Have you already started planning your summer holidays? There are so many options. Sounds complicated we guess. How are you going to choose the best choice for you? The ideal place to go should match your requirements. Each one has different needs and when it comes to holidays, the destination chosen must be perfect in order to enjoy every single day. Holidays are about recharging your batteries and return to your daily routine fresh and optimistic. But what makes a destination so special? This one is tough to be answered. Could it be its dreamy beaches or its vivid nightlife? Maybe it is its natural beauty or the fact that it carries a long history. The answer depends on you. What do you really want when you go on holidays? How do you want to spend your day and what activities enjoy doing there? There is at least one destination ideal for you based on your character and your preferences. We are here for you to match your mentality with a Greek island. The long discussion and process for where to go on holidays just stopped. All the solutions are here!
Destination for a night owl: Mykonos
This island literally never sleeps! It is always on the move. Its narrow alleys are always full with tourists who enjoy the vivid nightlife of Mykonos. The choices you have are hundreds. The island of the winds has exactly what a night owl like you would wish for. The nightclubs are hosting unforgettable parties with the most well known Dj’s of the global music industry. Cocktail bars with fancy interiors and tasteful signature cocktail offer to the guest amazing summer night to remember. And which is the highlight? Oh we saved the best for the end. Countless beach parties every day are taking place to the exotic beaches of Mykonos. The beach bars here organize parties from noon until late at night. Imagine being on the beach watching the sunset and listening to tropical sounds on the background. Mykonos is definitely the best choice for those who like to live intensively. Don’t be surprised if you happened to see a famous actor or a singer passing you by while you wonder around the island. Mykonos is a famous jet set destination and for many is like a custom to come for a few days every summer.
Destination for humble holidays: Astypalea
If you want to avoid the crowds and the hustle and bustle of a highly touristic resort then Astypalea is the best destination for you. The little butterfly-shaped island is epitome of serenity. Astypalea will steal your heart. In between the cubed-shaped white washed houses you will feel that time moves slower. The plain white color only degrades from the light blue doors and windows or from the vivid colors of the flowers. You will catch yourself daydreaming while you discover every corner of the village. Hundreds of picturesque spots won’t let you stop wondering around. It is the perfect place to relax. The beaches have deep blue crystal clear waters. Moreover, being right in the middle of the rich Aegean Sea, Astypalea’s fishermen are proud to be catching in their nets only the best kind of fish which afterwards are served fresh daily in the local taverns. Choose any tavern by the sea and enjoy the Greek food. Do you want to learn more about this summer paradise? Click here!
Destination for an architecture enthusiast: Syros
Syros is a highly cosmopolitan place with huge culture and tradition. There are picturesque corners everywhere and on the contrary of the other neighbor islands, Syros does not have the typical Cycladic architecture. The island has its own unique identity well kept and preserved through the centuries. As you walk around it feels like you are in a living cart postal. If you want to admire colorful and impressive residences you should definitely visit two areas. The place that everyone is talking about when they visit the island is Ano Syros. There are hundreds of pebbled alleys leading you uphill. The houses and the mansions around are the elements that make the place have this aristocratic vibe. On the other hand another beloved place to the locals and to the tourists is the neighborhood of Vaporia. The houses are built right next to the sea. The marvelous mansions seem to be hanging above the cliffs. Here was the aristocratic area of the 19th century. The mansions are high-ceiling with wooden floors. They are decorated with wall-paintings and they have marble balconies and wooden-sculpted doors. Are you intrigued to visit Syros? Then read all the tips from a local exeprt here!
Destination for a beach enthusiast: Lefkada
We bet that you haven’t seen this shade of blue in the sea before. Lefkada’s waters have internationally been worshiped. Every beach there has incredible crystal clear water and extremely light blue color. It’s like someone has enhanced the brightness of the color. It is actually quite hard to describe it to you. If you like spending the entire day on the beach then Lefkada is the destination for you this summer. Three of the most well known beaches on the island are Porto Katsiki, Egremmni and Kathisma. All of them have a long coast with white pebbles or white sand, the perfect combination with the emerald of the waters. Undoubtedly, everyone would fall in love with the exotic looks of the beaches in Lefkada. And for those who don’t want just to sunbathe or swim but to be more active there is also a solution. As it is often windy you can always try kite-surfing and enjoy the sea in another way.
Destination for romantic souls: Santorini
Now we are talking for the ultimate romantic destination! Who hasn’t heard before about Santorini that is the favorite destination for couples? People not only from Greece but also from abroad come to get married here or to propose here. The setting is the perfect romantic background. To witness the amazing sunset everyone is talking about, you should go to Oia. The houses are built on the abrupt cliff. Find a spot to sit so the entire Aegean blue would spread down to your feet. As the sun starts going down, the sky will transform into a colorful pallet. The horizon is on fire. Another good spot to see the sunset is Imerovigli. It gets less crowded than Oia so you might feel a lot more comfortable. Walk around the town and find a nice rooftop to sit and wait for the sunset. From here you will also have a great view of the Caldera.
Destination for a nature lover: Kythira
If you enjoy being in the outdoors in the fresh air and love the nature then this summer you should take your friends and go to Kythira. The island has an interesting natural habitat with lush vegetation. Forests, gorges, secret coves and olive groves are the natural beauties that will amaze you. Let’s start with the forest of Kythira where you can go trekking. The forest consists of pine, eucalyptus and native scrub vegetation. As you explore the area you will come across the picturesque village called Gerakaris. Moreover, there is the small paradise of Kythira. Close in the village Mylopotamos the area is a valley with running waters and springs. They create a waterfall called Neraida. Across the whole valley there is running water that created a landscape with forming pedestals and they turn into waterfalls. The scenery is unique. Close to that region you will find the cave of Agia Sophia. Scientists have estimated that the cave is about 4 million years old and has many impressive stalagmites and stalagmites. The cave has been associated with many myths, as the legend says that this cave was the love nest of Paris and Helen or that the pirate Barbarossa hided his treasures there. Last but not least Kythira has also amazing beaches with unique natural beauty. Fyri Ammos, Kaladi, Chalkos and Loutra Aphrodite are only some of the must see coasts.