If you are landing in Athens and then connecting to the islands, we always suggest spending at least one night in Athens at the beginning, and one night at the end. Staying in Athens at the beginning and the end of your trip allows for a stress-free arrival and departure from Greece. Any delay you may experience to your domestic transfer or your international flight may mean that you run the risk of missing your connecting flight. We always let our guests know about the complications involved with flight connections. If you are arriving in Athens or are flying back to your home country from Athens and wish to connect directly to the islands, you would have to accept the risk involved even though we have advised you against it.