Top Greek islands to visit
Greece is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. A country renowned for its rich ancient history, stunning islands and welcoming local culture. It is no wonder it is a place on every traveller’s bucket list!
Greece was one of the first civilisation within Europe, with some of the oldest roots in the Greek Islands. It is the origin of the Olympic Games, western philosophy, democracy, political science, and western literature and drama. Surrounded by the Aegean Sea on the East, the Mediterranean on the South and the Ionian Sea to the West, the country is home to more than one thousand islands.
The Greek Islands enjoy year round stunning climate, safe waters and are within close distances to allow visitors to hop between the Islands. Need more than one thousand Islands? Greece’s land area is 80% covered by mountains, making it one of the most mountainous countries in Europe.
With the financial turmoil of the past years elevated this week, there is much in the media deterring travelling from visiting or booking their next holiday. Yes, the country is in financial concern. Yes, atms have withdrawal limitations for locals. Yes, there is a lot of media hype.
So pack your bags, pack your credit card & lets take a look at the endless beauty of Greece.
1. Sifnos Island
Renowned for being one of Apollo’s Island (the God of music, sun and light in Greek’s mythology), Sifnos Island offers the perfect combination of relaxation and culture: beautiful beaches, delicious greek cafés restaurants on the sand, traditional sugar- cube houses and….366 chapels scattered around the island ! Don’t forget to go and see the Church of the Seven Martyrs hanging above the sea!
With is white and turquoise houses perched on cliffs, its endless view on the archipelago and on its numerous archaeological sites, Santorini is known for its fine wines and breathtaking sunsets. Sounds like a dream doesn’t it? And it is also one of the main winegrowing region in Greece. So why not enjoy a glass of Assyrtiko (a full bodied white with citrus notes and minerality) whilst having a sundowner on a saling boat ? ! If you don't have your sea legs, discover Santorini's unique local products and flavours by taking one of our cooking class!
Corfu is a gorgeous mix of Greek and Italian architecture and culture. The island is full of Byzantine churches and Venetian fortress, all of this surrounded by the turquoise Ionian sea. According to the Greek’s mythology, Corfu was Ulysse’s last stop before his return to Ithaca. I never understood how he ever managed to leave such a beautiful place…