Blue Star and SeaJets will keep your journey smooth and enjoyable. It only takes 45 minutes to 1.5 hours of pleasant sea-crossing to reach your destination, while the ferry tickets range from 10 – 23€.

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Ferry from Athens to Paros
Ferry from Paros to Naxos

Useful Note: You can also commence the bundle the other way around if you so prefer it! Naxos airport hosts domestic flights from Athens and you can then utilize the daily ferry routes towards Paros.

 

Island hopping Paros – Naxos – Koufonisia – Amorgos; the Cycladic finesse

Island hopping Paros Naxos Koufonissia Amorgos

Koufonisia island

Recommended days of stay
Paros: 3-4 Days
Naxos: 3-5 Days
Koufonisia: 2-3 Days
Amorgos: 3-4 Days

While Paros and Naxos are two of the most popular and touristically developed Cycladic islands in the last decades, their unique identities are being cherished and manifested. From vast, sandy beaches with clear waters, to their mouth-watering cuisine and numerous activities, they are justifiably a great destination duo for travellers who want to experience the traditional Naxian and upbeat Parian summer. When we combine them with the two sapphire gems of the Aegean, the islands of Amorgos and Koufonisia, the result is as pure as their untouched seashores and as warm as the glowing sun above. Nested near Naxos, Amorgos features a thrilling rocky landscape coalesced with the cycladic architecture and pristine waters. Along with the raw natural scenery of Koufonisia and their untainted seashores, these islands create an absolute, secluded paradise of the Small Cyclades. If you haven’t yet visited, we highly recommend you do!

Useful info
Paros is easily accessed via direct or domestic flights, as well as via ferry routes commencing from Athens, Piraeus. The ferry companies operating on this route are Blue Star and Golden Star, with the journey’s duration being approximately 4 hours. The pricing ranges from 30 to 50€, depending on the type of vessel you choose.

From Paros you can hop to Naxos on a daily basis, thanks to the multiple ferry routes established between them. Blue Star and SeaJets will keep your journey smooth and enjoyable. It only takes 45 minutes to 1.5 hours of pleasant sea-crossing to reach your destination, while the ferry tickets range from 10 – 23€.

Hopping from charming Naxos to the peaceful Koufonisia comes with a short, pleasant ferry journey. There is a daily ferry route operated by SeaJets, lasting for briefly 40 minutes and costs approximately 26€ per person. If you are not on a tight time schedule, you can opt for the bidaily route of the Blue Star ferries that is priced at 7.5€ and the journey lasts about 2 hours or even try the trip with Express Skopelits.

For the last, but definitely not least, destination of our island-hopping tour, you can embark from Koufonisi island to the Katapola port of Amorgos. There is a brief journey of 30 minutes, served daily by SeaJets for a 14€ ticket. If you need a cabin or garage for your vehicle, Blue Star operates on the route bidaily. The journey lasts for 40 minutes and costs only 6.5€, but you need to plan your itinerary accordingly. The Express Skopelitis also makes the route.

 

Island-hopping Mykonos – Paros – Santorini – Naxos; the blue fantastic four

Island hopping Mykonos Paros Santorini Naxos

Naxos island (Kontos Studios)

Recommended days of stay
Mykonos: 3-4 Days
Paros: 3-4 Days
Santorini: 3-5 Days
Naxos: 3-5 Days

Words are lacking when it comes to describing the bundle we have created for you; the top most sought after summer destinations the Cyclades complex has to offer, are presented to you for the most memorable summer vacation. For starters, we have Mykonos and Paros to lift your partying spirits and go wild with fun all day and night long. To top it off, Santorini keeps up the cosmopolitan attitude with its posh lodging and refined dining options and enhances it further with its jaw-dropping sunsets over the volcanic caldera. And once you feel like you could not possibly have a truer Greek summer than that, Naxos concludes your holidays with some of the purest seashores, crystal-clear waters and most mouth-watering traditional cuisine in the Meditteranean. So what are you waiting for? Better start booking ahead of the competition for your upcoming summer vacation!

Useful info
You can select one of the different routes available for arriving at Mykonos; either via air through a direct or a domestic flight to its convenient international airport, or via ferry boat from the capital of Athens.
A ferry trip from Athens to Mykonos lasts for approximately 2.5 to 5 hours, depending on the vessel of your choice. Ferry companies operating are Golden Star from Rafina port, as well as SeaJets and Blue Star from Piraeus port. The ticket pricing ranges between 29 – 60€.

