We all fall into the trap of making lists before we plan our vacation. Sooner or later we end up asking our friends about the best restaurants in Athens or the best nightclubs in Mykonos…and then we get to thinking about the best Greek islands for our plans.
Here’s a round up of some of the best Greek islands suitable for your vacation depending on what you are looking for:
Best Greek Island for Romance: Santorini
Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes , Corfu and Amorgos …they have one major thing in common: romance! If you are looking for a special place to spend your honeymoon, propose, get married or just want to surprise your beau with a romantic vacation, you surely have a lot of options.
By far though, the most romantic Greek island is Santorini, thanks to its breathtaking views of the volcano and the incredible sunsets.
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Best Greek Island for Views: Santorini
Santorini, Crete and Amorgos boast some of the most beautiful views you can find on the Greek islands. Houses perched on the side of the caldera or hidden in the green trees surely offer a superb view.
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Best Greek Island for Partying: Mykonos
Mykonos, Ios and Zakynthos…all these islands have one major thing in common: the party scene! By far the most popular Greek island when it comes to the nightclubs and parties is Mykonos but Ios has always been a favorite among younger crowds as well. Mykonos is excellent for those looking for fun, romance and exciting nightlife.
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Best Greek Island for Food: Any Island
Santorini, Lesvos and Crete are just three of the places where you can find excellent food and drink. But you can find incredible dishes on any Greek island and especially on the smaller, hidden islands. There’s nothing like enjoying a freshly grilled octopus which used to swim in the sea just hours before you got to the restaurant!
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Best Greek Island for History Buffs: Delos
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Best Greek Island for Snorkeling and Diving: Alonissos
The sea all around the Greek islands is filled with amazing shipwrecks, marine life and rock formations. For example, the area around Skopelos, Alonissos and the Marine park have the second largest concentration of ancient and Middle Ages ship wrecks in the entire world.
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