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5 Wonderful Breathtaking Greek Islands You Have to Visit Once in Your Lifetime

Updated on May 20, 2020
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Azra was writing articles and blog posts about travelling and visiting countries during her remote internship at HeySSuccess company.

Greece is known for its sandy beaches and crystal clear sea

When someone mentions Greece, the first association is sunbathing on the sandy beaches and swimming in a crystal clear sea. That's why the majority of people choose Greece as their year-round beach holiday destination. Greece is known for wonderful and exotic islands that would make you feel like you're in paradise. Just looking at them, as well as the sounds of waves could calm you down. So next time you feel stressed, just pack your bags and relax with the deepest shades of blue in Greece. Therefore, below you can find 5 wonderful breathtaking Greek islands you have to visit once in your lifetime. Let's take a look at them:

1. Zakyntos

Zakynthos is one of the most beautiful Greek islands. There is an opportunity not only to enjoy the unlimited sun on perfect sandy beaches but also to discover the endangered Caretta Caretta sea turtles up close. When you are swimming, you can hang out with a group of dolphins. There is one more thing that makes Zakynthos unique, it's the Mediterranean delicious and mouth-watering cuisine. For example, you could try their local specialty, pasteli dessert. Some wines have been produced of grapes from vineyards of Zakynthos island. If you are passionate about adventures and exciting activities, Zakynthos is the island where you can try out parachuting and learn how to enjoy in free fall or flight.

Sandy beach in Zakyntos
Sandy beach in Zakyntos

2. Santorini

The southernmost island in the archipelago of volcanic islands- Santorini is arguably Greece's main attraction. Santorini is the island that is known for its blue-domed church and blue sky above it. Volcanic sand and breathtaking views make Santorini Greece's most prized getaway. And not only that, Santorini island is considered as the only volcano in the world whose crater is in the sea. In addition, there are two volcanic islets cradled in the middle of Santorini's caldera- Nea Kameni and Palaia Kameni. While spending your summertime on this island, you could feel the smell of romance in the air, and experience the nightlife. If you feel relaxed when you are walking, Santorini has many places to offer you for that activity. For example, you could take a walk on the route from Fira to Oia.

Popular blue-domed church in Santorini, Greece
Popular blue-domed church in Santorini, Greece

3. Agistri

When talking about Agistri island, it's worth mentioning that this is one of the smallest islands in Greece. Although Agistri is a small island, there is a chance for all fans of sport and entertainment to participate in challenging water sports. Apart from this, there is a chance to try horse riding that enables you to contact with nature and provides you with an efficient therapy. Enjoy diving into sparkling waters with amazing water clarity. You would be impressed with by the beauty of the Church of the Virgin Mary, with its amazing views to the magical sea, along with the blue sky above it. This church has been visited by many tourists on this island.

Panorama of Agistri island in Greece
Panorama of Agistri island in Greece

4. Corfu

We can't talk about Corfu without mentioning its most beautiful attraction for tourists- Mountain Pantokrator. It is the highest mountain located in Corfu. There are so many landmarks to discover there. For example, Corfu is the island covered with dense and lush Mediterranean vegetation along with its natural beauty. Moreover, there could be found valuable sightseeing and exotic beaches on this island. Furthermore, there is a well-developed road infrastructure in Corfu, which facilitates access to this island.

Famous Pantokrator view and landscape of Corfu island
Famous Pantokrator view and landscape of Corfu island

5. Tilos

Tilos is the place for a quiet holiday far away from luxurious and night parties. If you are a lover of wild animals, many exotic birds could be found on this small and rural, but magical Tilos island. Also, Tilos is the natural habitat for dwarf elephants and many other wild animals. If you wonder what else you can visit on this island, there are a lot of archaeological, cultural, historical, and paleontological heritage at the museum Tilos, located in the village of Megalo Chorio. Within the calm and silence of the monastery, you can enjoy seeing the Monastery of Agios Panteleimonas, which is undoubtedly the most important church on the island.

Sunrise and boat on the island Tilos in Greece
Sunrise and boat on the island Tilos in Greece

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