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  • Writer's pictureNicole Lawrence

Ways to explore the Greek Islands

The entirety of Greece includes over 6,000 isles and 200 uninhabited islands, which can make it hard to know where or how to begin exploring. With these islands having their own unique culture and things to offer, you will not want to miss anything significant while you are here. Since the islands offer something for everyone, it is the perfect place to celebrate your life’s accomplishments and special occasions with loved ones. To make sure you make the most out of your experience, read the following tips to discover ways to explore the Greek Islands.

Stick with the major island groups

All of Greece’s islands can be divided into six prominent groups, plus the island of Crete. Traveling from island to island at random can become challenging, but traveling between the islands within certain groups is much easier. This isn’t to say that you can’t get from one island group to another, but it will be more convenient to explore all of the islands in one island group before hopping off to another group of islands.

Utilize ferries

Many of the larger islands have ferries that can easily transport you from one island to the next. Ferries typically don’t fill up as fast as flights do, but it may still help to grab tickets as soon as you know where you will be heading, especially in peak times of the year or if you are with a large group. Blue Star, Aegean Speed Lines, Minoan, and various other lines are available.

Travel by car

Many major car agencies operate near airports or out of Athens and can provide you with the ideal rental car. Car ferries can help you drive to the different islands and have a vehicle while exploring. The only catch is that most vehicles are manual shift, as it is much more affordable. If you have a smaller group, though, you could opt for a Smart car, which is not only automatic but also costs less to take on a car ferry due to its small size.


Another way to get around Greece is to fly between islands. This may be the best option if you plan to visit just the major islands, as only 25 islands have airports. Plane tickets fill up fast, so be sure to book your flights as early as possible, preferably at least a couple of months in advance.

The islands of Greece are vast and bountiful and are waiting to be explored. What are you waiting for? I’d love to help you choose, plan, and book your next celebration vacation, which will renew and strengthen your relationships. Schedule a quick "Hello" call when you're ready to start planning and let your Greece travel dreams begin.

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