Matt's Travel Agent Tips

The more simple your travel plans are, the better your vacation will be. If you want to 'island hop'  your agent may find it difficult making connections and finding hotels if you are planning to visit too many islands, especially during August or going from one island chain to another.

Take advantage of the island-hopping packages and island combinations offered by Dolphin Hellas and Fantasy Travel on their websites. If you know which islands you want to visit and they are among the following: Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Paros and Naxos, then these packages will save you money and aggravation since the hotels and ferries are all synchronized and ready to go. These are not package tours. They are individual trips for familes and couples or even large groups and can be customized to suit your needs while you work one on one with an agent.

In August when it is the busiest your best bet is to pick the island you most want to go to and spend the time exploring that island or do day trips to nearby islands. In the end you will find this a much more rewarding holiday then packing up every few days to go to a new island and just skimming the surface of what there is to see and do.

If you want to see a lot of islands then do a cruise. My suggestion is to go to Athens for the first night and the last 2 nights, with an island or cruise in between.

Which island(s)?