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Best Greek Islands to Visit
Written by Aiswarya Giridharan on June 10, 2021 Share on

10 Best Greek Islands to Visit For a Spectacular Vacation

With the abundance of cluster islands present on the mediterranean, Greece is the favourite destination to anyone who is looking for the best Europe trip. The raw beaches and wild landscapes makes it the perfect destination matching your itinerary goals. From politics to philosophy, beaches to mountains, monuments to museums, culture to heritage, Greece is so much more than the tourist destinations. Serving the best cheese and sea foods, this country takes pride in the way it is. And that is more important to be happy right? This self actualisation is sure to release you cool hormones during your vacay to this favourite destination. 

With almost 227 islands being inhabited by its locals, this place is never going to disappoint you for the variety it has. Greece is sure to be your favourite food on your plate. The nightlife, party days, relaxed ambience, cool lifestyle and tranquility Greece assures is just promising, wanting you to choose Greece every time you need to pick a favourite destination for your Europe holiday. Made of Islands, knowing the top Greek islands to visit is important to get the best out of your Greece vacation. Let us understand why these 10 islands are top destinations.

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10 Best Greek Islands to Visit

  1. Santorini
  2. Mykonos
  3. Crete
  4. Corfu
  5. Ios
  6. Rhodes
  7. Paros
  8. Naxos
  9. Folegandros
  10. Hydra

1. Santorini

Santorini obviously, is one of the top destinations in Greece. It is referred to as Thera in ancient Greece. This place is a must visit in your Greece itinerary. This island is studded with a large number of churches. The cafes and bistros here are not to miss ones. Getting to understand the local taste of that place is as important as knowing its history. The climate of Santorini is perfect for grape cultivation and hence leaving Santorini without tasting its wine is a sin! Volcanic eruptions in the past have now led to the formation of this beautiful island. A mix of beauty and fantasy is all Santorini is about. Planning a vacay in Santorini is on the pricier side, however it is worth all the money.

Santorini, Best Islands to Visit in Greece
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2. Mykonos

Located on the Aegean Sea, Mykonos is a must visit island in Greece. Mykonos is a component of the cyclades cluster. The summer parties and beach magic is all that is needed to keep you alive. With the best beach and party life, this island holds every drop of its sea in pride. From understanding the Mykonos maze to giving poses to your favourite photographer, Mykonos is far more picturesque than you imagine it to be. In short, life becomes a celebration in Mykonos. This island has much more to offer for the tranquil person in you. This place undoubtedly makes its way into the top Greek islands list. 

Mykonos, Best Islands to Visit in Greece
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3. Crete

Crete is the largest island in the whole of Greece and fifth largest in the whole of mediterranean sea. This piece of huge island has every pattern that satisfies the traveller in you. The northern side of Crete is contemporarily built and the southern side is still keeping the history alive.Wild beaches, untouched village mountains, ancient towns, ever booked resorts and ever serving restaurants – Crete has it all for you. Note down the top Greek island and find Crete definitely making into the list.

Crete, Best Islands to Visit in Greece
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4. Corfu

This Northern Ionian island boasts of beautiful landscapes from majestic mountains to wilder seas. The city is built by the influence of venetian architecture. Surrounded by picturesque nature elements, this place doesn’t run out of water at all. Packed with beaches and canals, Corfu is one of those top 10 Greek islands having a rich beach life. Known for its party vibe, this island absolutely is the continuation of its history. This is one of the best islands in Greece.

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5. Ios

Ios is that island that should be on your ‘places to visit before you turn 25’ bucket list. The vibrant nightlife and inexhaustible beach life is the reason for this. Located in Cyclades, this is one of the best places to visit in Greece. The amazing sun rises and promising sun sets gives you the best memories to take away. The Manganari beach here is one of the cleanest beaches and is one of the must visit places too. The bistros and cafes are a must visit for you to understand the flavour of what Ios is all about. 

Ios, Best Islands to Visit in Greece
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6. Rhodes

From ancient architecture to contemporary delicacies, Rhodes is one of the best top ten Greece islands. The right distribution of tourist attraction in the Rhodes space of the island is the success formula, wanting tourists to visit this place again and again. The medieval old town here is an UNESCO world heritage site. High end restaurants, best sea foods, castles, churches, valleys, beaches and much more for you to explore this inexhaustible Greek island.

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7. Paros

From the Geranium to Bouganvilla, Paros is a flowery fantasy. The ancient villages and beaches make Paros extra special. Traditional bakeries here still serve the best delicacies right from its history. Located at 300 metres above the sea level, Lefkes is a not to be missed place in Greece. The best movies you watch in Greece will have picturesque nature elements as the backdrop and the location courtesy is Paros. Umpty number of beaches and museums makes Paros sound touristy and one of the best Greek islands. 

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8. Naxos

Naxos is one of the top 10 Greece islands that is rich in mountainous villages, infinitely big beaches, inevitably huge mountains and ruins from history. All of this makes the ordinary Naxos extraordinary. Alternated by restaurants and cafes, this place truly engages one’s understanding of food. Scale up Mount Zas for some amazing adventure. This is one of the tallest mountains in the whole of Cyclades.  Join the locals in their summer festivals to get an amazing experience. Naxos is one of the best islands in this top 10 greek islands for you to get a flavour of what stories villages of Greece have to tell you. 

Naxos, Best Islands to Visit in Greece
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9. Folegandros

This island is one of the best places you could hike. The mountain hike usually leads you to a beautiful beach. Alternatively, explore the beauty of wild seas and scalable mountains. Swim and hike are the most popular verbs in Folegandros. Sprinkled with natural beauty, this place has 3 villages in it – Karavostasi, Hora and Ano Meria. Visit these villages and get to understand the culture of Folegandros. Island hopping is so much fun here and taking a ferry rise makes your game in Folegandros interesting.

Folegandros, Best Islands to Visit in Greece
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10. Hydra

The Hydra’s corridor is a harbour and this island is completely devoid of cars. Hydra is that typical Cyclades island with white washed buildings and classic jewelry boutiques. Though Hydra is scarce of beaches, it offers amazing hiking tales for you to always remember. The walking trails along with monastery viewpoints makes it worthwhile to visit Hydra. Along with this, the delicacies give you a valuable reason to visit Hydra along with top Greek islands.

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