The 100 or so inhabited Greek islands have something for everyone: History buffs can revel in the remnants of millennia of human habitation. Sun-seekers have their pick of countless beaches. Gourmands and wine aficionados will have many opportunities to wine and dine. And adventure seekers can partake in scuba diving, cliff jumping and more.
The best all-around islands offering a combination of these experiences are:
Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, is best known for its outstanding restaurants and for its history: The island holds the remains of the Minoan Palace of Knossos, among other ancient ruins.
Paros is cosmopolitan and beautiful, with plenty of great places to eat and drink as well as enjoy the scenery. Kitesurfing and windsurfing are also popular on this famously windy island.
Santorini is as gorgeous as all the photographs and postcards suggest. It’s worth elbowing through the crowds for its famous views, but you can find quiet spots here as well, like undiscovered beaches, wineries and ruins.
Naxos, dotted with perfect beaches on its west coast, is also home to a Venetian castle, ancient ruins and restaurants featuring locally farmed goods.
Skiáthos is probably best known for its beaches and verdant forests. There’s a vibrant nightlife scene here, as well as excellent restaurants.
Blue Zones are locations throughout the world wherein individuals live the longest and the healthiest lives. There are only five places in the world ranked as Blue Zones – Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. Often, these zones are credited with providing residents the perfect mixture of healthy diet, physical activity and social connections needed to live an extra-long, healthy life.
Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
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