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There is just something about the crystal blue waters, picturesque islands, rich history, and vibrant culture of Greece that beckons thousands of travellers from all over the world every year. With abundant natural beauty, great architecture, people, and exciting nightlife, the country remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe for couples, families, and friends. While Santorini and Mykonos remain hot favourites when it comes to holidays in Greece, many other islands also offer unmatched beauty and promise an exceptional holiday experience. If you are looking for inspiration to book a holiday in Greece in 2023, here are our top Greek islands (in no particular order) that must be a part of your itinerary.


It is impossible to think of Greece without the image of the magnificent white houses of the famous Oia village popping up in your head. This beautiful part of Santorini is on every poster about Greece and is a must-visit destination. But that’s not all there is to Santorini. The well-known caldera rising above the waves in the Aegean Sea offers mesmerising views from the clifftops. Santorini also has plenty of sprawling vineyards, white-washed buildings and beautifully designed churches that take you back to another time. Plus, the capital Thira is only half an hour’s drive from the gorgeous beaches of Perissa and Kamari, making it easy for you to explore these black sand beaches. The best time to visit Santorini is between May and October.


The largest island in Greece that also receives the maximum sunshine, Crete is a complete package when it comes to a perfect holiday destination. From magnificent sandy beaches, untouched coves, and abundant natural beauty to famous archaeological sites, ancient buildings, and luxury resorts, Crete has everything to make your holiday remarkable and memorable. Whether it is Chania or Heraklion, every part of Crete promises a unique experience to travellers of all kinds. The best time to visit Crete to make the most of long hours of sunshine is between June to November.


Quiet but lovely, this quaint little island has only gained popularity in recent years. It is within easy reach, with direct flights from Britain, and is the perfect holiday destination to explore the lush natural beauty, secret coves, and pristine beaches. Corfu also boasts a diverse and rich mix of British, French, Venetian, and ancient Greek culture, which reflects in its architecture and food. It is a great island for a family or couples holiday and is best visited between May and September.


If you are planning a family holiday in Greece, Rhodes is the best place to visit. Apart from being a great beach destination with plenty of golden sand beaches, Rhodes is also home to several interesting ancient sites, including Byzantine churches and Roman ruins, making it ideal for exploring with your partner or the whole family. The clifftop acropolis in Lindos towers over many high-end resorts and stunning emerald coves, offering magnificent views that get etched in the memory forever. The best months to visit Rhodes to experience maximum sunshine are between June and September.


Exciting nightlife, parties that last from dusk till dawn, opulent resorts, and hotels, and lip-smacking food – Mykonos is heaven for party and culture lovers. A top holiday destination for celebrities, this Greek island is home to some of the best, most luxurious beach clubs and resorts in the country. Mykonos town is home to several big and small restaurants and clubs that offer delectable varieties of food and drinks that you are unlikely to find anywhere else. And if you want a break from partying, Mykonos also has several beautiful sites such as the iconic 16th-century windmills and ancient Greek temples, to plan a day out. The best time to visit Mykonos is between May and October. 

Other Must-Visit Greek Islands

  • Skiathos
  • Lefkada
  • Hydra
  • Skopelos
  • Kefalonia
  • Symi
  • Zante
  • Naxos
  • Paxos
  • Ithaca
  • Syros

Ready to book your dream holiday to Greece? Call our travel experts at ETW Travel on 01908 886491 or email us at woburn@etwtravel.co.uk today!