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Is island hopping from Athens worth it?

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While in strict quarantine, travellers’ imagination fly away into new voyages and destinations. What should be the next trip after isolations is over? Or is it better to include more than one destionation in your holidays plan?

With Greece being the first suggested country to visit after coronavirus, there are a lot of options of islands you can choose from.

Is island hopping from Athens worth it, and how should you do it?

Before you go island hopping from Athens, here are some important things to know about the beauty of the Greek Islands.

There are a lot of them!

Greece has over 6,000 islands within its territorial waters, and not all of them are inhabited. Some Islands like Aegina, Santorini, Mykonos are more popular than other islands because of their picturesque landscapes and world-famous monuments.

There are six groups of islands spread around Greece. It is next to impossible to cover all the big islands in a short time. The best option would be to visit one chain every time you visit Greece.

You can go island hopping from Athens to the Saronic Islands, or if you have time, you can spend one day in each of the colourful islands. Aegina, Methana, Salamis, Agistri, and Poros are the main Saronic islands. Hydra is often added to the list although it belongs to the Argolic Gulf. You can board a ferry from Piraeus and the Peloponnese to reach most of these islands.

Island hopping from Athens with Athens Day Cruise

Athens Day Cruise runs one-day cruises to Aegina, Poros and Hydra.  We cover all the famous sites, and in our vessels we cover a lot of fun activities while travelling between the Saronic islands. You can opt for an upgrade on the ticket and buy the VIP pass if you prefer luxury during your cruise and reserve your participation in island tours.

One important thing to remember while island hopping is that quality is more important than quantity. So instead of trying to cover 10 islands in 2 days, focus on spending a whole day in three important ones. You can enhance your experience during your one-day island hopping cruise, by selecting the historical, cultural or swimming tours. In that way, you will customize your experience, for the best value-for-money package.