The Greek Islands are a magical journey where body and soul reunite on the sunny beaches and in the pristine deep blue Aegean Sea. Fairyland villages dot the landscape and fishing boats bob in the harbour.
One trip to the Greek Islands will instill a sense of transquility and charm that will last a lifetime. You will return home, but the visions of the Greek Islands will float through your mind like a fresh breeze. You will feel the sun on your back, the cool waters at your feet and you will long for the chance to have another Greek Island holiday.
There are of course many 'recipes' for the perfect Greek Island Holiday - each different according to the tastes, interests, time and money possessed by the individual traveler. We have gone about it from almost every angle, from madly hopping from one island to next, while on other occaisons we simply stayed in one village for three weeks soaking up the the flavor and essence of the local life.
If you have never been to the Greek Islands and may only get one such chance in your lifetime, we highly recommend that you start in Santorini and spend at least two days. Santorini will set the mood for the rest of your trip, perhaps the rest of your life!
After that you should select other Greek Islands according to whether you are wind surfer, sailor, beach lover, night cluber, hiker, painter, or just a swave renaissance soul out to sit in the coast side tavernas, sampling the local food and spirits and staring off at the horizon, the fishing boats and perhaps a passing mermaid or two.
By clicking Our Top 10 Greek Islands you will find the overall rankings for the top ten Greek Islands. The rankings are of course subjective and based on numerous factors. We provide a photographic and descriptive overview of each of our favourite ten Greek Islands. Our choices are a blend of interests and do not necessarily reflect the tastes of those with specific interests.
So, for those of you with specific requirements, we recommend:
Best Greek Islands for painters and photographers - Santorini, Mykonos & Crete
Best Greek Islands for windsurfers - Naxos, Mykonos, Paros
Best Greek Islands for beach lovers - Skiathos, Mykonos, Paros, Crete & Corfu
Best Greek Island for clubers - Mykonos, Crete, Santorini, Ios & Rhodes
Best Greek Islands for shoppers - Mykonos, Santorini & Rhodes
Best Greek Islands for hikers - Crete, Corfu, Santorini, Paros & Mykonos
Best Greek Islands for car tourists - Crete & Corfu
Whatever the case, we hope that Our Top 10 Greek Islands will help you chose the right mix of Greek Islands that suits your needs. And please bookmark our site, we find that most of our visitors come back several times.