I’m sure most of you have heard (or perhaps, more likely, seen with your own eyes) that Greece is a country with an insanely large number of islands and islets – 6 000 of them, to be more precise! Which means, it is practically impossible not to find something for even the most peculiar characters. Or to put it in another way, the Greek islands have something to offer for each and every soul that visits them!
It really doesn’t matter what is your initial goal, before you step outside your own home and head towards the South East of Europe, whether you are looking for a nightlife and crazy partying, culture, peace and tranquillity from the stress of the everyday life, or you are just a sucker for a fresh seafood specialties, or, you want to satisfy our adventurous spirit by visiting some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches… you simply cannot miss with Greece and its islands. Wherever you decide to go, you know you’re on your way of having a perfect holiday.
Therefore, today we are going to give you 15 essential reasons why Greek islands should be your next summer destination!
We’ll begin with the bloom-filled and very charming village of Assos on Kefalonia.
There’s no such a fresh and tasty seafood like the one that comes from the Aegean seafood on Naxos.
The breathtaking and totally secluded path of Porto Katsiki beach, right under the Lefkada cliffs.
The island of Mykonos and its perfect sunrises – probably after a hardcore, all-night-long partying.
The island of Rhodes, with its unique Lindos Acropolis’ ancient ruins.
Zakynthos and its perfect beaches. On the top of all of them, the cliff-lined Navagio, also known as “The Shipwreck Beach”.
Paros, with its numerous tavernas, where you won’t be bothered with crowds of tourists, and served with a breakfast in your bed.
The former home of Leonard Cohen, the Hydra, with its original sound of silence, where all types of motor vehicles are banned!
Skopelos with its perfect views, and a world-class accommodations, and a chance to dance and sing on the ABBA songs (this is where the film “Mama Mia” was shot).
The island of Lesbos with its unique and historic mountain eateries, seaside tavernas, where you’ll be served with the most authentic Greek Ouzo (this is where the drink comes from), that’ll be great for your diet and appetite.
Once you get to the Sarakiniko Beach, Milos, you won’t be able to escape the feeling of being transported to the moon.
Pyrgi, Chios, with its astonishing painted houses and the classic Aegean medieval architecture.
Crete’s Samariá Gorge, that offers you the best hiking routes.
The epic whitewashed facades and blue domes of Oia, in Santorini.
…and of course, in a case you are a cat lover, there will be a ‘special bonus’ of having a chance to cuddle with these lovely creatures on the streets.
If we gave you enough reasons to visit Greek Islands and Europe, then go ahead and read the Ultimate Guide that will guide you to plan your perfect trip to Europe.