Greek Islands are regarded as ideal destinations for your vacations; cosmopolitan resorts, historically interesting islands and naturally beautiful sites at the same time.
The excellent tourist substructure and modern amenities in combination with the traditional lifestyle shall definitely enchant you. Greek Islands are a mixture of the glorious civilizations and cultures of the past, but also a world living and creating new traditions in the present.
A big part of what makes a Greek Island very special is its people. The proud men and women, the hospitable locals that under romantic nights will welcome you inside a little cafe or an ouzery of a picturesque village and offer you Greek coffee or tsikoudia with meze (raki with spicy snacks).
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The Cyclades are the most touted island cluster of the Aegean and includes some of the most beautiful Mediterranean islands!
The spellbinding co-existence of white and blue in Cycladic architecture; the traditional way of life; the island songs; the warm hospitality; the stark landscape embroidered with deserted country churches; the stunning coasts; and the gorgeous beaches, all make a trip to the Greek islands a unique and unforgettable experience.
ATHENS ARRIVAL: Arrival in Athens – Meet and transfer to your Athens hotel. Overnight in Athens
ATHENS /MYKONOS: Early morning transfer from your Athens hotel to Piraeus pier for ferry embarkation, sailing for Mykonos (ferry crossing: 6 hr.). Early afternoon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
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This Chora neighborhood is known as one of the most stunning places on the island. Overlooking the southwest end of the harbor, it was here that many early ship captains decided to settle down and built uniquely magnificent homes overlooking the sea. Today, many of these historic homes have been transformed into a variety of cozy restaurants, bars, shops and nightclubs, making this a bustling place at all hours of the day.
These iconic windmills overlooking Little Venice date back to the 16th century when islanders used wind power to grind grain. There are 16 windmills in total, and while they are no longer operational, they stand as a monument to early innovation. The views here are spectacular: From this hilltop perch, you can see Chora and the harbor in the distance. While you’re here, you might want to check out the nearby Mykonos Agricultural Museum, part of the Mykonos Folk Museum.
On your way to the windmills, don’t overlook the surrounding neighborhood of Alefkandra. This historic area is a great place to stop for a bite to eat or a glass of ouzo as you head back toward Little Venice.
Oia, pronounced Ia, is the most famous of all villages of Santorini. It is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunset, and is certainly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini. The village is also situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano of Palia and Nea Kameni and the island of Thirassia. Oia is situated on the north of the island, 11 km away from Fira. It is a traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its streets have plenty of tourist shops, taverns, cafes, and other shops. Oia is much quieter that Fira and the busiest area is the main pedestrian that runs along its length. The volcano from here is much less imposing but you can still get some gorgeous views. Oia has several cultural attractions like the Maritime Museum which houses a small library, items from the maritime life of the area, and the vestiges of a Venetian fortress. Many artists fell in love with the area and settled there. For that reason, the village of Oia has many art galleries.
For beautiful views of the caldera, descend the 300 steps from the northern city of Oia to the tiny port of Amoudi Bay. (The hike can be taxing but it’s well worth it.) Surrounded by steep cliffs, this little fishing area features several quaint tavernas serving up the catch of the day. This is also a nice spot to enjoy the sun and some swimming, though the beach is rocky so you should bring appropriate footwear. Amoudi Bay is a great place to catch a Santorini sunset. “Definitely worth dropping in to see the sunset and enjoy an evening meal, or alternatively for lunch,” suggested one TripAdvisor user.
You can reach Amoudi Bay on foot or by car, thouogh you may have to park a little ways up from the beach. Access to the area is free and nearby restaurants vary in price.