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What can I expect from Greece?

What better place to go Island hopping than Greece? Blue Beaches, white towns, clear waters and clean sands, I can almost smell the sea just thinking about it J The Greek Islands have inspired so many works of art and is a world’s top destination for everything Romantic.  So here’s how to go Island hopping in Greece on a budget.

First, fly into Athens on a budget airline and head directly to the port, it is advisable to buy your tickets at the port directly. Sailing Islands is complete package, your transportation is taken care of and you can proceed to book nightly stays in hostels at the several islands you will be visiting. It is important you note that island hopping simply connotes that you will be sleeping on a different island every night. This requires careful and thoughtful planning. It is advisable to use the services of an Agent at the port but please be careful as these agents can be very tricky and cost you more money.

What can I do in Greece

Santorini (Pygros and Oia)
Ios (Party Island)
Naxos (Picturesque)
Paros (A foodies delight)
Mykonos (Little Venice)
Folegandros (For a lover of flowers and colors)
Milos (Beautiful Beaches)
Crete (Sea food and olive oil)
Corfu (Byzantine Architecture)

“Beach Side”


“Great views”

Typical Costs When Travelling

Accommodation & Food 

Accommodation, food and transportation vary according to what cities you go, but in general prices are quiet fair.
Accommodation (depends on the season)
Airbnb- 25-50 euros for a private room in a shared flat.
Hostel- 18-40 euros per bed in a shared room
Hotel- From 45 euros above

Cost of Island Hopping

Amazingly, for as low as €18 you can get a ferry pass to a string of islands. The prices could however be as high as €350 depending on the speed of the ferry and the level of entertainment you get on board.

Suggested daily budget – 35-60 euros. This is the suggested budget if you are staying in an Airbnb, cooking most of your meals and using public transportation. It does not apply to a someone staying in a luxurious hotel who eats most meals outside. For the latter the budget tips below can help you reduce cost

Try these delicacies in Greece

  • Feta Cheese is at its finest in Greece try it with a tradition Greek salad and lots of olives.
  • Saganaki, a delicious dish with fried feta cheese
  • Bouzaki, the traditional desert of the Greek, warm, flaky and delicious.
  • Ouzo, the famous liquor of Greece.
  • Greece has something for everybody, you can see Byzantine history, Monasteries that have stayed for centuries, sandy beaches, deep blue seas and great food. The choice is yours!

Money Saving Tips

  • Get the city pass and save cost on transportation and had entry to museums
  • Take advantage of free walking tours and explore the city
  • Don’t be shy to negotiate as in Greece sometimes prices differ from vendors
  • If you intend to travel with Ferry, use the night to save you cost on lodging
  • Book an accommodation with a kitchen
  • -Never change your money at the airport
  • If you must eat out, don’t miss out on lunch menus
  • Tap water is drinkable, always have a sustainable water bottle

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