With endless days of sunshine, dazzlingly beautiful beaches, magnificent countryside and legendary historic sites, the Greek Islands have it all. These stunning islands make for a Mediterranean holiday like no other, whether you’re seeking a beach holiday, hiking destination or cultural break. With Eyewitness Top 10 Greek Islands, they are yours to explore.
Elegant Corfu Old Town and atmospheric Argostóli, the capital of Kefalloniá, are just two of the must-see sights of the Ionians. To the south are the unspoiled Argo-Saronic Islands, home to the magnificent Temple of Aphaia on Égina. The Cyclades and the Sporádes include the blue and white splendour of Santoríni, whimsical Mýkonos – with the sacred city of Delos close to its shores – and quintessential Skiáthos, a magnet for film-makers.
Admire the artistic legacy of the Knights Hospitallers in Rhodes Old Town and visit the Monastery of St John where the saint wrote the Book of Apocalypse. See Macedonian influ ences at the Néa Moní on the Northeast Aegean island of Híos, explore ancient Pythagóreio and Heraion on neighbouring Sámos, and don’t leave without visiting Crete, where you can walk in the footsteps of ancient civilizations at the Palace of Knossos. Along the way you’ll find superb resorts with watersports, restaurants and nightlife.
Whether you’re coming for a weekend or a week, With Ezjo the best of everything the islands have to offer. You will find tips throughout, from seeking out what’s free to finding the best restaurants, along with nine easy-to-follow itineraries designed to help you visit a clutch of sights in a short space of time.
Add inspiring photography and detailed maps, and you’ve got the essential pocket-sized travel companion.