Greek Islands – Mykonos, Santorini and Kos

20. Sep 2021

The Greek islands cover more than 3000 islands, which are mainly spread over two areas of the Mediterranean Sea. On the one hand, they are located in the Ionian Sea between Italy and Greece, on the other hand in the Aegean or Libyan Sea. All these islands have one thing in common, each is beautiful in its own way, attractive, with fresh greenery and breathtaking beaches, some of them kilometres long, whether fine sand or gravel, quiet, lively or even completely natural, there is certainly the right beach for everyone.

Above all, there are Mykonos and Santorini. They are among the most popular islands of the Cyclades, an arrangement ring-shaped in the centre of the Aegean Sea. Kos, with its blossoming countryside and snow-white sandy beaches, is an absolute classic.

Mykonos – the luxury island 

Mykonos, the luxury island of Greece, is not only known for party fans and night owls, but also has kilometres of picture-book beaches. There are elegant inviting restaurants and chic boutiques as well. Holidays in Mykonos are ideal for luxury lovers, party-goers and families alike.

Chora, also called Mykonos Town, is the capital of the island. The landmark of Mykonos are five old windmills, which stand on a hill not far away from Mykonos Town. The typical white houses with their blue shutters invite everyone to enjoy a panorama which is known all over the world for Greece. If you prefer it more quiet, the north of this island is suitable.

Beach highlights for bathing lovers

  • Psarou Beach: sandy beach with high society
  • Agios Stefanos Beach: family-friendly sandy beach
  • Elia Beach: quieter sandy beach

Sightseeing highlights for the historically interested

  • Ruins of Delos
  • Windmills of Mykonos
  • Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

 

Santorini – the beautiful volcanic island

Santorini, with its steep cliffs, is considered the most beautiful Greek island of the Cyclades, a dream for many holidaymakers, perfect at any time of the year. The image of the snow-white houses, built close to the mountain with blue roofs and shutters, as well as the blue and white churches on the edge of the volcanic crater are a magnet for tourists. In particular, the picturesque villages of Oia (beautiful sunsets) and Fira are a typical postcard or puzzle motif thanks to their picturesque panorama.

This beautiful volcanic island also captivates with its rather unusual black sand beaches, (Kamari and Perissa), which are due to the very volcanic origin of the island. However, there are also other colours, from bright white, over golden yellow to red. (Red Beach in Aktoiri) 

Beach highlights for bathing lovers

  • Red Beach: Black gravel in front of red cliffs
  • Perivoli Beach: Black sandy beach with leisure facilities
  • Kamari Beach: Busiest sandy beach

Sightseeing highlights for historically interested

  • Ruins of Akrotiri
  • Santorini Caldera (volcano)
  • Santo Winery

 

Kos – the flora and fauna island

The small, beautiful island of Kos lies in the south-eastern Aegean Sea not far from Turkey and is the third largest island in the Dodecanese. As the birthplace of Hippocrates (famous doctor and father of the modern medicine), there are also ancient ruins and excavation sites here.

With its kilometres of sandy beaches, the sun-drenched island is a paradise for beach nymphs and water rats. After sunset, the beach bars turn into nightclubs, a highlight for all dance enthusiasts. If the sea water is too cold for you, take a plunge in the natural Embros thermal baths. Located directly on the beach, 50-degree hot water rises to the surface from a crevice in the rocks.

Beach Highlights for Bathing Lovers

  • Marmari Beach: Popular sandy beach
  • Therma Beach: volcanic beach with hot spring
  • Cavo Paradiso Beach: Secluded sandy beach

Sightseeing highlights for the historically interested

  • Asklepieion Archaeological Site – 4 km south of Kos Town
  • Plaka Peacock Forest
  • Ghost village Palio Pyli