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Top 10 Reasons to Tour the Greek islands

10/03/2015 | | 0 Comment |

Top 10 Reasons to Tour the Greek islands

1. Looking for glamour, glitter and extravagance?

The first Greek island you must check off your list is captivating Mykonos! It’s a trendy, hip and cosmopolitan island that attracts travellers like bees to honey. Mykonos has been under the spotlight since the early 60s when the celebrity world first stepped foot on its sun-kissed coastlines and made it their second home. Mykonos is the place to be when looking for vibrant and on-going night life, stunning white-sandy beaches, romantic sunsets and glamour! Don’t forget to visit Panagia Parapotianni, only the most photographed chapel in Greece and sip on scrumptious wine at Little Venice as the sun meets the horizon!

2. Looking for a green and flower packed setting kind of island?

The next Greek island you should check off your list is Zakynthos, nicknamed by the Venetians as The Flower of the East. Those who have already visited the island are aware that Zakynthos is the greenest island you will ever have the pleasure of setting foot! Covered by lush and rich flora, scenic landscapes and stunning glistening blue waters, Zakynthos is truly a paradise on earth. You should certainly not miss on visiting the island’s Shipwreck Cove-where you will rub your eyes in disbelief of the view you will encounter. A quaint old ship lies on the seabed of the cove, surrounded by crystal blue waters and dominating cliffs.

3. The island of love

Even though not a Greek island per say, Cyprus, the island of love and beauty, is as stunning and beautiful as all the Greek island put together. Cypriots speak Greek, have a rich cultural heritage and history, share the same traditions and customs as Greeks and are the warmest people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting-so to me Cyprus is Greek! When touring Cyprus, visit Protaras with its glistening emerald waters and golden bays, Limassol for its charming and cosmopolitan flair and Paphos for its rich archaeological sites and cultural heritage! What’s next?

 4. The Medieval Old Town of Rhodes

Wander through Rhodes captivating Medieval Old Town and allow it to transport you to another time, where Venetians and Knights thrived. As you walk through the cobblestoned alleys and discover the town’s archaeological but also architectural treasures, you can almost feel the presence of past civilisations walking alongside you. It is a magical experience! Another place you must-visit while in Rhodes is the Valley of Butterflies, where if you’re lucky, you will be touched by a beautiful butterfly.

5. The Magical Corfu

Next stop is magical Corfu-the famed island Shakespeare so vividly described in The Tempest. Exploring Corfu is such a bewildering and mystifying experience it is shocking! Where to start? Well what about the island’s breathtaking and green covered mountain peaks, its shimmering waters, captivating cultural roots and amazing hotels! Visit Liston for a touch of France, the Old Town for a touch of Venice and Spianada Square for a touch of Spain! Those seeking to escape the crowds can have a magical utopian getaway and hop to Pontikonisi (Mouse Island)!

6. Next stop is romantic Santorini floating in the shimmering Aegean

Seeking a romantic getaway for two? Well, Santorini is the island where travellers fall in love-no one can resist its romantic pull. White-washed houses, blue waters and skies, breathtaking sunsets and Greek love make Santorini the ideal lovers’ getaway.

8. History?

Crete is the perfect island destination for those looking to get a taste of all that Greece has to offer! Crete is where the Minoan civilisation thrived. Visit the Palace of Knossos and be sucked into a time travelling experience! Nature? Samaria Gorge is only the most famed gorge in Europe! Beaches? You have come to the right place-Crete has been blessed with a diverse and unique range of beaches all equally stunning in their own way, all you need to do is take your pick! Food? Try their local specialities and prepare yourself for a mouth-watering experience!

8. Looking for an island utopia?

It doesn’t get more natural than Kos Island

Spend your days amidst untouched palm-covered bays and blue-green waters. Looking to relax? Enjoy a drink at the island’s charming Harbour and watch the world go by.

9. Those visiting Athens and looking to enjoy the Greek Island rush can easily jump on a ferry and visit neighbouring Angistri. Angistri is one of Greece’s smallest inhabited islands, perfect for those looking to escape the crowds for a day or two. Small, beautiful, traditional and untouched are the words that pop in mind when first laying your eyes upon Angistri.

10. Yet another Greek island you should cross off your list is Lesvos. Lesvos is known for its lovely therapeutic hot springs, olive groves that cover the island from head to toe and sun-kissed bays and hidden coves.

With more than a thousand islands to explore, crossing off Greek islands from your travel list will be an endless quest, but a unique experience. Greek islands are captivating, charming the minds and souls of whoever is lucky enough to visit them. Each island has something distinct to offer its travellers. Get a taste of real Greece! What are you waiting for? Booked your tickets yet?

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