10 Most Attractive Greek Islands

With 6,000 islands to choose from, each offering their own beauty and charms, it is difficult to choose only 10. Offering stunning beaches, dramatic coastlines and a Mediterranean climate, it’s no surprise that the Greek Islands are one of the world’s top destinations.

Here are 10 of the best islands that we recommend you should visit at least once in your lifetime:

10- Corfu

With lots of mountains, over 200 km of coastline, lots of sunshine, beaches, ouzo and the delicious souvlaki. Corfu is known as Greece’s emerald island because Corfu is one of the greenest islands in Greece. The numerous beaches in the island, the many caves and hidden coves are the main attractions of the Island.

9- Lefkada

The only Greek island reachable by car, Lefkada is connected to the mainland by a small causeway. It’s considered the ‘Caribbean of Greece’ due to its exotic blue waters. Athani beach in Lefkada is considered to have clearest water and bluest beaches in the world.

8- Milos

Located on the western side of the Cyclades, Milos is renowned for its spectacular landscapes. Due to the island’s volcanic origins, the coastline is incredibly diverse with white beaches contrasting against red, orange and pink rocks. Home to exotic rock formations, emerald waters and caves full of stories of pirates, Milos has one of the most exciting coasts of all the Greek islands.

7- Skiathos

One of the lesser-known Greek Islands, Skiathos is still largely unexplored. The island boasts stunning natural beauty, with lush pine forests, crystal-clear waters and more than 60 gorgeous beaches. Nature lovers will be delighted by walking trails passing through some of the most beautiful parts of the island.

6- Paros

Located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Paros is the perfect island for those who are obsessed with the sun. Famous for its golden sands and turquoise waters, you’ll find beaches that are small, large, secret or well known. For those who love water sports, the island is famous for kite surfing and windsurfing.

5- Zakynthos

Navagio beach is a popular landmark of the island and is visited by many tourists. Navagio means Shipwreck. The beach got this name after a shipwreck that happened on this shore. The beach was No 1 in the world’s best beaches for 2017. This Greek island is home to the loggerhead turtle. These turtles are on the endangered list.

4- Crete

Because Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, it offers both developed tourist areas with resort hotels and also quiet, hidden beaches and mountain villages that reward the world travelers with culture, beauty and good cuisine. Tourists can enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the island and visit the remains of the ancient Minoan civilization.

3- Rhodes

Inhabited since the Stone Age, Rhodes is the largest and historically most important islands of Greece. The island is a popular tourist destination. In the old town, tourists can see castles. Visit Lindos and see the remains of the ancient acropolis. The Medieval City of Rhodes is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list.

2- Mykonos


Mykonos is one among the popular Greek islands. The arrival of the rich and famous has made Mykonos become a favorite. One of the island’s most photographed spots is Little Venice, other iconic attractions are its windmills, facing the sea and light up at night.

1- Santorini


Santorini is an island formed due to volcanic activity. The island is one among the Cyclades group. Santorini is popular for its beautiful beaches. The most famous villages are Fira, the Island’s capital, and Oia in the north. Offering stunning panoramas of the Aegean Sea, infinity pools and volcanic-sand beaches, it’s no wonder this island is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Greece. Visit Oia to witness beautiful sunsets.