Hopping from Mykonos to Paros is easy, convenient and comfortable; with daily ferry routes serving this line, Golden Star and SeaJets accompany you in a 1 – 1.5 hour journey through the Aegean at a moderate price of about 35 – 40€.

Moreover, with Paros and Santorini being such adored and bustling islands, the ferry routes are plenty and daily. Golder Star, Blue Star and SeaJets operate with multiple vessel types, offering you pleasant seafaring of about 2 – 3 hours in length. The tickets cost approximately 20 – 42€.

Lastly, when it comes to reaching the delightful Naxos from vivid Santorini, plenty of ferry vessels cover this sea crossing every day of the week; the journey may last from 1.5 – 3 hours depending on the type of ferry boat and the pricing ranges between 20 – 40€ depending on the amenities provided.

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Ferry from Athens to Mykonos
Ferry from Mykonos to Paros
Ferry from Paros to Santorini
Ferry from Santorini to Naxos

Useful Note: You can also commence the bundle the other way around if you so prefer it! Naxos airport hosts domestic flights from Athens, providing it with a quick and comfortable trip. You can then utilize the daily ferry routes towards Santorini. From there, your visit to Paros and Mykonos is sure to leave a lasting impression on your Greek summer holidays. You can also start your journey in Santorini or Paros.

 

Island-hopping Mykonos – Ios; the absolute partying duo

Island hopping Mykonos Ios

Ios island

Recommended days of stay
Mykonos: 3-4 Days
Ios: 2-3 Days

While cycladic architecture, picturesque villages and beautiful sandy beaches kissed by the pristine waters of the Aegean Sea are no aspects to be brushed off, an equally exciting and big part of the youthful islands of Mykonos and Ios is their wild, funky party scene! A sublime gay-friendly destination with top-notch restaurants and posh accommodation, Mykonos stands as one of the top famous Greek islands. Bundling it up with the youthful and upcoming party scene of Ios, the result is nothing short of a blast of fun, drinks and dance till morning. If you want to have some serious partying in the Aegean, we recommend booking your vacation early on!

Useful info
You can easily arrive at Mykonos either via air through a direct or a domestic flight to its bustling international airport, or via ferry boat from the capital of Athens.
A ferry trip from Athens to Mykonos lasts for approximately 2.5 to 5 hours, depending on the vessel of your choice. Ferry companies operating are Golden Star from Rafina port, as well as SeaJets and Blue Star from Piraeus port. The ticket pricing ranges between 29 – 60€.

Hopping from sparkling Mykonos to lovely Ios, the ferry routes do not disappoint; with daily journeys lasting approximately from 2 – 3 hours and the prices ranging from 50 – 55€, you are sure to enjoy relaxing and pleasant seafaring. Golden Star and SeaJets operate on Mykonos – Ios all year round.

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Ferry from Athens to Mykonos
Ferry from Mykonos to Ios

 

Island-hopping Santorini – Milos – Paros; all shades of volcanic and blue

Island Hopping Santorini Milos Paros

Milos island

Recommended days of stay
Santorini: 3-4 Days
Milos: 3-4 Days
Paros: 3-4 Days

How would we describe this Cycladic trio in just as many words? Indigo. Volcanic. Romantic. Santorini is the utmost holiday destination for couples and honeymooners; mind-blowing sunsets over its ashen volcanic caldera, endlessly blue skies intermingling with the Aegean Sea, luxurious hotels and refined upscale dining are all you could ask for the perfect vacation with your significant other.
But we don’t stop there; we assort it with the hidden gem of the Cyclades, Milos island. Interestingly, Milos is another volcanic island of the cycladic complex, hosting a multi-faceted morphology blessed with a vast number of exotic beaches, lunar-like rock formations and mysterious caves to explore. Its unpretentious charm is sure to bewitch you!
Not to worry though, as the fun is far from over; if Milos in this bundle resembles a sought after midday siesta, then Paros is definitely the night time entertainment. With its greatly praised combination of amazing daytime fun at the sandy beaches and wild nightlife, you are guaranteed a stupendous final act for your summer vacation. It is time to let loose and enjoy yourselves by booking this romantic bundle early on!

