too many greek islands to choose from

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1. Posted by pawl (Budding Member 15 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

hey all, i was wondering if anyone could advise which greek islands to visit. i'll be going to santorini with a group of friends next month and was thinking of doing a bit of island-hopping from there back to athens. any suggestions?

2. Posted by jpapas (First Time Poster 1 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

i am greek and i have been all over. excellent choice is ios which is an hour away from santorini. great nightlife, beautiful scenery and nice beaches. then mykonos and paros. both very beautiful with great nightlife and excellent beaches. of course there are many more and if you ask around people will tell you. dont even ask about ios, mykonos, paros, just go.

3. Posted by nicnac (Full Member 69 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I did this trip last year.

I really would recommended Folegandros if you like peace and quiet, good beaches and real traditional Greece. Another great island if you would like to see the real Greece is Syros. It has an amazing town with markets and a main square with palm trees, reminds me of Athens. Good bus service takes you to all the beaches.

Ios, great if you want to party but not much else. Santorini, great sunsets and very romantic..also Sifnos very green and good beaches.:)

4. Posted by theodoridi (Budding Member 38 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Folegandros Amorgos and Santorini are really unique. Paros and Mykonos great but very commercial and heavy party islands. Also I would recommend Dilos for a day trip when in Mykonos. Do not do very much, just stay in one or two and enjoy the loose rhythmes of the islands. Trying to do too many islands you will end up not enjoying them.


5. Posted by clueless (Full Member 30 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!


it really depends on what sort of holiday you want (party or relaxing, great scenery or just a remote beach). It also depends on when you want to travel as in August bigger and more popular islands (Santorini, Mykonos, Paros and Syros) tend to be very crowded (and quite pricey).
If you need any more help just post a question

6. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5078 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Rhodes was great. Just stay away from Falaraki.

7. Posted by isisshuru (Full Member 57 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I went thru the islands last year, Santorini gets my whole-hearted vote. A few friends of mine that went a bit later agreed. Definately check out the winery at sunset!!!