Which are the best Greek Islands to visit?
Best Greek Islands for couples
Anti Paxos can be accessed by water taxi from Paxos which takes about 15 minutes.
Accommodation books out quickly each year so dont procrastinate on this one!
Home to a number of celebrities including Tom Hanks, you can see why they chose this island to get away from it all. Home to beautiful beaches and the biggest vertical cave in Europe. Check out our complete Antiparos guide!
With many stairs to be traversed it is well suited to fit and healthy people and there are enough hidden gems to keep everyone happy. Great for the architecture buffs.
With no cars or scooters, couples love to explore Hydra on foot or in water taxis and there are some very fashionable shops, tavernas and clifftop bars that can be a lot of fun. This island is particularly popular with lovers of music and literature as it was home to people like Charmaine Cliff, George Johnson, and Leonard Cohen for many years.
Best Greek Islands for families
Families are delighted with the huge number of safe beaches and the many cafes and tavernas that are so family friendly. There are small neighbourhood trains that are offered for transport in some of the better known beach areas and there are many other things to do covering historical sights, outdoor adventures, water sports and even shopping.
But there are also plenty of modern-day family attractions such as waterparks and aquariums and there are many big resorts catering to families of all shapes and sizes.
It’s a big island so it pays to have a car to explore but you can also rent boats or do numerous tours. If big resorts and hotels aren’t your thing then Corfu Town has a lot to offer as does the beautiful villages of Paleokastritsa which is worth a week all on its own. There’s a wide range of accommodation for everyone.
Rhodes has a lot of diversity and offers something for all budgets. There are a lot of historical sights on the island and a wide range of things to see and do. Many areas are very developed with big resorts and beach activities whilst other areas still underdeveloped and authentic. The medieval town retains its enduring charm.
There are a number of small hotels in the beachside village of Karfas and a car is a great idea to explore the various ruins, monasteries, caves, and coves around the island. Kids love to learn about the unique ‘mastica’ trees that made the original chewing gum and is now a highly sought after commodity.
Best Greek Islands for groups
Known for its excellent wine and stunning coastline its wise to rent a car on Kefalonia as there is much to explore and a wide range of things to see and do for all ages.
The waterfront towns of Fiscardo and Assos are excellent locations for groups to base themselves and there are many all-inclusive resorts as well,especially in the south.
Probably the most expensive destination for groups Mykonos suits those with deep wallets and short memories.
Grab a car and get out and explore some of the more remote beaches and hiking tracks. There’s some lovely places to stay to suit all budget.
Best Greek Island for solo travel
Hydra can be explored on foot or by using the water taxis that scoot around the island. It is also possible to visit the neighboring Saronic islands by ferry as well.
Located less than 2 hours by ferry from Athens, Hydra is a great spot for solo travelers to get an authentic Greek Island experience and also enjoy fantastic swimming conditions and great bars, tavernas and a multitude of Galleries and other cultural activities.
But is a fairly small island and quite beautiful so even if you are older if you visit outside summer and/or stay a little further out of town you will still love this island.
It is also right in the middle of the Cyclades Islands group with Santorini, Milos, Sifnos, Amorgos, Naxos, and Paros all with one hour in any direction so you can happily explore them as well on day trips.
It is very close to the Peloponnese Peninsula – in fact the town of Galatas is only 10 minutes away by ferry.
Poros is beautiful, compact, has some good beaches ( one is called Love Bay!) and is close proximity to its Saronic Island neighbours of Aegina, Agistri, and Hydra making it a great base for regular day trips.
Like this post? Why not Pin it?
Athens is a large sprawling metropolis full of incredible things to see and do. You could easily spend a few days in Athens and still only scratch the surface and personally, I discover more and more interesting things with every visit. If you've only got a short time...
If you only have 10 days in Greece for your first visit it is still possible to cover a lot of ground and ensure you are planning your next visit before you've even left! Here's our suggested itinerary that will allow you to visit three incredible Greek Islands,...
There are a lot of things to do in Athens. Famous of course for its ancient ruins and artifacts it is also home to a thriving food and cafe culture, a buzzing arts scene and some stunning outdoor venues, events and activities that cater to people of all ages and for...
One of the questions I am most frequently asked is from people wanting to visit the Greek islands, often for the first time, and can't decide between Paros or Naxos. These islands are right next door to each other and are very similar in many ways. They are both...