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nadellii

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I always recommend cruises for families because they are generally pretty safe and there are a lot of activities for families to do on board. It’s a great place to grab a drink with your spouse and supervise the young ones on the pool deck. They will always here a life guard which is not the case for many public beaches in Greece. If you have teens, there tend to be many teen groups that offer excursions during the stops so they are able to make friends with other cruise ship members. I highly recommend it!
 

k_tsoukalas

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I always recommend cruises for families because they are generally pretty safe and there are a lot of activities for families to do on board. It’s a great place to grab a drink with your spouse and supervise the young ones on the pool deck. They will always here a life guard which is not the case for many public beaches in Greece. If you have teens, there tend to be many teen groups that offer excursions during the stops so they are able to make friends with other cruise ship members. I highly recommend it!
Thank you! This is great advice, cruises are great, too, because you don't need to do everything together 24/7.
 
Taking a cruise to the Greek islands is great for everyone, but I have found that it is an ideal activity in Greece for families because there's something for everyone!
 
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francescool

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Taking a cruise to the Greek islands is great for everyone, but I have found that it is an ideal activity in Greece for families because there's something for everyone!
Cruises are also pretty safe, I went a while back and felt pretty secure about letting the kids roam around the boat
 

Essential Greek travel tips!

Here are a few key Greek travel tips for this summer that I think you would find helpful

1. Don't throw toilet paper in the toilet
2. You can always find a pharmacy that's open 24 hours, they alternate which ones are open in a specific radius
3. Masks are required on ferries

Please feel free to add more in the comments! :)

Greek travel tips for the summer!

I don't know if you've been paying attention to the news lately, but airports are super busy and understaffed. Especially in Canada. When you're travelling to Greece this summer I highly recommend that you bring a carry-on and don't check any luggage. This will make the process so much easier. I also recommend that you check in online, and if you have TSA pre-check or nexus, use that for sure. Greece just changed the rules this year and you don't need to fill out a plf form, so you're all set on that end.

Who is eligible for a ferry discount

According to ferry hopper, the following groups are eligible for a discount with most ferry companies. I’m not sure what the documentation process is for verifying these statuses, so if anyone has experience please let us know! 😊
  • Toddlers (-100%)
  • Children (-50%)
  • Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
  • Students of Greek Public Universities (-50%)
  • People with disabilities (-50%)

Flights to the islands have become cheaper than taking ferries!

I never thought this would happen….but from the prices I’ve been searching for this summer it seems to make more sense to fly to these islands instead of taking the ferry. Nor only that, flying is much faster and they offer free snacks on board. When you book your transit please don’t jump to the ferry booking sites and check google flights or sky scanner first! You never know what you can find. Best of luck fellow travelers. 😊

How to book ferries in advance

If you’re going to be island hopping in Greece, I highly recommend that you book tickets in advance online when you know your itinerary. This is especially important if you’re traveling with a car. Of course you can buy them of the day of, but if you want to be sure that you’re going to get a spot, you should get yours online. The two best websites to use are ferryscanner.com and ferryhopper.com. The one thing that you have to make sure of is to check in online 24 hours before the ferry is scheduled to date. This will ensure that you were able to download war tickets and travel. Best of luck!
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