The Greek islands are in many ways the best tourist destinations both in Europe and in the world. Breathtakingly beautiful, they are countless. There are nearly 6,000 in all, with just over 200 that are habitable. This will put you in a dilemma.
Spend your vacations in the Cyclades
The beautiful islands of the Cyclades will make your vacation unforgettable. The most famous are the islands of Santorini, Serifos, Mykonos, Ios, Paros, Antiparos, Kythnos, Amorgos, Flegandros, Sifnos.
With their vibrant beaches and awe-inspiring coastline, trails leading to mountains, cliffs, plains and lush valleys, these islands are the most recommended for water sports enthusiasts, scuba divers, hikers and party lovers.
Moreover, if you are more attracted by archaeology, the atmosphere of monasteries and fortresses, the discovery of the riches stored in the museums of Greece, these are the islands to choose.
However, for those who do not like crowds or prefer to spend their vacations in solitude, you will have to wait until the end of the summer to go to the Cyclades. In any case, your vacation will never have been so delicious.
Why not try the Dodecanese?
Archipelago of the Aegean Sea, it owes its name to its twelve inhabitable islands. It is also one of the most magical destinations in Greece.
Among its islands, you have for example the Astypalea, a butterfly-shaped island, located on the western side of the archipelago. In addition to its beaches, it is mostly made up of houses painted white, which contrasts perfectly with the 13th century Venetian citadel built in dark stone and which sits on a hill above the village.
In Astypalea, it is not really the party atmosphere, but especially the cultural wealth of the island that attracts tourists.
If you want to have an exceptionally eventful vacation, Kalymnos and Kos are a must-see.
Kalymnos is known for its mesmerizing cliffs on which are traced irresistible climbing routes. The island is also made up of beautiful valleys covered with lush green vegetation. You will also find hot springs, temples, theaters, gymnasiums, etc.
On Kos, an island much loved by the British and Scandinavians, you will be treated to popular beaches, historic castles, archaeological sites and hot springs. Basically, it’s nature, celebration and culture all rolled into one.
You can also visit many other islands such as Leros, very popular for its beaches which contain many shipwrecks, Nissiros, where you will see in real, the crater of a volcano with its persistent sulfurous smells and fumaroles, and ancient fortifications.
How about the island of Patmos? Patmos is also beaches, monasteries, white cities, and nature within sight.
Moreover, if you have read the apocalypse of Saint John, it is in one of the caves of the island Patmos that an angel of God would have appeared to Saint John, giving him the revelations that he wrote in the last book of the Bible.