There are many holidays to Greek Islands and you can enjoy plenty of sunshine, tavernas, gorgeous beaches and more. Some of the most popular islands include Zante, Skiathos, Santorini, Rhodes, Mykonos, Lefkas, Kos, Kefelonia, Crete and Corfu. The more peaceful islands include Thassos, Skopelos, Samos, Paros, Naxos, Lesvos, Kalymnos, Ios, Andros and Aegina.
Crete is one of the larger islands and has a mountain range along the western sides. It also has a very diverse and rich culture and history to explore. The main touristy spots are all found on the eastern side of the island but you can still find plenty of empty beaches and glorious nature to explore on the other side of the island.
Another island that has plenty of nature to explore is Skopelos as this island is blanketed in pine forests. There are not many beaches as much of the coast is cliffs but there are lush and beautiful olive and plum groves to explore. The hillside is also dotted with churches and monasteries. Due to its proximity to other islands Skopelos is a very popular day trip.
Santorini is a very popular island and was actually formed form a volcano. There is a still an active volcano off shore and you can still see the smoke coming out. Santorini is a perfect luxury destination and many cruise ships stop here for the nightlife.
On Mykonos you can expect to see houses dotting the granite sited. You can find a playground for the rich and a hangout area for the young. While once it was a popular nightspot it now tends to attract families and those getting married. This island has some of the most beautiful scenery to be seen in the Greek Islands.
I rugged but beautiful island is Ikaria. This island is associated with the legend of Icarus, has some great thermal springs and produces excellent red wine.
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