ISLAND HOPPING IN THE CYCLADES

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The authentic experience of island hopping with Blue Star Ferries


Piraeus-Paros-Naxos-Ios-Santorini. Strung together, the sound these names create caresses the ears while you wait for each to become a reality. As the ship moors at their harbours they come to life: vibrant, authentic destinations, each with its own distinct personality. Islands large and small, in close proximity, shining under the bright, life-affirming light of the Aegean.

Visit them all and live the complete experience. Because when travelling with Blue Star Ferries, one island is never enough!

 
Your first destination is Paros: the island beloved by windsurfers and young groups of friends that flood the cafe-bars of its port-town Parikia with its famous Church of 100 Doors (Ekatontapiliani), and Naoussa with its elegant Venetian Fortress. The island of dazzling white marble, golden beaches and turquoise water.

Next stop, Naxos. A land that is rich, fertile and self-sufficient.  With centuries of history and bountiful nature that generously offers its gifts. Magical beaches, Venetian towers, Byzantine churches, countless villages, mountains and caves. Its castle is unique in the Aegean and has been inhabited continuously for centuries.

Naxos

The next destination is Ios. The most famous party island in Greece. Here you’ll dance until dawn at the bars and clubs in Hora. The wild revelry continues throughout the day at the beach bars of exotic Milopotas, with its emerald colour water. But that’s not all the island offers. You’ll stand in awe in front of Homer’s grave, and travel in time to the Bronze Age at Skarkos, where you’ll find the largest known settlement of the Protocycladic period.

And then prepare to be mesmerised by
Santorini’s caldera. The ship circumnavigates the volcano and opposite, on the vertical rocks, villages spill over the edge like white lava. Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Oia. The myth of the ancient city of Atlantis, Palia and Nea Kameni. Destruction and rebirth.

The ultimate in luxury: private dining with a view of the volcano, exceptional wines from volcanic vineyards, high-end gastronomy. And then there is Akrotiri, the most famous prehistoric settlement in the Aegean, the black and red volcanic beaches, the caves.  An island-phenomenon, a lifelong dream for millions of people all over the world.

White architecture on Santorini island, Greece

The Blue Star Ferries ship returns to Piraeus. With it you have lived an authentic life experience in the Aegean Sea, the likes of which does not exist anywhere else on the planet.

Create your own schedule, choose a route and let Blue Star Ferries take you on a comfortable and enjoyable journey with the most modern fleet of ships in the Aegean.

Learn about the various routes and destinations of Blue Star Ferries and organise an unforgettable holiday in the Greek islands. 


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