Greece’s busiest islands

Greece has thousands of islands and many of the them the ideal vacation destinations for anyone seeking fun in the sun. Greece’s islands are well-known for their nightlife and travellers descend on the gorgeous sandy shores of these islands to experience incredible nights out.

You will find luxurious resorts on many of the islands around Greece. Some of the islands and resorts are great for families, while others are better for solo travellers and couples. If you are planning a vacation to Greece, then set sail for these islands this year.

6. Kos

Kos is located in the Dodecanese and its location gives you the chance to day trip to the Turkey mainland. Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”, was born on Kos and he taught medicine on the island. The entire island of Kos is filled with history that is begging to be explored. Although the Greek Islands are all filled with history, Kos has more than most. Kos’s long, expansive beaches are ideal for anyone seeking a beach vacation. Popular beaches on the island include Agios Foka beach, Lagada beach, Kardamena beach, and Agios Stenanos beach. Whether you want to take a family holiday or it is a trip for friends, Kos’s beaches are great for all-day fun in the sun. If you want a truly unique adventure, you can get the ferry from Athens to Kos.

5. Corfu

Corfu welcomed just over 767,000 tourists in 2019. Perhaps the reason for its low number of tourists is due to its location amongst the Greek islands. Corfu is on the western side of Greece and the majority of Greece’s busiest islands are on the opposite side. What travellers miss out on is one of the country’s most gorgeous islands. Corfu is quite large, which means you need to plan plenty of time to take it all in. Corfu’s combination of beaches, museums, and stunning old town make it well worth visiting and skipping the other, busier Greek Islands.

4. Crete

Crete is the largest Greek island and it offers so many activities, you will need multiple days on vacation to do them. Seitan Limania beach is one of the best beaches in all of Greece. It is a must-visit destination. The historic harbour of Chania is another great destination you shouldn’t miss. While at the harbour, explore Knossos Palace. There are four prefectures on Crete and each has its own sites to see. You should plan enough time to explore the main attractions in the prefectures to get a full taste of the island.

3. Rhodes

Rhodes continues to welcome more and more travellers to its shores each year. The old town is splendid with its medieval architecture. You will spend your time in and around the old town while traversing the island to visit the touristy areas of Rhodes. The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes is one of the top historical destinations on the island and shouldn’t be missed. Like the other busy Greek islands, Rhodes has an outstanding nightlife. Its beaches are also great with wide-open expanses and turquoise waters. Boat cruises and fishing tours are just some of the water activities you can book.

2. Mykonos

Mykonos is a cosmopolitan island with bundles of luxury. The island’s nightlife is known across Europe as being one of the best. Summer nights are all-out parties while the days are perfect for lounging around the beach burning off the previous evening. Luxury restaurants, bars, and hotels can be found on Mykonos. There are paid and free beaches on the island, so take your pick. There is nothing better than sipping a coffee or beer at a Mykonos cafe while looking out over the sea.

1. Santorini

Santorini is the busiest of the Greek Islands. It is a paradise of bars, cafes, restaurants, and more all in one place. Along with the great places to spend you days and nights, Santorini has some of the best beaches in Greece. Santorini is Greece’s most iconic of all of its islands. Whether you want history, fun in the sun at the beach, or an all-inclusive resort holiday, you will find it on Santorini. In 2018, Santorini welcomed around 2 million visitors. It is a busy Greek island and one you may not that may difficult to avoid the crowds at. Still, it is well-worth the trip.

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