The Top 3 Greek Islands

Greece Aegean Sea ©KimTheWolf/flickr

Aegean Sea ©KimTheWolf/flickr

An elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea between southern Balkan and Anatolian peninsulas is the Aegean Sea is where the mainlands of Greece can be found. Next is the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. With the longest coastline in the world, standing the 12th longest in length, Greece also has the highest mountain called ‘Mount Olympus’.

Altogether there are seven groups: Northeastern Aegean Islands, Euboea, Northern Sporades, Cyclades, Saronic Islands, Dodecanese and Crete.

Aegean Sea

On the Aegean Sea, Oia village is famous for its sunset moments on the calm sea of caldera. Charter a boat from the docks of Thira is just one way to catch it. And its 19th century Naval Maritime Museum (originally a mansion) now houses the maritime history of Thira. You can compare the old and new models of Thiran ships and this is a great family fun for enthusiast to know more about the Hellenic Navy. Besides these charm, it has elegant shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries.

A great move for honeymooners will be to book a villa accommodation with great views. Other suggested villages are Firastina and Imerrovigli.

Kamari Beach

Have a nice walk along the pebble rocks Kamari beach, or checking out the boardwalk of cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels. There are also better beaches at Mykonos, Paros or Naxos.

As for Naxos, it has prettier towns and beaches as compared to Mykonos, considering the green and lush beautiful nature.

Santorini

Greece Santorini ©Emma_L_M/flickr

Santorini ©Emma_L_M/flickr

Santorini is simply a treasure of the Greek Islands. With the white sculptured villages on steep volcanic cliffs, right next is the deep blue Aegean Sea, thus its beautiful scenery. It is also a paradise for shoppers. And if you enjoy photography, it is all the more a paradise for photographers. Santorini is a best place for hikers, artists and best of all, it is a paradise for relaxation.

Paros

Paros is in the central Aegean Sea and it is one of the Cyclades island group. Next to it is Naxos separated by an eight kilometres wide channel and Piraeus. Paros is synonym to fine white marble. So today if you visit Paros, you can see many abandoned marble quarries and mines left on the island.

Naxos

Naxos, the next Greek island is the largest in the Cyclades island group. Here is where the centre of archaic Cycladic culture can be found. Naxos City or Hora is its capital.

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