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Yes, the best luxury hotels in Santorini are expensive, but there are many affordable hotels with caldera viewslike the Iliovasilema above in Imerovigli. My favorite island in Greece is Santorini. If you can only visit one island make it Santorini.
Loaded with great boat tourswine toursfantastic hotelsamazing restaurantsand awesome things to do. Along with Crete, Santorini is the best island in Greece in the winter and shoulder seasons when it still has plenty to do. Oia in Santorini. Ammoudi Bay for fresh seafood and incredible sunset views. The best nightlife and clubbing in Greece is found on Mykonos.
Also has great beaches and a surprisingly charming capital village, Mykonos Town. Ornos is one of my favorite beaches in Greece. Little Venice in Mykonos Town. Filled with small restaurants and trendy clubs. The largest Greek island and rich with beaches, historical sites, hikes, traditional villages, small cities, and great tours.
If you have two weeks it makes a great pair with Santorini. Chania is the most charming town on Crete and a great base for exploring western Crete. Rethymnon has a cool old town and good beaches walking distance from most hotels. The most family-friendly island in Greece is Naxos. Great beaches and the main town is crammed with wonderful tavernas serving some of the best food on the Greek islands.
The inland villages are marvelous to explore. The town beach in Naxos Town — shallow and very kid-friendly. Even better beaches are a short drive down the coast. Naxos Town has some of the best restaurants in Greece.
A wonderful mix of the great beaches and villages of Naxos and the nightlife and boutique vibe of Mykonos. This island gets a little more popular every year but is still quiet compared to Santorini and Mykonos. Paros has two of the most charming towns in Greece, Naoussa above and Parikia the ferry port.
Either town makes a great base for exploring the other and the rest of the island. A highlight of Paros is making a day trip to Antiparos — where the beaches are quiet, secluded, and some of the best in Greece. The most romantic Greek island and the best one for a honeymoon is Santorini Mykonos is great if you want more nightlife. This is the King Suite with whirlpool at Keti Hotel in Fira — one of the most private and romantic suites in Santorini. Mykonos has the best nightlife and club scene of any Greek island.
It usually starts with dinner and drinks by the water and then hit the clubs in Mykonos Town. Other beaches, like Platys Gialos above, Paraga, or Psarrou have beach clubs that have thumping music and dancing through the day until about 10pm. Then the party moves to Mykonos Town or the Paradise beaches. Rhodes is one of the best islands for historical sightseeing Crete, Naxos, and Santorini are also great. Santorini and Milos are two of the most beautiful islands in Greece and have a similar other-worldly feel.
This is the fishing village of Firopotamos on Milos. The Greek islands are loaded with great beaches. Some of the best are on Naxos, Crete, and Ios. This is Mylopotas beach on Ios — one of my favorite beaches in Greece. Island hopping by ferry is one of the highlights of the Greek islands. Sitting on the deck of a ferry and watching the islands pass by until you arrive at your destination. Folegandros is the best Greek island for hiking — great paths all around this beautiful island. All the greek islands have great food and restaurants.
This is a gyros plate from a restaurant in Crete. Naxos is a wonderful family destination. Sifnos is a quiet Cycladic island criss-crossed with beautiful and well-maintained hiking paths. Chania, Crete. One of the most wonderful towns in Greece. For the best trip to Greece, I recommend visiting Greek islands within the same island group.
Instead, visit islands in the same island group: the Cyclades the most popularthe Sporades, the Dodecanese, the Ionian, the Saronic, and the Northeastern Aegean. And two, they have frequent ferry connections with other islands within the same group. For first-time visitors to Greece, the Cyclades make the most natural and convenient introduction to the Greek islands. Crete is its only island group and will have good connections to the Cyclades from May to October. This is shoulder season. The busiest islands and those with a local population are quieter but still humming with plenty of hotels Friends fun in Greece restaurants open.
