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A call from Greek islands

By Carlton Leisure - 29/05/2014

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Greece is a country of astonishing beauty. It has 1,400 islands with 230 of them are only inhabited lure thousands of tourists every year making it one of the world’s top travel destinations. With hundreds of islands to choose from and each one of them is magnificent in terms of beauty, planning a trip to any one of them can be a bit of dilemma. Each of this island group has its unique allure and is decked with some of the most picturesque seascapes on planet Earth.

Plan your journey and book tickets to Greece to enjoy vacations in these beautiful islands according to your choice as some are alluring due to their astonishing beauty while others are to organize parties, some are good for adventure while others are no less than a paradise for food lovers.

For perfect vacations

If you are going to visit only one Greek island then it must be picturesque Santorini. It is famous for its dramatic views, stunning sunsets and white-washed houses and its very own active volcano placed it on the top of any Greek island lists. Its beaches are magnetic due to their black and red volcanic sand. The young hearts should choose Fira, the lively capital of island which offers equally fantastic views of surroundings. Couples should opt for tranquil and romantic Oia which houses various categories of hotels and churches. Every evening tourist descends to watch the sunset into the Aegean which is truly magnificent.

For an unforgettable nightlife

If you want to enjoy a fun-filled perfect nightlife then Mykonos island is just for you. It is Greece’s answer to Spain’s Ibiza. Mykonos is famed as a cosmopolitan destination amongst Greek’s islands which is decked with maze of tiny streets lined with small shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants. In the months of July and August night owls arrive in droves and main streets of Mykons Town are getting packed with revelers. It is known for its beautiful beaches, luxurious resorts and wild nightlife which make it quite famous among party lovers. The wildest party is typically found at Paradise Club Mykonos, Super Paradise beach, Agygra Bar etc. A small but hilly island Ios is also a great place for nightlife where it is centered in the main town of Chora.

For natural beauty and stunning landscapes

The largest Greek island Crete has a distinct local culture and will surely satisfy whatever you are looking for. It is a hub for olive oil, cheese and wine production is one of the most populated islands of country. Here you will find most of the accommodation, restaurants, shops and nightclubs along with beautiful beaches, scenic mountains and gorges which makes it most fascinating and diverse. Its remarkable history is evident from the ruins of Minoan Palace of Knossos to the Venetian fortresses of Rethymo, form the old mosques and Byzantine monasteries to the caves, the birth place of Zeus, Crete is like a small country than another Greek island hosting nearly a quarter of Greece’s tourists.

For nature lovers

Greece is full of natural bounty but some of its islands are really a retreat for nature lovers. The island of Ikaria is a nature lover’s heaven with stunning landscapes and mountains covered with cypress, oak and pine trees. Alonissos is another island perfect for outdoor activities. It is pretty remote and is good for enjoying solitary walks through the forests, olive groves and orchards. The island is also a part of national Marine Park where in designated areas one can swim, snorkel, or watch the amazing wildlife.

For families with young kids

If you are going on vacations with kids then you definitely visit islands of Sifnos and Naxos. It takes three hours from high speed ferry from Athens to reach Sifnos which is renowned for its shallow and sandy beaches decked with cafes and restaurants. Naxos is another island which has kid’s friendly beaches, family-friendly activities, fantastic sightseeing destinations and several playgrounds where kids can enjoy their vacations.