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What is the average price to take a ferry from island to island. Also, how often do the ferries run and do you have to book far ahead?

I am leaving from vancouver with $4000 for 64 days
Frankfurt, Prague, Zagreb, Athens, Brindisi, Rome, Munich, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Frankfurt
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Price depnds on distance between islands, speed of ferry and how you plan on travelling.

Flying Dolphin ferries (high speed hydrofoils) save you time, but cost about double what a regular ferry trip costs.

If you get a cabin or book a seat inside the ferry it will cost you more than getting a deck ticket (my advice …always get a deck ticket…who wants to sit inside and miss the scenery, dolphins, etc.) If getting a deck ticket, make sure you find a shady spot at the front (usually under the wheelhouse). If you sit at the rear of the boat on deck you’re likely to get smoked out by diesel fumes from the smoke stack. Also, it can get hot on deck so bring lots of water (buying water onboard can be expensive).

Avergare price between islands is about $12-$15 on a regular ferry. No need to book tickets days in advance (unless traveling during specified Greek holidays like Easter). Most islands have a few ferry agents (usually located at the harbour) so shop around the day before or the day of departure. Sometimes prices drop on the day of departure as ferry companies scramble to fill them up – which never happens

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tcave wrote:
What is the average price to take a ferry from island to island. Also, how often do the ferries run and do you have to book far ahead?

depends on the ferry. and how far is that island to island you are referring to

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You can check out the prices on Anek’s website. This is the major Ferry company for the Aegean Islands.

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Reykjavik, London, Lille, Berlin, Kraków, Lviv, Istanbul, Selçuk, Pamukkale, Kızkalesi, Göreme, Kars, Bat'umi, Akhalts'ikhe, Tbilisi, Telavi, Istanbul

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I don’t know much, but I know about Easycruise. Might be of interest to you?

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Cruising has some advantages if you want to see several islands in a limited amount of time. You sleep through the travel time giving you more time on shore and you don’t have to deal with the logistics of meshing ferry schedules and finding lodging.

One tip: Do your homework on the ports of call and don’t rely on the packaged tours the ship offers. They’re usually overpriced versions of the regular local tours. On big islands like Rhodes, you can rent a car and do your own exploring. Scooters are an option on some islands. The ship’s crew will usually (though reluctantly) help you make your own arrangements and there’s usually a tourist information office, offices for local tours, etc. in/near the port. There will plenty of local guides and taxi’s offering their services once you’re on shore.

PS: Numerous years ago I got a very good price on a Greek Island cruise and excellent service from http://www.dolphin-h… I have not checked pricing lately and do not know how their prices compare with Don’s link at Easy Cruise

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Sweet thanks! This will help me out alot

I am leaving from vancouver with $4000 for 64 days
Frankfurt, Prague, Zagreb, Athens, Brindisi, Rome, Munich, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Frankfurt
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This website has a lot of information about Greek Islands and the ferries. It was sssooo helpful for me !!!!!!!

http://www.greektrav…

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I second Stephanie’s link. I guess it’s Eurotrip’s competition, but what can I say, Matt’s site is great.