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.
(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
buses tend to be good however, but not on all islands, and they are
spaced out. Local taxis are often few, can get booked up, again,
high season, and you don’t necessarily find them on arrival at the
• 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
especially on the larger ferries. Dolphins etc have numbered seats
large ferries do, others don’t.
www.greeka.com for basic
islands info, maps etc.
Inputs vary by island – not all are very web-savvy.
for boat bookings
Author: Emma Hooper