With over 230 inhabited islands and a thousand more, it can be hard to decide which island to vacation to first. The Cyclades are among the most beautiful group of Greek islands. These islands are located southeast of the mainland in the Aegean Sea. The center island is called Delos and is uninhabited. It is known as Apollo’s birthplace and home to some of Greece’s most important archaeological ruins. Many of the islands are popular holiday destinations, known for their beaches, ancient sites, rugged landscapes, and traditional blue-and-white stucco towns overlooking the sea.
Greece has always been one of the best vacation spots in the Mediterranean. Hopefully, these 8 tips can help you make your decision.
Best nightlife: “The Island of the Winds,” aka Mykonos, is known world worldwide for its outstanding nightlife. Paradise Beach, as well as Little Venice, are some of the more popular party destinations. The go-go dancers are everywhere, and parties go all night long. July and August are the best times to visit the island for tourism and the wildest parties.
Best traditional village life: With over 6,500 inhabitants and a few more than 20 small villages, Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades. The beautiful Venetian architecture, ancient towers, and paved streets have maintained their unique style.
Best kiteboarding and windsurfing: Gusty winds that can be seen from a mile away Paros is best known for its windsurfing, kiteboarding, and other water sports. Pounda, Santa Maria, and Prassonisi are the best beaches where water sports are practiced. Thalassa Sports Center, the bay of Mikli Vigla, is the most popular epicenter for sports.
Best beaches: Milos is a beautiful volcanic island in the Aegean Sea that is rich in minerals and full of history. Paliorema, Kastanas, and Firopotamos are the top beach destinations in Milos. Whitewashed Cycladic villages and the black sand beaches are picturesque backdrops. Some islands might only be accessible by boat; there are over 80 mini beaches all over Milos that you can explore.
Best for nature lovers: The island of Ikaria has the world’s most pristine and untouched nature territories. Its beauty has been identified as a place where life promotes it’s longevity and better overall health.
Best Robinson Crusoe destination: Koufonisia is made up of two islands, Kato, the lower, and Pano the upper. The best way to travel around navigate the area is by walking or cycling because everything is just a short distance away. Many sightseeing options can be viewed around the island as well as a museum.
Best couples getaway: There are many tourists all over Greece, but in Folegandros does not get crowded with tourist. The wide array of restaurants and cafes brings a ton of verity. The main village of Chora has been preserved well, with open landscapes and clifftop housing.
Best food: The island of Crete is where you can find some of the best food in all of Greece. Become a Cretan for a few days and eat at any of the local taverns throughout the island. The best of the dishes include Apaki, Dakos, Gamopilafo, and Mizithropia.
Now you’re all set! With a myriad of beautiful architecture, scenic waterfronts, and rich history. You must visit these islands in Greece.
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