4 Best Island Destinations In Greece

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Greece is one of the most gorgeous and fantastic places to vacation in the world. Its waters are spotted with thousands of beautiful islands, ideal for island hopping in the summertime. It is truly a magnificent and unique place to visit for anyone who loves crystal clear turquoise waters, long sandy beaches, delicious Mediterranean cuisine, and a culture bursting with history and hospitality.

 

Mykonos

The Island of Mykonos is located in the Aegean Sea within the group of Greek Islands known as the Cyclades. Since the 1950’s it has transformed into the most exclusive jet set island in Greece and is known around the world as a top destination for travelers looking to indulge in a truly luxurious vacation. The island is known for its traditional Cycladic architectural style with its white washed homes and cobblestone walk ways. Mykonos boasts some of the most beautiful and high-end luxury hotels and villas for rent. Every summer season the island is overcome by travelers from all over the globe looking to experience the one of a kind summer Mykonos has to offer. Every night the exclusive bars and clubs of Mykonos host the world’s best DJ’s and performers playing from sunset to sunrise. The best way to enjoy the island and experience its exclusivity is to rent a villa with a group of family or friends. By renting a villa you can enjoy luxury amenities ranging from private pools with sea views, a private chef, relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of town, and much more.  Mykonos Panormos Villas are a perfect place to stay, located on a hillside on the north side of the island overlooking Panormos Bay. Truly a magnificent place to stay and one of the best ways to enjoy all of what Mykonos has to offer. http://www.mykonospanormosvillas.com/

Mykonos

Santorini

A few hours south of Mykonos you will find the Island of Santorini with its approximately 6 km wide volcanic crater also known as the caldera. Santorini is known to have one of the most amazing sunsets in the Mediterranean. It is a luxury destination for travelers from all over the world. It too belongs to the Cyclades Island group with its white washed homes built along the steep hillsides of the island overlooking the caldera. Santorini has become a favorite destination for couples getting married, as it is a truly unique and breathtaking place to exchange vows with your significant other. Santorini also has some of the most beautiful boutique hotels perfect for romantic and luxurious getaways. A unique feature of the island is its black sand and red sand beaches. The black and red sand are a result of the volcanic nature of the island and it is truly a once in a lifetime experience to see. Santorini produces its own wine, which is known to be one of the best in Greece and the region. The fine dining scene of the island is mouth watering with 5 star restaurants scattered throughout the towns of Oia and Fyra. You can of course enjoy the traditional Mediterranean cuisine of Santorini as each island has its own variations and delicacies! A place like no other, it is perfect for a luxurious and extravagant romantic vacation with great food, hotels, people, archeological sites, beaches, and nightlife!

Santorini

Milos

 

Milos Island is a relatively undiscovered island and is known as the ‘island of colors’ because of its volcanic activity which has created beautiful color variations in the rock of the island, and as the ‘island of lovers’ because of the discovery of the Venus de Milo statue of the Ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite in 1820. The island is not a huge tourist attraction like Mykonos and Santorini, which enables visitors to explore and enjoy the island easily. Renting a car is a great way to get around and highly recommended. The island offers the lux traveler lovely smaller boutique hotels and apartments for rent along with irresistible shimmering Aegean waters to swim in all day and night. The rocky beaches of Milos are a unique feature of the island; there are more than 70 different ones you can visit. For the visitors interested in Ancient Greek Archeology Milos is a great destination. It has several lovely museums where one can dive into the plentiful culture of Greece. Enjoy the relaxation, tranquility, sunsets, and beautiful landscapes Milos Island has to offer!

Milos

Crete

Crete is the largest and most populated island of Greece as well as the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean. It has many gorgeous exclusive luxury beach resorts a visitor can enjoy all the amenities he/she may desire. With hundreds of beaches, seaside villages, mountain villages, Ancient Greek archeological sites such as Knossos Palace, home to the Minoans and the infamous mythological Minotaur, renting a car is the way to enjoy the island best. Iraklion and Rethymno are the largest small cities on the island and they have great nightlife, shops, authentic Greek Taverna’s, and cafes. Not only do you get to enjoy beaches, but also gorges, rivers, and lakes you can hike around or enjoy a cooling dip in.  There is so much to see in Crete a week’s stay is a must! The resorts’ are so beautiful they make you not even want to leave the beach but do try and explore further into Cretan culture. You wont regret it, and don’t forget to sip on some traditional Raki, a Cretan liquor produced there!

Crete

About the Author
Margot Ninou

Margot Ninou was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She has been traveling all over the Greek Isles since she was a child. She attended University in the United Kingdom and currently works in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry as an Assistant Manager at Mykonos Panormos Villas.

6 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Marina Noble
    Marina Noble November 30, 2013 at 00:37 -

    Dear Margot,
    Seeing that you are a specialist on Greece, which hotels could you recommend to us in Corfu as the most luxurious?
    Thanks,
    Marina

  2. Margot Ninou
    Margot Ninou November 30, 2013 at 01:24 -

    Dear Marina,

    Corfu is another great place to visit in Greece.
    I would say the Siorra Vittoria Boutique Hotel, Grecotel Eva Palace, and the Marbella Beach Hotel are 3 of the most luxurious hotels one can find in Corfu.

    Margot

    • Marina Noble
      Marina Noble November 30, 2013 at 11:23 -

      Thanks Margot,
      We’ll add these to our map for 2014!

  3. yann beeckman December 1, 2013 at 03:34 -
  4. Margot Ninou
    Margot Ninou December 1, 2013 at 04:23 -

    Dear Yann,

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful page with us!

  5. Heike March 10, 2014 at 07:55 -

    Thanks on your marvellous post