With 227 inhabited islands to choose from, it’s an almost impossible task to decide where you’d rather be spending your next Greek adventure! We’ve taken the time to break it down and let you decide which island is the one for you, but remember – you can visit several islands in one week on a sailing holiday!
Santorini: for the photography fanatics
The views from practically any spot on this crescent-shaped island are the stuff of dreams, making it the perfect place to expand your travel snap portfolio! Iconic, whitewashed buildings and colourful, clustered villages crop out from sheer rock faces that cascade down into the unimaginably azure ocean. All that’s missing is your best candid pose and your wittiest caption!
Crete: for the foodies
Reachable by sailing trip from Santorini, the island of Crete is blessed with varying microclimates that provide fertile soil for a wide variety of crops to grow and taste just as nature intended! Alongside the hoard of fruit and vegetable species that grow in abundance on Crete, the island is a powerhouse of olive oil, cheese, and wine production – all of which can be enjoyed in their traditional tavernas or kafenios.
Milos: for the beach bums
It is customary for every island to claim to be the best beach spot, but none can promise the quantity and range of coastal swimming spots as the volcanic island of Milos. Whether you like your beaches with white sand, black sand, or rocky – Milos’ heavily indented coastline will offer something amongst its 80+ beaches to suit your holiday needs.
Mykonos: for the party animals
Outside of the summer season, Mykonos resembles its relaxed beach island neighbours but come July/August, the island is taken over by wild night owls. In traditional Greek style, nothing starts until late when sun-kissed revellers start with dusk drinks at cocktail bars with exquisite views before heading out to the mass of waterfront, clifftop, underground, or beach clubs Mykonos has to offer – take your pick!
Paros: for the adrenaline junkies
The constant levels of wind around Paros wreak havoc on many travellers’ plans; however, this force of nature provides the perfect climate to enjoy the thrills of kiteboarding and windsurfing. Much like the nightlife of Mykonos, the winds at Paros reach full force during July/August, so if you like to travel a little on the wild side, why not pack your sports gear alongside you’re best clubbing outfit and experience the craziest that the Greeks Islands has to offer!