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BigPawsBrown Thu 13-Mar-14 13:56:08

Hi, hoping to get some advice. We want to go Greek island hopping in the first week of June, two adults. We have found a package deal which costs £600 each (flight to Santorini, three nights in hotel (B&B) there, ferry to Mykonos, four nights B&B there, flight home) but the hotels are a bit shabby.

We thought we might be able to book the component parts ourselves but even flights to Santorini/Mykonos would be £800 in total shock

Any tips? Any lesser known deals out there? We'd be happy to stay in Santorini for a week and organise our own day trips.

NigellasDealer Thu 13-Mar-14 13:58:02

why dont you fly to Athens with eg Easyjet or similar and take the ferry yourself to Santorini//mykonos//naxos/paros

BigPawsBrown Thu 13-Mar-14 14:04:03

Hm not sure I want to add a ferry journey on the end of the flight (we will already have to travel three hours to an airport this end) and also a bit concerned at the idea of coming home - whether we make our flight would be dependent on a ferry being on time!

BigPawsBrown Thu 13-Mar-14 14:04:55

Also it's a 6 hour ferry and only goes once every twelve hours.

NigellasDealer Thu 13-Mar-14 14:05:06

the ferries are run like clockwork , so do not worry about that.
what about one night in Athens then? then take a ferry in the morning?

whattodoforthebest2 Thu 13-Mar-14 14:14:52

I agree with Nigella, def cheaper to book a flight into Athens (or one of the larger islands) and island-hop from there. The dolphins (hydrofoils) are faster and then you can pick and choose your islands, hotels etc. Skyscanner is good for cheap flights.

NigellasDealer Thu 13-Mar-14 14:16:52

hmm i just looked at skyscanner for you but the cheapest flight is via the Ukraine...odd.

NigellasDealer Thu 13-Mar-14 14:19:54

easyjet has some reasonable prices

BigPawsBrown Thu 13-Mar-14 14:33:50

We'd like to go from Birmingham really, but even with easy jet it would be £300 each return.

Have looked and Thomson have package deals for £400 for hotel and flights but only fly on tuesdays which would be a bit awkward for work.

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