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Which Greek Island Best Suits Your Travel Style?

Updated: Oct 19, 2022

Are you dreaming about your next vacation? Preferably to a gorgeous destination drenched in sunlight and surrounded by sparkling azure seas? Greece has always been an ideal Mediterranean vacation destination. With over 1,400 islands (only 230 inhabited), it can be hard to choose which one to visit first. Depending on your travel goals, these guidelines will assist with your decision.

Best traditional village life

Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades and has a little over 6,500 inhabitants and over 20 small villages. Naxos has ancient towers, paved streets, and unique Venetian architecture.

Best kiteboarding and windsurfing

With gusty winds that can be seen from a mile away, Paros island is best known for kiteboarding and windsurfing sports goers. Santa Maria, Prassonisi, and Pounda are the main beaches where the sport is practiced. The Thalasea Sports Center is the bay of Mikli Vigla and is a popular hub for these sports.

Best beaches

Located in the Aegean Sea, Milos is a beautiful volcanic island that is rich in minerals as well as rich history. Firopotamos, Kastanas, and Paliorema are some top beach destinations in Milos. The white-washed Cycladic villages and black sands are picturesque backdrops. Although some may be only accessible by boat, there are over 80 mini beaches throughout Milos that you can explore.

Best for nature lovers

Ikaria has some of the World's most pristine and untouched nature territories. It has been identified as a place that promotes life longevity and better overall health.

Best destination for explorers

Koufonisia is comprised of two islands, Pano (upper) and Kato (lower). The preferred way to navigate the area is by foot or cycling, as everything is within walking distance. The island has a museum and many sightseeing options.

Best for history buffs

Fairly undiscovered by the casual traveler, the Peloponnese region holds many treasures. Not only is this peninsula steeped in iconic Greek mythology — Heracles, Pelops, Theseus, and Sisyphus for example — it's also replete with Greek history, archaeological sites, and famous places such as Olympia, the home of the original Olympic Games.

Best nightlife

Mykonos, also known as 'The Island of the Winds,' is world-renowned for their vibrant nightlife. Little Venice and Paradise Beach are popular party destinations where clothing is optional, and parties typically last all night. July and August are the primary months for tourism and the wildest parties.

Best romantic getaway

Folegandros does not get the crowded tourist scene as most Greek towns do. There is a broad selection of restaurants and cafes. Chora is the main village and has been preserved well with picturesque open landscapes and clifftop housing.

Best food

Greek food is both delicious and healthy. Cretan cuisine focuses on all-natural ingredients and can be enjoyed at any local tavern throughout the islands. Some dishes include Dakos, Gamopilafo, Mizithropita, and Apaki.

There’s nothing quite like summertime in Greece – bask in the Mediterranean sun and glistening seas, explore ancient ruins and indulge in creative cuisine, experience unparalleled sunsets. Visiting Greece between June and September this year will be even more unique. Fewer people will be traveling, so expect smaller crowds at otherwise high-traffic attractions. Greece is a dream come true for any traveler seeking Mediterranean pleasures.

When you are ready to plan your trip to Greece, schedule a complimentary travel consultation with us.

Travel restrictions:

· As of April 19, Greece will allow visitors who have been vaccinated or have a negative PCR test result within the previous 72 hours to enter the country with no quarantine.

· By mid-May, most restaurants, museums, and islands are expected to be open to the public.

· Visitors to Greece must complete a Passenger Locator Form no later than one day before entering the country.

· Here is the U.S. State Department advisory.

· Here is the CDC advisory.

· Masks are required indoors and outdoors.

· Ferry operators and airlines require travelers to complete a health questionnaire, have their temperature taken, and wear a mask.

Contact us today to learn more about planning your trip.

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