Destinations on the Aegean Islands
Attractions on the Aegean Islands
Discover the region
North Aegean Sea
The Sporades are rather less known among tourists. Not even ten of the small islands are inhabited. Yet they enchant with lush vegetation and dreamlike bathing bays. If you are looking for a secluded adventure, you will find it here. Wild hikes and diving tours through the turquoise waters will make your holiday unforgettable - to top it off, you can enjoy fresh seafood and fish on balmy spring evenings.
Only Skopelos and Skyros have enjoyed larger crowds since the release of the Mamma Mia movie.
South Aegean Sea
- Saronic Islands
In southern Aegean, the Cyclades are particularly popular. The images of Mykonos and Santorini are familiar to us thousand times over and awaken feelings of longing. In spring, the two islands promise paradise on earth, but in the high season, you will inevitably be the surprise guest at many a wedding. Many tourists (especially the 'rich and famous') have come to dream of Santorini. Here you have to share the admittedly beautiful sunset with others at any time of the year.
But you can still find some peace and quiet in the Cyclades - you just have to choose the right island. Milos, Naxos or Amorgos, for example, offer all kinds of sights but are not quite as crowded.
So are the islands of Karpathos and Kos, part of the Dodecanese. Along with Rhodes, Kos is one of the most popular travel destinations in this group of islands but is also suitable for a longer holiday in comparison. Karpathos convinces with a wonderfully traditional style at the remotest end of the Aegean Sea.
Feel like Tom Hanks from Cast Away for once? - No problem. For that, you should choose one of the Small Cyclades between Naxos and Santorini.
Main regions of the island of Crete:
Grab a rental car and start your road trip across the island of Zeus! This way you can discover all the corners at your own pace. Plan a little more than a week and take your time - this way you can let yourself be enchanted by the culture of Crete and not just rush from tourist attraction to tourist attraction.
If you only have a week but want to take in everything the Greek islands have to offer, Crete is the place to be. Both newcomers to Greece and true connoisseurs are in the right place here. The country's largest island has so much to offer!
In addition to fantastic beaches, there are all kinds of peaks for active holidaymakers to climb. You can climb up to lonely mountain villages, mystical gorges and caves.
Must-sees on Crete:
- Palace of Knossos
- Caves of Matala
- Samaria Gorge
- Elafonisi Beach
- Vai Palm Beach
- Archaiologikó Mouseío Irakleíou