The Aegean in the 50 top destinations
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The Aegean in the 50 top destinations

The Aegean was included in the top 50 destinations to be visited at least once in one’s lifetime by the international travel agency Flight Network. Greece, and in particular a trip that includes Athens, Aegina, Hydra, Kythnos, Kea, Syros, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Ios, Sifnos, Santorini and ends in Heraklion, Crete, was voted by more than 500 skilled journalists and world tourism executives, with whom the Flight Network worked, and was ranked 9th among the world’s most distinct travels.

The research called “World’s Best Journeys 2018describes an idyllic picture of Greece, its culture, its local traditions and its natural beauty.


Kolonna Beach in Kythnos


“Jewel toned sunsets, mythical ruins, and piercing blue waters attract travelers to the Greek Islands, where passion, adventure, and a rich culture await. Because the Aegean Sea is the soul of Greece, it’s ideal to spend most of your time in its waters.

“Your sailing tour begins in Athens, where a thriving cultural and culinary scene can be enjoyed before you settle into a finely appointed sailboat. From there, explore the neoclassical buildings on Syros Island, take a “taxi” (aka, a donkey) on the island of Hydra, where no cars are allowed, then visit ancient ruins on Aegina Island.

“Colorful streets and the authenticity of local island life will meet you on Kea, while wild beauty and classic Grecian architecture await on Kythnos Island” continues the tribute by Flight Network, one of the largest vacation agencies in North America and especially in Canada.


Photo from Hydra


“Sail on to the famous beaches of Mykonos, where you can relish a sunset before exploring the vibrant entertainment that awakens when the sun sleeps. After a nice onboard sleep-in, discover the Temple of Dimitra, secluded beaches, and views of Mount Zeus on Naxos Island. You’ll continue to island hop, swimming in coves formed by naturally sculpted rock, examining traditional Grecian pottery, and relishing handmade rolled pasta, as you stop off on the islands of Paros, Ios, Sifnos, and Folegandros. The adventure ends in Crete, the birthplace of Zeus, according to Greek mythology, and a wonderland of fine sand beaches, bustling harbors, and glittering Mediterranean waters. “


Panoramic view of Syros


Please note that before Greece in the list is the French Pyrénées and then Spain, a cruise in Alaska, an Icelandic tour, the American West Coast, a trip to Machu Picchu in Peru, a trip with the Hyper-Siberian, the Galapagos Islands and, on top, a trip to Antarctica.


Source: Flight Network