We are family of three adults looking into planning a island hopping tour 18 days in June or July 2015. We are quite flexible. What's the best option to book with a travel agency or book on our own.
Transfers ( ferry, taxi, flights ) between the islands is it easier to book and with what companies ( Aegean Airline, High Speed ferry)?
Suggested times to spend on each island
Our plan is:
arrival in Athens (1 night)
Crete is it doable? (I've read that we need 2 weeks in Crete - perhaps a separate vacation)
transfer to Rhodes (flight)?
Rhodes -3/4 nights?
Transfer to Santorini (flight or ferry)?
Santorini - 5 nights ?
Transfer to Naxos (ferry)
Naxos 3 nights?
Transfer to Mykonos (ferry)
Mykonos 3 nights
Transfer to Athens (ferry)?
Athens 2-3 nights?
Also we have to include at the end of our trip 1 week in Thessaloniki where we will stay a 1 week and meet some friends.
Can you please gime me some suggestions if you reccomend other islands and how long should we stay instead of ones I've listed?