Unveiling the Beauty of Greek Ferry Adventures

Embark on an island-hopping extravaganza that’s tailored to your personal interests. Whether you’re a snorkeler eager to explore underwater wonders or a beachcomber seeking solitude on a remote island, there’s an adventure out there for everyone.

When planning your trip, keep in mind that ferry schedules can change and Greek strikes can affect transportation (buses, trains, ferries, and flights). If possible, fly instead of taking a ferry.

Yacht Charters

The beauty of the Greek Islands lies not only in the azure waters and palm-fringed shores, but also in its rich history. Embark on an island-hopping adventure and take in the sights of Athens, Santorini, and more while indulging in a taste of the local cuisine and culture.

Whether you’re going to be visiting one or all of the hundreds of inhabited islands on your trip, it’s important to choose the right ferry pass for you. For those looking to save on the price of individual ferries, Eurail offers a ferry pass for the Greek Islands that gives you the flexibility and convenience you’re after. This pass includes a variety of different options, including a 4 or 6 day pass within a month for 2nd-class Adults, starting at just $104.

It’s worth noting that if you decide to go with the ferry option instead of flying between your destinations on your trip around the Greek Islands, we recommend that you research your vessel before making any final decisions. Some ferries can be extremely choppy and uncomfortable, even for those who are typically not seasick. Plus, it can often take up to three times longer than flights to get from one island to another via boat.

We recommend using a site like FerryHopper to plan your trip, as it allows you to find ferries by destination or island rather than having to manually search the individual ferries’ websites. This will ensure that you’re getting the best results for your itinerary.

Small-Group Adventures

Island hopping is a great way to experience multiple islands within a single archipelago. It allows travelers to discover hidden gems, meet new people, and create unforgettable memories. It also promotes sustainable tourism by supporting local communities and businesses. However, it’s important to plan ahead and consider different factors before booking an island-hopping adventure.

The best way to island hop is by booking a tour package. These packages typically include transportation between islands, accommodations, and meals. They are often more expensive than planning your own itinerary, but they can save you time and stress. Additionally, they may offer special deals and discounts during certain times of year.

Accommodation options on each island vary, from luxury resorts to budget-friendly guesthouses. It’s essential to book accommodation in advance, especially during peak season. It’s also a good idea to pack light, as carrying heavy luggage can make traveling more difficult. Also, remember to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first aid kit.

Explore the Greek islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Pserimos, Nisyros, Leros, Patmos, and Lipsi on a guided group trip. Enjoy the stunning scenery and beautiful beaches of the Aegean Sea as you relax and unwind. You’ll learn about the history of each island and meet like-minded travelers who share your passion for travel. Plus, all trips include a local guide to show you around.

Guided Boat Tours

For a more immersive island-hopping adventure, choose a guided boat tour with an expert guide who’ll share stories and insights. As you sail from bay to bay, they’ll help you discover the history, ecology, and significance of each island, transforming the trip into a mini-adventure that brings you closer to local culture.

For example, the Coron Island Super Ultimate Tour [250222] combines a day of island-hopping with a visit to Kayangan Lake and the enchanting Twin Lagoon. You’ll also explore the island of Malcapuya, which feels like a Carribean escape with its powdery white beaches and crystal-clear waters.

On the Saronic Islands Experience from Athens [28409], you’ll get to know two of Greece’s most beautiful islands. In Hydra, you can stroll the romantic streets and eat a hearty meal at one of the city’s traditional tavernas. Then, head to Aegina to visit the ancient Temple of Apollo and learn about this island’s rich historical past.

You can’t visit the pristine beaches of Zante and Skiathos without taking a ferry to reach them. Shipwreck beach in Zante is a jaw-dropping sight and Lalaria Beach on Skiathos is decked out with chic daybeds that are perfect for sunbathing. Visiting these beaches is only possible by boat, making it the best way to see them. Another must-see destination is Cape Sounion, which offers a spectacular headland with electric blue water and the ancient Temple of Poseidon, built on top of a sheer sea cliff with breathtaking views.

Private Tours

You’ve seen Greece’s whitewashed villages and azure waters on postcards, but the best way to experience them is in person. MT Sobek customizes private journeys for couples, families and friends to explore this cradle of Western civilization with expert guides. From hiking and sea kayaking to cooking and wine-tasting, our adventures offer the perfect blend of culture and active adventure.

Journey to the enchanting island of Mykonos, known for its chic boutique hotels and spectacular beaches. After a guided orientation tour and free time to explore, you’ll enjoy a hands-on cooking class and feast on your creations. Then take a boating day around the caldera of Santorini to discover akrotiri, Thirasia and more. MT Sobek’s private departures feature convenient ferry transfers, allowing you to relax and experience the beauty of this legendary island.

Your adventure continues in Crete, where you’ll visit the capital of Minoan Creta and the Palace of Knossos on a full-day tour before exploring Rethymno’s charming old town. You’ll also enjoy a private boat excursion to swim in pristine natural springs and visit the stunning black lava islet Nea Kameni.

Throughout the trip, you’ll be greeted by knowledgeable local guides and comfortable accommodations at a collection of premier hotels. We’ll also provide unique experiences like a catamaran cruise to visit secluded spots where you can swim and explore the cliffs of Santorini, a wine-tasting tour at three local wineries, and a BBQ dinner on the beach of the idyllic island of Balos.