Warm, clear seas and sunny weather can be found in the luxurious heaven of Greece. Deciding which Greek island to visit can be tricky as they all provide something special. Whether you’re looking for exquisite beaches or lively nightlife, here’s what you can expect to find on some of our favorite Greek Islands.
Stunning Views- Santorini
This volcanic island of Santorini has arguably some of the most breath-taking views in the whole of Greece. Picture the unique, volcanic black sand and backdrop of whitewash buildings against the shimmering azure seas. It truly is a spectacular sight to be seen. Want to see more? Take a look at our Santorini destination guide.
History- Rhodes and Corfu
Rhodes is not just a stunning beach resort, it’s home to well-preserved ancient ruins and structures that shaped the country in the Crusades era. Find medieval architecture and an eerie atmosphere in Rhodes Old Town. Discover the rich history and visit the magnificent structure of the gothic Grand Palace of Knights of Rhodes.
For a further insight into Rhodes, have a look at our destination guide.
Corfu is famed for being Prince Philip’s birthplace, but if that isn’t historic enough, explore the island’s treasures and colonial constructions. Navigate through the maze of secret passageways that were tunnelled into the Old Venetian fortress, found overlooking the coastline. Curious? Read more about Corfu in our destination guide.
Beaches- Crete and Kefalonia
Greece is renowned for its stunning beaches but some of my favorites can be found in Crete and Kefalonia. The soft sand blended with pebbles at Myrtos beach in Kefalonia is set among lush green wildlife with wondrous caves nearby. The island of Lefkada is only a short hop away too if you feel like exploring and visiting it’s quaint little villages like Nikiana.
Crete is a palm tree paradise. Paddle in the shallow, crystal clear waters at Vai’s Blue Flag beach or relax on the golden sand for picturesque views overlooking the endless sea.
The 15th Century fortress that dominates the harbour is the perfect setting for an afternoon drink by the sea. After dark Kos transforms with a wide variety of nightlife to suit all tastes. Unwind in a cocktail bar or dance until the sun comes up in one of the many nightclubs. You wont be disappointed with the nightly entertainment and the notorious feel-good, bustling atmosphere. You can read even more about this wonderful island in our destination guide to Kos.
Are you planning on visiting glorious Greece? Let me know where you’ll choose to go in the comments below.