8 Top Greek Island Vacation Destinations
Greece is an ideal Mediterranean vacation destination for any age and occasion. With over 1,400 islands (230 inhabited), it can be hard to choose which one to visit first. Each island can provide you a different climate, landscape, nightlife, and activities. These islands offer something for everyone, and whichever you visit, you are sure to create lifelong memories with the people that matter most!
We have listed the top 8 Greek Island vacation destinations and the best qualities about them to help with your decision on which island to visit.
Best nightlife: Mykonos, also known as 'The Island of the Winds,' is world-renowned for their vibrant nightlife. Little Venice and Paradise Beach are popular party destinations where clothing is optional, and the LGBT scene is major. There are male go-go dancers everywhere, and parties typically last all night. July and August are the primary months for tourism and the wildest parties.
Best traditional village life: The island, Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades and has a little over 6,500 inhabitants and 20 small villages. Naxos has ancient towers, paved streets and has maintained its unique Venetian architecture.
Best kiteboarding and windsurfing: With gusty winds that can be seen from a mile away, Paros island is best known for kiteboarding and windsurfing sports goers. Santa Maria, Prassonisi, and Pounda are the main beaches where the sport is practiced. The Thalasea Sports Center is the bay of Mikli Vigla and is a popular hub for the game.
Best beaches: Located in the Aegean Sea, Milos is a beautiful volcanic island rich in minerals and rich history. Firopotamos, Kastanas, and Paliorema are some top beach destinations in Milos. The white-washed Cycladic villages and black sands are picturesque backdrops. Although some may be only accessible by boat, there are over 80 mini beaches throughout Milos that you can explore.
Best for nature lovers: Ikaria has some of the World's most pristine and untouched nature territories. It has been identified as a place that promotes life longevity and better overall health.
Best Robinson Crusoe destination: Koufonisia is comprised of two islands, Pano (upper) and Kato (lower). The preferred way to navigate the area is by foot or cycling, as everything is within walking distance. The island has a museum and many sightseeing options.
Best couples getaway: Folegandros does not get the crowded tourist scene as most Greek towns do. They have a broad selection of restaurants and cafes. Chora is the main village and has been preserved well, noting open landscapes and clifftop housing.
Best food: Cretan cuisine focuses on all-natural ingredients and can be enjoyed at any local tavern throughout the islands. Some dishes include Dakos, Gamopilafo, Mizithropita, and Apaki.
There is so much to enjoy with a myriad of beautiful architecture, scenic waterfronts, and rich history. Planning out your time in advance is a good idea to ensure you see and do all of the things on your wish list, and I’d love to help you do so! Schedule your Complimentary Consultation today and let your Greek travel dreams begin.