The most beautiful islands in Greece for vacation
One of the most popular destinations of the Russians is undoubtedly Greece, a country with its many islands.
Immersed in an ancient culture with traces of its past, the Greek Islands offer an unforgettable Mediterranean landscape with typical villages, a crystal clear sea and archaeological sites. In addition, the fine cuisine makes Greece an even more attractive holiday destination.
Among its many islands, let's pay attention to 9, perhaps the most beautiful, which are certainly worth a visit if you haven't done so already.
The amazing island of Santorini
The symbolic island of Greece, Santorini, certainly could not miss this rating. It is one of the most beautiful places not only in Greece but in the Mediterranean. Its characteristic features are the white and blue houses built on the cliffs of the volcanic island overlooking the blue sea. The island of the Cyclades archipelago, located in the heart of the Ego Sea, was also recently included in the top ten most beautiful islands in the world. The island also has a very special red beach Red Beach.
The famous beach of Navagio on the island of Zakynthos
Another Greek dream island, this time in the Ionian Sea, is the beautiful Zakynthos or Zakynthos. On Zakynthos, also known as the Green Island because of the lush vegetation, there are many beautiful beaches. Sadly it has a few buildings left standing which date back to the days of the Venetian Republic and were largely destroyed by the 1953 earthquake, but only partially restored.
The largest and the most southerly island of Greece is Crete
Among the 9 most beautiful islands of Greece we cannot miss Crete, the largest Greek island and the fifth in the Mediterranean. Crete, located between the Aegean Sea and the Libyan Sea, is surrounded by many small islands and islets, including Gozzo, the southernmost island of Greece and physical Europe. Crete is famous for its stunning beaches, two of which, such as Elafonisi and Balos, are considered some of the most beautiful in the world. There are important museums and archaeological sites of ancient Greek civilization, such as the palaces of Knossos and Phaistos, and an important pilgrimage route passes through it.
The Ancient Acropolis and the heart shaped lake are the landmarks of Rhodes
The island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese archipelago is the easternmost point of the Aegean Sea. In the Middle Ages, the island was under the control of the Knights Hospitallers, the ancient Knights of Malta, who built fortifications and a city. Then for almost four centuries it was under the Ottoman Empire. Rhodes was Italian from 1912 to 1947, from the end of the Italian-Turkish War to the end of World War II. The ancient medieval town of the eponymous capital of Rhodes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The picturesque beach of Lefkas island
Lefkas is another island in the Ionian Sea off the west coast of Greece. It is connected with the mainland by a movable bridge. The only Greek island connected to the mainland. Lefkas is a mountainous island with beautiful and wild beaches of sand, pebbles and stones. Its clear turquoise sea is ideal for sailing. The island has one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, Porto Katsiki.
The bright colors of Kos
Kos Island is located in the Dodecanese Archipelago, a few kilometers from the Turkish coast. After Rhodes, it is the most important destination on the archipelago. Kos offers a fabulous natural landscape with colors ranging from turquoise waters to green Mediterranean bushes. The island is a very popular destination for young people because of the many low-cost flights arriving from all over Europe. Kos is home to important archaeological sites and its capital of the same name has several interesting historical monuments and museums.
Cucunarias, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world is on the island of Skiathos
Skiathos is another small island in the Aegean Sea that belongs to the Northern Sporades archipelago. It is close to mainland Greece to the west and the island of Skopelos to the east. It is a very beautiful island, covered with green Mediterranean scrub and full of beaches, there are 60 of them on 44 km of coastline. The most famous beach and one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece and in the world is also Koukounaries. The island is a very popular tourist destination not only because of its natural beauty, but also because of the lively nightlife thanks to the many clubs, restaurants and bars. The capital of Siato has typical stores, tavernas and ice cream parlors. The old port is very characteristic and famous for the musical Mamma Mia!, With Meryl Streep, also filmed on the island of Skopelos.
Donkeys are the main means of transportation on Hydra island
Another characteristic island worth visiting is the island of Hydra located in the Saronic Gulf, not far from the shores of the Peloponnese. VIPs can be found here. The atmosphere is relaxed, away from the chaos of the most popular islands, also due to the complete absence of cars. Here you travel with only donkeys. Hydra is home to several beaches for all tastes with sand, pebbles and rocks. Don't miss its many monasteries and churches. There are about 300 of them, the proverb says that Hydra has a church for every day of the year. Reaching the island from Piraeus port in an hour and a half by hydrofoil.
Syros is one of the most beautiful and densely populated islands in Greece
Syros island is located in the Cyclades archipelago, near Mykonos. However, it is a small wonder that should not be missed. The white and colorful houses on the cliff, the deep blue sea and the sparsely populated beaches make Syros a charming place. The island has a rich history and the capital Ermopoli still bears the traces of the ancient Venetian rule. There are several Catholic and Orthodox churches on the island, the main one being the Orthodox church of San Nicola, which stands out above the center of Hermopoli with its distinctive blue dome.