Greek Islands

This is not a comprehensive guide to the islands, and does not pretend to be.
What it is, is a glimpse or two of favourite haunts on some of the lesser-known ones, with a few old favourites thrown in, for those of you who need a head-start in hanging cool and really experiencing them like a local Insider.

Aegina, Andros, Corfu, Hydra, Koufounissia, Kythira, Milos, Monemvasia, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Spetses, Symi, Tinos.

Travel Tips

(See also Athens pages).

•  Rent a car ahead of time if you don’t want to be disappointed in high season.
   Some islands really do need a car or moped to be appreciated properly. Island
   buses tend to be good however, but not on all islands, and they are fairly
   spaced out. Local taxis are often few, can get booked up, again, especially in
   high season, and you don’t necessarily find them on arrival at the port or
   airport.

•  Sometimes hotels will have their own (free) car service or minivan to meet
    you on arrival – check before you get there.

•  On ferries, the air conditioning can be fierce so carry a sweater. Coffee is
   good but food usually pretty diabolical. Loos usually clean and plentiful
   especially on the larger ferries. Dolphins etc have numbered seats – some
   large ferries do, others don’t.

Useful Sites

www.greeka.com  for basic islands info, maps etc.
Inputs vary by island – not all are very web-savvy.

http://greekferries.forth-crs.gr/english/npgres.exe?PM=BB  for boat bookings
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CYCLADES
Mykonos

Santorini
Milos
Tinos

SARONIC
Aegina
Hydra
Spetses

IONIAN
Kythira
Corfu
Paxos

DODECANESE
Symi

 

Author: Emma Hooper

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