Greece is frequently referred to as one of the best countries in the world for island hopping. Greece, with over 6,000 islands and nearly 300 days of sunshine every year, provides unforgettable experiences for those who seek to discover its secrets. Start planning the ideal summer vacation now to benefit from everything these islands have to offer!
It is important to note that Greece’s islands are regrouped into five main groups, each of which characterized by its own mystical elements! These islands’ groups include the: Ionian Islands, Argo-Saronic Islands, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Sporades.
The Ionian Islands, a set of 7 islands, are famous for having some of the most impressive beaches in the Mediterranean region. They were highly impacted by their Italian ancestors, and they provide excellent examples of scenery where refined style meets natural beauty. The perfect islands for those who want to immerse themselves in the secrets of nature, the Ionian Islands are an excellent choice for people intrigued in seeing Venetian architecture and cruising.
Often overlooked, the next set of islands are the Argo-Saronic Islands. Consisting of Aegina, Hydra, Spetses, Poros and Salamina, these destinations offer a pure cosmopolitan feel and an ample sense of luxury. Located in proximity to Athens, they are excellent choices for a few days of vacation or for individuals who want to be near the airport or the port.
The Cyclades Islands are the place to be to enjoy idyllic locations, romantic sunsets, exceptional minimalistic architecture, and a flawless lavishing atmosphere. Island hopping through the five Cyclades islands allows you to see the different facades each of the destinations have to offer.
The Sporades, who are closely located to the Cyclades Islands, give visitors the possibility to do both set of islands and enjoy the full cruising experience.
As for the Dodecanese Islands, tourists can enjoy lively nightlife in Rhodes. However, Leros, Symi, and Astypalaia are more relaxed destinations that should not be overlooked. Kalymnos is regarded as the best climbing place in the world, whereas Leros is known for its outstanding dining spots as a top gourmet destination. The Dodecanese Islands’ diversity is what makes these islands genuinely stunning, excellent for island hopping.
The months of April to June and September to October are great for a unique and enjoyable magical chartering adventure in Greece. Another ideal time is in the Greek Orthodox Easter holiday, which is seen as the start of the tourist season and provides a fantastic opportunity to combine island hopping with cultural observation.
Planning the ideal vacation is a process that requires attention to details. Deciding the ideal starting point for you, as well as the set of islands you want to visit, and exact date and time will allow you to plan a seamless, burden-free and completely magical summer destination. A combination of freedom and joy, chartering with 7seas Maritime will allow you to discover the many facades the Greek islands have to offer all while feeling connected with nature.
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