This blog is devoted to my search for the perfect Greek island, so all island posts pass through the prism of my own wants, likes, and dislikes.
I’ve noticed, however, that most people who land on this blog are looking for advice on which Greek island to visit. In the interest of helping those people out, I’ve compiled a list of island recommendations, setting my personal preferences aside and doing my best to see the vast Aegean as a trip advisor would see it.
I’ve been to 34 of Greece’s 72 inhabited islands and to 4 uninhabited islands. I believe islands to be much like human beings — you can’t really know one until you’ve been there — so I’ve only included islands that I’ve actually visited, and I’ve added links to islands that I’ve posted about on this blog.
First trip to Greece: Mykonos, Santorini, Crete. (This is the classic route for first time visitors to the Greek islands and very much recommended.)
For families with children: Lefkada, Naxos, Kos, Rhodes, Skopelos, Corfu, Crete, Kephalonia, Zakynthos, Samos, Syros, (I’m assuming a ‘typical’ family, where parents want to make sure children are kept busy and entertained. If you’re an adventurous Swiss Family Robinson-type, or looking for a quieter holiday, you might want to stick to the ‘off the beaten path’ islands below.)
For women interested in marriage: Ikaria.
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