South Aegean Best Destinations

A large island, when in Rhodes explore the old town and palace, antiquities, and the island's exquisite beaches, all topped with a lively nightlife.

Home to most of Greece's Catholics, this island has a unique medieval town. Don't miss local traditional delicacies in taverns with live music.

A photo showing a part of the main settlement of Naxos (Chora) taken from the hill of the Portara monument.
photo: TimOve / CC BY 2.0



This large island offers a plentiful choice of historical sites, traditional villages, and beaches - a place for road trips, sunsets, and nightlife.

Birthplace of the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, this island's history starts in 3000 BC. Today, it's a famous nightlife and beach life getaway.

Two climbers by a steep cliff on the island of Kalymnos and the deep blue sea in the background.
photo: Mike Bean / CC BY 2.0



Its terrain makes the island an internationally acclaimed climbing destination, and locals have a long tradition in natural-sponge fishing.

A blue-white dome and a belfry on Santorini island with the blue sea of the Aegean in the background.
photo: Public Domain



You will find plenty of otherwordly views of the sea, sky, and the crater on this crowded volcanic island. Its sunsets will leave you speechless.

A popular tourist destination with vibrant nightlife, here you will indulge yourself with blue-white streets, hiking paths, and golden beaches.

Ancient windmill, overlooking Mykonos' main town (Chora) and its harbour.



Cosmopolitan destination and the absolute magnet of the international jet-set, the island's name became synonymous with unlimited luxury and parties.

A photo showing a part of the Chora (main settlement) of Andros, Greece.



Unlike the typical Cycladic scenery, in Andros, the blue sea blends with jagged rocks and lush green hills. It's an undiscovered gem.

The belfry and a part of the roof of the church of Our Lady of Tinos (Virgin Mary) in the Chora of the island.



The pilgrimage to Virgin Mary's Church is a unique cultural and religious experience for all visitors. Enjoy its hiking treks and delectable cuisine.

Wild and unspoiled, Karpathos' natural beauty will blow your mind. Its picturesque villages and festivals guarantee an unforgettable experience.

Natural arch and raw sea at the coast of the island of Milos, Greece.



Its volcanic nature offers stunning rock formations and colorful terrain variations, accessible mainly through boat tours, will leave you speechless.

In the Holy Island of Patmos, you can visit the cave where Evangelist John wrote the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse), monasteries, but also beaches.

A big ship in the port and a part of the settlement of Symi, Greece.
photo: Scintella at English Wikipedia



When entering its port, you will witnesses a large colorful settlement of distinctive neoclassical architecture that will get your camera hot.

Do you want to party till the morning, take pictures of blue-white houses, and tan on the beach? Ios is most probably your summer destination.

A picture showing a part of the Chora of Amorgos.
photo: Paul Arps / CC BY 2.0



A place for travelers rather than tourists, this island combines a wild and mountainous landscape with Aegean's endless blue. Sunsets are otherwordly.

Come here to revel in heavenly beaches and blue-white villages. Take advantage of boat trips to nearby isles and pay a visit to the castle.

Two strokes away from Paros, this small and tranquil island has narrow streets, excellent restaurants and tavernas, and a famous shallow water beach.

Built around an Acropolis that hosts a temple to Athena dated in the 6th BC, this village also has impressive mansions constructed by ship captains.

Unspoiled from mass tourism, this island is ideal for peaceful holidays in nature. Its active volcano has ethereal views waiting for your camera.

To experience its beach life, boat trips, and sights, you need to go the furthest away from the Greek mainland one could go. Unspoiled and different.

Backpackers' favorites, out of these four islets, only Ano Koufonisi is permanently inhabited. Find lots of time for yourself with friends on the beach.

Find yourself in this tiny islet. With only 160 inhabitants, it's ideal for relaxation, yoga, and mindfulness. Beachlife is most there is here.

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