Looking way ahead but planning on doing Rick's "Best of the Adriatic" trip in 2022. At the end of the trip (which wraps in Dubrovnik) we want to travel (by air preferably) to the Greek Isles...Santorini or Mykonos or ??? Any recommendations from someone who's hopefully done this before? I know flights will expand and change in the next year but just trying to get a general idea of options or tips from anyone who's travel from Dub. to some of the islands. Is there an island that you recommend? Looking for 3-5 days to relax and unwind after the busy tour. Thanks!
I think from Dubrovnik that you can only fly to Athens in Greece, so you would have to change planes there or take a ferry to one of the islands.
Sorry to say that Santorini and Mykonos are my least favourite Greek islands, as they are too Disneyfied. I prefer the Ionian islands - Lefkas and Kefalonia are relaxing. Crete is bigger and there is plenty to see there.
The Sporades also have some pretty and relaxing islands, but being further north will be cooler.
Does this tour conclude in October/November? The weather in Greece can be mixed at this time of year, so check average weather websites, as it can vary between locations.
Why not a Croatian island? Just curious--it would be so much easier, and there are 1000 of them!
I think your best bet would be to check flight schedules to see if there are any direct flights from DBV to any of the Greek islands. I like Skyscanner for searching European carriers. If you have to transit through Athens, that would eat up too much time for me.
If you are interested in other options, then you could also check for flights to Italian islands.
After a couple weeks in Croatia, we will be flying from Dubrovnik to Mykonos in late June with layover in Athens. We booked on Aegean a few months ago 447 Euros for 3 adults. From Mykonos we will take ferry to Santorini. I know these 2 places are typically very crowded but it won't be this June.