The Greek Islands are undeniably beautiful – a region of absolute postcard-perfect beauty. This is the ideal Mediterranean base to island-hop from the comfort of a luxury yacht, relax on a secluded beach, or admire classic white-and-blue Grecian architecture. You can find an ocean of choices when it comes to Greek Island tours, and whatever your taste for travel, the Greek Islands serve a smorgasbord of experiences.
Don’t miss these Greek Islands attractions
- Sail between Mykonos, Naxos and Ios
- ATV quad-biking around coastlines
- Scuba diving off Santorini
- Day trip to Gramvousa Island and Balos Bay
- Explore blue-domed churches in Oia
Admire the Mediterranean scenery
Many Greek Island tours or day trips to the Greek Islands depart and return to the port of Athens on the mainland, and head across the Aegean Sea. Your itinerary could feature the likes of Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos, Hydra, Ios and Paros.
How you spend your days is up to you: you may opt for a dip in the aquamarine waters; enjoy a leisurely stroll around the townships in search of the perfect cafe for an al fresco lunch; or head further inland to explore the varied island terrains. Some islands are primed for partying, some for romance and others for historical exploration.
Many options for setting sail
Your alternative from departing Athens is to set sail from Turkey and spend your days exploring the Dodecanese Islands of Kos, Rhodes and Tilos. Yet another popular Greek Island destination is the island of Crete – legendary home of the Minotaur – the largest and most populous of the islands sitting south between Greece and Turkey.
Off the west coast of mainland Greece lie the lesser known Ionian Islands, situated in the Ionian Sea. The stunning Ionian Islands of Corfu, Ithaca, Paxos and Zante boast incredible scenery from the deep blue ocean all the way to the endless green olive groves that line the hills. Wherever you choose to base your Greek Island day trips, you’re guaranteed plenty of opportunities to swim, sight-see and (most importantly) feast like Zeus himself.