Hi Eleanor, Where can I have an authentic Greek island experience? I'm not into hordes of tourists. Angelika

I have two Greek Islands for you: Amorgos and Iraklia, although there are certainly many more good options. There is at least one ferry each day departing from Athens' port of Piraeus to Amorgos. The trip is one of the longest and usually lasts from 8-10 hours.

The best advice for Greek ferries is to leave it in the hands of The Fates. In the shoulder season tickets can usually be bought an hour before scheduled departure. Turn up early, check where

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