Greece receives around 30 million international visitors annually, heading to many of the country’s six major island regions
Choosing where to go depends on your entry point – there are 15 international airports in Greece – and how much time you have.
Ferries are an ideal way to get around, especially if you are a first-time visitor. Sightseeing from the sea can be spectacular, and vendors are known to sell snacks like nougat pies that are definitely on the way to the SnackClad during various island stops.
Although some islands may seem geographically very close, the ferries can be long, with or without multiple stops. Daily commute Ferries.gr And Ferryhopper.com Reliable sites which are advisable for advance ticket search and booking.
Here is a look outside the islands that usually draws the crowd and the reasoning for rethinking some of the more popular ones.
Saronic Islands for slow speeds
From Athens, the Saronic Islands arrive by ferry in an hour or two, offering a convenient escape for the duration.
If you are looking for an island of simplicity and simplicity, rustic and car-free, the Hydra-bound roads or donkey rides are a must walk though.
The neighborhood is full of Aigina, fishing villages and significant seafood. One of Greece’s most preserved sanctuaries – sights are worth visiting here Temple of Afia.
Cyclades and Crete for Party & Recovery
Visitors can reach the Cyclades by plane or ferry from Athens. There is a regular ferry route between the islands of the Cyclades, of which Mykonos and Ios are known for night and morning dancing at beach clubs or in private villas.
পার In the 1970s, the island of Persia became so obsessed with tourism – it was today a party destination like Mykono – that the authorities temporarily closed the island for foreign rehabilitation. Its sleek white and blue villages are once again full of lighted cafes and jewelry boutiques.
The well-known Santorini offers undoubted heights, volcanic views and waterfront hotels, but a visit proves even more well-known in the off-season, subtracting soldiers who are distracted by its beauty.
Proceed further south and you will reach Crete. The birthplace of Zeus is the largest of all the islands: especially patriotic residents, lively production, memorable drives and the prospect of finding a world-class golf course.
Mirror islands, for architecture
Corfu is architecturally blessed, Venetian, French and British are all impacting its development. Its cities are spirited and painted in a warm palette of colors, straw yellow, pastel pink and orange.
If you are looking for an island with all these things, this is Kefalonia. Drawings include mountains suitable for hiking; Small, secret gravel beach around the enclosure; Unroving cliffs lead to peace in storybook cities like Myrtos Beach and Essos. Individual water bodies that surround Kefalonia – an electronic neon blue, resulting in chemically reacting with limestone readings with sea water.
Dodecanese Islands for beach
Hippocrates was born on the island of Kos, known for its history, beaches and windsurfing. Or to experience hydrotherapy, the father of the medicine himself advised, the Agios focus goes to the thermal baths on the beach.
Greece is a country known for building religious monuments in the most extraordinary places. Half the fun is finding them. Kefalos is a small island about 800 feet from the main beach of the city which is at the top of the Pettis church. Religious or not, let the swimmers swim. You will pass the rich life of the sea and the underwater ruins.
For sporades, hiking and nature
Skiathos and Skopelos Islands are far more delicious and fertile than other regions.
The huge pine forests of the Sciathos fall just below its beach, with walking trails bunked to reach the blue color with green. Kaukornis beach draws sunbathers; Banana beaches draw naturalists. Skiathos is also full of secluded beaches accessible by boat like Lalaria Beach.
Scopelos is home to the Herald church of Agris Ioannis, another of Greece, which is located on a 100-meter-long rock. Enormous players are provided with a panoramic view and a glimpse of the surrounding island of Alonosis, for the stairs to the stairs.
North Aegean for ease
This region is not ideal for expectation because of the great distance between the archipelago, but these are plentiful, so a visit to one or two is sufficient. Head to Ikaria for privacy in the long run, as one of the three lives in their 90s. Or sip on Mastiha – the tree’s sap is almost made in pine flavored liqueur – its birthplace in Chios or Lesvos aujo, which makes up half of the world’s supply.
To expose the sun to alcohol, the natural heat spas called around Northern Aegean are perfect to fill any stress you may have.
Katrina Hrisomalis Australian-based journalist covering travel, food and design.
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