The Greek Isles are among this year’s trendiest travel destinations.  There are more than 200 inhabited islands each with its own unique culture and personality.

There are 6 main island groups as well as Crete which stands alone.

Most people visit the major islands via cruise ship.  Celestyl, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and other cruise lines have several cruises a year that visit the islands.  There is also air transportation and ferry transportation from Athens or from island to island.

May through September will offer the largest amount of flight and ferry options. Also, more restaurants, bars, etc will be open.

Here is a brief overview of some of the most popular islands:



Iconic windmills in Mykonos, Greece



Great beaches, lots of nightlife.  Well known for its unusual windmills and winding lanes.










Popular honeymoon destination.  Beautiful ocean views.  Famous for its blue-domed white buildings and its many wineries.

Beautiful blue-domed buildings in Oia, Santorini









Largest of the Greek Isles.  Beautiful pink sand beaches with luxurious five-star beach clubs.  For outdoor lovers, hike the Samaria Gorge or wander through mountain villages.  Visit the Palace of Knossos, home of the Minoan empire.











Well known for its walled city with Crusader castles.  The old town is just a short walk from the cruise terminal and is a lovely way to spend a day walking through the old streets with its shops and restaurants.


Walk the streets of Old Town, which is protected by UNESCO.