Santorini, Crete, and Rhodes are the best Greek islands to visit in the spring and autumn period. The Greek islands have beautiful weather in the months just before and after peak season. If you want to see the super-popular islands of Santorini, Rhodes, Corfu, and Crete without the tourists then this is a great time to visit.
The busiest and hottest months. If you like beach parties and packed clubs then Mykonos is the place to be. Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, and Corfu are in peak-season but all are large enough to retain their charm. Most islands are very quiet in the winter. Crete and Santorini are the best islands as they still have plenty to do even in winter and there are lots of open places to stay and eat. What is the best time of year to travel to the Greek islands? If your interests are hiking, exploring, taking tours, and seeing historical sites then April, May, early June, late September, October, and November are the best months.
Which is the most beautiful island in Greece? Santorini, Crete, and Corfu are widely considered the most beautiful and picturesque Greek islands. But all the islands have their own charms and beauty and every island has its passionate devotees who claim their island is the most beautiful in Greece. What is the cheapest month to fly to Greece?
December, January, and February are the cheapest months to fly to Greece. They are also the quietest and least touristy months. For a good mix of affordability and good weather the months of April, May, and October have cheap flights and happy tourists. Which Greek island has the most beautiful beaches? Naxos, Crete, Mykonos, Ios, and Antiparos have the most beautiful and picturesque beaches with sparkling blue water and long stretches of golden sand. Which is the prettiest and quietest Greek island? Which Greek island is the least touristy?
Sifnos, Serifos, Folegandros, Ikaria, and Karpathos are all beautiful islands that see far fewer tourists than the popular holiday islands like Santorini, Mykonos, and Paros. Prices for hotels and food are also much cheaper on these quieter islands. Which is the cheapest Greek island?
Sifnos, Serifos, Syros, Milos, and Folegandros all great prices on hotels and inexpensive places to eat. Do I need shots to go to Greece? But travelers should make sure they are up to date on all shots usually required in western countries. Kayak is the easiest to use. Skyscanner finds the cheapest rates. Momondo is the best for first and business class tickets. Awesome rates and great for vacation planning. All price ranges. Luxury hotels, 5-star boutiques, cheap hostels, house and apartment rentals. Wow — so glad I found your website!
Definitely the most resourceful Greece planning site out there. My husband and I have never been to Greece and are looking for help determining what islands to go to. We appreciate history but prefer to not spend time in museums. We definitely want to spend time in Santorini and maybe days in Athens when we land. What other islands should we build into our itinerary? I am having trouble choosing!! Hi Dave — what a wonderfully informative website.
There is so much information to wade through so was wanting your advice. Our budgets the most important thing also differ greatly! Our interests would range from nightlife to beaches with everything in between. Greece in a nutshell, I suppose. Ios has great beaches, nightlife, and restaurants. And accommodations that range from inexpensive and good value to 4-star and very nice. Probably your best choice.
Naxos would also be good but a little more expensive and less nightlife. Your website is incredibly informative and very helpful. My sis and I are planning a trip to Greece, just the to of us, and would like to go within the next 6 years when our kids are a bit older. My questions are: What would be the best time frame for this type of trip and are there travel agencies that you recommend to help us build the vacation we would like versus the preplanned destinations?
I really appreciate your help.
Late June or early September would be the best time for your trip great weather everywhere but not the large crowds of summer. Much better to plan and book your trip on your own than to use a travel agency. Better hotels, better prices, more unique trip. Hi Dave! Your write ups have been very helpful in planning which Islands we want to visit when coming to Greece this summer. I have a question that I have not been able to find an answer for that I wanted to ask you.
For part of our trip we will be with 3 other families. There will be a total of 8 adults and 8 children, ranging in ages from 3 to I have looked on Booking. We were really trying to book one large home for all of us during this portion of the trip. Is there a site that is unique or special to booking large homes in Greece? Or just go with the normal Airbnb or Flipkey? Any advise would be much appreciated!
Thank you!! So I thought there would be no harm in asking someone in the know for some ideas. Some nice beaches to relax for an hour or two or three.Friends fun in Greece
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