Greece has always been an ideal Mediterranean vacation destination. With over 1,400 islands (230 inhabited), choosing which one to visit can take time. These eight guidelines will assist with your decision.
Best nightlife: Mykonos, known as ‘The Island of the Winds,’ is world-renowned for its 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 a bit over 20 small villages. Naxos has ancient towers and 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 a popular game hub.
Best beaches: Located in the Aegean Sea, Milos is a beautiful volcanic island rich in minerals and 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 longevity and better overall health.
Best Robinson Crusoe destination: Koufonisia comprises 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. In addition, the island has a museum and many sightseeing options.
Best couples getaway: Folegandros has a different tourist scene than most Greek towns. 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.
Now you’re all set! With a myriad of beautiful architecture, scenic waterfronts, and rich history, there is much to enjoy.
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