Hop around the islands

Posted on 26. Mar, 2013 by in Other

There are many Greek islands, in fact so many that you’d be hard pushed to visit them all. The lesser known islands tend to be the more beautiful in my opinion, slightly less travelled and unspoilt. The Saronic Islands are perfectly placed for a two centre holiday, time in bustling and historic Athens, combined with a chill-out on an island. Of course, you could also island hop, meaning you get even more out of your holiday.

Flights from the UK to Athens leave frequently in summer, with boat transfers over to your chosen island. Cut costs wherever possible and you’ll have more money spare to explore. I always use Airport Parking whenever I travel these days, and find it great value for money, as well as offering a world of convenience. Most UK airports offer this service, with great rates available, such as Gatwick parking meaning there’s no need for an expensive airport taxi.

No matter what island you choose, be it Aegina and its close proximity to the mainland, Hydra with its small, quaint beaches, Spetses with its lively nightlife, or Poros with its chilled out, sandy beaches, you’ll find stunning scenery and a different charm on each island, so island hopping is highly recommended!


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Summer is all about beaches for me, and each island caters for beach lovers, albeit some more than others. For the best of the sandy variety of beach, which is my preference, head to Poros, although this is a rather quieter island.

The best way to get around once on you’re on the island is by foot, and this is the perfect way to explore the beautiful countryside and many archaeological remains you’ll find along the way. Remember your camera as you’re sure to capture some images that will remain with you for a lifetime, with the sun beating down, the sea sparkling and the lush green vegetation all around you. Breathe in that sea air and relax!

If you want major nightlife, you’re probably better off staying in Athens for a few days, however there are some lively goings on to be had on Spetses, and you’ll find bars and some clubs on the other islands too, so there is something for everyone, albeit much less quieter on Poros.

Food-wise, nobody goes hungry, with something to suit every palate. Try some traditional Greek food whilst you’re here, as it’s fresher than anywhere else, with delicious, freshly caught seafood too. There’s nothing better than some hearty food in a traditional taverna, washed down with a glass of ouzo!

Greece is a popular holiday destination, no matter what part of the country you choose to visit. Combining your stay with airport extras to save money, such as Luton Airport Parking will make your plans go off without a care, meaning less stress and a more enjoyable holiday.

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