It is no secret that I LOVE Greece! The climate, the food, the people, the culture and of-course, the natural beauty. Greece is a diverse country thats main landmass is part of the European continent… but… and its a whole ‘lotta but’, there are hundreds of little islands that surround the Ionian, Aegean and Mediterranean Seas that are just calling to visit. 

The Islands of Greece are filled with the most breathtaking countryside where you can feel a world away from everywhere else. I have visited Santorini, Skiathos, Corfu, Rhodes and Samos which are beautifully diverse in size and distance across the country of Greece. Soon, I will be planning a family holiday with my wider family and Greece is always on the list, so today I though I would do a little research my top Greek Islands to Visit this Summer! I’m really excited about the opportunity to travel back, especially for the Moussaka and Ouzo!

Take a look at my complete list of Greek Islands that are my travel lust for the summer, some are more readily know, but hopefully I have found quite a few that you have never thought of visiting…

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1) Santorini: A beautiful volcanic Island situated in the heart of the Aegan Sea. See more from our time sailing in Santorini, here.

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2) Skiathos: A relatively small island that hugs the east coast of the mainland. Beautifully small with the most delicious olives I have ever tasted! YUM!

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3) Corfu: Situated off the west coast of the mainland, Corfu is a perfect place for beautifully blue seas and dramatic landscapes

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4) Serifos: A mountainous island that has very little development. Steeped in history… and lots of steps! 🙂

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5) Ios: Sunsets don’t get any better than Ios… easily on-par with Santorini for the best sunset!

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6) Zakynthos: A Picture perfect island that will being out all the travel lust in you! Just look at that beach! I’m in love! 

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7) Poros: A small island that is actually two… confused? Well, Poros consists of Sphairia and  Kalaureia – both of which make this wonderfully unique landscape! 

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8) Skyros: A hikers dream… this island is not only picturesque, the mountains will work your calfs harder than any rowing machine at the gym! 🙂

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9) Mykonos: An Island that is truly unique in its architecture and a perfect place to devour some local sea-food

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10) Folegandros: Dramatic rock formations really bring this island alive in a rich diversity of mountains and flat plains

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11) Kastellorizo: Experience traditional Greek life, it’s not heavily discovered by mass tourism, so it’s a great place to experience a true, very Greek way of life

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12) Spetses: A sailors paradise! 

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13) Symi: Colourful towns mark the waterfront, which sparkle like jewels in the warm haze of sunset! 

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14) Kythira: Cave exploring at its best! 

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15) Kefalonia: Another Sea kayaking paradise! Beautiful

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16) Anafi: Idyllic, unspoilt wilderness awaits you at Anafi 

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17) Samos: Only a few miles off the coast of Turkey, I felt as though I could swim across a continent! A beautiful island with great food! 

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18) Ithica: A small Greek island that lends itself to a quieter way of life. Perfect to relax!

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Love this, Greek Islands are my favourite holidays. This year we will be going to Kefalonia such a beautiful island and taking a trip over to ithaca. Both such historic islands.
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Lyndsey
http://www.labeau.co.uk

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Greek islands are sooo lush!

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Great post! Planning to spend a month on a Greek island in October, looks like I’ll have plenty to chose from!

Yasmine
http://peekingduck.co

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Wow!!! A whole month?!?! I’m jealous!

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Samos and Ithaca are the two I have been to. And Kefalonia briefly. Loooooove the Greek islands. I’m sure I’d go to them over most other places, anytime. Just so stunning.

http://www.alittletwistof.blogspot.co.uk

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Ah!!! Can’t believe you’ve been to Samos! There are very few people I know who have! What did you think? It’s really lovely isn’t it?

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I love Greece! I traveled by my self through the mainland of Greece, which is so beautiful that it is a pity that most travelers skip this part. The Greek island I really liked is Skopelos. A bit unknown, but very beautiful. You can visit film locations of Mamma Mia! on this Island. It’s like a dream…

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Nice!!! Looks like I will need to add Skopelos to my list! 😉

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I fall in love with Santorini from the first photo! From now- this island has the 1st position in our must visiting list.

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It’s such an incredible island! Literally the most beautiful island ever! 🙂

Lloyd & Yaya xx

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Kythira is something incredible! Want to make a photoshoot there this summer.

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It’s beautiful isn’t it! That sounds epic! Have fun xx

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