BEST GREEK ISLANDS TO VISIT IN 2020
Best for: Antiquities, active adventures and sunshine all year round
Crete is the biggest Greek island and definitely one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean Sea. Crete is well-known for its unique beaches, the amazing local food and produce, the hospitality of its local people and its rich history.
Best for: Travelling back in time
When the writer Lawrence Durrell arrived in Rhodes after World War II, he found an island devastated by centuries of crusaders and invaders. Like the fallen Colossus, it was ‘a Rhodes dispersed into a million fragments, waiting to be built up again.’ Since then, Rhodes has reinvented itself as one of Greece’s top travel destinations. The big draw is the medieval citadel in Rhodes Town. The island has some of the most impressive and well-established hotels and resorts in Europe, as it has been an extremely popular destination since the 60’s.
Best for: Decadent parties and five-star hotels.
Mykonos is all about the amazing nightlife, incredible parties, celebrities’ boats and lovely sandy beaches. Mykonos has some of the most amazing beaches and beach bars in the world. A lot of world-class chefs have established their restaurants on the island and some of the most recognizable DJ’s play every year in the nightclubs.
Best for: Honeymooners and first-timers
A volcanic explosion blew out Santorini’s heart 3,500 years ago, leaving black-sand beaches, vertiginous cliffs in psychedelic hues, and swirling rumours about Atlantis in its wake. The eruption also preserved the ancient city of Akrotiri under layers of ash and created fertile ground for exceptional Assyrtiko grapes and Vinsanto wines. Apart from a boat trip to the smoldering crater of Nea Kameni and hot springs at Palia Kameni, there’s not much to do but gaze at the mesmerizing views from your suite, dangling on the edge of the caldera.
Best Greek island for: Laidback family holidays
Kefalonia or Cephalonia is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea between Greece and Italy that you should really visit if you are looking for green scenery, beautiful fish villages and emerald Mediterranean waters. The island is not only famous for its natural beauty but also from the fact that it has been the set of the famous 2001 novel and movie with Penelope Cruz and Nicolas Cage “Corelli’s Mandolin”. As it is perfect for family holidays, it offers great sailing and boat excursions in the surrounding emerald waters.