The beguiling Greek islands make both irresistible and unrivalled holiday destinations, beckoning visitors from far and wide, year after year. Here are our top 10 for every taste under the sun.
With a kaleidoscope of colours comprising the craggy cliffs that imposingly look out onto the Aegean Sea, when it comes to scenery, there is no beating stunning Santorini. The island cradles a vast volcanic crater left behind from one of the biggest volcanic eruptions of all times, and its coral sunsets are simply spectacular.
Naxos exudes an otherworldly charm, retaining perhaps the most authentic ambiance of all the Greek islands. This is because it has not yet weathered under mass tourism or moulded itself to the needs of holidaymakers - enjoy the undiluted Grecian essence.
Oozing the glitz and glamour resemblant of the French Riviera, Mykonos shimmers as much as the sequins studding your evening attire. Because on this island - you're going out out.
Lagging behind in the shadows of its better-known counterparts, Paros boasts quaint cobblestone-paved gauntlets in its villages, but it is its water sports offerings which showcase the island at its best. This aquatic delight will put a giant grin on any windsurfing aficionado's face.
With a jutting coastline, home to over 80 miles' worth of sprawling sands, put it on the map as a top beach destination. Hidden coves and secret bays pepper the sun-drenched shore.