From green paradises and world-famous spots to rocky backdrops and hidden gems, each of the 227 inhabited islands of Greece has its own character, providing a one-of-a-kind experience for any type of traveler out there.
Whether you’re looking for leisure, dynamic nightlife, watersports, breathtaking views, or sun-kissed afternoons on the beach, Greece is the perfect destination to find them all.
Named according to their location, Greek island are clustered in six major archipelagos: the Argo-Saronic Islands, just off the Greek mainland, near Athens, the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea, The North Agean Islands, the Dodecanese, the Sporades and the Ionian Islands.
With such an amazing variety of options, planning your vacation in Greece can be a difficult task; therefore we’ve selected 5 of the most beautiful Greek islands in order to help you take the right decision.
Part of the Cyclades, Santorini is perhaps the most spectacular destination in Greece. Take the best sunsets in the world, the most charming views you’ve ever imagined and the clearest waters of the Mediterranean and you’ll get a glimpse of Santorini.
With picturesque villages, sandy beaches, natural beauty and white houses built one on top of the other, the island could be easily mistaken for a paradise.
Besides its outstanding beauty, Santorini provides a great range of activities from swimming and sunbathing to sailing, romantic walks and plenty of opportunities to soak up the mysterious Greek culture.
Located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea, Crete is the largest island in Greece and one of the most famous destinations in Europe.
Boasting a 1,000 km coastline sprinkled with sandy beaches, coves, bays and blue clear waters, Crete is one of the most fascinating places to spend an unforgettable vacation. Moreover, this fifth largest island in the Mediterranean has a very unique charm that lies in its diversity.
Home of the Minoan civilization, Crete is an ideal spot for those who want to combine an excellent beach vacation with a rich cultural break.
Corfu lies beautifully in the Ionian Sea as the greenest island in Greece and one of the most important remains of Antiquity.
Due to its colorful past and the strong connection with the Greek Mythology, Corfu has always been considered an island of wonders and miracles.
With an abundant culture, a cosmopolitan nightlife, a lively shopping scene, a wonderful Venetian architecture and a wide variety of beaches from secluded pebbled coves to miles of white sand, Corfu provides lots of opportunities for fun, sightseeing and entertainment, all rolled in one memorable vacation.
Just like the amazing Santorini, Mykonos lies in the Cyclades as a living postcard of white little houses with blue windows painted on a dream-like background.
Often called “The Ibiza of Greece”, Mykonos has a reputation of Party Island, drawing an incredible night scene and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. However, Mykonos’s glittering flair does not prevent it to be a Mecca for adventure seekers, either.
Rhodes is situated in the eastern Aegean Sea, as the largest of the Dodecanese islands. Famous for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and for its charming medieval Old Town, this Greek island captivates its visitors with impressive landscapes, picturesque villages, lovely beaches and numerous historical sites.
Enjoying a plethora of blue-flagged beaches, unspoilt beauties and a timeless allure of past and present coexisting simultaneously over its streets, Rhodes stands along the islands mentioned above, as one of the best summer destinations in the sparkling Mediterranean.