As a first-time tourist to Greece, you will never be able to fathom its magnitude unless you have actually been there before. Greece covers more than 200 inhabited islands and it has more than 6,000 isles in different sizes. The islands that are inhabited offer a unique character that differentiates it from other islands.
The islands are grouped into six major groups and there is the single island that stands out among the rest, Crete. Travel between islands is accessible but traveling from one archipelago to another can be a chore though it is possible. Going around Crete will be easier if tourists will book a rental car from Flisvos because there are a lot of walking involved and if travelling with a group, it is cheaper to rent a car than to commute every time especially if they are staying for a minimum of one week.
Out of all the islands, only 25 have their own airports and eight of these are international airports. It is best to book a few months before your vacation because of the number of tourists going especially during peak season. If travelling be sea, it would be a relief to know that the large islands are being served by ferries as well as the majority of small islands. If you are renting a car from Flisvos, you will be able to drive from one island to another with the help of a car ferry.
The best months to visit Greece are either June or September because the weather is nicer and the crowds are lower. During peak season, you have more options when it comes to restaurants but there will be a lot of competition and the prices are comparably higher.
If you are planning to drive around, remember that majority of the cars offered by car rental companies in Europe such as Flisvos are operating in manual shift. There are automatics but it can be expensive and the models are rare. If you want to drive an automatic, make sure to book a few months ahead of the visit.