Useful info
Reaching Santorini can be done either via air or via sea. The island hosts a bustling international airport with many direct and domestic flights and a steady daily stream of ferry boats operating on its routes from Athenian ports as well as towards other islands of the Aegean. You can pick one of the daily ferry routes from Piraeus port or Rafina port for your journey. The duration is rather lengthy, from 5 – 8 hours estimated. There is also a 7.5-hour night trip from Piraeus if you don’t want to stay overnight in Athens or would rather enjoy your day in the Greek capital before embarking to Santorini; we recommend you book a cabin for it in order to get some rest before arriving. The pricing varies from 20 – 60€ for all trips. Golden Star, SeaJets and Blue Star are the operating ferry companies.

Lastly, from the idyllic Milos to the equally striking Paros, you can select one of the ferry vessels operating daily on this route for a beautiful medium duration trip of 2 – 4 hours, for about 56 – 60€ per person.

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Ferry from Athens to Santorini
Ferry from Santorini to Milos
Ferry from Milos to Paros

Useful Note: You can also commence the bundle the other way around if you so prefer it! Paros airport hosts direct and domestic flights from Athens, thus providing it with quick and comfortable access. You can then utilize the daily ferry routes towards Milos. From there, your visit to Santorini is sure to leave a lasting impression on your summer vacation. Milos also has a national airport with domerstic flights from Athens.

 

Island-hopping Santorini – Folegandros – Milos; the romance triptych

Island hopping Santorini Folegandros Milos

Folegandros island

Recommended days of stay
Santorini: 3-4 Days
Folegandros: 3-4 Days
Milos: 3-4 Days

Santorini’s beauty and finesse are unparalleled when it comes to summer destinations; here, we bundle it with the charming islands of Folegandros and Milos for a unique romantic getaway in which we invite you to indulge with your significant other. Folegandros is an island blessed with untouched natural landscape, romantic sunsets and vistas that will put you in a reverie moment. To top this Cycladic gem off, Milos welcomes you to enjoy yourself at its turquoise waters and marvel at its stunning volcanically shaped landscape. Being the original home of the famous “Aphrodite of Milos” statue, it is surely a romantically enchanted destination.

Useful info
Santorini can be reached either via air or via sea. The island’s bustling international airport hosts many direct and domestic flights. A daily stream of ferry boats operates on its routes from the Athenian ports of Piraeus and Rafina. The journey’s duration is lengthy at 5 – 8 hours. There is also a 7.5-hour night trip from Piraeus if you don’t want to stay overnight in Athens or would rather enjoy your day in the Greek capital before embarking to Santorini; we recommend you book a cabin for it in order to get some rest before arriving. The pricing varies from 20 -60€ for all trips. Golden Star, SeaJets and Blue Star are the operating ferry companies.

From Santorini to the charming island of Folegandros travellers can be accommodated daily by Golden Star Ferries and SeaJets on the short one-hour trip between the locations. Prices are approximately 45€ per person.
Lastly, hopping from Folegandros to Milos is just as convenient, with daily ferry crossings by Golden Star and SeaJets and similar one-hour duration of journey. The prices are also similar, at about 40€ each.

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Ferry from Athens to Santorini
Ferry from Santorini to Folegandros
Ferry from Folegandros to Milos

Useful Note: You can also commence the bundle the other way around if you so prefer it! Milos airport hosts domestic flights from Athens, providing it with a quick and comfortable trip. You can then utilize the daily ferry routes towards Folegandros. From there, your visit to Santorini is sure to leave a strong impression on you.

 

Island-hopping Mykonos – Sifnos – Milos; absolute Aegean relaxation

Island hopping Mykonos Sifnos Milos

Sifnos island

Mykonos: 3-4 Days
Sifnos: 3-4 Days
Milos: 3-4 Days

All vacations can be pleasant, but a bundle that includes Mykonos, Sifnos and Milos can be, at the very least, amazing. We created for you an island-hopping combination to party hard, swim in crystal-clear waters and discover yourself in the picturesque villages of the Cyclades. With the cosmopolitan jewel of Mykonos, the culinary excellency of Sifnos and the magnificent seascapes of Milos, we can guarantee you an absolutely entertaining and carefree summertime in the Greek islands. This bundle allows you to escape a multitude of popular Cyclades when setting foot on Sifnos and Milos, while maintaining a perfect balance by including the bucket-list essential Mykonos.

