8 Gorgeous Greek Islands You Must Visit

Greek islands are a treat all year-round. It does not matter what you have on your itinerary, the pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, ancient towns, busy night clubs, wineries, hiking, and other entertainment options are open to you once you visit the Greek islands.

Read below; we have shared our list of the best 8 islands in the Greek region.

1. Mykonos

The island of Mykonos is synonymous with cobbled streets. The whitewashed houses present the present contrast to the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The color splashes from the green plants and trees provide a treat for the eyes. Popular tourist attractions include the Kato Mili windmills, Panigirakis castle, and PanagiaParaportiani; a 17th-century orthodox church.


2. Milos

Milos is world-famous for its white rocky landscape, which came into existence due to volcanic movements centuries ago. These volcanic movements have created caves and crevices that can be explored by land and sea. Milos is also called the land of colors due to the vivid colored houses that line the blue beaches and white landscapes.


3. Naxos

Naxos is among the ancient towns of Greece with centuries-old history. The most popular tourist attractions this town hosts are the temple of Dimitra and the Venetian castle of Naxos. This medieval town also offers hiking, mountain biking, water sports, sailing, and fishing as other options for tourists. 


4. Santorini

Santorini is widely popular for its culinary expertise and nightlife. Beaches are packed with party-goers late into the night. DJs keep them entertained, and cocktail bars serve the island's signature cocktails and drinks. Most of the beaches cater to families and have ample activities to keep children occupied. If not near the waterfront, tourists can have fun hiking, wine sampling, or exploring the island on foot.


5. Syros

Syros is an island that is home to three ancient civilizations; medieval, Cycladic, and Venetian. This beautiful low key island not only offers breathtaking views of the sea but also has classical buildings, theatres, and several churches. If not anything else, you can just hike up on hills and let the quaint sea soak you in.


6. Paros

Paros is a spectacular amalgam of the old and the new. Historical architecture meets with bars, hotels, cafes, and boutiques. The most famous among them is the PanagiaEkatontapiliani, which is a Byzantine era stone-built church. 


7. Symi

This magnificent island rises from the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea, effectively showcasing the vivid colored houses on the harbors. This island was once the most prosperous of all the Greek islands and its extravagance is still reminiscent of those days.


8. Corfu

Corfu was one of the first islands that opened up for tourism in Greece. There is a cosmopolitan buzz on this island due to this factor. Here also you can experience Venetian, Byzantine, Cycladic and Greek architecture. The traditional set-up of Greek islands is still prevalent here, but you will need to dig through the remote villages to witness it.


This was a brief introduction to the specialties that few Greek islands have to offer. You will need to visit them in person to see what Mother Nature has blessed them with.