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Top 2 Greek Islands That You Can’t Miss This Summer

Thinking about summer travel? Want to check off another place on your bucket list? Look no further than the Greek Islands. Check out our favorite two and get the insider scoop on where to stay, what to do and where to eat.

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If you are looking for ideas on summer travel, the Greek Islands offer something for everyone - not only are they one of the most picturesque places in the world, the food and wine is incredible, the beaches are pristine and the shopping is some of the best you will find!

#1 Paros

Paros is the most authentic of the greek islands. The tourists mostly come from Athens and tends to be wealthier tourists but don't let that scare you away.How to get there Paros is just a short two hour ferry from Athens. Be sure to take the morning ferry so you have the entire day to spend wandering the cobble stone streets! Blue Star ferries is the best and be sure to book ahead as the summer gets busy!Where to stay Naousa is by far the best town in Paros. Villa Isabella is really cute boutique hotel that has to have the best location in town. Where to eat Greece has some of the best food in the world - fresh fish, caprese salads and don't forget the moussaka! Don't miss Soso or Yemeni. Yemeni has a 50 page hand written wine list that the owner has curated himself by visiting all the wineries throughout Greece. I did not know Greek wine was actually as delicious as it is!What to do Spend your first day wandering the streets and taking in all the amazing shops and cafes. You can also hop on a fishing boat to head over to a private beach right across the bay. Don't miss Kolymbithres Beach which you can get to by hopping on a fishing boat from the main port in Naousa for about $5. If you are feeling adventurous, rent a moto and cruise around the island. there are places to rent them everywhere but be sure to get insurance. If you decide to do this, wear a helmet and be careful!
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Paros is the most authentic of the greek islands. The tourists mostly come from Athens and tends to be wealthier tourists but don't let that scare you away.

How to get there Paros is just a short two hour ferry from Athens. Be sure to take the morning ferry so you have the entire day to spend wandering the cobble stone streets! Blue Star ferries is the best and be sure to book ahead as the summer gets busy!

Where to stay Naousa is by far the best town in Paros. Villa Isabella is really cute boutique hotel that has to have the best location in town.

Where to eat Greece has some of the best food in the world - fresh fish, caprese salads and don't forget the moussaka! Don't miss Soso or Yemeni. Yemeni has a 50 page hand written wine list that the owner has curated himself by visiting all the wineries throughout Greece. I did not know Greek wine was actually as delicious as it is!

What to do Spend your first day wandering the streets and taking in all the amazing shops and cafes. You can also hop on a fishing boat to head over to a private beach right across the bay. Don't miss Kolymbithres Beach which you can get to by hopping on a fishing boat from the main port in Naousa for about $5. If you are feeling adventurous, rent a moto and cruise around the island. there are places to rent them everywhere but be sure to get insurance. If you decide to do this, wear a helmet and be careful!

#2 Santorini

How to get there Take the ferry just a few more hours to the breathtaking island of Santorini. There are many towns set on top of really high cliffs that offer breathtaking views.Where to stay We highly recommend staying in Oia which has some of the most insane sunsets you will ever see in your life! Aqua Y Terra is an amazing vacation rental but you can find many other incredible ones on HomeAway.Where to eat There are so many great places to eat, I don't know where to begin. Ambrosia in Oia was our favorite. Don't miss the fish taverns at the bottom of the hill in Ammoudi, which can be reached by a set of 300 steps leading down. There, small boats can take you to the island of Thirassia.What to do Take a sailing cruise around the Caldera (famous volcano in the middle of the bay), visit the beaches, and don't miss the hike between Oia and Fira. It is about 2 and a half hours and is the most breathtaking hike you may ever find yourself on. (you can take a taxi back to Oia).

How to get there Take the ferry just a few more hours to the breathtaking island of Santorini. There are many towns set on top of really high cliffs that offer breathtaking views.

Where to stay We highly recommend staying in Oia which has some of the most insane sunsets you will ever see in your life! Aqua Y Terra is an amazing vacation rental but you can find many other incredible ones on HomeAway.

Where to eat There are so many great places to eat, I don't know where to begin. Ambrosia in Oia was our favorite. Don't miss the fish taverns at the bottom of the hill in Ammoudi, which can be reached by a set of 300 steps leading down. There, small boats can take you to the island of Thirassia.

What to do Take a sailing cruise around the Caldera (famous volcano in the middle of the bay), visit the beaches, and don't miss the hike between Oia and Fira. It is about 2 and a half hours and is the most breathtaking hike you may ever find yourself on. (you can take a taxi back to Oia).

Check these two incredible Greek islands off your bucket list this summer, you won't be disappointed!

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