5 Of The Best Greek Islands For Your Holiday
Halkidiki is a stunning region of Greece located in Central Macedonia and consists of Kassandra peninsula, the Sithonia peninsula and Mount Athos. It boasts of mesmerizing beaches, gracious natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes. Kassandra is the most developed region but also boasts of charming traditional villages such as Afitos, wine factory and natural hot baths. Sithonia lags behind in terms of developments than Kassandra and more rugged with olive carpeted coastal groves. Mount Athos is lies further east; it is rugged and features monasteries in remote locations on towering cliffs. Halkidiki is an ideal destination for honeymooners and family holidays due to its peaceful atmosphere and dozens of fantastic beaches.
Rhodes is located near the coast of Turkey and is a part of the Dodecanese Islands. It offers a dazzling array of ancient attractions including its enchanting medieval Old Town, the Temple of Apollo, the Acropolis of Lindos, the Governors Palace and the Rhodes Footbridge. It is an exotic island with Turkish influences featuring popular beach resorts, charming traditional villages and superb beaches. For party lovers, this is the island with the hottest nightlife outside Athens and still boasts of mouthwatering delicacies.
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands famous for its incredible beaches, scenic mountains, breathtaking deep gorges and numerous historic and archeological sites. Crete has undergone several civilizations, as a result a rich culture was born with a significant trace of its past in its architecture, food and people. It features an array of fascinating buildings such as the Palace of Knossos, Faistos, Byzantine churches, Venetian and Neoclassical architecture and even minarets and mosques. Whether seeking history, beaches, adrenaline rushing activities, family breaks, luxury or all inclusive relaxation, Crete is one island that boasts to have it all; after all, it is not just a distinctive Greek island but also a country unto itself.
The crescent shaped Santorini Island is part of the Cyclades group located on the Aegean Sea that is still part of an active volcano. The whole island is a huge natural geological museum with a variety of breathtaking geological structures and forms. It is one of the most sought after Greek islands famous for its picturesque cliff hanging villages, legendary sunsets, Venetian castles, lush wine country and unique beaches. It is also the ultimate in gastronomic experiences; local dishes feature traditional products such as cherry tomatoes, white eggplants and fresh goat cheese produced locally in the island.
Mykonos is Greece’s most popular cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. It is a fascinating island where glamour meets simplicity, where celebrities, students and families gather to celebrate the Greek summer on the most beautiful beaches. It features a modern cosmopolitan society blended with traditional whitewashed house, colorful verandahs and maze like streets. Mykonos Town presents the best example of Cycladic architecture, marbled streets and charming cafes and restaurants. The island is also a paradise for water sport enthusiasts with a great choice of beaches for windsurfing.