A lifetime of travel would not be enough to travel around Greece's countless islands. And yet, it would be necessary to increase the number of flights and crossings to take with his tourist guide of the Greek islands the measure of the 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Ionian Sea and the Aegean Sea, 227 of which are inhabited. There is something for everyone, ancient ruins, white and blue villages, hot springs, paradisiacal beaches, secluded coves, pebbles, white or black sand, volcanic mountains, pine forests, olive trees, breathtaking limestone cliffs... Like mainland Greece, these islands are also the cradle of some of Europe's oldest civilizations and are home to a sparkling heritage embodied first and foremost in the archaeological sites of the Cyclades (Akrotiri, the Greek Pompeii, Santorini, Delos, the island of Apollo, near Mykonos). In addition to the Cyclades and of course Crete, Greece's island wealth is growing in five other archipelagos: the Dodecanese, the Saronic Islands, Evia, the Sporades and the islands of the northeast Aegean Sea. You will be spoilt for choice, with consistency, everywhere: legendary Greek hospitality is not a myth!

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On the islands, the tourist season lasts from early May when the weather begins to become mild, to mid-October - or even late October - when the rain begins to fall. July and August are considered as elsewhere as the high (or very high in August) season. The islands enjoy a pleasant climate for a good part of the year, the best time to visit the Greek islands is in May, June and September, to discover them in quieter and more serene atmospheres. For a stay on the occasion of a big popular celebration, opt for a trip during Orthodox Easter, vers at the end of April. It is a great popular and warm celebration for about ten days. But who has a price, aussi : prices increase by 9% everywhere because of a religious tax

How to go to dans les Iles grecques? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

The agencies offer all types of services on the islands: excursions, visits to archaeological sites, diving, luxury villa rentals, hotels, cruises, hiking, wine and local product tastings. Organized tours often allow several islands to be linked in the same geographical area, similar to the traditional Cyclades cruise that links Athens, Naxos, Santorini, Delos and Mykonos.

There are direct flights to Santorini and Mykonos in the summer. In other cases, you will have to make a stopover in Athens. It is of course possible to reach the islands by ferry from the mainland (Piraeus, Rafina), Crete or neighbouring archipelagos.

We sail from island to island by boat within the same archipelago and once ashore we travel by bus, car or rental scooter. Bus networks are highly centralized. The car is one of the most efficient means of transport to discover the islands. However, we recommend the greatest caution when driving, as the Greeks are so inventive in interpreting the highway code.

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  • Tailor-made trip
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  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

On the islands, the tourist season lasts from early May when the weather begins to become mild, to mid-October - or e...
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Weather forecast

The weather forecast announces 3,000 hours of sunshine each year in most Greek islands.... In concrete terms, the cli...
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Budget

The Greek islands such as Greece are part of the Euro zone. In tourist destinations, prices are expected to be higher...
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Formalities

For European Union nationals, an identity card or passport is sufficient. For unaccompanied minors, an exit permit is...
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Health

The Greek islands, like mainland Greece, do not present any major health risks. Tap water is drinkable and hygiene is...
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How to travel by yourself?

There are direct flights to Santorini and Mykonos in the summer. In other cases, you will have to make a stopover in...
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How to get organized?

The agencies offer all types of services on the islands: excursions, visits to archaeological sites, diving, luxury v...
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Getting around

We sail from island to island by boat within the same archipelago and once ashore we travel by bus, car or rental sco...
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