Whether you are a history fanatic, interested in the whole gods’ philosophy or simply a lover of life, a trip to the Aegean Islands will most definitely be of great interest to you. The Islands of Greek Archipelago are a group of Islands in the Aegean Sea. These island board the mainland Greece to tee west extending all the way to the north and Turkey to the east. The islands are an ideal travel destination because they experience the Mediterranean climate, which summers have warm temperatures while its winters are cold.
You do not have to break your bank as there are quite a number of very cheap holidays available in Greece; check out the following islands for an experience of a lifetime.
Santorini is one of the islands with one rugged coastline due to a devastating volcanic eruption that took place in the 16th century. It is located between two other islands called Anafi and Los. The region is very famous for its breath-taking sunsets and a fascinating panorama from the town of Oia, its very own natural active volcano and the bizarre white eggplant. The best time to pay a visit Santorini is between late April and early November because that is the time the island experiences warm weather.
Mykonos is another famous island under the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It is well known for its picturesque towns, its warm white washed beaches and for its crazy party life. The island beaches probably receive the biggest group of tourists coming in to score a fantastic time at the beach. The governing body of the island is very lenient and accepts persons of all cultures on to the island. For that reason, the island It is quite popular with the gay community, considering it does not have restrictions that deter this kind of relationships.
The Zakynthos island most attractive features are its well-known summer resort. This harbor city is the capital centeredaround the waterfront Solomos square. This Leonianisland is one of the most beautiful destinations in the Aegean Sea adorned with its beaches which offer a conducive environment for one to both swim in as well as participate in water sports. One of the beaches, Navagio Beach, is the site of a shipwreck resting on the sandy terrain surrounded by cliffs.
The Ikaria island derives its name from Icarus, one of the mythical gods of the Greece culture. Icarus was the son of Daedalus who is believed to have fallen into the sea near the island. This island has a rich historical culture and tradition, and a strong basis family tradition practiced with the island occupants. The island occupants welcome the incoming tourists to enjoy the clean air, warm breezes, and rugged coastline as they enjoy Greece’s most cherished delicacies.
This island located on the southmost parts of the Sporades and on the east coast of Greece. The Skyros is the heart of the Aegean Sea with the Chora town providing a labyrinth of small streets with white cube-shaped houses. At the top-most part of the island majestically stands a castle that overlooks the whole city. It is also famous for its beaches which have added volcanic features such as sea caves. Skyros Island is ideal for family vacations.
This is yet another island in the Ionian sea, found to the west of the mainland. The island is surrounded with a rugged landscape with cliffs made of limestone, bays and sandy beaches. Because of its rough terrain, most of the beaches are only accessible on foot, which is ideal for tourists to take nature trails. It’s capital; the Argostoli is built on a hillside overlooking a narrow harbor. While visiting this island be sure to pass by the Melissani cave, the Petani Beach and The Sacred Monastery Of Agios Gerasimos.