Long weekend ahead? Why not make the most of it!

Make a list of the following islands, since here you can spend an unforgettable short vacation, that will make three days feel like three weeks!
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Every summer in Greece seems to take off right around the long weekend of the Orthodox Holy Spirit holiday. Good thing we are in a country where you can just visit an island for three days and get more than enough of your fair share of sea, culture, activities and entertainment, all in one place. The first step to discovering these all-in-one destinations is to book cheap ferry tickets through Let's Ferry.

Raki with view of the Chania port
Enjoy your raki with view of the Chania port

Make a list of the following islands, since here you can spend an unforgettable short vacation, that will make three days feel like three weeks:

No matter where you go on the island, your schedule will be fun-packed.

Stroll around the old Venetian Harbour and the old town, and make sure you visit the neighborhood of Koum Kapi for some traditional flavors.
Dive Caribbean style, at the exotic beaches of Balos and Elafonisi.
Play your heart out at the Waterpark located just 8 km outside the town.

Elafonissi beach looks like Caribbean
Elafonissi beach looks like Caribbean

Stroll around the Old Town buildings to admire the impressive architecture bestowed to the city by the Venetians and the Ottomans. At the Fortezza fortress you can enjoy the best views of the city and the Old Port will give you the chance to practice your selfie skills next to the Egyptian Lighthouse.

The picturesque port of Rethymnon
The picturesque port of Rethymnon

Dive right here in the city! It has a long coastline of 12 km and waterski facilities, for all kinds of sea lovers.
Action! If you would rather get some adrenaline pumping, go for a hike at the Patsos Gorge, an easy and beautiful 2km walk right in the heart of small streams and untouched nature.

Stroll around the Venetian Fort of Koules, the most imposing sight of this vibrant city. We bet you won't be able to resist a visit to the ruins of ancient Knossos, to take in some history and good old royal style. At Cretaquarium, you will get in touch with your more naturalistic side, watching scuba divers feed and look after the fish.

The ruins of the ancient palace of Knossos
The ruins of the ancient palace of Knossos

Cretan cuisine: nothing will keep you back from traveling between cities during your long weekend, in order to sample some of the best food you have had in your life! Note down the words “staka”, “hohlious”, “gamopilafo” and of course “tsikoudia”, Crete's very own strong distillate, and place your order like a local! Crete is a great idea for a long weekend, but make sure you book a cabin and travel in comfort and style, by making your reservation at letsferry.com

The island of the winds is a great place for much more than flashy social nights. Many of its visitors claim to have discovered a completely different side to it, one filled with alternative lifestyle choices. Just a mere 30 minutes from its busy port by small boat, Delos, an impressive UNESCO Monument features ruins of an ancient Greco-Roman town and cats, the island's only inhabitants, as far as the eye can see.

The beautiful island of Mykonos
The beautiful island of Mykonos

Back in Mykonos, Matogiannia, Little Venice and the traditional windmills are all you need for a stroll around the most precious «location» your social media posts can feature. As for the beaches...it's going to be tough to choose your favorite: Psarrou, Paradise and Super Paradise are expensive and posh, but offer unforgettable party memories.

A sandy beach in Mykonos with crystal blue waters
A sandy beach in Mykonos with crystal blue waters

For a quieter swim, drive to Panormos or Paraga.

Relax, enjoy the vibrant nature and classic Cycadic architecture, and spend long evenings with a cocktail in hand and great company around you. This is what Paros is all about. Whether you choose Parikia or Naousa, your long weekend will be filled with sightseeing, beautiful strolls and golden beaches.

Chora of Paros in blue and white colors
Chora of Paros in blue and white colors

Get some education while walking around, by visiting the church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani, a monument that has witnessed and survived many raids. If you have a thing for adventure, explore the trails that spread on a 35 km network (most of the routes start at Lefkes village). For summer sports you will go to Golden Beach, Santa Maria and Pounda Beach. A visit to one (or more) of Naousa's lovely seafront restaurants is a must. Since you are here, why not try island hopping to Antiparos or Naxos?

Time to travel to an island lost in time... in the Old Town of Rhodes, the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights and the Hospital of the Knights take you back to an era of fairytales. Make sure to slip on a pair of comfortable shoes so you can freely roam around one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe, a living and vibrant UNESCO monument.

The famous Anthony Quinn beach in Rhodes
The famous "Anthony Quinn" beach in Rhodes

Swim the thermal waters of Kallithea, dip your toes in the Antony Quinn Bay, and admire the pure white sand of Agathi beach. Want to connect to nature and her wonders? The Valley of the Butterflies and its millions of “Panaxia” inhabitants will welcome you to their spectacular paradise.
Travel to and from Rhodes with Let's Ferry, and hop on a boat that will take you to Symi and Halki, two of the Aegean's lesser known little gems.

The Cycladic capital is a divine mix of eclectic vibes and natural delights. Syros features one of the richest Festival calendars of the Aegean and it is home to Apollon Theatre, a miniature version of the La Scala in Milan.

The church of Saint Nicholas in Syros
The church of Saint Nicholas in Syros

Saint Nicholas church has the bluest dome you have ever seen, almost as blue as the waters of Galissas and Agathopes beaches. Kini beach will serve you the best sunset, while the rich and vibrant nightlife of the port will offer you the best in everything. Before you hop on the boat on your way home, make sure to visit the medieval settlement of Ano Syros and also grab some loukoumia and San Michali local cheese.

Book your long weekend today through Let's Ferry!