Useful info
You can select one of the different routes available for arriving at Mykonos; either via air through a direct or a domestic flight to its convenient international airport, or via ferry boat from the capital of Athens.
A ferry trip from Athens to Mykonos lasts for approximately 2.5 to 5 hours, depending on the vessel of your choice. Ferry companies operating are Golden Star from Rafina port, as well as SeaJets and Blue Star from Piraeus port. The ticket pricing ranges between 29 – 60€.

Hopping from Mykonos to Sifnos can be done with a relaxing afternoon journey available daily by SeaJets. The duration is approximately 2.5 hours and you can enjoy the evening colors painting the sky as you reach Sifnos for the next step of your exploration. The price is at about 70€ per individual.

For the last, but not least, destination of our bundle, you can hop from Sifnos to Milos easily and with a cost of close to nothing. Multiple daily ferry vessels of SeaJets and Aegean Speed Lines operate on the route. The journey will be over before you even listen to half of your favorite playlist, lasting for approximately 45 minutes. The tickets are priced at about 16€ per person.

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Ferry from Athens to Mykonos
Ferry from Mykonos to Sifnos
Ferry from Sifnos to Milos

Useful Note: You can also commence the bundle the other way around if you so prefer it! Milos airport hosts domestic flights from Athens, providing it with a quick and comfortable trip. You can then utilize the daily ferry routes towards Sifnos. From there, your visit to Mykonos is sure to leave a lasting impression on you.

 

Island-hopping Rhodes – Symi – Kos – Kalymnos; the Dodecanese getaway

Island Hopping Rhodes Symi Kos Kalymnos

Symi island

Rhodes: 3-5 Days
Symi: 2-3 Days
Kos: 3-5 Days
Kalymnos: 3-4 Days

If you have already visited the most popular islands of the Cyclades and feel like you want to spice it up with a change of scenery, we highly recommend the intriguing Dodecanese bundle for your next summer vacation. Located at the southeastern part of the Aegean Archipelago, the Dodecanese island complex hosts islands of striking landscapes and sea vistas, unique Medieval architecture and history, as well as laid-back atmospheres.
Rhodes is the largest island in the complex and its capital, with her rich in history Venetian past intertwined with the present, features an interminable sandy coastline, verdant forests and intriguing landscapes.
Symi is a tiny, picturesque island of the complex, with fascinating neoclassical architecture and vivid colors; a great secluded destination for undisturbed relaxation by the sea.
Furthermore, Kos is a great holiday destination featuring both bustling and secluded locations for you to visit depending on the mood, amazing sandy beaches, a refreshing verdant aspect and the paradise islet of Kastri nearby. It also features a robust nightlife while maintaining the family-friendly title.
Lastly, the wonderful Kalymnos island is there to enchant you with its shimmering shores and magnificent scenery. Its quest is to also challenge you, as it is considered a worldwide rock-climbing destination; so pack your swimsuit, camera and climbing boots and dive into the Dodecanese finesse for your next summer vacation in Greece!

Useful info
You can reach Rhodes via a direct or domestic flight at the island’s convenient airport, or via sea route from other Aegean islands. While ferry routes from Athens to Rhodes do operate, because of their lengthy nature (such a journey usually lasts about 15.5 hours) it is not recommended.

From Rhodes to Symi, the journey is very short and pleasant, at only an hour’s length. It costs a small fee of 8€ per person but you have to keep in mind that the ferry crossing is bi-daily and plan your itinerary accordingly. Blue Star operates on this route.

For the third destination of the Dodecanese bundle, you can board on the ferry from Symi to Kos on a bi-daily basis. Blue Star operates on this route and provides you with a pleasant journey through the southeastern Aegean lasting approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes. The individual ticket is priced at 13€ currently.

Hopping from Kos to Kalymnos is convenient and quick, with journeys of almost daily frequency to facilitate you. Blue Star vessels operate on it, with a ticket priced at 7€ and an approximate 45-minute onboard time.

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Ferry from Athens to Rhodes
Ferry from Rhodes to Symi
Ferry from Symi to Kos
Ferry from Kos to Kalymnos

Useful Note: You can also commence the bundle the other way around if you so prefer it as Kos also has an international airport and Kalymnos a national one with domestic flights from Athens.

