Holidays to Greek Islands, with photos of Santorini and other Greek Islands.

Reasons to Visit a Greek Island - do you like beautiful and dramatic sunsets like this one at Ia, on the Greek island of Santorini.

Photo taken at  Oia  Village on the Island of Santorini, a place that is famous for its amazing sunsets.
Photo taken at Oia Village on the Island of Santorini, a place that is famous for its amazing sunsets. | Source

A page with photos taken while visiting the Greek islands, capturing the beauty of a vacation to Greece.

Reasons to Visit Greek Islands. With photos that capture the beauty of Greece.

Greek islands that are beautiful holiday destinations.

Pictures of Santorini, Zante,Corfu, Crete and Kefalonia.

There are many reasons to visit Greece for a holiday; here is a list of reasons why people like to visit Greek islands for their holidays.

Here are some of the things you can experience on a holiday trip to the Greek islands.

Reasons why these islands will enchant you and make you long to return to discover more about this place and to explore its history.

There are many historic sites, ancient ruins to visit and museums with interesting artifacts as well as beach locations and places of interest for tourist.

Eating out is a pleasure as the style is relaxed and caters for all tastes.

Santorini, a picture of the blue water of the caldera taken from Santorini, one of the beautiful places to visit in the Greek Islands.

photo, A picture of the Caldera water, Santorini island, Greece.  Photo taken from the village of Oia/Ia overlooking the caldera water, to the volcanic island of Nea Kameni.
photo, A picture of the Caldera water, Santorini island, Greece. Photo taken from the village of Oia/Ia overlooking the caldera water, to the volcanic island of Nea Kameni. | Source

Do you want to see a blue sea?

Why not take a boat trip from a Greek Island.

Most of the Greek islands I have visited have day boat trips to nearby locations.

Some islands like Zante have trips to special destinations.

  • From Zante you can take a day boat trip to see the famous ship wreck beach.
  • From Santorini you can visit and walk on the volcanic island which is set in the blue waters of Santorini's caldera. The volcanic island you visit is called Nea Kameni.
  • Corfu has frequent boat trips to visit the lovely island of Paxos.

Corfu has boat trips and from some of the resorts, instead of getting the bus to Corfu town you can take a boat trip to visit it.

Visiting Corfu town in the day or the evening gives you the chance to shop and take a leisurely stroll to explore the streets of the town. One reason why the evening trips are popular is that Corfu town is cooler in the evenings. There are also boat trips to sail around Corfu's picturesque coastline.

Kefolonia has day boat trips to visit the famous island of Ithaka (sometimes called Ithaca).

The seas around the Greek islands are beautiful to witness, the colours range from aquamarine through to deepest inky blue. If you are lucky you may even see dolphins swim alongside the boat, as I have on two occasions.

Reasons to visit a Greek Island - the colour of the sea..

Photo: An arch way formed by the sea in the rock, off the coast of a Greek island.
Photo: An arch way formed by the sea in the rock, off the coast of a Greek island. | Source

My Travel to Greek Islands.

A Greek island is one of my ideal of the ideal place to visit for a vacation. I have been taking holidays to the islands of Greece for almost ten years.

The first island we visited was Corfu and we liked it so much that we have returned there in future years. The area we visited around Kassiopi was a good choice for us.

Visiting Corfu was our introduction to the pleasure of dining out in the evening in Greece. The boat trips that go from the harbour to Corfu town and other destinations were a wonderful way to spend a day. It was Corfu that made me want to visit other Greek islands, so I have that island to thank for making me want to travel to the other islands to explore them.

Since the trip to Corfu, we have explored Santorini, Crete, Kefalonia, Zante and Kos. We have also taken day trips to Paxos and other small islands including the volcanic island of Nea Kameni when visiting Santorini.

Days out on a Greek holiday - try a boat trip

photo, taken on a day boat trip while visiting an island in Greece.
photo, taken on a day boat trip while visiting an island in Greece. | Source

Go and see, interesting caves and maybe dolphins.

