I spent an incredible week cruising through the Greek Islands back in August 2015 and it was the time of my life! I wish I could have spent longer in each place, but our particular trip just got a taster of six Aegean Islands nestled between Greece and Turkey.
It was great on the one hand to see so many different islands and to know exactly which ones I wish to return to next time for longer.
Here are my three favourite islands we went to, which you should definitely not miss out on your next trip to Greece!
My ultimate favourite of the Greek Islands – Santorini is incredibly idyllic and absolutely beautiful. Set on a caldera, or old volcano, it was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, shaping its rugged landscape.
Atop the towering cliffs, the views are like a looking straight into a painting. The iconic blue-domed white-washed churches and cube-like houses of its two principal towns, Fira and Oia (pronounced Ee-ya) make this island one of the most breathtaking places you will ever visit.
There is plenty to do for an amazing getaway including exploring the many cobbled alleyways and browsing the quaint shops, renting four-wheelers and scooters, visiting wineries, going hiking/on scenic walks, enjoying the delicious food on offer, relaxing at the many gorgeous beaches and catching one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever lay your eyes on.
Santorini is a must-visit place for anyone, whether you’re with friends, family or especially if you’re looking for that perfect romantic holiday destination.
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Beautiful Rhodes is the largest and most popular of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, known for its ancient ruins and remnants of its occupation by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades.
Mykonos is a white-washed paradise, popularly known for its summer party atmosphere, the picturesque Cycladic architecture and the fabulous beaches. The row of 16th-century windmills are iconic landmarks perched on a hill above Mykonos town.
The Greek Islands are all incredible to visit and I long for the day when I return again.
Do you have three different favourite Greek Islands of your own? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to read them.
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