Top Islands in Greece

Greece is facing an economic crisis currently but this also means that there are many discounts offered by tour operators and you can get very good deals that you otherwise may not. There are many islands in Greece where you can plan a quiet vacation away from the noises of mainstream cities. There are some hidden uninhabited gems such as the island of Farmakonisi and the popular island of Corfu which was a heaven for artists and writers. We have compiled a list of top islands in Greece which can help you narrow down your itinerary.

Top Islands in Greece

Zakynthos

This is the best place to be if you are a beach lover. The Myrtos beach is one of the best and you can take a quiet stroll here or enjoy the shipwreck bay of Zakynthos. The place is accessible by boat and you get a fabulous view of the coastline.

Zakynthos Islands in Greece

Mykonos

Mykonos is the best place to be if you find yourself in a party mood. The town has many special events and you can indulge in great food and great wines. It’s the best spot for relaxation and partying.

Mykonos Islands in Greece

Farmakonisi

It is an uninhabited island and legend has it that the population was executed by Julius Caesar who wanted to revenge his kidnappers that had held him hostage on this island. You can get there via boat and remember to take your own supplies since the place is deserted.

Farmakonisi Islands in Greece

Tilos

Tilos is teeming with biodiversity. It was once famous for its pygmy elephants that are now extinct but the spot is still very good for watching birds or for taking a stroll. It is uninhabited so remember to take your own supplies. The island s best explored on foot and you can take your time exploring it.

Tilos Islands in Greece

Corfu

This quiet island became famous because of the many writers who penned their works while living on this very island. The island finds mention in Gerald Durrell’s works, My Family and other Animals. The place is very serene and it’s the perfect spot for a quiet holiday.

Corfu Islands in Greece

Gavdos

The island is a natural wonder but not many people know about it which is a good thing as this makes it a perfect place for a quiet vacation. The island is inhabited by less than 100 people and you can get there via boat service. Plan a long holiday well in advance as the strong winds may often leave you stranded on the island until the weather clears up.

Gavdos Islands in Greece

Thira

Lost much of its fabulous landscape due to a volcanic eruption but is still a very good place for a vacation. The place is known for its magnificent coastline consisting of sheer drops and rapid cliffs. The volcano is now extinct and you can still see the remnants of the rim that was generated as a result of the explosion. The population of the island is largely confined to the town of Fira located in the western region of the rim.

Thira Islands in Greece

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