Greek Islands of Mykonos, Corfu and Santorini
Greece is best known for its 6000 islands and especially for the 277 of them which are inhabited. Some of these are worldwide attractions and definitely a must-visit summer destination. Who knows, you might get ideas to write about your blogs about travelling.
A glamorous island with a tranquil (hidden) side
Mykonos, the famous island of the winds in the middle of the Cyclades, is said to have taken its name from the hero Mykonos, son of the King of Delos Anios, who was in turn the son of Apollo and the nymph Roious. According to mythology, it was there where the Giants killed by Hercules were buried, which is why the island is like a studded large rock.
What many do not know about Mykonos is that it is an island with a "dual personality". On the one hand it can be strong, glamorous and cosmopolitan, but on the other hand is very picturesque with cobbled streets, whitewashed houses, churches and windmills, which exude peace and tranquility. So it covers all the requirements of both the visitors who prefer the night life and the intense emotions and those wishing to visit attractions, archaeological sites, picturesque villages and discover the tradition of the place.
In search of a beach in Mykonos ...
The town is like starting point to discover and other beauties of the island, including the blue beaches (with regular bus service or other means)! On the western coast of the island lie the holiday villages of Tourlos and St. Stephen, stretching around the homonymous coast. South of ‘Chora’ are two of the busiest beaches of the island, Ornos and Agios Ioannis, and the settlement of Platis Yialos and Psarou, the most popular of the island. Other beautiful beaches are Paradise and Super Paradise (famous for their wild parties!), Paraga, Agrari, Agios Sostis, Houlakia with pebbles and impressive granite formations, Elia, Kalo Livadi Panormos, Agia Anna, Kalafatis, elm and capers.
An island in the bowels of the earth...
Santorini (or Thera) lies at the southernmost point of the Cyclades and is essentially a group of islands comprising the islands of Thera, the Thirasia (or Thirassia), Aspronissi and Old and New Kameni. You should also know that this island complex is actually a volcano, and an active one at that!
Seeking romance on the island
Santorini is the most romantic destination in Greece. It also often meets one grand whitewashed towns built on the edge with picturesque villages, cobbled streets and impressive churches bathed in light ... Lovely couples visit the island every year to enjoy watching the sunset. Indeed, in recent years the island has become a destination for couples who choose to make your wedding ceremony or honeymoon.
Discover volcanic beaches
Let us not neglect to mention the wonderful beaches that could only be consistent with the particular volcanic character. Steep beaches with black, red and white colored sand or pebbles and carved by wind and salt rocks. A unique setting that you will not find anywhere else in Greece ...
The island awaits you! It is certain that the heady atmosphere where the blue of the Aegean Sea meets the red rocks and white of the houses will enchant you! Let the energy released in a volcanic landscape pass through you and you may find a special magic that really no picture can capture.
A garden full of music and the scent of rare flowers...
The cosmopolitan island of Corfu is perhaps the most famous island of the Ionian islands and one of the most popular in the Mediterranean. The attraction of hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, but also a source of inspiration for all arts, with enormous cultural heritage, has great prestige, which, combined with natural beauty, wonderful climate, beaches and interesting sights, makes one of the most attractive destinations for Greek and foreign travelers.
The capital city of the island is like a town-museum, a place of great artistic tradition with many European influences. It is the most successful example of combining Greek and Western architecture. It is no coincidence that the well-preserved historic center has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Corfu has the first Greek university, the Ionian Academy, the first band and the first School of Fine Arts in Greece.
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