We have gathered 5 Greek islands for budget and safe summer holidays, based on flight prices, accommodation and food.
1. Syros - The aristocrat of the Aegean
The capital of the Cyclades, this island is the queen of the Aegean even if it is not so well known as Mykonos, Santorini or Milos.
However, you can visit Syros via air from Athens and Thessaloniki and via ferry from Piraeus port and Rafina port.
2. Hydra - The VIP island of the Saronic Gulf
The most cosmopolitan island of the Argo Saronic gulf that you can reach via a ferry from Athens in just 2 hours. It’s the perfect option for a quick getaway!
3. Serifos - The island with the spooky charm
The most authentic, wild and beautiful island where the top things to do revolve around appreciating its undeveloped wild landscape, stunning beaches and authentic Cycladic island atmosphere. The only way to travel to Serifos is by ferry or private boat/yacht from the port of Piraeus in Athens.
4. Skopelos - The greenest island
The greenest island located between Skiathos and Alonissos there where the Mamma Mia musical was shot! You can reach Skopelos via ferry from the port of Volos, Thessaloniki, Agios Konstantinos, Kymi and Mantoudi or via air to Skiathos and then the ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos.
A small town on the northern coast of the island of Crete and part of the municipality of Aghios Nikolaos. You can reach Elounda by bus or car from Agios Nikolaos. The route from Agios Nikolaos to Elounda is one of the loveliest in Crete, due to the view of the coastline and Mirabello Bay. You also reach Elounda by bus or car from the rest of Crete.