Greece has made it to the top of the list of many world magazines, tourism experts and tour operators as a destination of choice for 2021. But with 227 inhabited islands throughout the country it would be a bit difficult to make up your mind.
Cycladia has gathered for you the top 5 island destinations to visit in Greece in 2021.
Syros is the capital of the Cyclades, unique for the coexistence of the Orthodox and Catholic religion, the beautiful piazzas of Ermoupoli, the Venetian mentions and the replica of La Scala. It is a cultural hub hosting art, musical and theater festivals from all over the world. Worth visiting are the center of Ermoupolis, Miaoulis square, Apollon theater, the town hall, the numerous churches, Neorio, Vaporia neighborhood, the picturesque town of Ano Syros with the Vamvakaris museum, the beaches of Galissas, Agathopes, Azolimnos and Megas Gialos.
Sifnos is the homeland of the famous Greek chef Nikos Tselementes and is therefore a mecca of eclectic cuisine choices. It is an island combining the laid-back atmosphere of the beach with the vivid atmosphere of Chora in a truly idyllic setting. While on the island make sure to stroll around the port, visit the capital of Apollonia, the picturesque town of Artemonas, the area of Kastro, the numerous churches as well as the gorgeous beaches of Kamares, Platys Gialos, Chryssopygi and Faros.
Hydra is a beauty of the Saronic gulf untouched by time and mass tourism. One of its unique characteristics is that it is vehicle-free and is therefore as pure as it gets. Stroll on the picturesque waterfront set with the little shops, through the narrow alleys with the elegant mansions, visit the beaches of Agios Nikolaos, Bitsi, Vlychos, Avlaki and Mandraki Resort, the beautiful churches, Mount Eros and the historical-archive museum. Loose yourself in the island’s fairy atmosphere and mingle with the artistic crowd.
A Cycladic island of eternal romance, Milos is a gem to be explored. Have a stroll in the scenic capital of Plaka, marvel the lunar-like landscape of Sarakiniko beach, swim in the crystalline waters of Agios Sostis, visit the ancient city of Fylakopi and the catacombs of Trypiti, the ancient theater and the site of Venus of Milos, the seaside settlement of Firopotamos, the ancient village of Klima, the fishing village of Mantrakia and of course the popular seaside resort of Pollonia.
Discreet and magical, the island of Serifos is the perfect place for a relaxing escape. Walk the narrow streets of Chora with the whitewashed houses, the churches and windmills, enjoy a meal at the central square, discover the ruins of the Venetian castle, visit the island’s many beautiful churches, explore the mines at Megalo Livadi, swim in the crystal clear waters of Psili Ammos, Agios Sostis and Livadakia, savor local flavors at one of the many taverns on the promenade and explore the island’s hidden beauties from side to side.
Go through the list, take your pick and get ready to experience all the joys of the Greek summer.