A Complete Guide to 14 Beautiful Greek Islands
Greece is famous for its 3,000 islands that are filled with natural beauty, culture and adventure. The islands are famous for their crystal clear water, traditional villages and streets filled with tourists from around the world. And to add icing on the cake, there are numerous luxury beach resorts available to enjoy every kind of holiday.
Having thousands of islands can make it tough to select the one for a holiday.
Here are some most famous islands to explore next time you plan a trip to Greece:
This island includes over 60 sandy beaches including the famous Koukounaries beach. It is filled will stunning views with a cosmopolitan nightlife along with delicious international and Greek cuisine.
This is the second largest among the lonian islands, located on the West coast of Greece. Here, you can enjoy the Mediterranean climate, having many other beaches. Corfu Island is the largest and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The renowned Venetian engineers designed the town in the ancient century. Surely a ‘must-visit’ island.
Kos has interesting nightlife, beautiful beaches and traditional villages that make it one of the best islands when it comes to typical beach island.
The largest and the most populous of all Greek islands, Crete is famous among tourists. It has a gorgeous valley, large beaches and outstanding turquoise seas. The place is filled with cultural warmth, hospitality and distinct history. You will find enormous Greece luxury resorts around the beach. You can admire the historic remnants of civilization and legendary Palace of Knossos.
Milos comes under top 5 largest islands of Greece and is famous for its history, hot springs, wild goats and mineral mines. Having volcanic origin, it’s famous for its coastal morphology and diversity. The black and yellow will surely impress you.
This beach is situated in the center of the Cyclades islands. The Parian wine is famous here and most people like to stay in the capital Parikia, which has stunning white houses. There are various reasons to visit this beautiful island.
Mykonos is situated in the center of the Cyclades complex and is extremely famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, the picturesque Cycladic architecture, outstanding nightlife and magnificent beaches. Once you come here, you won’t like to go somewhere else as it’s that beautiful city.
It is the biggest and the greenest island in the Cyclades having beautiful high mountains, green gorges, traditional villages and gorgeous seascapes. Here, you can admire the exotic blend of Cycladic and Medieval architect mansions. Do visit Apollonas, which is the port of the settlement of Komiaki on Naxos’s northeastern coast. Explore the all inclusive resorts of this place to enjoy your visit.
In the Dodecanese island near the coast of Turkey, Rhodes is an island that is rich in history, covered with large swathes of parkland, beaches and forest that cater different tastes. The island offers its visitors a history that goes back in time thousands of years ago and makes its rich with culture.
This island consists of a number of islands including Thirasia, Thera, Nea Kameni and Palea. It is located in the southern part of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. This island is a magical one, covered with charm and mystery. This is a world famous resort for sunsets, red cliffs, black beaches and more. You will love the Greece luxury resorts of this island.
Amorgos is famous as a little piece of paradise in the Cyclades. The island is famous for its natural beauty, which is truly inspirational. It has some breathtaking views, Monastery of Hozoviotissa and more.
An exciting boat trip from Mykonos will take you to Delos that is the birthplace of Apollo. It has beautiful temples, mosaics and a theatre. However, one cannot stay overnight here.
Forget about renting a car to visit Hydra. Cars are banned here as transport system consists of around 500 donkeys. Having a wealthy past, the island is also rich with a lavish stone that was crafted by Italian artisans. It is also one of the most romantic islands of all.
Most people enjoy beaches and the tipples and Kefalonia have the both along with gorgeous beaches and Robola wine. The island offers diving, snorkeling, and decent nightlife.
Greece has some amazing luxury family resorts that make your holiday more special.