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Some of the most popular islands in Greece and general travel tips

Some of the most popular islands in Greece and general travel tips
Greece is an incredibly popular destination for holidaymakers and for very good reason. The nation and its many islands are hosts to incredible food, friendly people, great weather, and incredible beaches. Even if the summer holidays still might be a couple of months away it’s time to start exploring some of the different options available in Greece.
This article will provide you with a brief but informative guide to some of the most popular islands in Greece and its archipelago. Even if you’re unsure of whether Greece is the best spot for you to travel to, this guide is more than likely going to be an excellent place to start in your planning. Regardless of whether you find your dream destination on our list, it should hopefully be able to give you some inspiration.

One universal tip

Before you start listing off some popular islands, it’s important to get up to speed with some important information about vacationing on Greek islands. There is no universal answer as to what is the “best” island to visit. Since they all offer something unique and interesting. Someone who’s looking for an adventurous holiday might want to look at islands with plenty of opportunities to hike. While those mainly interested in drinking chilled wine by the side of a pool are going to want to look for a different destination. However, one thing is certain. There is an island for everyone out there.

The best way to see the country

The best way to get the most out of your Greek experience is by seeing the island by boat. Island hopping via boat is incredibly popular and allows you to see as much of the country as possible. There are different ways one can go about doing this. It can actually offer up incredible value as the tickets for different ferries tend to be very reasonably priced. 


Crete is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and for good reasons. Crete is Greece's largest island and offers up something for everyone. It is popular amongst families and those looking to have all of the comforts at home available to them. This is a destination well-suited for someone who wants a little bit of everything. Regardless of whether you want to go hiking, look at antiques, experience the local cuisine, or just relax at an all-inclusive resort, Crete might be the perfect alternative for you. One of the upsides of visiting Crete is that more often than not one can find direct flights from the UK.
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For those looking to visit one of the most picturesque places in the world, Santorini might just be the perfect fit. The island constantly makes its presence known on social media due to its stunning beauty and unique architecture. Santorini is one of the pricier islands to visit. Because it’s incredibly popular amongst tourists. However, visiting the island and coming away disappointed is something that’s unlikely to happen. Because the location has so much to offer.


If you’re simply looking to relax on a sandy beach, Naxos is the best choice by a mile. Naxos is filled with sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see. There are plenty of hideouts where one can find some privacy. Naxos has many things to offer for those looking to quench their thirst for adventure. With everything from riding on horseback to kitesurfing being available over the island. If you’re simply looking to relax, there are plenty of restaurants and beach bars available to visit.
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