Top 10 Greece destinations
The Greek islands are a true gem of the country and a must see for any visitor. Some are quite close to the major cities of Athens and Thessaloniki.
So Many Island Beaches
Greece boasts the longest coastline in Europe and a sizable chunk of it comes from the islands. In fact, the islands take up 7, 500 kilometers of the 16, 000 kilometer long coastline. One great feature of those islands coastlines? The beaches. There are so many great beaches. I really haven’t met a Greek island beach I didn’t like!
Consider Two Greek Seas
Greece has two main seas: the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. Then in each part of the sea, the Greek islands are divided into smaller groups. On my list I’ve included islands from the Ionian, Cyclades, Dodecanese and Saronic.
I have been living in Greece for almost seven years and during that time I have visited more than 20 islands both to cover as a travel writer/blogger or just for holidays. I frequent Serifos the most. It is my favorite.
The Island Differences
In my experience, the islands do have general similarities within each island chain including gastronomy and architecture. However, each island I’ve been to also shows off its own distinct character, no matter how close it is to the next. That is what makes it so fun for me to travel the islands and learn, blog, write or report about them.
Oh, there are more islands to discover. I’d love to explore Crete, the country’s largest island, one day.
I'm a writer and journalist, originally from New York, now loving expat life in Athens. Join me on my travels as I explore Greece and Europe.