The 10 best Greek islands
The travel website Loongtrips.com published a list with the 10 best Greek islands. Greece features a large number of islands. The Greek Islands are part of the country’s culture and traditions. Most of them are popular for their beautiful beaches. It is worth noting that some of the oldest European civilizations started growing up on these Greek islands, as the editor mentions.
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Santorini is an island formed due to volcanic activity. The island is one among the Cyclades group. Santorini is popular for its beautiful beaches. Visit Oia to witness beautiful sunsets.
Mykonos is one among the popular Greek islands. This Greek island includes in the Cyclades group. Mykonos is always filled with tourists. Some of the popular landmarks of the Island include the Mykonos windmills constructed during the 16th century.
Corfu is located on the western coast of Greece. Tourists can see many historic sites in the old town of Corfu. Visit the Old Perithia, Island’s oldest village.
Crete is the largest Greek island. The island is popular for its beauty, its unique culture, beaches, loving people and modern infrastructure. Tourists can enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the island and visit the remains of the ancient Minoan civilization. Take a trip to the various monasteries and caves of the island.
Navagio beach is a popular landmark of the island and is visited by many tourists. Navagio means Shipwreck. The beach got this name after a shipwreck that happened on this shore. This Greek island is home to the loggerhead turtle. These turtles are on the endangered list.
In Chios there is Nea Moni, an 11th-century monastery. This monastery is included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list. Nea Moni is famous for its mosaics figures and is a great example of Macedonian Renaissance art. Chios is rich in mastic trees. This mastic is widely used in many products, from cosmetics to pharmaceutics.
Rhodes is a popular tourist destination. In the old town, tourists can see castles. Visit Lindos and see the remains of the ancient acropolis. The Medieval City of Rhodes is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list.
Lesbos or Lesvos is the third largest island in Greece. The island is home to some famous poets and writers of Greece. Visit Molivos and the Gattilusi Castle. Tourists can see the traditional architecture in this castle. Also, visit the village of Sigri and its petrified forest. In Lesbos there is one of the longest and most beautiful beaches in Greece, Vatera.
The noticeable feature of the island is a 6th-century marble gate in Naxos harbor dedicated to Apollo. In Naxos, tourists can take part in adventure activities such as windsurfing and kite surfing.
Kos is a popular tourist destination. The presence of long coastline provides some of the best beaches in the Greek islands. In Kos town you can see the charming whitewashed buildings.