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How To Choose The Best Greek Islands for You

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As almost anyone knows, the chain of Greek islands is one of the best places for a top vacation. Perfect climate, beautiful sceneries, tasteful Greek cuisine, outstanding conditions for windsurfing, snorkeling, and other kinds of water sports, and marvellous beaches... And all this is perked by pieces of ancient Greek history and mythology.

So, Greek holidays bring something unforgettable and irresistibly beautiful to your life. However, it's also worth noting that there are over 6,000 Greek islands. And even if we consider only 230 inhabited ones, it's still tricky to pick one that you can confidently call the best for your future holidays.

But it's real, and in this article, we will tell you how to pick the one that will be the heavenly paradise for you! We are experienced bloggers that research hard to write the article for travel blogs, and we’ve written a lot on the famous Greek Islands

So, we decided to limit our choice to only one island group, and it is the Cycladic archipelago. Why? Because of the two utter benefits these islands have:
  • The highly developed transport infrastructure with the proximity to the Athens' Piraeus ferry port;
  • Tourist sights known to be the best among all the Greek islands.


For nightlife and shopping: Mykonos

  • This small but cosy island is known to be one of the most popular leisure destinations for American celebrities. And they have good reasons for choosing this place:
  • Kitesurfing, windsurfing, snorkeling;
  • Best beaches;
  • Stores of the most fashionable brands;
  • The atmosphere of clear serenity;
  • Nice nature scenery.
If you want to relax your body and soul and get the essence of pleasure right into your veins, choose Mykonos, you won’t ever regret it!


The coolest windsurfing and kiteboarding: Paros

Not to mention its greatest beaches, Paros is the perfect vacation destination if you are fond of water sports, such as windsurfing or kiteboarding, and can’t imagine any successful holidays without those.
Paros holds the ideal conditions for going in for these sports due to its unique nature, especially its winds. By the way, the winds can even be quite pleasant for sunbathers! If you’re a windsurfer or kiteboarder, visit Paros in July through August when the winds are the strongest.


Irresistible beaches: Milos

To be honest, you can find great beaches in almost all Greek islands. But if you’re looking for the ones named “irresistible”, Milos is worth your attention. In the case of Milos island, beaches there can even be named a bit supernatural. And this is thanks to the volcanic nature of the island.
It makes the island’s beaches’ grounds and water color different, from aquamarine to turquoise to emerald to deep blue. We can confidently say that Milos is one of the best Greece vacation spots.


Superb food: Crete

As with beaches, the situation with local foods in Greek islands is great. The dishes are made from the highest-quality fresh natural products! If you want to eat this superb food throughout your vacation, Crete is one of the best islands to visit.
To be sincere, picking the best island by certain criteria among hundreds of other majestic Greek ones is not that easy. If you absolutely don’t know where to start, consider watching some movies filmed in Greek islands that can help by showing their true beauty. There, you’ll get inspiration and ideas about where to go.

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