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Updated: Apr 3, 2022

Greece has always been a bucket list worthy Mediterranean vacation destination. With over 1,400 islands (230 inhabited), it can be hard to choose where to visit first. Here are 5 ideas to help you with your decision.

Best traditional village life: The island Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades and has a little over 6,500 residents and just over 20 small villages. Ancient towers, paved streets, and unique Venetian architecture make it the perfect island to experience traditional Greek village life.

Best beaches: Located in the Aegean Sea, Milos is a beautiful volcanic island that is rich in minerals as well as history. Firopotamus, Kastanas, and Paliorema are some of the islands top beach destinations. White-washed Cycladic villages and black sand provide picturesque backdrops for your beach vacation. Although some are only accessible by boat there are over 80 beaches to explore.

Best water activities: Gusty winds around the island of Paro makes it a favourite spot for kiteboarder and windsurfers. Santa Maria, Prassonisi, and Pounda are the most popular beaches for these sports, as well as the bay of Mikli Vigla.

Best nightlife: With popular party destinations like Little Venice and Paradise Beach, Mykonos is world-renowed for it's vibrant nightlife. Whether you're travelling with a group of friends or on a romantic vacation, you'll find a the perfect place to dance the night away.

Best food: Cretan cuisine focuses on all-natural ingredients and can be enjoyed at any local tavern throughout the islands. No clear winner for this category!

Inspired to add one of these islands to your Greek vacation? Let's chat and finally get Greece crossed off your bucketlist!


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