4 dog-friendly islands in Greece

The best islands to travel around with your dog

Are you thinking about traveling with your dog in Greece this summer? Have your furry friends been guilting you into taking them vacationing with you? Hmmm, it was to be expected, but what can you do? At Ferryhopper, we love pets and we love traveling with them! So, here's a list with the best Greek islands to go on holidays with your dog.

Tip: check our complete guide on pet ferry travel in Greece and find out all about necessary documents and the latest regulations.

Top 4 dog-friendly islands in Greece

Here’s a list of Greek destinations that are amazing for traveling with your dog:

Read more about the islands and see the pictures below, so that you can choose the best destination for you and your best friend.

Tip: have a look at Ferryhopper's Map of ferries to see all ferry routes and available crossings.

Getaway to Agistri

Agistri is a popular destination for holidays close to Athens. The ferry ride from the port of Piraeus only takes around 1.5 hours. It’s a beautiful island with great beaches, splendid nature and a lot of peace. Agistri is a small island so it is ideal for relaxed walks or hikes with your pet. Plus, there's plenty of natural shade to rest during a much-needed break.

Aerial view of the white sand and clear water in Chalikiada beach in Agistri

The beautiful sandy beach of Chalikiada in Agistri

Strolling around Aegina

Aegina is just 1 hour by ferry from the port of Piraeus and it’s perfect for holidays or day trips to an island close to Athens. It’s also ideal for relaxation and quality time in nature. In Aegina, you will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels, as well as many areas for great dog walks. Many of the island's beaches are sandy and spacious for fun games with your dog by the sea. 

Vegetation and buildings in the port of Aegina

The picturesque port of Aegina

Hiking in Samothraki

Samothraki is one of the best destinations in northern Greece to travel to with your pet. We recommend bringing a car to the island to maximize flexibility and comfort. The ferry ride from the port of Alexandroupoli to Samothraki is about 2 hours. The island has impressive natural landscape with forests, waterfalls, wild animals and birds, as well as trees and rare flowers. In Samothraki, you will find dog-friendly accommodation, as well as many trails to explore with your best friend. 

Natural pool with blue water in Samothraki

Natural pool with an impressive waterfall in Samothraki

Beach life in Kythira

The island of Kythira is located south of the Peloponnese and it’s a destination of wild natural beauty. We recommend traveling to Kythira with your own car or renting a vehicle once you get there as the island is big and you might have to drive long distances to get from A to B. There are many dog-friendly beaches in Kythira that are either sandy or combine sand and pebbles.

The numerous secluded beaches of the island are also ideal for games in the sand, running and swimming with your dog. From Kythira you can also go on a Greek island-hopping trip to the sand dunes of Elafonissos or the peaceful Antikythira, as well as a road-trip to the southern part of the Peloponnese. 

People swimming in the blue water of Avlemonas in Kythira

Swimmers at the beach of Avlemonas in Kythira

Choose the best island for vacationing with your dog and book ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper! And if you and your pet want to travel all by yourselves, check the top Greek islands for solo travelers.

Tip: if you're looking for more information about pets on board Greek ferries, check our relevant FAQ page

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