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June 27, 2022

3 Islands To Visit In Greece Other Than Mykonos

Instagram might have given Mykonos lifetime creds of being a top destination in Greece, but there is so much more to the country. Even if you are hooked to the island life and don’t care much for the history, there are many more islands that are equally stunning, packed with great luxury hotels and views that will stay with you for a lifetime. We are gunning for these amazing places that you can visit in Greece, other than Mykonos. Here's a chance to venture a little outside the more mainstream islands such as Mykonos and Santorini. Greece has some spectacular islands that will offer breathtaking views, amazing local towns with fresh produce and Greek food. Whilst Mykonos and Santorini are fantastic Islands, some would consider the popular islands 'less Greek' than many of the other islands that haven't been consumed by tourist frenzy. Many jewels of the Aegean remain somewhat hidden from general knowledge. Reach us to plan a trip that will give you bragging rights forever.

Kos
This is a large Island with some of Greece's most authentic food and beaches. Kos is as real as it gets to represent a Greek way of life. All houses are NOT white with blue doors, however, Kos is one island you will find some of the most desirable seafood dining spots, musical experiences and beaches. It’s packed with activities like jet skiing and other water sports. A trip up to the traditional Greek village Zia is a must; you should try Ko’s famous crepes here.

How to get there: Ferries from Athens to Kos leave 3-4 days a week however a forty-five-minute plane ride from Athens to Kos with Aegean Airlines is the easiest way to go.

Top Beaches: Kefalos beach, Bubble beach, Paradise beach and Zia.

Zakynthos Island
Zakynthos is one of the most Instagrammed spots in all of Europe, thanks to its sapphire-coloured blue water and white sandy beaches. The most famous beach is known as Shipwreck beach. While this has been footed a lot by the tourists, it’s still not as treaded as the Mykonos and Santorini. The beach life is what you should expect here with gorgeous hotels and luxury amenities with nature’s best for the eyes and the soul.

How to get there: Olympic Airways will have you at Zakynthos 45 minutes from Athens airport. Otherwise, ferries from other islands are your best bet.

Top places: Navagio Beach, Marathonisi beach and Zakynthos Marine Park.

Kefalonia Island
Another Ionian jewel, Kefalonia is famous for its water similar to Zakynthos – emerald and stunning. The sweeping landscapes of mountains and hidden towns make this the largest island in the Ionian sea. It’s got a great vibe with excellent beaches, a slow life and post-card-worthy views from any corner.

How to get there: Olympic Airways will make it a 55-minute flight from Athens.

Top places: Myrtos beach, Antisamos beach, Makris Gialos

Try some of the most underrated and beautiful islands of Greece with us, where you can experience the ultimate authentic Greek life that encapsulates the heart of the Aegean.  

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