Greek Islands are always appreciated by every traveler who ever got a chance to visit. Some of the Greek islands easily make any list of top island destinations around the world. As there are so many exotic and beautiful islands in Greece that it is always a great dilemma to make a short list of [...]
Greek Islands are always appreciated by every traveler who ever got a chance to visit. Some of the Greek islands easily make any list of top island destinations around the world. As there are so many exotic and beautiful islands in Greece that it is always a great dilemma to make a short list of top Greek islands. Here I present the 5 of the best islands to visit in Greece:
Santorini is perhaps the most beautiful and most renowned of all Greek islands. It is one of the Cyclades group of islands. This stunning Greek island is mainly famous for its perfect 360 degree dramatic views, wonderful sunset, romantic ambiance, colorful villages and its very own active volcano. The beautiful village of Fira, the capital of the island, boasts of many Cycladic and Venetian architecture. Its cobblestone streets bustle with Cafes, hotels, taverns and shops, while hanging on the boundary of a high cliff. Santorini is always waiting to surprise you with all its beauty and facilities.
Mykonos is a stunning island and is famous as a cosmopolitan destination among all the Greek islands, because of this it is a very popular tourist destination and you can be sure to find a fantastic cheap holiday deal. Its main town, known as Chora, boasts of some picturesque sights that every traveler will love to behold. Although the current Mykonos town is filled with a great number of restaurants, bars, cafes, art galleries, boutiques and shops, it hasn’t lost any of its old charm with a great arrangement of tiny streets and whitewashed step lanes.
Crete is the most populous and the largest of all Greek islands. Perhaps Crete is that Greek island where you will find most diversity in shops, nightclubs, restaurants and hotels. It boasts of a good number of scenic mountains and gorges and stunningly beautiful beaches. You can expect to engage in a wide range of outdoor activities including swimming, gorge trekking, horse riding, mountain climbing, and hiking. The island has enough in store for someone who loves exploring archaeological sites.
Located close to the coast of Turkey, the Rhodes Island is one of the richest in terms of historical remains among all of Greek islands. So a history lover should not miss visiting this beautiful Greek island. Its main historic treasures include Rhodes Footbridge, the Governor’s Palace, the Acropolis of Lindos, the Temple of Apollo and most importantly its medieval Old Town. The ideal luxury holiday destination of Rhodes is rich in culture and has a great Turkish influence and features friendly locals, charming villages and popular beach resorts.
Perhaps among all the Greek islands, Corfu offers the best variety of everything. An island steeped in Greek mythology and Byzantine history, Corfu offers a great blend of ethnic cultures, contrasting landscapes and world-class food and accommodations. It also features charming old towns that boast of British, French, Italian and obviously its Greek architectural styles. It boasts of some stunning unspoiled beaches. Thus, it does not matter what interests you most, it offers something for everybody.