Need advice on Greek Islands

Apr 19th, 2002, 04:31 AM
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Need advice on Greek Islands

I am planning a trip to Greece. Would like to see all the Greek islands. Do you have a suggestion on how to take a tour of the Greek Islands?
Apr 19th, 2002, 04:49 AM
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to see all the Greek Islands would take months. You need to narrow down your favorites, and think about the ones that are in the same island groups, or can be easily gotten to by plane or boat. is just one good website to start you on your research.
Apr 19th, 2002, 04:52 AM
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Wow, what an idea! There are rather a lot of Greek Islands, so unless your trip is going to last at least a couple of years you won't be able to see them all.
Basically, you need to do a bit of research - have a look at a couple of guide books and decide where to concentrate your trip and go from there.
In brief:
1. Ionian Islands, off western Greece. Greener than most of the others, very beautiful, vary from very quiet to very lively. See Captain Corelli's Mandalin (sorry for incorrect spelling) for views of Kefallonia.
2. Cyclades: small islands in Aegean Sea. Probably what you think of when you think of the typical Greek Island. Probably the best group to start with if you want to see several different islands as it is easy to island hop.
3. Dodecanese: eastern Greece, v. near Turkey. Rhodes - large island, v. interesting, also many smaller islands.
These are just the main island chains, I have missed several others.
What to suggest depends on how long you can go away for.
Apr 19th, 2002, 05:05 AM
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Thanks, I am starting to get informed. Will check the site you kindly suggested. But still open for more info.
Apr 19th, 2002, 09:34 AM
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Mary, how much time do you have for this trip?
Apr 20th, 2002, 12:12 AM
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Mary, just to give you an idea of the scale of the adventure you've set yourself, there are over 750 "identified" Greek Islands, of which more than 70 are inhabited.
With so many possibilities to go at, it always seems a shame to me that such a lot of visitors (or the ones that post on this forum, at any rate) seem happy to limit themselves to the well-worn tourist path covering 3 or 4 of the Cyclades, plus Crete. A good source of information is the book Greek Island Hopping, published by Thomas Cook Publishing. Have fun with your research!
Apr 20th, 2002, 04:24 AM
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Keep in mind that it is almost impossible to go directly from island ti island. you will almost always have to go back to Athens to change planes, or to Piraeus to get the proper ferry. and once you have made that kind of effort you have to justify it by staying a while at the destination. It could take months!
Apr 20th, 2002, 04:36 AM
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I like your style. The best way to do this is charter a boat for two years and go at it!

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