7 ideas for island-hopping holidays

John KarkalatosAugust 12, 2021

Did you know that you can go on road trips in the Aegean? It's called island hopping, in greek it's rendered "from island to island", and it's much easier than you may think. Read below instructions as well as 7 ideas that I suggest.

In summer the ferry routes are increasing and it's easier than ever to go from one island to another thus making your holidays more exciting. Boarding and disembarking times are more reasonable and the isolated islands become more social.

It's very important that in the summer the ferry company Sea Jets gets active, which operates in the Cyclades with high-speed and catamaran vessels, making the routes fast and comfortable.

What are the secrets of island hopping?

  1. it takes at least 8 days for 2 islands: one day in between you'll dedicate it for the trip, if the islands are close to each other you'll only lose a few hours and not the whole day
  2. pay attention to the islands: big or small, cosmopolitan or quiet, close to each other or far away? The choices depend on your preferences.

The routes were designed with the aid of the search engine vrisko.gr which makes such searches literally very easy (search dates 8/8 to 10/8/2021)

1. Mykonos - Santorini

The most popular islands of the Aegean are connected to each other daily by Sea Jets and Golden Star Ferries with speed and at absolutely reasonable hours.

Enjoy on a trip the frantic parties and the golden beaches of Mykonos with the breathtaking landscapes in Santorini.

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2. Milos - Santorini

Daily itineraries from various companies. On this trip see white and black volcanic landscapes, the most famous sunsets of the Aegean, swim in the most famous volcanic beaches of the Aegean and taste the products of the volcanic land.

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3. Amorgos - Patmos

If you are a fan of religious tourism you'll definitely want to visit the two oldest monasteries in the Aegean dating back to the 11th century: Panagia Hozoviotissa in Amorgos and Agios Ioannis Theologos in Patmos.

Travel with Blue Star Ferries from Katapola of Amorgos every Sunday.

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4. Folegandros - Koufonisia

If you are looking for getting rest, these two islands are for you. They are small and quiet with great contrast in the landscape: Folegandros is mountainous and wild while Koufonisia with low hills and golden beaches. They are connected daily with Sea Jets.

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5. Folegandros - Ios

If you are young or a couple and you want to start somewhere quiet and later to visit an island with frantic parties and golden beaches, Folegandros - Ios suits you. Very close islands with each other and connected most days of the week.

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6. Kos - Patmos

Two characteristic islands of the Dodecanese that are located nearby to one another and are connected daily. Enjoy picturesque villages, picturesque ports, sandy beaches and the monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos in Patmos.

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7. Patmos - Lipsi

A trip that apart from the picturesque villages and the monastery of Patmos you'll go on sea excursions with the boats Rena and Margarita around the island of Lipsi, at the natural pool of Makronisi, Aspronissia, Arki and Marathi.

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How to plan your trip

In the search engine vrisko.gr select the departure port you want. The port of destination shows all the ports you can travel to, just enter a date and press search. The itineraries are displayed, the time of departure and arrival, the duration of the trip, the shipping company and the name of the ship. You really don't need anything more than that to plan your trip!

Repeat the process as many times as necessary to find the ideal itineraries for you.

The interface of the ferry search engine of vrisko.gr


Somebody who comes from the land doesn't know much about ferry itineraries, but ferries in the Aegean are a whole world that you can use intelligently to make your holidays more enjoyable and exciting!