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Which islands to visit?

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Which islands to visit?

We are a young couple looking to travel to Greece in mid July. We were planning to stay for 10 nights and we would be flying into Athens. We were hoping to visit 2-3 islands during our stay but are unsure of which would be most suitable. We would be looking for nice beaches and areas to drink at night with a bit of life but would be staying away from nightclubs.

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1. Re: Which islands to visit?

When island hopping please note that even if distances between islands don't look far every time you get up and move the best part of one day will be lost from your itinerary (you shall pack\unpack, check out and in of hotels, transport to and from ports, some waiting time in ports, time for embarking\disembarking and the actual time used for the journey).

You will also have to adjust to the ferry schedules departure time. Often there is only one or two ferries daily between the destinations – even in main season.

Also take into consideration that staying anywhere for 2 nights will only equal one full day.

Greece has more than 200 inhabited islands and hundreds of places on the mainland that will fit in with your request. Look up which islands that are available with flights from the airport of your choice and explore these to narrow your choices.

Then return here with more specific questions.

Also note that all destinations - islands, towns, main villages, areas etc. in Greece has its own dedicated forum on Trip Advisor. Most of the regular contributors for the different destinations only follow "their" dedicated forum - very few of those look up the main general "Greece" forum.

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2. Re: Which islands to visit?

For starters,look at flying to Crete, basing yourself in Chania... then taking the ferry to Santorini and/or Milos/Naxos. Then fly back to Athens. Google these places and see if they suit your taste.

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