The best greek islands to visit in 2018 - a small guide for 6 beautiful greek islands from a fashion blogger

BEST GREEK ISLANDS TO VISIT IN 2018
November 4, 2017 closs team

Hey lovelies ! Today I have a very summery mood and it’s very weird because it’s really cold outside !Anyways because of this mood I want to share with you some of the most beautiful islands of Greece and the world . Greece has so beautiful places to visit and so many charming islands to spend your summer holidays ! But unfortunately I can’t talk to you about all of them ( it’s about 200 or even more!! ) so we are going to talk about 6 magical greek islands . You may already know some of them or you just have heard about them! So grab your notebook , today we are going to plan your next summer vacations !

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1.SANTORINI

I don’t know if I could tell you something about Santorini that you don’t already know ! Santorini is one of the most beautiful and famous greek islands . We visited Santorini last summer and it was so dreamy , divine ! I mean you know guys how crazy we are about INSTAGRAM so Santorini was a paradise of us . It was perfect ! I think that it is one of the most instagrammed places in the world . The scenery is unforgettable  . Santorini has two main ”villages” Fira and Oia . Both of them are amphitheatrically built and the view is breathtaking .

Fira and Oia are probably  the most famous places in Santorini . But also in Akrotiri you could enjoy the sunset . I know that  Oia’s sunset is beautiful too but it’s extremely crowded , in Akrotiri you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunset in the world without all the tourists around you . Plus Akrotiri has luxurious cave-hotels to make your holidays even more special !

 

Fira , Santorini

A SMALL GUIDE TO SANTORINI
A small guide to Santorini greece

Where to stay in Santorini ?

 Santorini is famous for its luxurious accommodations . So we all have in our mind  Santorini as an extremely expensive destination . That’s true  but there also are friendly budget hotels . I recommend you to stay in Oia , in our last trip there we stayed  in Kamari , a small village next to Fira , and we regret it because we wanted like to walk around in Oia until midnight but it was difficult because of the transportation time limits etc . 

”YOU CAN READ ABOUT TRIP TO SANTORINI HERE

LUXURY STAYS 

ASPAKI ART HOUSES OIA , from 900 euro per night ,  Tel:   +30 22860 71831

CANAVES OIA SUITES & SPA , Oia , from 450 euro per night , Tel: +30 2286 071453

FILOTERA SUITES & SPAS ,Oia,  from 700 euro per night , Tel: +30  2286 071110  

BUDGET FRIENDLY STAYS – up to 100 $ per night 

– MARCOS ROOM , Oia , from 100 euro per night ,  Tel :  +30 694 435 5071

– STELIOS ROOMS  ,Oia ,  from 75 euro per night , Tel : +30 2286 071148

 

a small guide for santorini

WHERE TO SHOP ?

Santorini doesn’t have Chanel or Louis Vuitton boutique like Mykonos but it has an amazing multi brand boutique , Soho-Soho . You can find Giussepe Zanotti , Givenchy , DIOR HOMME , The Row and so many others . This store is located in Oia (L. Nomikou Str. Oia (Women’s & Men’s)Tel: +30 22860 71810) , I’m sure you are going to find it easily because of its breathtaking windows !

MUST HAVE FOR THIS TRIP

SANTORINI MUST DO LIST

-WATCHING THE SUNSET IN OIA AND AKROTIRI

-PRIVATE YAUGHTING TO THE VOLCANO 

-GET LOST IN OIA AND FIRA’S LITTLE STREETS

-DRINK COCKTAILS IN ROOF GARDENS

-TAKE PERFECT INSTAGRAM SHOTS

-HAVE FUN  

A SMALL GUIDE FOR SANTORINI

2.MILOS

Have you ever hear about Milos ? Milos is a greek island in Cyclades . I first realized  how beautiful  this island is when I saw this pic  of  Kleftiko beach . It’s like you are on the moon or something  . The waters are crystal clear . It’s so beautiful and wild at the same time . You can reach Kleftiko beach by boat only .

In the photo below you can see the traditional village of Milos called Klima , where all these small houses across the coast are called ”sirma”. Imagine yourself there walking around and relaxing .

WHERE TO STAY IN MILOS ?

Milos is not as cosmopolitan as Santorini and Mykonos . It’s a dreamy destination for relaxation and meditation . If you want unforgettable but budget friendly holidays Milos is one of the best choices for you !

