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The Best Greek Islands To Visit In 2022

What Are Greek Islands?

Greece is one of the many countries in southeastern Europe. It has about 3,000 thousand islands; throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. It is now officially known as the Hellenic Republic, although it was previously known as Hellas.

Greece was influential in ancient times, and it's usually referred to as the cradle of Western civilization. Its capital is Athens, a state that has many recognizable natural and man-made features. This includes the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel and the Parthenon temple.

Most importantly, Greece is widely known for its beaches. They span from the black sands of Santorini to the resorts of Mykonos.

Out of Greece's 3,000 islands and islets, only 227 are inhabited at the moment. The 3000 islands are scattered far apart from each other across the eastern Mediterranean. 

More than 1,500 islands are situated within the southern and eastern part of mainland Greece, specifically in the Aegean Sea. The rest are within the western part of Greece in the Ionian Sea.

What is the Best Time to Visit Greek Islands

Generally, the best time to visit Greek Islands is between late April to early November.

For Sunny Weather

To enjoy the best weather, you should visit Greece between May to October. These months has the best of sunny weather. The hottest months are July and August.

For Saving Money

If you are a very economical person with a low monthly income, you should visit Greece only in the month of March, April, May, October, and November.

These months have reduced hotel prices.

For Boat Tours and Sightseeing

Sightseeing in Santorini is best from late March to June as well as from September to early November.

Boat tours in Santorini are best experienced from June to September. Sightseeing in Athens is best enjoyed from April to mid-May as well as October to early November.

For Nightlife and Beach Parties

July and August are the best months for beach parties, nightlife and maximum enjoyment. However, these two months are also the busiest as well as the most expensive in Greece.

The Best Greek Islands to Visit for the First Time

1. Santorini

Santorini is the favourite island of most first-timers. In fact, if you have the budget to visit only one island, you should make sure it's Santorini.

Santorini is the number one Island to visit in Greece. It is also the best place to be during the winter and shoulder months (alongside Crete).

Santorini is good for boat tours and wine tours. It also has the most fantastic hotels, amazing restaurants, while also offering you the best activities to get involved in.

2. Mykonos

Mykonos is the best island in Greece if a great nightlife, beach partying and clubbing is what you are looking forward to. 

Mykonos also has many of the best Greek beaches and an amazing capital village, popularly known as Mykonos Town.

3. Crete

Even though you are not from Greece or anywhere near, you are most likely to have heard of Crete.

The reason is this. Crete is the largest Greek island, and it has many beaches, historical sites, hikes, traditional villages, small cities, while also providing the best tours. 

Crete is so big that you can't explore it completely in one week.

4. Naxos

Naxos is the best Greek island for families. It possesses many beautiful beaches, and its main town has the most amazing taverns.

These taverns cook some of the best food you can ever find on the Greek islands. There are so many landmarks you can visit on Naxos island.

The Top Things to Do in Greek Islands

There are so many things and activities you can get involved in while in Greece. Some of them are listed here.

1. Visit the Acropolis
2. Climb the widely known Mount Olympus
3. Make a trip to the Lake of Plastira
4. Browse through Santorini and explore its buildings and landscape
5. Pay a visit to Delphi
6. Explore the Samaria Gorge
7. Visit the Acropolis Museum
8. Have a trip to the Epidaurus Theater
9. You might also want to visit the monasteries at Meteora
10. You can also enjoy the views of the Hephaestus Temple
11. You will definitely love the Corinth Canal
12. If you are not afraid of high places, you should make a trip to Mount Athos
13. Listen to stories and historic stuff at the Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust
14. You can as well have fun on Balos Beach
15. Visit the Vergina Royal Tombs Museum