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I am trying to plan a trip to Greece and I want to go to the island of Ikaria. What is the best way to get here?

It appears as if they have an airport? Are flights common? What about taking a Ferry? I am debating whether to spend a prolonged time in Athens or if I should just go right to Ikaria. I am not sure the best way to approach this.


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I went to Ikaria last year. I flew out of Athens to Ikaria. Flights are frequent and easy to book online. The ferry trip was just too long. The other way to do it (and probably what I will do next time I go to Ikaria) is to take the ferry and island hop there with 1 or two stops along the way. That way you get to see more islands and enjoy the journey as well as the destination.
As for staying in Athens, I love Athens and base myself there for weeks/months. There is so much to do and see in Athens, whether you like the ancient sites, the museums, clubbing, alternative gigs, theatre, etc, etc.
Enjoy your trip!


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We are looking at Ikaria for the end of May 2024. The ferry trip is as you have said very long. Would it be quicker to go from Rafina and what islands would you recommend stopping off on the way. Thanks for your help.


I love Athens, too - there is such a variety of things to do! That being said, I understand the urge to see different parts of Greece. I am intrigued by Ikaria. It's tucked out of the way a bit, but that could be a good thing. I agree about the ferry ride - I have a friend who diid it and she said the ferry ride was brutal - she gets seasick.


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I believe even if you catch the ferry out of Rafina the trip is still a long one. However, the ferry stops at Andros, Tinos and Mykonos on the way to Ikaria so you can stop over and have a day or two rest before continuing on to Ikaria. Next time I will stop over at Mykonos (don't hate me) because I want to go see the ancient ruins in Delos - something that's on my bucket list.

September in Greece Tips and Advice

It has been a while since I went to Greece in September, and when I went, it was in late September. This time, I will be going earlier in the month. I will be flying into Athens from Toronto, so I will be pretty jet lagged once I arrive.

I am not sure how long I want to stay in Athens. It seems that, in the past, I haven't gotten too far past the Athens area and I kind of want to change it. These days, most of the people I am visiting are in the Athens area so I will be spending a lot of time at their homes, staying with people, etc.

Meanwhile I want to see something else. I have a few days - maybe 5 nights or so - to spend somewhere else, and I want to pick a spot and stay there. Do you have any recommendations? I know that is vague - I want to have some nice, relaxing beach time, and I am not too concerned about whether or not there are crowds or plenty to do. I want beaches and great places to eat (easy in Greece!).

Visiting Churches in Greece

I can't remember if there is a dress code for visiting churches in Greece. I know in monasteries they tend to be stricter, but many have skirts or scarves you can borrow at the door.

If I wanted to attend a church service or simply visit a church or monastery, how is it that I would need to dress? Is it okay for women to wear pants?

Help Packing for Greece Trip

I am starting to make my pack list for Greece. I plan to get there at the end of August. What is the weather like? It's been a while since I've been and I need answers to some questions:

- Does it get cold at night?
- Should I expect some rain?
- How are the winds? Will I need a windbreaker?

Also I am curious about fashion stuff... what do the women tend to wear in Greece? I know that's vague, but I don't want to look totally like a tourist in my wardrobe.

Finding last minute travel deals?

Most of the time when I go to Greece, I know well in advance.

I am thinking of going at the last minute soon, and I wonder how to look for last minute deals?

One thing I did notice is that from the United States, flights tend to go up in price as the date approaches, not down, but I may be able to find deals on hotels etc?

Tips appreciated!

Why is Milos the Island of Love?

I have seen people refer to Milos as the island of love.

I am planning a trip and maybe going to Milos next year.

I know that it is beautiful, and you don't need to be in a relationship to enjoy it. I have never been here- I am trying to visit some places in Greece I have never been.

Any advice on what to see?
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