Greek sovereign land includes 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas. What's more, only 227 islands are inhabited. Dreamy beaches, fine white sand, archaeological and cultural landmarks steeped in ancient history and picture-perfect landscapes are just a part of every day life on these beautiful islands.
Santorini is an island located in the Aegean Sea, 200 km southwest of Athens. The island is only 16 km long and it takes 45 minutes to drive from one end to the other. Santorini is what remains from a massive volcanic eruption 3600 years ago. The eruption destroyed all settlements and created a lagoon of sea water surrounded on three sides by the steep cliffs of Santorini known as the caldera. What's more, there is an abundance of activities that can be experienced on the island. From hiking along the caldera footpath to touring wineries, from boat touring to visiting the island's small charming villages, you really will not get bored on this scenic and dreamy island.
Mykonos is renowned for its cosmopolitan vibe amongst the Greek islands. It is one of the most touristic islands in the Aegean so visitors should be prepared to see loud and vibrant dance clubs on parts of the island. There are many things to do in Mykonos Greece and this island is perfect for people of all ages. Tourists can walk along the narrow streets of Chora, see the sunset from Little Venice, stay in luxurious hotels and relax on exotic beaches.
This popular island has a rich and multi-cultural heritage. Its historic monuments, stunning natural landscape, crystal clear seas and excellent weather are just some of the reasons as to why Corfu is one of the most picture-perfect Greek islands. What's more, this spot is particularly unique as unlike the rest of Greece it never fell under Ottoman oppression. Due to the successive domination of the Venetians, the French and the British over the centuries, the island has primarily become part of the Western world rather than the Levantine one. Their culture was prominent and marked the city. It was here that the first Greek University (Ionian Academy), the first Philharmonic Orchestra and the first School of Fine Arts were founded.
Milos is a fairly undiscovered island that boasts one of the most interesting coastlines in the world. This volcanic island is known as the island of colors. This bright nickname is due to its spectacular, colorful rock formations. Milos is also known as "The Island of Lovers" because it is the discovery site of the famous statue Venus de Milo, the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty. Every summer, particularly during the month of August, this place becomes a 'hot spot' for young and not-so young lovers. Milos Island is perfect if outdoor activities are your thing. Fun activities such as sea-kayaking, scuba diving, mountain bicycling, trekking and windsurfing in the island's protected bay are very popular amongst vacationers. What's more, it has one of the largest and safest natural harbours in the Mediterranean.
Tall palm trees, endless sandy beaches and numerous archaeological sites and attractions left by the ancient Greeks, Romans, Venetians and Ottomans are just some of the factors that make Kos a dream-like destination. After an earthquake in 1933 the town of Kos was redesigned by the reigning Italians. The large squares, sidewalks and wide tree-lined streets are a product of this change. Today you can also see modern buildings with shops, cafes and restaurants. The island also boasts a volcano that you can cycle or hike and jaw-dropping Greek views.