How To Choose The Best Greek Island For Your Vacation

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There are so many beautiful islands to choose from in Greece making it hard to decide which one to choose when planning your next vacation. Here are a few tips to help you make the best decision for your vacation.

Consider Your Budget

Not all islands in Greece are created equal. Some may be significantly more expensive than others. However, there are a few islands that stand out as being significantly more affordable than the rest.

One such island is Agios Efstratios. It is a small island located in the Saronic Gulf, just north of Athens. It is known for its beautiful beaches and turquoise waters. There are several resorts located on the island, making it easy to find something that suits your needs.  Additionally, Agios Efstratios is very close to Athens, making it easy to get around and enjoy all that the city has to offer. If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation where you can explore beautiful beaches and stunning scenery without breaking the bank, Agos Efstratios may be your perfect destination.

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It’s important to determine what your budget is before you start looking, so you can narrow down your options.

Consider Your Travel Style and Activities Available

Do you want to be surrounded by locals and experience the culture firsthand? Or do you want to be near all the amenities that a big city has to offer? Knowing your travel style will help you choose the best Greek island for you.

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When it comes to islands in Greece, there are a few that are particularly popular with tourists. These islands offer everything that you might want on a vacation – beaches, beautiful scenery, and plenty of activities to keep you busy. Some of the best vacation islands in Greece for hiking, kayaking, sailing, and swimming are Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Kos, and Crete.

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One example is Mykonos. This island is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters. There are also many restaurants and bars on Mykonos where you can enjoy some lively nightlife.

Hikers will love the mountainous terrain on Mykonos while kayakers will love the crystal-clear waters on Kos. 

Sailors can explore the harbor towns of Rhodes or Kos while swimmers can enjoy the crystal-clear beaches of Santorini and Crete.

If you’re looking for an activity-packed island trip, then Rhodes might be the perfect option for you. Rhodes has plenty of windsurfing spots, water sports such as parasailing and diving, as well as many golf courses available for play.

In addition to all these activities, Rhodes also has plenty of cultural attractions including ancient ruins and museums. So whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, there’s sure to be something

Consider the Weather

Spring is typically warm and breezy, with temperatures reaching up to 77°F in the south, while winter sees temperatures dipping below 32°F in the mountainous north. Summers are hot and humid, while fall is mild but colorful; in fact, Athens experiences its best fall foliage during October. In terms of temperature ranges, Greece has a temperate climate with four seasons.

Santorini Greece

Each island in Greece has its own unique weather patterns, so it’s important to research which island is best for your vacation based on the expected weather you want to travel in. No matter which Greek island you choose to visit during your next vacation – be sure to pack your sunscreen!

These tips should help you start to narrow down your choices for the best Greek island for your vacation. Remember, the best way to find out which island is right for you is to chat with me. I have personal experience in most of the islands mentioned above as well as the experience of my partners in-country to assist us in our collaboration on your perfect Greek Vacation!