Are you looking for a perfect plan for this vacation? Travel to the Greek islands ! Logically, you will not be able to visit them all, since we are talking about around 1,400 islands, of which only 227 are inhabited, but if you have the opportunity, do not hesitate to travel to some of the most beautiful.
Divided into six major archipelagos (Saronic, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Sporades, Ionian and North Aegean Islands), the Greek islands are a true paradise for travelers, who can find art, culture, history, exquisite cuisine and landscapes spectacular. To make it easier for you when choosing your destination, today we are going to tell you about the best islands in Greece . To do this, we are going to base ourselves on the ranking that TripAdvisor has drawn up from the opinions and comments of its own users. Would you like to join us?
Santorini, Cyclades Islands
First of all, we want to talk about Santorini, recognized throughout the world for its white houses embedded in cliffs and its sapphire-colored waters. Regarded as one of the best islands in the world, Santorini also offers black sand beaches, quiet villages, and spectacular sunsets.
We continue our tour of the best islands of Greece in Crete, which has great historical and mythological importance. And it is that, according to the legend, Zeus , king of the Gods, was born here. In addition, it was the cradle of the first modern civilization on the continent, and contains numerous archaeological and historical sites, as well as beaches of immense beauty.
Zakynthos, Ionian Islands
The third best island in Greece is, according to TripAdvisor users, Zakynthos, which is the largest Ionian island. It stands out for its beaches, although it must also be taken into account that music is very important in the local culture, being able to enjoy festivals and concerts practically every night of the week.
In fourth place we find Rhodes, which is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. The medieval city stands out, which is very well preserved, as well as the small villages and tourist resorts. In fact, here you will find numerous tourist attractions: beaches, monuments, bars …
Kefalonia, Ionian Islands
Cephalonia is ranked fifth on the island this year, thanks to the sapphire color of its waters, among other things. Home of Odysseus, this island has natural enclaves as beautiful as the Drogarti Caves. In addition, you will love seeing the antiquities of the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli and enjoying some of the private coves of the island.
Mykonos, Cyclades Islands
The next island in the ranking is the well-known Mykonos, which stands out for its white buildings, its golden sand beaches and crystal clear waters, and its nightlife. In addition, here you can practice all kinds of water sports.
Corfu, Ionian Islands
In ninth position we find Corfu, an island located 25 kilometers off the Albanian coast where you can find villages with white houses, numerous Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses and a lively nightlife. Also, do not forget that it is a very cosmopolitan island with Greek, French and British influences.
Naxos, Cyclades Islands
In ninth place we find the island of Naxos, which offers a mixture of ancient ruins and coastal culture. It is the largest island in the Cyclades and, according to legend, it is the place where Zeus spent his childhood.
Eláfonisos is this year in ninth position. Travelers fall in love with the tranquility that is breathed here, for its colorful flowers and for its white and soft sand accompanied by a blue-green sea.
Finally, we want to talk about Skiathos, which is ranked number 10 on the TripAdvisor list. Full of pine forests, it also offers archaeological ruins and spectacular beaches.