Hop to the Greek Islands

There’s nowhere on earth like Greece.  Save 10 per cent on four independent Greek Island hopping itineraries departing in September and October with Tempo Holidays. There are other good deals for the northern summer too.

Deals on this blog are quoted in Australian dollars. Links for Tempo Holidays worldwide are listed at the bottom of the post. The travel deals are the same. Just the currencies are different.

Featuring fast ferries, port transfers and quality hotels, these affordable packages depart Athens and are the ideal way to experience the beauty and culture of the glorious Aegean archipelago.

The 10-day Mykonos and Santorini tour explores the most popular of the Greek islands from $A880 per person twin share, while the 12-day Cyclades & Crete tour combines Mykonos and Santorini with the largest of the Greek Islands from $A1698. Visit Mykonos, Paros, Naxos and Santorini on the 12-day Charming Cyclades from $A1115, or the 13-day Cycladic Explorer which features superior accommodation from $A1499. Those wanting to get the best out of Santorini can upgrade to superior accommodation on the island’s famous volcanic caldera.

Tempo has other northern summer Greek Islands great value packages start from $A919 per person twin share and include accommodation ranging from budget to superior with daily breakfast, fast ferry tickets and transfers. The tours also explore other Cycladic islands of Paros and Naxos; and Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands.

Those wanting to get the best out of Santorini can upgrade to superior accommodation on the island’s famous volcanic caldera which offers amazing views of the Aegean Sea. June, July and August are among the busiest months to go. Otherwise, September and October are also glorious. The weather is still hot and settled and the Aegean Sea, which does take a little while to warm up, is the perfect temperature. And the European tourists, who descend in the last two weeks of July and the whole of August, will have gone home.

Latest deals:  The new Greek Island Hopping Flexi Pass. Tempo’s great value Flexi Pass is the ideal way to explore the glorious Aegean archipelago, allowing you to build your own itinerary based on an 11-day stay which begins and ends in Athens. Priced from $A1156 per person twin share, the package includes 10 nights in your choice of 3 or 4 star accommodation, daily breakfast, fast ferry tickets and transfers.

Depart to your island of choice from Athens including Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios or Santorini. You can mix and match up to four islands or decide to spend eight consecutive nights admiring Santorini’s famous caldera or the windmills of Mykonos before returning to Athens for your final night. The minimum stay on any island is two consecutive nights and islands must be grouped by ferry connections. Tempo Holidays can help out with suggested itineraries and ferry details.

For bookings, contact your local travel agent or Tempo Holidays at www.tempoholidays.com,  or www.tempoholidays.co.uk For more details email info@tempoholidays.co.uk or  info@tempoholidays.com.

Getting to the Greek Islands: Ferries take cars, there are also high-speed catamarans and hydrofoils. The large ferries are cheaper while catamarans and hydrofoils are more expensive. Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Paros, Naxos, Milos, Lesvos, Rhodes, Syros, Kythira, Lemnos, Kos, Skiathos, Skyros and Samos all have airports. On the Ionian Sea side of Greece, you can also fly to Corfu, Kefalonia and  Zakynthos. There are ferry services there too.

For more info on ferries and flights try Matt Barrett’s excellent site: www.greecetravel.com/

3 thoughts on “Hop to the Greek Islands

    1. That’s a good question, Holly. I will check with Tempo Holidays and get back to you. I’ve noticed a lot of blog traffic reading this page, mostly from Europe, so I guess Europeans are planning their summer vacations and are checking out the best deals.


      1. I’ve asked Tempo Holidays and they have the same deals at their European and US locations, so I will add details on each Deal post.


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