LUXURY STAYS 

SERENDIPITY

SANTA MARIA LUXURY SUITES , from 300 euro per night  , Tel: +30 2287 028123 

BUDGET FRIENDLY STAYS 

Tsakanos Traditional Sirma , from 200 euro per night , Tel : +30 22870 21963

Panorama Hotel , from 75 euro per night , Tel : +30 2287 021623

 

sarakiniko Milos

MUST DO THINGS IN MILOS

-VISIT KLEFTIKO BEACH

-SWIM IN THE EMERALD WATERS OF SARAKINIKO BEACH 

-HAVE DINNER AT SIROCCO ( Tel : +30 2287 031201) & MEDUSA ( Tel :+30 2287 023670)  RESTAURANT

-WALK AROUND KLIMA & MANDRAKIA 

-WATCH THE SUNSET FROM PANAGHIA KORTFIATISSA CHURCH 

MILOS MUST HAVE

3.MYKONOS

a small guide to mykonos

Mykonoooos ! Parties , luxury shopping , amazing sea food are some of the the things  that describe the cosmopolitan ”island of the winds” . Mykonos is the favorite greek island of  celebrities like Lindsay Lohan who celebrates her birthday every year there .There were even rumors that Sex and the City 3 would be filmed in Mykonos ! I believe that you have to visit Mykonos once in your life and experience the luxurious Myconian life !

On the south shore of the island there are the most famous sandy beaches . But they are very crowded , especially Paradise Beach . Platis Gialos and Ornos are quitter , so you can relax and enjoy your Mojito . Don’t forget to visit the famous Psarou beach and then go for lobster at N’ammos .

a small guide for mykonos greece

Where to stay ?

Mykonos is also known for its luxurious hotels and villas , but if you do a little research you can find some budget friendly hotels  & rooms to stay , so you can live the Myconian dream , even if you don’t have a fortune to spend ;p !

LUXURY STAYS 

MYKONOS BLU , from 198 euro per night – save up 30 % by booking until 31 of December here , Tel :  +30 22890 27900

KIVOTOS HOTEL , from 500 euro per night , Tel : +30 2289 024094

-SANTA MARINA , from 470 euro per night , Tel : + 30 22890-23220

BUDGET FRIENDLY STAYS

-PENSION KALOGERA , 3 nights from 225 euro , Tel : +30 2289 024709

MYKONOS BEACH HOTEL , from 150 euro per night , Tel : + 30 2289 022572

 

Where to shop ?

It may sounds a little weird , but Mykonos , which is a small island , has luxury shopping choices and Thessaloniki which is the second biggest city in Greece after Athens has no luxury shopping choices anymore after Louis Vuitton boutique closed last year ! But yeah Mykonos still gives plenty of luxury shopping choices to it’s visitors!

The Linea Più boutique is housed in a trational cycladic building . This boutique represents one of my favorite brands ever which is  … CHANEL . So the passionate CHANELISTAS can make some shopping during their fabulous vacation in Mykonos . You can find Linea Piu Boutique at 24, N. Kalogera St, Chora ,Tel..: +30 22890 78921 , info@lineapiu.gr Mon. – Th. & Sun.: 10:00 – 24:00Fr. / Sat.: 10:00 – 01:00 .  We have already talked about Soho-Soho boutique in Santorini and now we are going to talk about it’s store  in Mykonos . Soho-Soho with its variety of top designers like Givenchy , DIOR HOMME and many more has two stores in Mykonos , one for women and one for men . You can find Soho -Soho at 46 Matogianni Str. (women’s) Tel: +30 22890 26760 & 51 Matogianni Str. (men’s) Tel: +30 22890 27670 .

A beautiful white cycladic building houses the Louis Vuitton boutique in Mykonos . In the store you can find ready to wear and shoes  for women & men , leather goods , accessories and perfumes . In case you need  an extra keepall during your trip , visit Louis Vuitton Boutique at Enoplon Dynameon Street 84600 Mykonos – Chora Tel : 302 289 078 850 .

MYKONOS MUST HAVE

MYKONOS MUST DO LIST

  • Swim at Psarou beach and then enjoy lobster and coctails at Nammos
  • Visit Panaghia Paraportiani and enjoy the view of the endless of blue . 
  • Get lost in Chora and take perfect instagrams 
  • Enjoy the sun at Ornos & Platis Gialos beaches .
  • Drink cocktails and enjoy the sunset at SCORPIOS
A SMALL GUIDE RO MYKONOS GREECE FROM A FASHION BLOGGER

4.PAROS

a small guide to Paros Greece

Another Cycladitic treasure is waiting for you to discover it , Paros . Paros has 4 main villages Naousa , Paroikia , Lefkes & Marpissa .

