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Island Hopping in Greece

Island hopping holidays in Greece are a fantastic way to explore this beautiful country. There are 6,000 islands to explore, which are spread across the Aegean and Ionian seas. Our Greek island hopping packages have been created by our expert Trusted Advisors who have put together the perfect itineraries, so you get the most out of your time. Take Corfu, this gorgeous Ionian Island is just a short boat ride away from Zakynthos (also known as Zante). You have the best of both worlds combine the UNESCO status old town in Corfu, with the natural wonders in Zakynthos, explore its sea caves and swim alongside turtles while you snorkel.

When you book a Sovereign holiday you can rest assured you will be saying in luxury. We have a collection of hotels spread across popular islands such as Crete, Kos, Corfu and Santorini. Choosing a Greek island hopping holiday  is easy, as our itineraries take the hard work out of researching your hotel and route. Not to mention, all of our hotels have been tried and tested by us, so each has the Sovereign stamp of approval. We even take care of your private transfers for added convenience, so you can spend more time enjoying your holiday.

Why should I book a Greek island hopping holiday with Sovereign?

Combine any Greek hopping island for your perfect holiday! Call one of our Trusted Advisers with your wish list and we will tailor-make your ideal itinerary with you. From a relaxing two stop getaway to a fully loaded tour of the islands, we will build whatever you want. We can make recommendations based on who you're travelling with be it with your family, or as a couple. We can also plan your trip around the board basis of your hotel, be it half board flexible dining, so you can make the of island hopping Greek cuisine. Or, for added convenience all inclusive. Our holiday packages are flexible and are designed so that you can build the perfect holiday that is unique to you.

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Mykonos, Santorini & Crete


At a glance
  • Discover three classically Greek islands
  • Sip cocktails in Little Venice, Mykonos
  • Unwind on the sandy beaches of Crete
  • Watch Santorini’s famous sunset
9 days from £1849 per person
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Best destinations for island hopping in Greece

Corfu
You'll find Corfu in the Ionian island group on the west coast of mainland Greece. This lush island enjoys a slightly cooler climate, with mountains and green hills at its centre, a UNESCO old town and dozens of beaches. Ikos Dassia in Dassia Bay is a stunning new resort with a luxury spa, kids' clubs, and an private white sand beach.
Zakynthos
Island hop from Corfu to Zakynthos, also known as Zante, for a quieter break. Visit the island's famous shipwrecks and sea caves, snorkel alongside turtles and spend all day relaxing on a long golden beach. The Lesante Luxury Hotel and Spa is set in tranquil Tsilivi village near the beach and has suites with balconies or terraces, some of which offer guests outdoor Jacuzzis. There are also two restaurants, a spa and fitness centre. 

Crete

Crete lies halfway between Africa and mainland Europe so is a favourite with visitors for its year-round high temperatures. It's also Greece's largest island and is full of traditional whitewashed villages and olive groves, as well as gorges and canyons, vibrant cities and seaside resorts with picture-perfect beaches. As the birthplace of the ancient Minoans, there's plenty of history in Crete too, including the Palace of Knossos. 
A range of fantastic resorts are spread all over Crete, including the Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas, which is located on peaceful Vathi beach near Aghios Nikolaos and has a Greek taverna, saltwater infinity pool and luxury spa.

 


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Santorini
Continue island hopping in Greece from fun-loving Mykonos to beautiful Santorini to experience dramatic multi-coloured cliffs and beaches, pretty hilltop villages and Minoan ruins. The Sun Rocks Hotel is an ideal couples' retreat, with a cliffside pool and romantic restaurant perched above the Aegean Sea where guests can enjoy spectacular sunset views. Grace Santorini is another hillside retreat offering contemporary suites, a sea view infinity pool, cocktail bar and complimentary yoga and pilates. 
Mykonos
Mykonos is part of the Cyclades island group, one of 24 inhabited islands and over 200 total islets. The island is known as a celebrity retreat and the main town is renowned for its nightlife, boasting world-class DJs and clubs. Beach resorts include The Grace Mykonos, a boutique hotel north of Mykonos Town, set above a sandy beach with sea views, a pool and restaurant. 
Dodecanese Islands - Rhodes and Kos
Floating in the southeast Aegean Sea, this chain of 12 main islands are easy to hop between and explore. Visit medieval castles and archaeological sites, stroll through ancient cities and soak up the sun in a secluded cove. Rhodes is the largest Dodecanese island, known for its walled, Byzantine Old Town, followed by Kos and its lively nightlife. 

Island hopping with the ferry

If you want to experience the real authentic Greek island hopping, why not try getting around on the Ferry. Our Trusted Advisers will be happy to book any arrangements for you.

We've put together some information on how easy it really can be to make the most of the easy Ferry transfer around the Greek islands.

Route Duration Frequency
Crete to Santorini 1 hr 45 mins. 2 to 3 sailings daily
Crete to Mykonos 4 hrs 30 mins 1 to 2 sailings daily
Santorini to Mykonos 2 hrs 20 mins 7 sailings daily
Santorini to Crete 1 hr 45 mins. 2 to 3 sailings daily
Mykonos to Crete 4 hrs 30 mins 1 to 2 sailings daily
Mykonos to Athens 2 hrs 55 mins 1 sailing daily
Rhodes to Kos 2 hrs 30 mins 2 hrs 30 mins
Kos to Bodrum (Turkey) 45 mins 1 sailing daily
Athens to Mykonos 2 hrs 55 mins 1 sailing daily

Sovereign Recommends

Try the two most iconic Greek islands Mykonos and Santorini. With beautiful towns scattered with boutique shops and the authentic Greek feeling, these islands will not disappoint!

Mykonos & Santorini


At a glance
  • Explore Mykonos Town's boutique-lined lanes
  • Photograph whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches
  • Sample volcanic wine on Santorini
  • Watch sunset from a clifftop village
11 days from £2869 per person
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Interested in this holiday? To book or for more information, call our Trusted Advisers on:

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With over 6,000 paradisical islands, Greece is the ideal country for island hopping. Discover old towns with sparkling nightlife and hilltop villages, sweeping sandy beaches and rugged coves, ancient ruins and azure seas.

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