Talking about Greece takes us into a world of fascinating topics that this destination represents, from the rich history and culture to the varied landscapes and surprising places that extend throughout this territory. However, this time we will focus on its wonderful islands, and we will introduce you to some that we believe will leave you with pleasant memories.
With more than 2,000 islands distributed in various archipelagos around Greece, the Greek Islands offer us dazzling turquoise waters, unique cliffs, picturesque villages with their characteristic white houses, and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Each island has its own personality and charm, making it difficult to choose which one to include in your travel itinerary. For this reason, we want to bring you a list of Greek Islands, each one with its own particular charm, so that you can select the one that suits your interests.
Mykonos, where you will enjoy the nightlife par excellence
This island is located in the Cyclades archipelago and stands out for its vibrant nightlife. Its bars and nightclubs are considered to be on par with those of Ibiza. However, Mykonos is not limited to that, as it also offers other must-see attractions. We recommend you visit its capital, Chora, where you can take a walk through its cobbled streets in the Kastro neighborhood, admiring the wooden balconies painted in blue and red. Don’t miss the iconic windmills and the Panagia Paraportiani Church. In addition, we suggest you end the afternoon enjoying a drink in Little Venice. Don’t forget to include a visit to the village of Ano Mera and its monastery, Panagia Tourliani.
Naxos, in search of tranquility
Also located in the Cyclades archipelago, Naxos is a picturesque island and perfect for those seeking tranquility, whether traveling with the family or wanting to unwind and rest. Its capital invites to be explored, especially the historic center with its narrow and steep streets. In addition, its beaches are a must, each of them beautiful in its own way, such as Agios Georgios, Agia Anna, and Agios Prokopios. We assure you that you will love these paradisiacal landscapes with soft sands and crystal-clear waters.
Milos, with a mythological past
The famous statue of the Venus de Milo from the Hellenistic period was found on this island. Milos is considered the perfect Greek island, as it combines Mediterranean charm with the advantage of not being overcrowded with tourists. Its waters are the bluest in the Cyclades and its beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, with shades of the sea caressing the shores and white stone cliffs, earning it the nickname “Emerald Isle”. In addition, it has archaeological remains from the Minoan, Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine times, adding a mythological touch to its fascinating history.
Rhodes, the jewel of the Dodecanese
Located 18 km from the Turkish coast, Rhodes impresses with its beauty and its history. It is known for the Colossus of Rhodes, the statue of the sun god, which was part of its ancient history and was 33 meters high, being one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In Rhodes, it is essential to visit the historic center, declared a World Heritage Site, which houses one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. You cannot stop exploring Mandraki, a modern city with a port and three windmills, which was where the Colossus of Rhodes was located.
Crete, with activities for the most intrepid
Crete invites us to immerse ourselves in its natural paradise full of idyllic landscapes thanks to its rugged terrain. In the north of the island, you will find archaeological ruins that make it an essential destination. Crete offers idyllic beaches, charming seaside towns, incredible sunsets, delicious cuisine, and delightful hiking trails. Among its attractions are the Balos lagoon, the Arkadi Monastery, the city of Chania with its charming Venetian town, Heraklion, and its imposing fortress.
Corfu, one of the best Greek islands
Located in the Ionian Sea, Corfu offers you an ideal destination with beaches with crystal clear waters, a pleasant climate, and natural landscapes full of olive trees and cypresses. The medieval city of Corfu is a marvel, with buildings that reflect the different conquests throughout history, such as the Old Fortress, the Esplanade Square or Spianada, and the Achilleion Palace, the summer residence of Empress Sissi. Villages worth visiting include Kassiopi and Paleokastritsa.
Paros, simply beautiful
Paros is located in the Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades archipelago. This island offers several places of interest, such as Parikia, its charming capital located next to the bay, where getting lost in its picturesque streets is a pleasure. It is also worth visiting Naoussa, one of the most beautiful villages in the Cyclades, and exploring Panagia Ekatontapiliani, an iconic Byzantine church from the 4th century AD. In the north of the island, visit Kolimbithres, a beach where the rocks carved over time have formed dreamy coves.
Santorini, you can’t leave it behind
Santorini, the jewel of the Greek islands, is a destination that you cannot leave behind. It belongs to the Cyclades archipelago and stands out for its impressive white villages that unfold along the cliffs, with their iconic blue domes rising above the roofs of the houses. Exploring the charming towns of Oia, Fira, Imerovigli, and Megalochori is an unforgettable experience.
In addition, in Santorini, you can visit the fascinating archaeological site of Akrotiri, enjoy a magical sunset in the port of Ammoudi, take a boat trip through the impressive caldera, and delight yourself with its beautiful beaches. Santorini is known for its romantic atmosphere and spectacular panoramic views that will take your breath away.
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