Islands of Greece

  • Beautiful Mykonos sunset


    Mykonos is probably the most famous of the Greek islands, as a favorite destination for celebrities, jetsetters and party afficionados. Beach bars attract visitors during the day. The island of Delos, immediately opposite, is worth a visit as it's the birthplace of Apollo, god of light. Exclusive luxury accommodations can be found at Apanema Resort.  Try Sale e Pepe for excellent Italian food or Alekas at Ornos for authentic traditional specialties.

    Photo courtesy of Apanema Resort

  • View of Santorini


    Santorini is also high on the list of fame and preference, with the awesome volcanic scenery and a world famous sunset. Ikies Traditional Houses at Oia is an excellent choice for a more-than-pleasant stay on the island and Selene restaurant at Pyrgos offers a remarkable culinary experience. Nychteri wine and locally-cultivated chick peas (fava) are must-tastes.  The excavations at the archeological site of Akrotiri brought to light one of the most important prehistoric settlements in the Aegean. 

    Photo courtesy of Ikies, Cathy Cunliffe

  • Sunset at Chania, Crete


    Crete is the largest island in Greece and offers a variety of scenery and possibilities. Beaches, mountains and wonderful food with high quality olive oil can be enjoyed here. The ancient palace of Knossos is a major attraction for visitors. One of the best places to stay is the Villa Andromeda in Chania. The Well of the Turk in Chania and Avli in Rethymno are restaurants not to be missed.

    Photo courtesy of Villa Andromeda

  • Limanaki at Naoussa, Paros


    Paros is popular with locals and visitors due to its lively nightlife, great beaches and interesting architecture. Scuba divers enjoy exploring the underwater landscape and nature lovers always visit the valley of butterflies.  Stay at Poseidon Resort and Spa for luxury accommodations or Hippocampus Hotel for a casual, family atmosphere.  Mario restaurant in Naousa is ideal for a gourmet fish menu, with lobster as the specialty.  The small island of Antiparos with golden beaches, immediately opposite, is perfect for quiet, relaxing holidays.

    Photo courtesy of Kostas Samonas

  • View of Emporeios, Chios


    Chios is one of the less visited islands of Greece and is ideal for relaxing in leisure. Birthplace of Homer, the island is famous for the production of masticha.  Visit medieval villages, like Mesta, archeological sites or Byzantine monasteries. Argentikon Suites, located in a historical estate on the Kambos (plain), is an excellent place to stay.  Taste local products at Citrus Chios and dine at famous Hodjas restaurant, which prepares specialties of the island.   

    Photo courtesy of Argentikon

  • Grikos Bay, Patmos


    Patmos is well known as the island where the Apocalypse of Saint John was written. This small, serene island offers a unique combination of spirituality and beauty. The impressive Saint Johns monastery, a World Heritage Site, is a major attraction.  Patmos Aktis Suites and Spa is ideal for relaxing in luxury on Grikos Bay, officially acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the world. Apocalypsis restaurant and Veghera are favorites for dining.  

    Photo courtesy of Patmos Aktis, Marc Schillinger

  • Moonlight at Lindos, Rhodes


    Rhodes is a large island in the Dodecanese and has been a famous destination for many years. The Palace of Knights in the town of Rhodes and Athenas temple in Lindos are major attractions. Famous for the honey and varieties of wine, Rhodes is also a favorite for honeymooners. Experience superb style during a stay at Melenos Lindos. Kerasma and Aspro Piato are must-visits for the culinary-inclined.

    Photo courtesy of Melenos Lindos, Panagiotis Fotiadis

  • Sifnos Bay


    Sifnos is a popular destination not far from the mainland, famous for handmade pottery, attracting the low profile cosmopolitan and intellectual sets. Visitors are enchanted by the serene atmosphere and harmonious environment. Agios Andreas Acropolis and Chrisopigi Monastery are top attractions. Efharis hotel on Kamares Beach offers excellent accommodations. For local cuisine, try Lembesis Tavern at Chrisopigi and Elia Kapari at Apollonia.  

    Photo courtesy of Efharis Sifnos

  • Portara, ancient arch at Naxos


    Naxos, in the Cyclades, is well known for the perfect climate and is never too hot in the summer. Golden beaches, a relaxing atmosphere and warm hospitality make this island a favorite for both families and couples. The ancient Mycenaean city, the sanctuary of Demetra and Apollo and the 13th century castle in Naxos town are focal points.  For original decor and a welcoming atmosphere, stay at Villa Danai; for exclusive luxury, head to Medusa Resort. Visit Rendezvous Patisserie for palate-pleasing, local delicacies.

    Photo courtesy of Naxos Web, Stella Zacharatou Syrigou

  • View of Kythera


    Kythera, the birthplace of Venus, is a quiet, picturesque island with wonderful beaches and great hospitality. Ancient Greek and Byzantine monuments, caves and sanctuaries are interesting to visit. Kythera is famous for thyme honey and rusks made with olive oil. Relaxed elegance will welcome you at El Sol Hotel. Sample local cuisine at Skandia Restaurant and visit Favas Oil Press cafe for coffee and traditional delicacies in a 1900s environment.

    Photo courtesy of El Sol

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