There are some places on earth you have to see to believe, because you can’t possibly imagine them in all of their vivid colors, smells, sounds and tastes. Greece, with its countless picturesque, ancient and famed islands, is one of those places.
Thousands of islands, endless beauty
No matter how many times I visit, I’m always stunned by the impossibly beautiful vistas from Santorini’s steep cliffs; intoxicated by the juicy freshness of Greek tomatoes, feta cheese, grilled octopus and squid; and altogether charmed by the many whitewashed villages and quaint, labyrinthian island towns that beckon you in to while away an afternoon, or an entire week, exploring them further.
Island hopping is one of the best ways to experience this traveler’s bounty, as there are more sights and experiences than one could squeeze into a lifetime. Greece boasts as many as 6,000 islands—depending upon how you count—though only about 200 are inhabited. Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Patmos, Rhodes, Symi, Chios- just to name a few!
Here are 3 of the most popular islands:
The largest Greek island, and among the most storied. The colorful history, legends and mystique surrounding Crete are tied to many sources. read more
Another must-see on a Greek island itinerary. Some even go so far as to call the island’s village of Oia one of the most beautiful and romantic sights on earth. read more
One of the most popular and bustling Greek islands, Mykonos offers everything from designer boutiques, to beautiful beaches, five star hotels and trendy nightclubs. read more
Miles of Isles
No matter where you start your journey, here’s what you will find — a place of more colors than you knew existed, unforgettable sunsets, tiny villages that in some cases, time seems to have forgotten; warm, welcoming people, and archaeological ruins whose combination of mind-boggling antiquity and intellectual advancement will confound you.