Top 5 Greek Islands to Visit
Greek sovereign land is home to 6,000 islands and islets throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Only 227 islands are inhabited! We've listed our top 5 must see Greek Islands when traveling to Greece!
Known for its idyllic beaches and unique architecture landscape, Santorini is a popular tourist destination for those looking to enjoy beautiful sunsets and learn more about Greece’s lasting historical impacts. A result of a large volcanic eruption 3,6000 years ago, Sanotrini is accompanied with rocky terrain. Popular for their fresh seafood, Visitors must try Brantáda, fresh cod with a garlic sauce.
With structures dating back to the 16th century, Mykonos offers visitors the ability to go scuba diving, see famous windmills, and tour ancient cities. Travelers should no doubt visit the Church Panagia Paraportiani and enjoy cuisine in Mykonos’ Little Venice. Named after the grandson of Apollo, Mykonos is known for its windy climate, another reason to see their seaside windmills!
Neighboring Mykonos, Delos is famously known as being the birthplace of Apollo. A UNESCO World Heritage location, the island has extensive archaeological history dating back to the 3rd millennium B.C. used often as a trading port. Visitors should be sure to take tours examining Delos’ archaeological history while also taking an ancient cooking class!
Said to be where St. John the Theologian wrote the Book of Revolutions, Patmos is a Christian pilgrimage location. Visitors should tour the UNESCO World Heritage site, Monastery of St. John the Theologian, situated in the mountains of Patmos, overlooking the city. Another important religious destination is the Cave of Revelation where St. John the Theologian is said to have received the visions which assisted his writings.
The largest Dodecanese Island, Rhodes is known for their diverse subtropical climate, archaeological history, and beautiful beaches. Visitors should travel to the Valley of the Butterflies, Petaloudes, and encounter over a million different species of butterflies!