Hi, I’m Sylvie Simpson, and I’m a Greece island-hopping expert!

Welcome to Island Hopping in Greece!

On the site, you’ll find everything you need to know about island hopping in Greece and self-planning your island hopping adventure, including expert travel planning advice, island travel guides and information on getting between the islands, what the best itineraries are, how long to stay on each island and everything else you’ve ever wanted to know!

A stop in Mykonos as part of a 2-month trip in 2021

About Sylvie

After graduating university with a BA (Hons) Geography degree, I launched my very first travel blog. After a few years, I realised that my main passion was writing about the Greek islands, so I moved all the Greece content over to this site.

I also run the popular site European Cities with kids where we help families plan the ultimate city break and Kids to Cornwall which helps tourists discover my local area.

I’ve spent many months at a time island hopping in Greece, starting when I was a backpacker and continuing until now, when I usually island hop with my mum and my daughter.

With a wealth of experience island hopping with many traveller types (solo travellers, backpackers, travel with kids and multigenerational travel), I hope I can help you plan an amazing trip to the Greek islands that you’ll never forget!

Here, you will find everything you need to know about planning the ultimate Greek island hopping adventure, from choosing the perfect destination to exactly HOW to island hop to deciding the best places to stay and planning what to do.

You’ll discover insider tips like the top places to eat on each island and how to get around, as well as the top day trips. You’ll find detailed island hopping itineraries and guides (we’re hoping to create an ultimate guide to every inhabited Greek island).

Beach Hopping in Koufonisia, The Cyclades

Anyone Can Island Hop in Greece

You don’t need a huge budget to island hop in Greece; plenty of ferry companies offer cheap fares and amazing accommodation deals if you book in advance. Greece also has an amazing backpacker scene and plenty of hostels.

Don’t be put off by the price of all-inclusive holidays or hotel prices in Mykonos!

If you’re planning a trip on a budget, you need to choose your islands wisely, plan the perfect island-hopping route (I can help), and pick the right ferry companies.

Whether you have kids, you’re planning a solo adventure, or you’re looking for the perfect island for your honeymoon, Greece is perfect for everyone. Each island is unique – you just need to make sure you pick the right one.

I can also help you plan a luxury trip to Greece – think of the best and fastest ferry companies (some even have first class), top-tier accommodation and exquisite tours!


My Greece Travel Planning Services

Are you planning an island-hopping trip to Greece, but you don’t know where to start?

Would you prefer to book things yourself but be assured that you’ve made the right choices and that your itinerary will run smoothly? Do you want expert advice from someone who’s spent months island hopping in Greece, solo, with kids and as a multigenerational family?

Introducing my customised island hopping planning service!


What’s Included

Your Itinerary Planned for you: Let me know how many nights you have to spend in Greece, your budget and your travel style, and I’ll create a bespoke itinerary for you. This will include:

  • The best way to get to Greece from your location
  • How many nights to spend on each island
  • EXACTLY how to get between the islands on your itinerary
  • Hotel and accommodation recommendations for each island
  • Ideas for activities. These can be self-guided recommendations or tours. Depending on your travel style, activities may also include things like must-visit beaches.
  • Answers to all the questions you may have
  • Recommendations and information on how to get around the island – the local bus service and private transfer options/taxis from the port to your accommodation.
  • Additional tips!

How Much Does Your Bespoke Greek Island Hopping Planning Service Cost?

Trip Duration1 person2 people3 people4 peopleMore than 4 people
Up to 7 Nights£100£100£150£200£250
Up to 14 Nights£150£150£200£250£300
Up to 31 Nights£250£250£300£350£400
More Than 1 Month£400£400£450£500£550

How Does it Work?

  1. Send an email to me at [email protected] with your enquiry. Include important information, including:

  • Your planned travel dates
  • Where you’re travelling from?
  • How many nights do you plan to spend island hopping
  • Any must-visit islands to add to your itinerary?
  • Your nightly hotel budget and preferred accommodation type.
  • What is your overall trip budget, and who is travelling with you? What are the ages?
  • What are your plans? Beach hopping? Wine tourism? Local history? Trying the Greek cuisine?
  • Do you have a rough itinerary planned, or are we starting from scratch? Which island group would you like to visit?
  • Anything else I should know?

2. I will send you an invoice via Paypal or BACS. This will need to be paid upfront.

3. I will send you a detailed Google Docs document with your bespoke itinerary, links to anything mentioned and images.

4. You can use the itinerary and links in the document to book your trip yourself.


Here are Some Facts About Me

  • I had my daughter in 2019
  • I was 20 when I had my daughter
  • I travelled solo around Sri Lanka, Thailand, Greece and Singapore.
  • I have a BA Geography Degree.

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