Photo tour of the Greek Isles

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The Greek Isles have long topped travel wish lists, mostly for their views of the azure Aegean Sea, sand-swept beaches and historic sites. Take a better look at these picturesque islands.

The Greek Isles have long topped travel wish lists, mostly for their views of the azure Aegean Sea, sand-swept beaches and historic sites. Santorini is one of Greece’s most popular islands, noted for its iconic white-washed buildings topped with blue domes. The island welcomes visitors with everything from wineries to archaeological sites, and after watching a stunning sunset in the village of Oia, you’ll find a hot nightlife scene waiting for you in Fira.

Aside from this popular island, you’ll find other isles like Crete, Hydra and Skiathos are worth a visit. Crete is the largest Greek island, best suited for those who enjoy hiking and visiting historic sites. Hydra, meanwhile, has preserved its natural beauty by restricting high-rises or motorized vehicles on the island. Likewise, Skiathos is another haven for natural beauty, though this pine-laced isle is most coveted for its beaches. Of course, there’s no real need to choose between these Greek islands; you could easily island hop your way across the Aegean by plane, ferry or sailboat.

For a better look at these picturesque islands, check out the photo tour of the Greek Isles below.

The Venetian Lighthouse in Chenia, Crete (Image: Romtomtom)
The Venetian Lighthouse in Chenia, Crete (Image: Romtomtom)
Crete (Image: Romtomtom)
Crete (Image: Romtomtom)
Santorini (Image: BluEyedA73)
Santorini (Image: BluEyedA73)
Santorini from a hotel room (Image: jdn used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Santorini from a hotel room (Image: jdn used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Playa de Vlychada, Santorini (Image: danielduce used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Playa de Vlychada, Santorini (Image: danielduce used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Santorini (Image: szeke used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Santorini (Image: szeke used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Boats on Hydra (Image: Rosino used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Boats on Hydra (Image: Rosino used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Skiathos (Image: Son of Groucho)
Skiathos (Image: Son of Groucho)
Paros (Image: ethanlindsey)
Paros (Image: ethanlindsey)
The shores of Paros (Image: SIRHENRYB.is ****the dreamer****)
The shores of Paros (Image: SIRHENRYB.is ****the dreamer****)
Corfu (Image: mickpix)
Corfu (Image: mickpix)
Corfu (Image: Jennifurr-Jinx)
Corfu (Image: Jennifurr-Jinx)
Mykonos shoreline (Image: BluEyedA73)
Mykonos shoreline (Image: BluEyedA73)
Mykonos windmills at sunset (Image: hassanrafeek used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Mykonos windmills at sunset (Image: hassanrafeek used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

(Main image: Romtomtom)

Photo tour of the Greek Isles was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.