Post # 1
We are planning a Russia/Greece/Turkey honeymoon next summer. We plan to island hop in Greece for four days (Thursday to Sunday in July) to see different aspects of culture, try to new food, and just enjoy. Neither of us have been to Greece before, but we are both well traveled and find that we enjoy planning our own trip more than going on a tour. We aren’t on a tight budget, but less expensive places are always prefered. We love beach time, but also like to do things and expore.
For those of you who have been to Greece, what islands have you been to? Where do you recommend? What ferries do you recommend? Any food or hotels you recommend?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
@Pollywog: 4 days for Island hopping is not enough time, because of the time it takes to get from island to island. Best to pick one Island and just relax and enjoy it.
Food is very similar all over greece, mostly tavern style food. Accomodation varies from $50 to $300 euros per night. I found the cheap accomodation is fine basic and clean and you spend very little time in your room, we just laid on beach all day and went out at night.
Post # 4
@hiheel: +1 You will need more time or relax and enjoy on one island!
Post # 5
No suggestions because I have never been, but i am sooooo jealous!
Post # 6
Have to agree with PP that you won’t get much out of island hopping if it’s only four days. You can maybe visit 2, tops–and Santorini should be one of them. It’s on a volcano,it’s jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and there is loads to see and do. Beaches? There’s 3 different kinds! White sand, black sand, even red sand. If you’re into wine, the island has its own varietal that is only grown in. Santorini. Food is wonderful–they’re famous for their cherry tomatoes and capers. I don’t recall the name of the hotel we stayed at in Fira, but most accommodations are going to be at least minimally decent. Rent an ATV and drive around the island. Super fun. Good luck planning! Feel free to PM me if you have any specific questions about either Santorini or Mykonos.