Naousa is the most popular village of the island. The white buildings around the port highlight the cycladitic culture of the island . Wander in Naousa’s small streets and enjoy the traditional houses and the colorful bougainvilleas .

Paroikia is the capital of the island with the island’s central port . Paroikia is famous for its small and romantic bars next to the sea .

Lefkes is one of the most beautiful and picturesque villages of the Paros.In Lefkes there are a lot of traditional greek restaurants with amazing food to taste .

Marpisa is famous for its four windmills and for Saint Antonis church from where you can enjoy an amazing view of the Aegean sea .

Where to stay ?

Beautiful cycladitic rooms with amazing view and luxurious villas and hotels are available for those who are willing to discover this picturesque island . Generally the prices are lower than hotel rates in Mykonos and Santorini .

LUXURY STAYS 

Yria Island Boutique Hotel , 200 euros per night , Tel : +30 2284 024154

BUDGET FRIENDLY STAYS 

-Startos Apartments & Studios , from 30 euros per night , Tel : +30 2284 023105

-Aeraki Villas , from 50 euros per night 

– Villa Irini , from 50 euros per night , Tel : +30 2284 051900

 

PAROS MUST HAVE

a small guide to Paros Greece

PAROS MUST DO LIST

-Go swimming to the crystal clear waters of Kolymbithres beach . 

-Watch the sunset at Saint Antonios church

-Relax on a sunbed in Chryssi Akti beach 

-Walk around Naousa & Parikia

-Have a romantic night at Parikia’s small bars . 

5.SYMI

a small guide for simi greece

Now we go to a place far away from Cyclades , we are in Dodecanese . Simi is a tiny island , known for its picturesque architecture . The beautiful traditional houses are all over the island’s central port . Simi has no airport , you can reach the island only by boat from Rodos island . We have visited Simi several times and we have a detailed guide that you can read here .

Simi is ideal for those who want relaxing and peaceful vacations with some cosmopolitan touches . Simi is not as cosmopolitan as the cycladitic islands we’ve talked about above , but because its very closed to Turkey and during summer  every day arrive dozens of luxury yaughts.

Simi has three main villages , Yialos , Pedi & Chorio . In Yialos is located the central port and  it’s  the most cosmopolitan part of the island . There a lots of traditional taverns with excellent seafood , don’t hesitate to try the most famous plate of the island which called simiako garidaki and it’s a plate full of  tiny fried shrimps . Our favorite food spot is Pantelis restaurant  in Yialos  ( tel :2246 072114 for reservations) , it has fantastic food which you enjoy next to sea.

6. KOUFONISSIA

a small guide to Koufonissia

Koufonissia is an island complex with three islands , Keros , Ano Koufonissi and Katw Koufonnisi . The Ano Koufonisi is the one that is going to steal your heart .

Koufonissia are four hours away from Athens by boat and one road ticket costs 25 euros . Because of this big distance between them and Athens , Koufonissia are not the first choice for the 1 night stay travelers .

Emerald waters , gold sand and fresh fish are some of the reasons why this complex becomes every day more and more popular . Even the Missoni family and Roberto Cavalli have visited Koufonissia several times .

Koufonisia are the best option for those who want relaxing vacations and lying all day on a magical beach .

Where to stay ?

In Koufonisia you would not find luxury hotels and accommodations , but you will find beautiful rooms to rent with amazing view. Koufonissia is not an expensive destination so you can enjoy unforgettable summer moments with a little budget .The hotel rates all 30-100 euro per night . I believe that you must visit Koufonisia , once in your life .

-Aeolos Hotel , Tel : +30 2285 074296

-Keros Art Hotel , Tel : +30  2285 071601

KOUFONISIA - MUST HAVES

KOUFONISSIA MUST DO LIST

-Swim in the emerald waters at Loutro , Parianos , Foinikas and Italida beach .

-Go for windsurfing at Poris beach

-Discover the Nero and Panaghia beach at Kato Koufonissi .

-Enjoy a boat tour around the island while observing the natural beauty of it’s coastline .

– Enjoy a traditional dinner at Gastronautis restaurant(Kato Koufonisi , Tel : 2285 071468)

-Dont hesitate to try the signature cheese of Koufonisia , mizithra .

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