In this article, you'll find the 9 best islands in Greece to visit and why. Greece has many beautiful islands which you should definitely see!
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Santorini is one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Besides that, it's also one of the most famous ones. This lovely island is famous for its white buildings and beautiful views. Many people agree that Santorini has one of the most beautiful sunsets in the whole world! Even though the capital city Fira is an amazing place to be in Santorini, the city Oia is the city where the views and sunsets are most beautiful and popular. For people who love photography, Santorini is perfect, because there are really so many photogenic spots in Santorini!
Furthermore, in Santorini you'll also find the most beautiful hotels with private pools, cute balconies and infinity pools. However, you don't need to stay at such as luxurious place to have a great time in Santorini, because the whole experience of being in Santorini is just wonderful.
Besides the beauty of the island, Santorini also has many other things to offer. For example, the food and wine is Santorini is very good. Especially for those who love seafood, Santorini is the place to be! Besides that, Santorini also offers water sports, an amazing archaeological site and an open air cinema!
Mykonos is also a wonderful Greek island that you really should visit. What's lovely about this island, is that the beaches are magnificent! Whether you'd love to swim, to do water sports or to go to a great beach party, there's always a perfect beach for you at Mykonos! Speaking about beach parties, Mykonos is also famous for its great parties, so if you love to party, you'll have an amazing summer at Mykonos.
If you're not that much into beaches and partying, Mykonos is still a wonderful island to visit, since it has so much more to offer! The island is very beautiful and therefore also very photogenic. Especially Little Venice and the beautiful famous blue street in Mykonos are magnificent. Furthermore, Mykonos is the perfect place to shop, since there are lovely markets and shops.
Crete is the largest island in Greece and definitely worth visiting. The history of Crete is very interesting, which is one of the reasons why it's one of the best islands in Greece. Especially when you love Greek mythology, Crete is an amazing place to discover. For example, an interesting story of the Greek mythology is about King Minos. Crete was the property of this king and one of the legends is about him. He didn't want to sacrifice a bull, even though he had to sacrifice one to the gods. Because he didn't do that, Poseidon made sure that the wife of the king fell in love with a bull! This caused the creation of the Minotaur who was locked up in a labyrinth! People asume that this Minotaur used to explain the earthquakes, because the labyrinth was under the ground.
Furthermore, the Cretan cuisine is very good and special, so if you want to try some new dishes and you haven't been to Crete yet, I'd highly recommend going there! Besides that, the nature of Crete is also wonderful and worth exploring. There are also some old cities in Crete that you really should visit, because the architecture there is very beautiful and interesting! For example, you could go to Chania for beautiful buildings.
There are also some hotels that are so beautiful and luxurious, that they actually give you the feeling that you're in the Maldives. For example, the Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa is so beautiful and if you're staying here, you don't even have to leave the hotel to have the most amazing time! However, even when you're staying at a hotel that isn't that luxurious, I'm sure you'll still have a great time in Crete, because there is a lot to do and see!
Paros is also on the list of best islands, because it's magnificent too! There are many very cute villages, such as Lefkes and Kostos. I especially love Lefkes, since the buildings there are so cute!
Besides that, the culture of Paros is also amazing. For example, you could visit the Monastery of Panagia Ekatontapiliani which is located in the capital of Paros, Parikia. Many people call this building the church of 100 doors and it was made about 2400 years ago. Besides this, there are many other very interesting cultural sights in Paros!
Furthermore, Paros also has many beautiful beaches, lovely cafes and the landscapes are also amazing. And there are many great places for photography in Paros.
Zakynthos is one of the most well-known islands in Greece. Especially Navagio beach is famous. Navagio beach is also called Shipwreck beach, since you'll recognize it for the old shipwreck that's on the beach. The view over Navagio beach is just one of the most beautiful views ever and you have probably already seen that view on many photos, since it's very photogenic. I'd highly recommend visiting this place, because you'll never forget the beauty of it! One of the most fun things to do there, is to rent a boat and relax there during a sunny summer day.
Besides that beautiful beach, Zakynthos has so much more to offer! For example, the culture of Zakynthos is also very interesting. You could go to the Venetian Castle there, but you could also go to one of the amazing museums on the island. Furthermore, all nature in Zakynthos is wonderful. You can find the most beautiful blue caves there, which you should really check out! Besides that, you can also see the cutest see turtles in Zakynthos, which is just a great experience. Moreover, Zakynthos is also famous for its wonderful sunsets and the very good cuisine.
Milos is a little less famous than the other islands, but it's still an island that you should definitely visit! The most amazing thing about Milos is Sarakiniko beach. This beach is very impressive, because of the volcanic rock. This rock has been shaped by the waves and you can jump of it into the water. Many people think this place looks like a moonscape.
Besides that, Milos has many other beaches where you can go to. Moreover, Milos has multiple cute villages that you can discover and the food in Milos is also very good!
The next island on the list of best islands in Greece is Corfu. Corfu is also called the Emerald Island, because it's a very green island! Besides that, Corfu is a large island compared to most of the other islands, so there is a lot to explore. One of the reasons Corfu is such an amazing island to visit, is the very good food. The cuisine is just amazing and there are many great restaurants to have dinner.
Furthermore, there are many amazing sights in Corfu which you can visit, so you'll never get bored when you're there! For example, you could go to the Old Fortress, which is located in the city of Corfu. If you go to Corfu by boat, you'll also see the Old Fortress when you arrive. This Fortress is called the Old Fortress, because there is also a new one! The New Fortress is very interesting to visit as well, since it was created so the town could be protected from other people such as pirates. Both the Old and the New Fortress are truly impressive and the history is just very interesting, which makes it amazing to see them in real life.
Moreover, the beaches in Corfu are also stunning. You can totally relax there and enjoy the beautiful blue water.
Hydra is another island of Greece that is great to visit. You may know Hydra from a movie, since there have been filmed multiple movies, such as Boy on a Dolphin. Since Hydra is close to Athens, you can do a daytrip to Hydra from Athens, which I would highly recommend!
Besides discovering the beauty of this island, you can do many other fun things here. For example, there are many donkeys in Hydra which you can see. Furthermore, Hydra is also the place to go if you love horse-riding, which you can do in multiple places in Hydra, such as on the beach. Moreover, if you love history, you can also visit one of the museums on Hydra and admire the wonderful architecture of the buildings on this island.
For the beach lovers Hydra is also the place to be, because there are very gorgeous beaches where you can relax all day.
If you're interested in history, then Rhodes is one of the most amazing islands in Greece to visit for you. There are many very interesting sights in Rhodes. For example, you should see the Medieval City of Rhodes, which is a Unesco Heritage Site. Besides that, you could also see the Acropolis of Lindos.
Moreover, there are lots of fun things to do in Rhodes, such as diving, several watersports and biking.
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