Islands In Greece: 5 Getaways You Need To Know About

The most beautiful islands in Greece are visited by millions of tourists from all over the world every year, and the reasons for this lie in the unique beauty of its resorts and magical beaches that provide maximum enjoyment and relaxation on the shores of this country.

Islands in Greece
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Island resorts are particularly popular, because each island has a specific stamp that distinguishes it from others, and such places are always an excellent choice for those who want to enjoy a new, unusual, and fairy-tale summer vacation. Taking into account the unique ambiance they offer, it is understandable why cruises to the Greek islands have become the most sought after by travel agencies.

Alonissos

Alonissos is a less-visited Greek island in the Sporades chain located on the east coast of the Greek mainland. In contrast to its noisy neighbor Skiathos, which whom Alonissos has a ferry connection with, Alonissos has a calm and relaxing atmosphere full of traditional Greek charm. The island of Alonissos initially avoided mass tourism, but as more and more tourists discover its many attractions, changes are also being noticed.

Renovated roads lead directly to the beaches of Alonissos, much easier than before. The sea around Alonissos is beautiful and the cleanest in the Mediterranean. Alonissos is a favorite resort for both individuals and groups of tourists, and for those who like to walk, there are many hiking trails in a beautiful green environment where they can observe wonderful landscapes.

Paxos

Paxos is an island in Greece that is part of the Ionian Sea. It is known for its sandy beaches, olive groves, and whitewashed villages. The island is also a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to the city of Corfu. Visitors to Paxos can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and exploring the island’s many restaurants and shops. There are also several boat tours available that take visitors to nearby islands such as Antipaxos and Meganisi. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing vacation or an adventure-filled trip, Paxos is sure to have something for everyone. However, it is primarily a holiday island, so anyone who comes to party could easily be disappointed because although there are parties, they are not the main thing this island has to offer. Restaurants offer very tasty food, with different prices up to 50 euros per meal. Nature, peace, and quiet are the main assets of this island.

Kos

As the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, Kos has a long history of healthcare. The island is home to numerous hospitals and clinics, as well as a renowned medical school. Visitors to Kos can take advantage of the island’s therapeutic springs, which are said to have healing properties. There are also several beaches on Kos that are perfect for relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery. With its sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush vegetation, Kos is a true paradise.

During colder months, Kos is the home of flamingos, and in summer, it is covered by thick green olive trees.

All the beaches of the island of Kos are loved because of their cleanliness, and the coast in the capital is no exception. However, there is a tricky system here – beaches belong to bars. Sunbeds and umbrellas are free, but with the purchase of something from the bar – ice cream or juice.

Ios

Ios is one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades. According to ancient tradition, it was the homeland of Homer’s mother. It is especially known for its beautiful beaches and the wonderful nightlife that is very popular among young people. Beach parties start at noon and last until the early hours, making it a popular spot for teenagers and young adults.

However, this island is not just for partying. There are great places to relax away from the hustle and bustle. The coast of Ios has beautiful beaches with clear waters. Walking is another activity you will enjoy on the narrow cobbled streets of Chora, one of the most picturesque villages in the Cyclades.

Ithaca

If you want to spend a vacation away from everyone, this island is the right choice for you. In the western part of Greece, very close to Kefalonia, there is Ithaca, an island where only a few thousand inhabitants live, blessed to enjoy the incredible beauty that nature has given them.

Ithaca has this inexplicable power to relax anyone who steps on it and inspire them to look at life from a different perspective. And it’s not special just because of that. Pebble and sandy beaches with the scent of pine trees will make you forget about everyday problems and indulge in absolute relaxation. If, on the other hand, you choose a wild beach, of which there are many on the island, restoring balance is guaranteed.

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