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Island hopping Athens to Crete.

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Island hopping Athens to Crete.

Hi Im planning to island hop from Athens to Crete in late september and would prefer to see some of the less touristy islands,Totally flexible on time,maybe spending one or two nights at each island max. of 4 islands. We have been to Santorini before so this could be excluded or included if ferries would dictate as im guessing this would be a natural last stop before Crete? There are so many islands i would be grateful for any input and advice.Many thanks.

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1. Re: Island hopping Athens to Crete.

The cruise ship style speed of 1/2 nights per island does not lend itself to less touristy islands, you have to be more flexible than that.

1. Piraeus > Kithnos > Serifos > Sifnos > Milos > Kimolos > Folegandros > Sikinos > Anafi > Crete.

2. Piraeus > Astypalaea > Amorgos > Donoussa > Koufonisi > Schinoussa > Iraklia > Naxos > Ios > Anafi > Crete.

3. Piraeus > Rhodes > Chalki > Karpathos > Kassos > Crete.

Routes can be shortened to your proposed 4 by missing/bypassing islands, some islands are key ones.

Anafi can be a last stop before Crete, avoiding Santorini, however that needs some good timing to reach Anafi a few days before the once weekly Anafi > Crete ferry on Saturdays at 05:40.

Route 3. would likely involve flights as the ferry is not frequent.

http://www.gtp.gr/

http://www.openseas.gr/

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