With some 6,000 islands within its borders, Greece has a lot to offer travelers of all stripes. Whether you’re in search of wild parties, family-friendly activities, or just a place where you can relax and unwind, you’re sure to be able to find it on one of Greece’s stunning islands.
While each Greek island has its own beauty and charm, it can be tough knowing which one to choose for your next vacation.
To help, we’ve found the best Greek island for different types of travelers. From the delectable local specialties you’ll find on Crete to the untouched nature on Ikaria, here’s your guide to Greece’s islands.
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Best for art lovers: Hydra
Art lovers will find their paradise on Hydra, where renowned contemporary venues and galleries sit nestled within the island’s winding streets.
Art collectors and artists gather here to enjoy the installations that line the corridors of popular spaces like the DESTE Project Space Slaughterhouse, which is owned by Greek Cypriot billionaire and art collector Dakis Joannou.
Best for partying: Ios
Ios is known for its bustling party scene, thanks to its wide array of bars and clubs that sit in close proximity to one another.
Start the night off at the popular Far Out Beach Club on Mylopotas Beach before heading to one of the many after-hour clubs that line the island’s streets.
Best for windsurfing: Paros
Paros’ weather conditions make it an ideal destination for windsurfers, who often gather on its many beaches to enjoy the sport.
The island hosted the Professional Windsurfers Association World Cup event for several years and continues to remain the home of various windsurfing competitions each summer.