 

Island-hopping Santorini – Rhodes – Crete; simply the Aegean elite

Island Hopping Santorini Rhodes Crete

Crete island

Santorini: 3-5 Days
Rhodes: 3-5 Days
Crete: 3-15 Days

Elite is the only word that can apply equally to all three jewels of this bundle. Santorini is considered as the top Greek island, frequenting the charts of the most romantic worldwide destinations and adored by millions of tourists every year. It is the top island in the Cyclades region; and it couldn’t be combined more nicely than next to the best and most cosmopolitan island of the Dodecanese region, none other than Rhodes. With its striking landscapes, rich history, fascinating vistas and landscapes, Rhodes is a destination that deserves a spot on your bucket-list.

To conclude this combination with the same level of natural elegance and deep cultural interest, the great island of Crete is welcoming you to discover it. It is located on the southern Aegean Sea and stands as the largest of the Greek islands; thus, it is separated in the 4 prefectures of Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno and Lasithi and it requires more days than any other island to at least cover its basic highlights. The formidable Cretan seashores, its sublime historical sites and beautiful coastal cities blending with landscapes out of this world make the island a must-visit for travellers.

Useful info
Santorini can be reached either via air or via sea. The island’s bustling international airport hosts many direct and domestic flights. A daily stream of ferry boats operates on its routes from the Athenian ports of Piraeus and Rafina. The journey’s duration is lengthy at 5 – 8 hours. There is also a 7.5-hour night trip from Piraeus if you don’t want to stay overnight in Athens or would rather enjoy your day in the Greek capital before embarking to Santorini; we recommend you book a cabin for it in order to get some rest before arriving. The pricing varies from 20 – 60€ for all trips. Golden Star, SeaJets and Blue Star are the operating ferry companies.

From cosmopolitan Santorini to the stunning Rhodes and from Rhodes to Crete there are ferry routes every year; the 2021 schedule of the ferry companies has not yet been announced, but no need to worry, as we will update you as soon as they are released.

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Ferry from Athens to Santorini
Ferry from Santorini to Rhodes
Ferry from Rhodes to Crete

Useful Note: This bundle consists of 3 major Aegean destinations, all of them hosting an international airport and Crete in particular hosts two (But only the port of Heraklion is connected to Santorini). You may always begin your summer adventure from Crete or even Rhodes if that ensures your travelling convenience!

 

Island-hopping Corfu – Kefalonia; the Ionian grace duo

Island Hopping Corfu Kefalonia

Corfu island

Corfu: 4-5 Days
Kefalonia: 4-5 Days

Corfu is one of the most enchanting islands of the Ionian Sea, combining rich history with breathtaking landscape and shores. It is located on the northwesternmost part of the Ionian Sea, and due to its considerable size, its vast coastline of 217 km hosts many idyllic beaches. It retains strong influences from the Venetians, the English and the French, blended in a cosmopolitan and multicultural jewel. You can find plenty of activities to create an exciting itinerary for your Corfu vacations, as well as a unique cuisine based on the mouthwatering local produce to indulge in!

Hopping from Corfu to the mid-Ionian island of Kefalonia, visitors can feel a shift in sceneries; Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands complex, blessed with astonishing beaches, dramatic vistas and lively atmosphere, it is guaranteed that Kefalonia will steal your heart. With a great local cuisine to accompany you and numerous outdoor activities, your days and soul will be full of happiness. This Ionian bundle is for those who want to enjoy the western Greek islands for a change of pace and ambient; rest assured that you will remember it for a lifetime!

Useful info
Reaching the island of Corfu from the Greek capital can be just a short flight away; it takes just one hour for a domestic flight and tickets can be purchased for as low as 42€ per person if you take advantage of the numerous offers airlines provide often. A direct flight is also an option, as the International airport of Corfu holds a considerable list of destinations. There is no ferry route connecting Athens to Corfu.

Hopping from Corfu to Kefalonia can be done through a bus (KTEL) and ferry combination that takes approximately 10.5 hours and prices can range from 40€ to 55€ depending on the time of departure. You will be fine and have no trouble with the trip as long as you plan at least a few days before departure and arrive half an hour earlier to the bus terminal, in order to locate the vehicle you need.

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