The Greek Islands are a popular holiday destination for many travellers all over the world every year. These islands represent the true beauty of Greece and the food, culture and architecture associated with it. The islands are grouped together in clusters and are known as the Cyclades islands, the Argo-Saronic, the North Aegean, the Sporades, the Dodecanese and the Ionian islands. With so many beautiful islands to choose from, travellers may struggle to find the one that is right for them. This is why we have put together a list of our top 5 Greek islands to visit this summer. Keep reading this article if you’d like to know more!
If you are looking for a lively holiday with some beautiful views, Mykonos is the island for you. This island belongs to the Cyclades group and sees a lot of tourists every year. Mykonos is often graced with lots of party goers and celebrities who want to take in the sights of this amazing Greek Island. Mykonos has beautiful beaches and luxurious hotels for you to stay in if you’re willing to pay high prices in the summer. This island is recommended for those who want to enjoy an Ibiza type vibe although there are some quieter areas that families can enjoy.
This famous island rests on an active but dormant volcano with its crater lying in the middle of the sea. Santorini is another island in the Cyclades group that boasts some beautiful architecture, views and great tours. The capital of Santorini, Fira, sees many tourists fill up the streets in the summer as they take advantage of the shops and restaurants on offer. Santorini can be very relaxing for couples or families who want to escape from the hustle and bustle to stay in some of the Santorini Luxury Villas. If you’re interested in these villas, make sure to check out BlueVillas who provide great views and facilities for you to have an amazing trip.
Another amazing island that you should visit is the island of Rhodes which is the largest in the Dodecanese group. This island is beautiful and boasts the historic Old Town of Rhodes which you take some time to explore. If you are planning on visiting Rhodes, we also recommend that you take a trip to the town of Lindos which is home to the amazing clifftop Acropolis. The amazing views from the Acropolis are definitely worth the climb and you’ll be mesmerised by the beauty of the bay and its surrounding area. If you’d like to see a bit more of the nightlife, visit Faliraki town which has lots of bars and clubs for you to choose from.
The island of Crete is the largest of all the Greek Islands. You’ll never be bored in this beautiful place which offers lots of shopping, history and local cuisine. This island is great for tourists who want to get to grips with Greece and its culture. If you fancy learning about the history, make sure to visit the capital of Heraklion which features the great Heraklion Archaeological Museum where you’ll find plenty of artefacts to have a look at. You’ll find loads of hotels and resorts here, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Our final island that we think you should visit is the island of Naxos which is the largest island in the Cyclades group. Here, you’ll find very long stretches of beaches which make it the perfect place to go and relax. There are plenty of family resorts and activities to keep you occupied. The local Greek cuisine here is amazing and we recommend that you try this if you want to get a real experience of Greek food. There is also an archaeological museum which resides in a hilltop castle that you can visit. This is a great way to get some history while you’re on a trip and it’ll be something to remember.
Although it is not always possible, we recommend that you visit as many of the Greek islands that you can. This doesn’t always need to be on separate trips, there are plenty of ferries that link different islands together, so you can explore even more on day trips. Make sure to choose the island that is going to suit the purpose of your holiday the best whether that is a couple’s retreat or a family holiday. You won’t be disappointed with the amazing views and weather that these islands have to offer. Once you have finished visiting all of these islands, make sure to check out other favourites like Corfu, Milos or Kos. Book your holiday to one of the beautiful Greek islands today and you won’t be disappointed!