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Greek Islands
Travel Guide

Picture sandy beaches backed by whitewashed homes rising up hillsides from small busy ports. Bright blue sky meets deep blue ocean, resulting in scenic beauty.

The Greek Islands beckon visitors for romantic getaways, relaxed holidays, family retreats and fun beach and bar vacations. Choose from thousands of islands across the Aegean and Ionian seas. Besides luxurious beaches and dramatic rocky shorelines, you’ll find delicious food, fascinating history and friendly local residents when you visit the Greek Islands.

Most of the Greek Islands are in the Aegean section, grouped in several clusters. The Cyclades have two very popular islands: Mykonos and Santorini. Stay on either to enjoy beautiful beaches and plenty of spots for exciting nightlife. See some of the area’s most notable archaeological ruins on Delos.

The Argosaronic Islands are fairly close to Athens, within several hours by ferry. Honeymoon on the romantic Aegina Island or go back in time on Hydra, where donkeys are used for delivery of goods.

Head to the Sporades Islands east of Thessaly for iconic Greek island scenery. Look for film locations from Mamma Mia! on Skopelos.

Travel to the Dodecanese Islands in the southeastern part of the Aegean for pleasingly warm days. Dating back to 400 B.C., Rhodes is known for its medieval Old Town, with stone walls and buildings in a mix of Byzantine and Hellenistic architecture. Sit under a 2,000-plus-year-old plane tree on Kos, where Hippocrates is said to have taught medicine.

Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands, with a perfect mix of history, food and scenery. Tour the Venetian Fortress in Heraklion, hike in Imbros Gorge, relax at Elafonissi Beach and visit inland olive farms and cooking schools.

Off the coast of the Peloponnese, Corfu is one of a handful of the islands in the Ionian Sea. Visit its fascinating Old Town and wide-ranging museums including the Byzantine Museum, the Banknote Museum and the Museum of Asian Art. For great beaches, try Lefkada, Zakynthos and Kefalonia.

Fly to airports on Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Corfu and elsewhere, ride ferries from Piraeus in Athens and other ports or arrange a leisurely sailing cruise to travel between the stunning Greek Islands.

Top Hotels in Greek Islands

Athermi Suites
Athermi Suites
3.5 out of 5
Caldera, Megalohori, Santorini, Santorini Island
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Situated in Santorini, this romantic hotel is steps from Aegean Islands and Santorini Caldera. Athinios Port and Caldera Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

4.8/5Exceptional! (161 reviews)
Simply amazing

"The hotel is outstanding, situated in a quiet location towards the south of the island, next to a beautiful small village. Restaurants and small shops and a bakery are minutes to walk to. The setting is absolutely stunning overlooking the Caldera, with a pool and sun loungers positioned to take in ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 18, 2020

Athermi Suites
Nissaki Boutique Hotel
Nissaki Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
Platis Gialos Beach, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
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Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Platis Gialos Beach. Ornos Beach and Psarou Beach are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (419 reviews)

"We had an amazing stay at Nissaki. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous with incredible views. The staff were really friendly and helpful and made our stay an easy comfortable experience. The bar cocktails were great too! Would definitely be back!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2020

Nissaki Boutique Hotel
De Sol Spa Hotel
De Sol Spa Hotel
5 out of 5
Fira, Santorini, Santorini Island
The price is CA $154 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is steps from Aegean Islands and Santorini Caldera. Athinios Port and Old Port are also within 3 mi (5 km).

4.6/5Wonderful! (280 reviews)

"Great hotel with incredible views!! Absolutely breathtaking..... Make sure you hire a quad bike for the duration of your stay! Although the hotel is well located, it will make your experience even better with a quad. Couldn’t recommend the hotel more"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 14, 2020

De Sol Spa Hotel
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Vacation Rentals in Greek Islands

Alexander's Suites
Alexander's Suites
4 out of 5
Oia, Santorini, Santorini Island
The price is CA $146 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

Situated in the entertainment district, this romantic aparthotel is steps from Aegean Islands and Santorini Caldera. Oia Castle is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) away.

4.2/5Very Good! (480 reviews)

"Oia is beautiful and Alexander’s Suites is in a fabulous location. The views are stunning. Also, it is 2 minutes walk from Passagio’s and the start of the pedestrianised walk through Oia, and your taxi can drop you right at the entrance to the hotel. Aqib, who was managing the property when we were ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 31, 2020

Alexander's Suites
Exclusive Plan Suites
Exclusive Plan Suites
3.5 out of 5
Firostefani, Santorini, Santorini Island
The price is CA $88 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Situated in Santorini, this aparthotel is steps from Aegean Islands and Santorini Caldera. Skaros Rock and Old Port are also within 2 mi (3 km).

4.6/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)

"Exclusive Plan Suites is an amazing hotel, our stay was exceptionally special. Everyone on staff was very friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived, going above and beyond to assist us. We were upgraded to an even better suite than what we expected that was impressive in every way, from the ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

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Kasimatis by La Perla
Kasimatis by La Perla
4 out of 5
Imerovigli, Santorini, Santorini Island

Situated in Santorini, this aparthotel is steps from Aegean Islands and Santorini Caldera. Skaros Rock and Old Port are also within 3 mi (5 km).

4.4/5Wonderful! (73 reviews)
Great Experience

"Courteous and Helpful staff Beautiful view, nice accommodations and excellent breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 7, 2019

Kasimatis by La Perla
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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