Greek Islands: The perfect holiday destination
As anyone who has been fortunate enough to travel to Greece will be very happy to tell you, this is a truly magical destination. The incredible light, the food, the people, the landscapes, not to mention the incredible history and culture all come together to make this the perfect location when planning a holiday. And of course the Greek Islands have a magic all of their very own, whether it’s for a spot of island hopping, a romantic getaway, a family holiday or simply to enjoy a quiet corner of paradise, there really is something for everyone.
Best Greek Islands for a Holiday
Greece has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to their famous islands – travellers really are spoilt for choice. Here are just a few ideas to give you some inspo for Greek Island holidays, from the better known spots to some lesser beaten tracks.I
The island of Lemnos, well known for its mythical connection to Hephaestus, the god of fire, is a gem in the Mediterranean Sea. The island offers to their visitors a breathtaking experience with the diverse landscapes, the pristine beaches, the rolling hills and its volcanic formations. The crater of Fakos and the petrified forest are just a few of the amazing geographical features that this Island holds.
Visitors who want to experience more than a bath in the sea are welcome to enjoy the rich cultural heritage of Lemnos. This can be seen in its traditional architecture such as the Church of Aghios Georgios as well as in its ancient Greek archaeology.
If you come to visit the island, do not forget to enjoy the regional cuisine with local seafood and some of its famous delicacies.
The Island of Andros is another hidden gem in the Mediterranean Sea. It belongs to the Cyclades archipelago and it’s well known for its diverse landscapes such as green valleys, picturesque mountains and pristine beaches. The main attractions of the Island of Andris are the waterfall of Pithara and the cave of Aladinou.
Chora is the charming capital of andros. The traditional architecture, narrow alleys and neoclassical buildings are just a few of the features that makes the island a cultural landscape.
Overall, Andros holds some of the greatest beaches in Greece such as Agios, petros and Gavrio. Plus, the coastal towns of Batsi and Ormos Korthiou are known for their vibrant atmosphere and seaside tavernas. It is here in the tavernas where you can enjoy the local food of the island, the fresh seafood and the most flavoured dishes you can find.
Mykonos has been legendary for being a favourite of the jet-setting crowd and celebs since the 1950’s – and for many a good reason. Perhaps the most glamorous of the Greek Islands, it’s glamorous, stunning, exciting and luxurious, perfect for a really special getaway. Along with the gorgeous beaches, views, beautiful whitewashed villages and amazing food that you’d come to expect from the Greek isles, Mykonos has so much more to offer.
This is a real 24-hour destination, and visitors come with a passion to party. Mykonos can also boast of being at the vanguard of gay-friendly tourism, ever since Jackie Onassis introduced it to her American friends in the 1970s.
If you enjoy some serious retail therapy, towns such as pretty Hora, with its cobbled streets and amazing range of shops is great for either splashing some serious cash at one of the high-end fashion boutiques or simply indulging in a bit of people watching. Enjoy some of the most spectacular villas and accommodation.
The island of Paros, located in the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most popular destinations when visiting the Greek Islands. The island of Paros, located in the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most popular destinations when visiting the Greek Islands for holidays. The buildings and the architecture of the island shows the influence of various cultures, such as the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Venetians that lived here.
The natural beauty of Paros is the most attractive feature of the Island. The stunning beaches with crystal-clear water and golden sand such as Golden Beach, Kolymbithres and Santa Maria are definitely worth a visit.
There are uncountable outdoor activities to do once you’re on the island such as hiking and mountain biking. However, one of the best features of this island is the great connection to the nearby islands such as Antiparos, known for its beautiful caves.
Come to The Greek Islands for Holidays
In keeping with the extreme beauty of the islands themselves, there are some fabulous places to stay on your Greek adventure, whatever kind of trip you’re planning on. Villa Rentals boast a carefully curated portfolio of unique villas, holiday apartments and properties in some of the most sought-after locations throughout the Greek Islands. With a hard-earned reputation for quality, reliability and excellent service, they’ve got you covered, and can guarantee the ultimate stress-free experience. So for a holiday that’s truly unforgettable in one of the world’s most stunning, magical locations, there’s only one thing left to do – get a booking!