Popular Greek Islands this Summer
Summer is here and one of the places to be is of course Greece. Greek Islands are one of the most popular destinations this season, they are just about now waking up from the winter season and all the bars and restaurants are ready to live again.
The isles offer delicious food, plenty of stunning beaches and coves, clear waters and of course culture. There are so many islands to choose from but the two most popular neighboring islands Santorini and Mykonos set in the area called Cyclades are most visited and recommended.
This two Greek islands are set apart by 2 hrs high-speed ferry ride. They both are stunningly beautiful and offer similar experience but yet they are very different in many ways.
Mykonos offers most picturesque beaches of the Islands. It is open for visitors between April and October, attracts many celebrities and top models seeking for some privacy and fun at the same time. Number of small, pristine beaches is spread out around the island and you can visit them for a fun day of beach hopping. Be sure to visit Omos beach, it offer fabulous lounges and comfortable couches as well as variety of upscale restaurants to choose from.
Santorini beach experience is rather different due to its volcanic formation has more cliff sides rather than pristine beaches but is incredibly picturesque and stunningly beautiful. Visit Red Beach by boat for a romantic lunch picnic but be sure to bring one with you as it does not offer any restaurants.
Mykonos — offer many luxurious options for accommodations. Visit Greco Philia Villas, beautifully set on the cliff overlooking island beaches offers contemporary style and sophisticated accommodations with much desired privacy away from the city crowd. On Santorini you will find mostly private villas and hotels perfectly tucked into the cliffs, with private oversized terraces and pools offering famous sunsets of the islands and breathtaking sea views. One of the places to enjoy the Island experience is Andonis Luxury Suites in Oia town.
It is sophisticated travelers best kept secret- This 25 award-winning suites property is simply stunning, cascading over the hills is a perfect place to Experience zen like sophistication in a traditional landscape. For other luxury suites and villas in Santorini we recommend you visit Luxury Retreats list of properties for assured amazing stay.
As to dining it is virtually impossible to have a bad meal, the food is light, fresh and offers plenty of seafood options to choose from whether you dine in the sophisticated restaurant or small tavern you can count on one of the best meals of your life. Just be sure to book a table at your favorite place as they are small and in season fill up quickly.
Coming to Mykonos besides beach and night life you may also indulge in the high end shopping offering latest trends boutique stores such as Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo and Gucci, among others offer a large variety of latest fashion. At Santorini on the other hand you can enjoy fine wine tasting at Santo Wines or Domaine Sigalas which has won many prestigious awards for the quality of their wines and some archeoligica site at Akrotiri,
So as you can each of this Greek Islands offers different experience it is now your decicion which one to choose from for your next vacation
By Dorota Antoszkiewicz