7 Most Famous Greek Islands And Why They Are Known
Take a guess now and see if you were right at the end!
This is not a professionally conducted poll on which Greek islands are most known to the majority of people. But my approach while less scientifically rigorous, still gets results! You really only need to check your Instagram feed for the most tagged places and ask a couple of friends the first 5 islands they can think of when someone says “Greece”.
Now, what is the reason why some islands are more known than others? Obviously natural beauty plays a role, but then again, they are all stunning! So, why do some islands spring to mind faster than others and what are some unique features about each one?
Famous Greek Islands To Visit
Mykonos (Greek name: Mykonos – Μύκονος)
What people said: parties, super paradise, LGBTQ+ friendly, white washed buildings, celebrities, yachts
Santorini (Greek name: Santorini – Σαντορίνη)
What people said: volcano, romance, love, couple holidays, honeymoon, wine, sunsets,
Crete (Greek name: Kriti – Κρήτη)
What people said: large, vast, south Greece, diverse, beaches, Minoan kingdom, Knossos, olive oil, hospitality, incredible food
Corfu (Greek name: Kerkira – Κέρκυρα)
What people said: familiar name, green landscape, large, Italian influence, “Ionian Sea” aka not the Aegean, castle, beaches
Milos (Greek name: Milos – Μήλος)
What people said: caves, beaches, architecture, Instagram influencers, lunar landscape
Rhodes (Greek name: Rodos – Ρόδος)
What people said: tourists, castles, knights, Seven Wonders of the World, sunny
Zante (Greek name: Zakinthos – Ζάκυνθος)
What people said: stunning beaches, shipwreck, party island, Caretta-Caretta turtles
- Here you have some of the most famous Greek islands! Top on your list?
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