There are countless amazing destinations to visit in Greece, yet most tourists head to just a handful of the islands. There’s a reason for it…but it’s well worth exploring a little wider! That said, here’s the ten most visited Greek islands, in no particular order.
- Santorini – famous for its stunning sunsets, cliffside villages, and beaches with black and red sand. (See Santorini in Series 5!)
- Mykonos – known for its vibrant nightlife, picturesque windmills, and beautiful beaches.
- Corfu – one of the greenest islands with lush vegetation, Venetian architecture, and a cosmopolitan vibe.
- Rhodes – famous for its medieval old town, ancient ruins, and picturesque villages. (See Rhodes in Series 4!)
- Crete – the largest island in Greece, with a rich history, stunning beaches, and delicious cuisine. (See Crete in Series 5!)
- Zakynthos – known for its blue caves, Navagio beach (also known as Shipwreck beach), and loggerhead sea turtles.
- Naxos – the largest island in the Cyclades, with sandy beaches, picturesque villages, and a laid-back atmosphere.
- Paros – known for its white marble quarries, charming villages, and beautiful beaches.
- Skiathos – famous for its lush greenery, crystal-clear waters, and stunning beaches.
- Kos – an island with beautiful beaches, ancient ruins, and a vibrant nightlife scene.
These islands attract millions of visitors every year and offer a range of activities and experiences, from sunbathing and swimming to hiking, sightseeing, and enjoying the local cuisine. Every landmass has its appeal and if you take the time to explore what’s on offer, just about any part of Greece is amazing!