Greek Islands Itineraries
Whitewashed buildings, deep blue seas, epic sunsets, and late-night parties... sound familiar? Welcome to this Greek Paradise! Travelling with Interrail doesn't mean you have to stick to the train tracks - explore the Greek Islands by ferry.
Visiting the Greek islands with an Interrail Pass - the basics:
1. Pick your start point.
- Greece: Head south by train from Athens.
- Italy: Take one of the regular ferries from Ancona, Bari, or Venice (Italy) to Patras (Greece). You can transfer to Piraeus from there to start your Greek islands adventure!
2. Plan your trip
Check the ferry timetables online on the Superfast Ferries or Blue Star Ferries websites.
3. Make seat reservations
- International ferry routes: Reserve your seats on www.superfast.com or call the Attica Group Call Center in Athens (+ 30 210 8919800).
- Domestic ferry routes: Reserve your seats on bluestarferries.com or call the Attica Group Call Center in Athens (+ 30 210 8919800).
4. Activate your mobile Pass
Add your mobile Pass to the Rail Planner app, activate it, and jump on a train or ferry (with your seat reservation if applicable). Tap for more info
Our favourite Greek Islands itineraries
Kalymnos - Kos - Rhodes
Theme: Romance and adventure
Best for: Beautiful beaches, ancient cities and spectacular scenery
Must do: Kalymnos has many climbing attractions that offer amazing views of the surroundings
Mykonos- Paros- Santorini
Theme: Popular islands
Best for: Bustling life, Postcards-like pictures and delicious food
Must do: Sunrises or sunsets above Santorini are always stunning
Amorgos - Koufonisia - Naxos
Theme: Peaceful alternative destinations
Best for: Relaxing, crystal clear beaches and great wine
Must do: Snorkelling here offers amazing underwater sceneries
Skiathos - Skopelos - Alonissos
Theme: Mamma Mia!
Best for: Quiet beaches, forest hikes and meeting the locals
Must do: The Agios Ioannis Church (where the wedding in Mamma Mia! was set) offers great views of the island
Save money in Athens
Interrail Pass holders get a 20% discount on advance bookings at Novus City Hotels in Athens.
To claim your 20% discount
Book your bed on Novus City Hotels' website.
Show your booking confirmation email and Interrail Pass when you check-in.
Ready to pick some Greek islands?
Get an Interrail Greek Islands Pass and choose from the incredible islands available!
Want to know more?
Check out our FAQs for the Greek Islands Pass.
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