Top 5: Islands in Greece
“The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece, eternal summer gilds them yet…” ~ George Gordon Byron. Greece makes it to the top of everyone’s bucket list for the most preferred honeymoon or travel destination. It enjoys its reputation for sporting world-class beaches, wine, and lip-smacking food. With the pearly beaches, warm weather, and exquisite green waters almost every Greek island and islet scattered across the Aegean and Ionian seas is an absolute treat to the wanderlust eyes. Here we share with you our top five islands in Greece worthy of your time and money when you visit this marvellous beauty of a country.
Santorini features in pretty much every tourist’s itinerary and easily one of the most picturesque of all. If you only can visit one island in Greece, then this would be your best choice. It is loaded with great clubs, authentic Greek restaurants, gorgeous boat cruises, and wine tours. Even a simple walk in the quaint lanes of this pristine white town is an enjoyable and memorable experience in itself.
Decadent club parties at plush hotels, sunset yacht cruises, or lazy beach lounges where one might bump into supermodels or famous celebrities, Mykonos embodies the party capital of Greece title. It is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway with its wide range of boutique hotels that offer a modern charm while retaining the bohemian allure of the local flavour.
If you are a Culture Tripper and wish to experience Greece in more depth than just its superficial glamour and glitz then you may want to take the boat out to this island of Crete. The charming town of Chania comes highly recommended to explore the rising agro-tourism with multiple farm-to-table culinary experiences with local Greek families. The cool old town of Rethymnon with gorgeous beaches has a more laid-back vibe to enjoy a relaxed, lazy vacation.
Kos is one of the most scenic and beautiful Dodecanese islands. It is well known for its abundant sandy beaches, and rich Greek and Roman heritage evident in the ancient Agora ruins and 3rd-century castle architectural features. The sun-kissed beaches, crystal-clear waters, the extravagant resorts, and historical landmarks make this island of Kos an ideal destination for all types of tourists. If you are a Nature Tripper , then Kos offers brilliant environment-friendly bike trails along its many scenic routes.
Being the largest of the Cyclades island group in the south Aegean Sea, Naxos has an old-worldly aura with smaller towns filled with whitewashed, cube-shaped houses and medieval Venetian mansions. Undoubtedly it is one of the most family-friendly islands in Greece. It has great beaches along the coast, and simplistic inland villages to explore. Also, a wonderful mix of tavernas serving scrumptious food – local and international.
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