Many of the Greek island have wonderful and fascinating caves that the boat trips will take you to see.

Some of the caves are carved out of the rock by the action of the sea and some take the form of natural arch ways.

The water in some of the caves seems to be almost unbelievably blue and the shades of the colour ranges from turquoise through green to almost indigo.

On a couple of occasions while on boat trips from a Greek island I have been lucky enough to see dolphins swim alongside the boat.

Travel photos of Greek islands.

photo - boat trips to Greek islands.
photo - boat trips to Greek islands. | Source

Greece has beautiful harbours to visit and discover.

A photo of the harbor at Paxos, a Greek island.
A photo of the harbor at Paxos, a Greek island. | Source
photo, taken at sea off the coast of Greece.
photo, taken at sea off the coast of Greece. | Source

Santorini a beautiful Greek island to visit

photo,a taken picture while visiting Santorini.
photo,a taken picture while visiting Santorini. | Source

Visit a Greek Island because you want to walk on volcano or on a beach of black sand...

From Santorini Island - you can visit and walk on the volcano Nea Kameni.

  • Later in the day from some of the boat trips you can be leave the boat at the harbour side at Ia and if you are brave enough ride a donkey up the donkey steps.
  • Or if you are fit and brave enough you can climb up the 'donkey steps'; while 'running the gauntlet' of avoiding the galloping donkeys and also remembering to watch where you place your feet, as the donkeys are not fussy.

Santorini also has many beaches and because it is a volcanic island some of them have black sand.

The caldera, Santorini Island, Greece.

Photo: Ia village Santorini, Greece a view overlooking the caldera.
Photo: Ia village Santorini, Greece a view overlooking the caldera. | Source

If you want to walk on a volcano, you can on Nea Kameni, Santorini, Greece

photo: You can walk and take photos on Nea Kameni, Santorini, Greece.
photo: You can walk and take photos on Nea Kameni, Santorini, Greece. | Source

The Island of Crete. The Greek islands have many bays and coves to visit.

 Photo: A bay photographed from a high point. The sea is really that colour.
Photo: A bay photographed from a high point. The sea is really that colour.

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paxos 3 years ago from Paxos island, Greece

Hi . A few years i live in Paxos island. Till now i found your post as the only one talks about my island on hubpages , Its very helpful . And the pictures are excellent. I hope my translator help me to bring more information for hubpages users too. Well done!


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FeliciaM 5 years ago from Canada

Awesome photos! Have to go to Santorini one day!


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday. Author

Thank you ss sneh I am pleased I took the pictures of Greece, it is a beautiful place to visit and I have happy memoires of taking the photos of the different Greek Islands. Thanks for viewing ths page and also for leaving a comment here.


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ss sneh 5 years ago from the Incredible India!

Hi! Wonderful places! -- Thanks


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday. Author

Hi Micky the Greek Islands are lovely, but I do not think you would want to cycle there, even in a hire car the roads are not always good.

One day I would like to go and island hop on the ferries from island to island, for now if I am lucky I get to see one a year.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

This was very nice. My daughter has visited some of the Greek Islands. Thank you.


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday. Author

hi Donna It is the winter that makes the photos of the Greek islands look even more invitng. Yes we too have that and it can last to February when things begin to brighten. I have noticed that it gets lighter a bit earlier here now in the mornings. When I worked a forty hour week in winter I would go to work in the dark and return home in the dark - the eight hours in between I worked in a building with no windows. It was at that time that I started to spend my Summer holidays in the Greek Islands. With the sunshine and boat trips I felt like a bird freed from a cage. Soon it will be warm enough to begin to plant things here and that will be great.


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donna bamford 6 years ago from Canada

Hi 2uesday, well it is bloody cold here today but not as cold as last year so far so we consider ourselves lucky.

Wouldn't it be nice to be in Santorin or Kriti now! Excellent article and the photos too. I am fighting something we call January doldrums. I forget if you have that in England.

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