The Greek islands have won international acclaim for being the perfect holiday getaways for romance, wine, azure waters, and glorious sunsets. But with over 200 islands with their own unique attractions, choosing just a few can be tricky. Tune into our guide of the top 3 islands to help you plan your perfect dream holiday.
Santorini, arguably Greece’s most famous island is a spectacular blend of pristine beaches and immaculately whitewashed architectural marvels. Santorini’s largest island Thira with its bustling tourist towns of Fira and Oia is a great place to spend the day. For a quieter getaway, find solace in the laidback beaches of Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni. From unique beaches with red and black sand, archaeological ruins of the ancient Roman Empire, and the forgotten town of Akrotiri, to spectacular views of Caldera, a stunning turquoise pool at the center of the island, Santorini will take your breath away. Soak it all in to make create memories of a lifetime!
Head to the lush green haven of Corfu islands and enjoy citrus and olive trees coupled with uninterrupted views of the pebbly beaches and serene cobalt blue waters. So idyllic is this Greek island that it made the perfect setting for Homer’s Greta Greek epics! No wonder that Corfu is the preferred getaway for tourists who want to escape from the din and hustle of city life, and unwind amidst Nature. Palaio Frourio (Old Fortress) and the Corfu Museum of Asian Art are exceptional historical and religious attractions. Paleokastritsa Monastery and the Corfu Donkey Rescue are unique in their own right and must-visits while at Corfu!
From balmy and palm-studded beaches, Emerald forests as well as bustling cities amidst ancient ruins, you are spoilt for a choice of things to do on this Sunny isle. The spirited vibe of Crete lends itself to numerous taverns to dine at, raki at sidewalk cafes, stylish bars, and nightclubs, mainly in the Northern parts of Chania or Heraklion. And for those who seek sun and the sea, fear not, for Rethymnon or Agios Nikolaos beaches hold the promise of the great outdoors.