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The best Greek island-hopping destinations


Exploring Olympic Holidays Greek island-hopping destinations – from Rhodes to Halki and Skiathos to Skopelos

When it comes to Greece and its islands, it can sometimes be difficult to decide where to spend that well-deserved break. Although some islands might be similar in many aspects, there are also those that differ significantly in terms of size, atmosphere, popularity, and scenery.

Maybe it’s an action-packed itinerary with the wild nightlife you are after, or perhaps a quest for authenticity, hidden gems, and deserted beaches for a more relaxing retreat. Olympic Holidays can provide fantastic bespoke island-hopping itineraries that showcase the contrasting characteristics of the Greek islands.

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. A luxurious, cosmopolitan feel engulfs the island while it still stays true to its fascinating history with a multitude of cultural attractions and a mesmerising UNESCO-protected Old Town. As one of the most popular Greek islands, there are plenty of great restaurants selling the freshest local and international cuisine and resorts with a buzzing nightlife.

Halki,, Greece, , June, :, The, Picturesque, Island, Of, Halki
The picturesque island of Halki near Rhodes, part of the Dodecanese island chain, Greece.

Halki promises a little more peace and relaxation and is where time really has stood still, a place to discover “authentic Greece” and where friendly locals welcome visitors like long-lost friends. With a few beaches and minimal transport, Halki is perfect for those looking for an insight into the Greek way of life. Rhodes and Halki make for the perfect pair on an island-hopping holiday, ideal for those wanting to experience two different sides of Greece.

Skiathos boasts more than 50 sun-kissed sandy beaches which are among the best in Greece. The charming capital of Skiathos Town has chic nightlife, a lovely old town with charming shops in a maze of alleyways and a beautiful waterfront offering an array of bars, boutiques, and restaurants.

Skopelos, known for its starring role in the film Mamma Mia and its breath-taking scenery, is adored by artists, walkers and hikers. With a more laid-back atmosphere and beautiful architecture, Skopelos has over 100 tiny chapels that are dotted around Skopelos Town. Combine Skiathos and Skopelos for a holiday that reflects the contrasting characteristics of Greece.

These pairings of island hops are just a taster of what is on offer when booking an island-hopping holiday. There are so many island combinations to choose from and Olympic Holidays can help create that perfect contrast; tailor-made to suit your needs.

Beautiful, White, Church, Above, Chora, On, Skopelos, Island,, Greece
Beautiful white church above Chora on Skopelos island, Greece

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Olympic Holidays have an award-winning, dedicated island-hopping team to plan your trip.

Rhodes & Halki
A 7-night Island Hop package starts from £639pp* including return flights with baggage, accommodation, all ferries and private car transfers between the ferry ports.

Skiathos & Skopelos
A 7-night Island Hop package starts from £755pp* including return flights with baggage, accommodation, all ferries and private car transfers between the ferry ports.

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