03 Oct The Best Greek Islands to Visit
Planning a trip to Greece? It’s one of the top travel destinations in the world, and for good reason – there’s so much to see and do.
With over 200 different islands to choose from, how can you possibly pick which one’s are the best? There are some islands that are more famous and well known, and of course these deserve a visit, but maybe there are some islands that are less popular with tourists but equally as exciting and stunningly beautiful.
Before you settle on the usual islands for your Greek vacation, check out these islands that are sure to satisfy any traveler.
Even though it’s arguably one of the most popular (and expensive!) islands in Greece, Santorini is a must-see for anyone who’s visiting Greece for the first time or anyone who’s planning a romantic getaway. It’s incredibly popular for a reason, right?
Splurge on your accommodations by renting one of many luxury villas in Santorini, Greece to get the best experience possible from your stay. You’ll have the perfect spot to watch the world-famous sunsets, not to mention an amazing place to take in the mesmerizing views of the cliffside and beaches. Oia is the most popular area, but if you head to the inland village of Pyrgos, you may be able to escape the tourist crowds and explore an up-and-coming area.
If you’re after some lush landscapes and are looking for some character, Corfu is the island to visit. It’s got a charming mix of British, French, and Venetian influences, which you will notice right away while wandering through the streets and alleyways. Some even compare the island to Tuscany with its rolling olive groves and opulent manor houses, but with more impressive beaches.
While in Corfu, you can rent a boat and travel around the coves of Nissaki, Kerasia, or Agios Stefanos to take in the absolutely gorgeous landscapes that make for the perfect Hollywood movie sets. Travel more inland to find some world-class wineries and restaurants where you can try some of the best food and drink the country has to offer.
Looking for something more secluded and sophisticated? Paxos may be tiny, but it isn’t an island to be overlooked. If you’re searching for opulence or sandy beaches, this isn’t the island for you, but if you want stunning views, quiet but pretty towns, and waterfront nightlife, Paxos is perfect.
The island is made up of small harbor towns that are so visually appealing it’s hard to decide which one is a favorite. Each town has its own distinct vibe, although they all share the same laid-back feeling since Paxos is not a hot tourist destination. There’s a never-ending amount of waterfront cafes and restaurants to spend your days in, watching the boats come in and out. If you want to explore the area more, you can rent your own motorboat to travel along the island’s coast to find some pebble coves, or visit the island across named Antipaxos for some beaches, an even smaller island that looks so pristine, you would think you were staring at a retouched photo rather than real life.