Discover the Finest Greek Islands for Beaches, Diving and Ancient Ruins

28th Nov 2017
rocks and buildings looking over the water

Bask in a Mediterranean climate in 2018 and hop between thousands of enchanting Greek islands in the Ionian and Aegean Seas. Choose from our eight bases in Greece, across five archipelagos, and browse our diverse fleet of catamarans and monohulls. Get close to where civilization began!

With so many islands to explore, it would take more than a year to sail around the archipelagos in Greece. Check out our comprehensive itineraries for an introduction to the Greek island chains, or get some inspiration from the highlights below…

Wander the ruins of ancient Greece
Athens takes most of the archaeology glory with its acropolis, but don’t miss Rhodes, which has one of the best preserved medieval towns in the region. Some of the country’s most important archaeological finds are at Epidauros, home to an imposing 4th century amphitheatre with the ruins of Mycenae nearby. See the Temple of Aphaia and Temple of Apollo on Aegina Island.

Kick back and relax on fine beaches
There are so many wonderful beaches across the archipelagos, it’s challenging to cherry-pick just a few! Explore the unusual rock formations at Kolymbithres beach on Paros Island, or walk the sandbank that connects Kolona beach on Kythnos Island with Agios Loukas. Evoke the Caribbean with the azure sea at Antipaxos near Paxos Island or hike to secluded Yiali beach on Halki Island, surrounded by cliffs.

Stroll beautiful towns and villages
Enjoy colorful architecture at Ermoupolis on Syros Island and feel the Venetian influence on Corfu’s Kérkyra old town. Walk the fortifications on Kos and among the white houses on Skopelos Island, the setting of the film Mamma Mia! Climb the hillside at Poros to the clocktower for a memorable view of the bay.

Have fun on the water
Kea Island is the top spot for diving with plenty of shipwrecks to scuba, including the sister ship of the Titanic, while Paros is known from its water sports and Lefkas’ Agios Ioannis beach is great for windsurfing. Epidauros is worth a snorkel stop with its ancient underwater ruins.

Get close to nature
Hike to Rahi Waterfall on Lefkas and take in the view from the town of Nidri. Get close to the active volcano and large caldera on Nisyros Island or meander through the lemon and orange forest at Galates, near Poros. Sail the National Marine Park near Panagia Island or look for endangered Monk Seals at the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.

Start your dream charter with us

  • Discover the eastern coast of the Peloponnese and follow the footsteps of the ancient Greeks in the Saronic and Argolic Gulfs from our bases in Athens (Alimos Marina) and Lavrion (Lavrion Port)
  • Relax among olive groves and swim the clear waters of the Ionian Islands by sailing from our bases in Corfu (Marina Gouvia) and Lefkas (Lefkas Marina)
  • Join in the vibrant nightlife and stroll the white washed houses in the Cyclades and charter from Paros (Parikia Port)
  • Explore more than 150 islands in the Dodecanese chain from our bases at Mandraki Port, Rhodes, and Kos (Kos Marina)
  • Discover the 24 scattered islands of the Sporades from our base in Skiathos (Skiathos Port)

Travel planning
You can fly direct to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH), Greece, from New York with Emirates or indirect from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago with American Airlines. You can fly onwards to the islands easily with connecting flights from Athens.

Ask us a question
For more information on the Greek archipelagos, read our guide to the Ionians, Sporades, Dodecanese, Cyclades and the Northern Aegean. Remember if you book now for 2018 you’ll save money with our discounts. Our team is here for all your vacation questions, get in contact, email or call on 833 609 5372.

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