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). From there you can transfer to Piraeus 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 reservations
- International ferry routes: Reserve your seats on www.superfast.com
- Domestic ferry routes: Call the Attica Group call centre (+30 210 8919700 for Heraklion and +30 210 8919130 for all other Greek islands with Interrail).
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 Rhodes
Interrail Pass holders get a 10% discount on advance bookings for STAY Hostel in Rhodes!
To claim your 10% discount
Book your bed on Europe’s Famous Hostels website.
Show your booking confirmation email and Interrail Pass when you check in.