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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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
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 .
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 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 !
-WATCH THE SUNSET FROM PANAGHIA KORTFIATISSA CHURCH
MILOS MUST HAVE
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 .
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 !
–MYKONOS BLU , from 198 euro per night – save up 30 % by booking until 31 of December here , Tel : +30 22890 27900
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 , [email protected] 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
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 .
-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
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 .
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.
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 .