Greece is a country that you’ll never get bored of visiting. With hundreds of little islands and the beautiful mainland, it’s a place that just gets better with every trip. That’s what makes a trip to some of the most amazing Islands in Greece a must-to-do.
With puny little islands like Skiathos, to the big (and beautiful) islands like Crete – each one has its own particular charm, mountains of yummy Greek food to enjoy, and a plethora of stunning beaches to take a dip.
Here’s a list of 12 of the very best and beautiful islands in Greece you should visit this year. You’ll love it!
Top 12 Things To Visit In Greece
Santorini – Greece
Yeah, we know… we are probably starting with the most obvious of Greek islands, but with pretty awesome reason. Santorini is one of the most popular and possibly the most adorable islands in Greece.
With its cliff-top villages and wonderful views, it’s one of the rare Greek Islands that has been massively shaped by volcanic eruption hundreds of years ago. People say that the island is actually the home of Atlantis which was devastated by the sea quite a few millennia ago.
Whatever the case, you’re going to adore it. Make sure to try some of the tasty food on the Island and explore some of the beautiful sites to see once you’ve arrived.
Mykonos – Greece
Mykonos is a stunner of a place, especially with all the little coves and quaint towns (that are so picturesque).
Make sure to wander around the cobbled streets of Mykonos city, head over to Delos Island on a Kaiki (small boat) and visit the monastery of Panagia Tourliani. Oh yeah, don’t forget to envision the Island’s celebrated windmills too! They’re gorgeous at sunset.
For a tasty bite, head over to M-eating for some of their freshly caught sea bass. It really is one of the attractive Islands in Balkan nation you can get to explore.
Corfu – Greece
Situated on the west side of Greece, Corfu is one of the larger northerly islands you should definitely visit.
Now, there’s a common misconception that Corfu is all about package holidays and boozy lads nights out. This couldn’t be further from the truth for the majority of the island. Yes, there are many areas that cater to the party crowd however the overwhelming majority of the island is thus beautiful and also the ideal spot for travellers to explore.
Make sure to go to the dramatic Cape Drastis, visit the Vlacherna cloister and see the beautiful canal d’Amour.
Crete – Greece
Crete is, undoubtedly, the most important of the attractive islands in Greece you ought to visit.
The best part about Crete is that there’s so much to see, meaning you can easily justify a week or two just on the island itself. Heck, go for a month if you want!
Whilst you’re exploring the island, head over to Spinalonga Island to envision the historic fort, take a boat to the isolated Greek village of Loutro and ramble around Balos Lagoon. You’ll get some epic views.
Rhodes – Greece
Rhodes is the primary Greek island you’d ever visited… and what an introduction it is. Now that you’re there, head over to the village of Lindos, see the Acropolis and the medieval sites within the old town itself.
For some of the tastiest dishes, pop into metal Kardashia if you’re yen for a few authentic Greek foods. They make the simplest dish altogether of Rhodes.
Amorgos – Greece
Part of the Cyclades island cluster, Amorgos is one in every one of those islands that’s a touch off-the-beaten-track, especially compared to places like Santorini.
The best part about Amorgos is that you can actually spend your trip on ‘island time’, chilling out, gorging on the fresh seafood that arrives every morning and seeing the stunning sites like; Hozoviotissa, the cloister on the cliffs.
For the simplest appaki chicken, head over to Chora and the restaurant of TranzisToRaki. Just make sure to reach early, or be ready to wait for a table. This place does gets crowded with locals and visitors alike.
Zakynthos – Greece
Perched among the Ionian Sea, Zakynthos is one beautiful island to go to. With places like Navagio Beach, the Blue Caves and port Limnionas, you’ll be spoilt for alternatives in places to explore.
Of course, most folks travellers to the island will certainly wish to envision Navagio Beach, that means there’ll be immeasurable boat tours to urge to the beach itself.
The waters really are amazingly blue and you’ll get some of the best views you could wish for. As a famous spot, expect it to attract a little too much crowd however it’s a must-see spot while you’re on the island.
Don’t forget to go to close Marathonisi Island, too.
Kefalonia – Greece
Another beautiful spot within the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is one of the beautiful islands in Greece you should definitely visit.
Make sure to go to the historic craggy capital of Argostoli, explore the stunning Melissani Cave and visit Myrtos Beach too.
However, authorities do not allow to swim in Melissani Cave, you can still take a boat tour of this stunning place.
It has to be seen to be believed.
A short video trip for Greece.
Lefkada – Greece
Lefkada is one in a very few one or two of beautiful islands in Greece that’s accessible from the land by road. Nestled simply off the beach and joined by a bridge and causeway, it’s a really special island to visit especially after exploring the gorgeous spots in mainland Greece. You’ll find it’s quite a bit less crowded(with visitors) than lots of the other Greek islands, too.
Spend your days taking a well-earned dip at Porto Katsiki and enjoy all the food at Basilico Restaurant (in Nidri) who cook the best-grilled calamari.
Paros – Greece
Surrounded by the Aegean Sea, Paros Island is approximately 80 km north of Santorini. Take time to visit the Old Port of Naoussa, take a dip at Kolymbithres Beach and eat at the Markakis Restaurant (in Piso Livadi).
You really won’t find a more realistic Greek taverna.
Andros – Greece
Andros is sort of a mountainous and dramatic island you may wish to go to. With a full heap of mountain ranges and rugged coastal villages, you’ll definitely find Andros a throwback to times gone by. For a stunning, sandy beach, head to Agios Petros. If, on the opposite hand, you’re looking to explore some historical sites make sure to visit the Monastery of Panachrantos.
Also, if you wish to feed your inner soul spirit – pop right down to the dramatic Cave Foros. It really is a stunner.
Milos – Greece
Pretty close to Crete, Milos is a stunning little volcanic island that really reminds me of Santorini – especially with the dramatic covers and cliffs.
One of my favourite spots, particularly for a touch chill time is Firopotamos. It’s a great place for a dip. For dinner with a view, pop into Ergina Restaurant. You won’t be disappointed.