If there is a reason why Greece certainly stands out, it is for its islands. Green and blue waters, golden sandy beaches and windmills are just some of the most characteristic of the islands.

1. Zakynthos

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Zakynthos or Zante is an island in the Ionian sea. It is considered one of the most beautiful islands of Greece, as it is full of contrasts with many picturesque villages and crystal blue waters. The worth seeing sights of Zakynthos are the magnificent blue caves and the incredible beach of Navagio, considered to be one of the most popular in the world.

2. Skiathos

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Skiathos is a small island in the northwest Aegean Sea, one of the most dreamy and blue Greek islands. There are more than 60 beaches that are awe-inspiring with white gold sand and crystal clear waters. It is worth visiting some of the most beautiful natural landscapes such as the wetlands of Koukounaries, the sea caves and Lalaria, the gravel beach next to the north side and the islet of Tsoukria.

3. Crete

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Crete is a magical tapestry of splendid beaches, ancient treasures, and landscapes encompassing vibrant cities and dreamy villages, where locals share their traditions, wonderful cuisine and generous spirit.

4. Syros

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Syros is the capital of the Cyclades and has a completely different character from the rest of the Cycladic islands due to its exceptional neoclassical architecture. The most famous spot of Syros is Ermoupolis, the capital town, which distinguishes for its Venetian architecture and the large port. The most interesting sightseeing in Syros are found in Ermoupolis and include the Town Hall, the Church of Resurrection and the Church of Agios Nikolaos. These two churches, one Catholic and the other Orthodox, are constructed on top of the two hills of Ermoupolis, one facing the other. Apart from the capital town, a very nice place to stroll around is Ano Syros, a settlement located on the slopes of a hill and offering fantastic view to the sea .

5. Santorini

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Santorini (Fira) is a magical Greek island enveloped in mystery and charm. If you pictured whitewashed houses with blue shutters, then you must be imagining the beautiful village of Oia. Of the island beaches, almost all featuring dark-grey volcanic sand, Kamári is the most manicured and amenitied.
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