With politics playing an important role in bringing Greek holiday costs down, partying on islands like Santorini and Mykonos is still quite pricey. So head to quieter places like Paros or Skiathos for the same experience for about half the price, great weather and cheap drinks. If it is pool parties and shots that float your boat, then head to Ios – the place for young backpackers and all night raves.
If you haven’t got the time for a complete round of the islands, make sure you hop across from Athens to Hydra, the place for the best kebabs anywhere in the Aegean. You could also sail over to Kefalonia for some traditional meat pie. But if you have the time, then you must island hop and complete the whole circuit – visit each island for its specialty. Ferries run between all the islands, so it is a good idea to check on the ferry schedule and price updates.