There are many reasons not to take your car on a holiday. Car-free holidays are also stress free and closer to the real meaning of summer relaxation. Also, you may prefer holidays on a budget (transporting your car on a ship can prove quite expensive book ferry tickets with Let’s Ferry in advance). Furthermore, in some islands, cars are forbidden or just unnecessary as you can easily get around on foot.
Delicious local dishes, salty skin, purple and orange sunsets without noise and air pollution. This should be the definition of the ideal holiday and Let’s Ferry makes sure you get yours with cheap ferry tickets. Booking has never been easier!
Donoussa is famous for its traditional beauty and the natural landscapes. You can walk to explore the 14 km2 area. Stavros is the port and capital of the island, and also a stunning, sandy beach. During summer, taxis and buses will take you to the settlements and the beaches of Donoussa. Be a part of the local way of life and leave your car at home.
The entire island is protected by NATURA 2000 and has beautiful beaches with turquoise waters. Besides that, it’s a famous hiking destination - you can explore the island through 8 designated footpaths. Iraklia belongs to the Small Cyclades and there are many spots from where you can see the amazing view to the nearby islands and the Aegean Sea. You won’t find a gas station on the island and if you want to explore the beaches, you can either rent a boat or simply walk!
Book cheap ferry tickets at letsferry.com to visit an island where cars aren’t necessary. Experience the majesty of nature and swim into transparent waters. Pick your tickets up at home or at the port with no extra charge.
Koufonissia (Ano & Kato)
Travelling to this exotic twin islands will transport you to a new dimension! Not only you will forget what driving means but also you will get lost in time. Chora is the main village and the port of Ano Koufonissi. Shops, hotels, exotic beaches and most of the reasons to extend your vacations here, are at the port and the eastern side. The longest walking distance is 20 minutes and most of the times you can enjoy the unique view of the nearby islands of Small Cyclades. Cycling is the most common way to move around in Koufonissia.
In the glamorous Argosaronic island, cars are banned while motorbikes are allowed. In front of the captains’ houses, streets are cobbled. A romantic walk by the sea between the new port, Dapia, and the old port, is a must do. Many seafront restaurants and shops are there combining tradition and modern culture. On the other side of the port you will find many attractions like the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses, beach bars and many hidden bays. If you opt for more relaxed transportation, rent a bike or try a horse riding tour that can prove a unique experience! Taxis, local buses and sea taxis can take you to the southern part of Spetses to enjoy swimming at Xylokeriza and Zogeria.
The capital of Cyclades offers regular transportation to the villages and the beaches. Walking around Hermoupolis is an unforgettable experience and a unique opportunity to explore a beautiful city. You can rent a taxi to visit Ano Syro. If you wish to spend your entire holiday in Hermoupolis, Asteria is a dazzling beach with blue waters, located at the edge of the neoclassical neighborhood of Vaporia.
The most cosmopolitan island of the Argosaronic Gulf owes its zen character to the total lack of cars. The port is also the main settlement of Hydra with stone mansions that add grace and charm to the general laid back atmosphere. In the gourmet restaurants you can often spot Greek and international celebrities dining. You can walk, rent a boat or take a sea taxi to visit the crystal-clear beaches. It’s a long way to the top if you want to see the amazing view from the church of Agios Konstantinos from Hydra with the rare gold-plated temple. Theodoros Kolokotronis, the hero of the Greek Revolution, was imprisoned in 1825 at the twin Monasteries of Agia Efpraxia and Profitis Ilias.
Lately, most people who visit Folegandros, prefer to stay at the medieval town of Chora, just 4 km away from the port. Cars and motorbikes are not allowed inside Chora and drivers are obliged to park them in a distance that you can then cover on foot. You can walk to most of the beaches or reach them by boat, a practice strongly advised if you want to discover hidden untouched bays.
An ideal destination in Dodecanese, for a car free, relaxed holiday. Nimporio is the main port and the only resort of Chalki. It takes 90 minutes to walk the longest distance. To get to the beaches you can either walk or rent a boat. The old trails of Chalki lead to top attractions like the Cave of Arapi and the Knight’s Castle.
Sustainable travelling is the best gift to offer to a hosting island. Make sure you leave behind only your negative thoughts. Make some new, happy memories and keep them as a souvenir.