Best Greek Islands to Visit, Best Travel Destinations of Greece, Best Greek Beaches

February 11, 2009 by  
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The Greek Islands can be found all over the coast of mainland Greece and the tip of Northern Africa. To this day, they are very popular destinations for anyone who goes on vacation.

The Greek Islands are hard to miss as they dot throughout the Aegean Sea on the South East coast of mainland Greece. They come in various sizes, shapes, and geographical varieties and the people that come to visit also come in such a variety. While island hopping is always an option, most people decide to stay on one single island for their entire holiday. The Greek Islands are traditionally divided into seven groups: Cyclades, Aegean, Dodecanese, Sporades, Ionian, Argosaronic Gulf and Crete. Crete, as a single island, is the largest one in the group.

When staying on a Greek Island for the holidays, opt to stay at a boutique hotel. This will give you a whole fresh experience by staying in a small, intimate hotel with minimum decorations and very friendly service. Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites on Crete, Katikies on Santorini and Ostraco Suites on Mykonos are unique choices to stay at and offer you the utmost serenity in an understated lap of luxury. Read more

Greece Best Beaches, Greece Best Islands, Cyclades Islands Vacations, Vacation to Greece, Greek Islands

August 19, 2008 by  
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Are you planning to take vacation in Greece but could not decide which side of Greece to go?  Greece, with its excellent beaches, offers you a variety of them. Here are best of them…

One of the best part of The Cyclades islands, Mykonos, is the most famous and popular island of the Greek Islands and attracts thousands of visitors every year. The streets are narrow, winding alleyways – many only two or four feet wide, overhung with dazzling pink and purple blossoms. Here lovers of the sea will find outstanding golden beaches such as Agios Stefanos, Psarou, Kalafatis, Platis Gialos, Ornos, Elia and Panormos, Platis Gialos, Paranga, Kalamopodi, Plintri, Agrari, Kalo Livadi, Ftelia. Its treasure of natural beauty, rich history, cosmopolitan character and a wild nightlife make it so famous.

Crete Island is at the point where the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa meet. It’s among the finest in the world and has established Crete as one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. It offers both developed tourist areas with resort hotels and also quiet coves, hidden beaches and invigorating mountain villages and plateaus that reward the discerning world traveller. Undoubtedly, the best parts of Crete are its beaches: Agia Marina, Preveli, Matala, and Vai.

The other worthy part of Greece is Santorini Island, the southern most island of the Cycladic group in the Aegean Sea. Its volcanic landscape, the amazing views and the breathtaking sunsets have made this island world famous, attracting thousands of visitors every year. What differentiates the island from the others is its geological morphology. Its white houses give it a charming look. Where you can enjoy best is its beaches named KOULOUMBO BEACH , MONOLITHOS, AGIOS GEORGIOS, VLIHADA BEACH, MESA PIGADIA, VOURVOULOS BEACH.

Greece Best BeachesYour destination can be Corfu (Kerkyra). The mythical island of the Faiakes is an ornament of the Ionian Sea, but it is also one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, combining the green mountains and the long sandy beaches. The island of song and music, Corfu, offers its visitors endless natural beauty, unending inspiration, and a combination of the cosmopolitan and the traditional. Corfu is the island of miracle and wonders as it has valuable beaches. For example, AGIOS GORDIOS, SIDARI, KONTOKALI, ERMONES, MYRTIOTISSA, GLYFADA, AVLAKI, KAMINAKI.

Being verdant island, Lefkada is the part of Ionian Sea. Lefkada produces a deep vivid impression on you because of its picturesque landscapes. With its unspoiled natural environment, it attracts many tourists every year. For the ones who want relaxation, views of wonderful islands, turquoise waters, fantastic hosts, gorgeous sunshine, and fabulous food, Lefkada is highly recommended. Apart from this particularity Lefkada is an island with beautiful beaches, impressive sites and cozy inhabitants and it more seems to have a mountainous and not quite an insular character and landscape as well. It has Porto Katsiki, Kathisma, Agios Nikitas, Pefkoulia, Egremni, Nidri, and Mikros Gialos  beaches.

All in all, these islands are the best destinations can be visited. You do not just watch their photos or comments, for understanding better you need to go to Greece. Hiring a rental car is a good way of exploring Greece, this low cost car hire Athens service might be worth a look.

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