With a total of 6,000 Greek islands spread out across both the Aegean and Ionian Sea – of which 227 of them are inhabited – how on earth are you supposed to know which ones are worth the visit and which ones aren’t? If you are planning a trip to beautiful Greece in the upcoming months and still not quite sure what your island hopping itinerary looks like, be sure not to miss out on the following; all guaranteed to make sure your Greek getaway is nothing but pure bliss…
WHERE TO GO AFTER ATHENS IN GREECE? SANTORINI
Without a doubt the most popular of the Greek islands, Santorini boasts breathtakingly dramatic views from all angles, the best sunsets you’ll find in Greece, those picturesque white-washed houses you’ve likely seen plastered all over the Internet, and also its very own active volcano. If all of that doesn’t draw you in, we’re not quite sure what will! Spend your days wandering about its white cobblestone streets, marveling at the architecture, and simply soaking up the Greek way of life. Be fair-warned though, you may find you never want to leave this paradise.
An island filled with an array of tiny boutiques, fabulous art galleries, inviting cafes and restaurants all connected by tiny streets and whitewashed steps, Mykonos proves to be a true paradise for all its yearly visitors. Wander about Mykonos Town to absorb that certain feel and charm that so many have come to fall in love with before making your way to its most popular neighborhood of Little Venice, snap a picture at The Windmills (Kato Myli), dig your toes into the sands of Paradise Beach, and get a dose of history at the Mykonos Folk Museum. Your days spent on Mykonos will certainly fill both your mind and your camera with plenty of memories to look back on for years to come.
Once you’ve had your fair share of fun and exploration of Santorini and Mykonos, next on the itinerary should be the lovely and dynamic island of Corfu. Undoubtedly the best island to head toward if you enjoy a rich blend of both ethnic cultures and diverse activities to partake in, as variety is Corfu’s specialty. From the opulent Byzantine history and mythology deep in its roots to the certain charm exuding its every architectural wonder, if there is one true fact about a visit to Corfu it is that you will certainly be far from bored. Interesting museums, unspoilt beaches, fantastic restaurants, excellent accommodation, and a vibrant nightlife will all help to add to the magic of your Corfu experience.
History buffs and beach bums unite! The Island of Crete is a prime spot to explore famous historical sites like that of the Palace of Knossos, the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and the Historical Museum of Crete all while being mere steps from some of the most beautiful Greek beaches your eyes have yet to witness. Throw on your bathing suit and get ready to enjoy the blissful Vai Beach (Palm Beach), sparkling Elafonisi Beach, and the adventure-packed Samaria Gorge National Park all perfect for spending a day or two exploring and discovering why they help to make Crete such an alluring place. From shopping and dining to sunbathing and hiking, Crete simply has it all.
BOOK YOUR GREEK TRIP AT KINGSBRIDGE TRAVEL
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