From beachfront bars to bustling island nightlife, the liveliest and chicest of Grecian Islands can be found here. Whether seeking a romantic escape into the electric blue horizons, or stripped-back village life at its best, the Aegean Islands' glamorous reputation is truly unrivalled.
Lying invitingly between the coasts of Greece and Turkey, the Aegean Islands are made up of four smaller chains that are known as the most luxurious islands of the East Mediterranean.
Perhaps the most famous of all is that of the Cyclades, home to the white-washed, blue-domed buildings are Santorini and Mykonos. Attracting honeymooners to their inspiring coastlines, the most famous Greek islands are part of the Aegean Sea. Enjoy a day at Santorini's Red Beach, just a few miles from the quaint village of Akrotiri. Scuba dive the crystalline waters off of Oia, and enjoy a melting sunset at Imerovigli. Fira, the capital of Santorini is a must-see. By day it comes alive with locals sharing traditional Meze, while at night, the bustling bars and local tavernas showcase the best of Grecian entertainment.
The entertainment hub attracting elite international crowds is best captured on the island of Mykonos. Whether it is basking at its bustling beach bars, or having cocktails under a melting sunset, the energy of the island is electric. Wander down to its old-port, enjoy summer parties under the sun, and enjoy world-renowned DJ's headline across its famous Paradise Beach. Visitors can also enjoy iconic landmarks include a row of 16th-century windmills, which sit on a hill above Mykonos town as a reminder of its age-old allure.
The Unrivalled Dodecanese
The 12 major islands that make up the Agean Sea, also known as the Dodecanese have plenty to entice its visitors. Known for their medieval castles, Byzantine churches, beaches and ancient archaeological sites, for those seeking a dose of authentic Greece it is truly idyllic. The largest island, Rhodes is one of the famous examples of island magic and charm, enticing luxury travellers to its coastline year on year. While Kallithéa and Ialissós are the lesser known members of the Dodecanese with lots of charm and character.
The Sparkling Sporades
Off the north eastern shore of Greece lies the unpolished Sporades Islands. The magic of these islands are their ability remain the region's best kept secret. They consist of 24 islands, four of which are permanently inhabited; Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros. Renowned for their rustic beaches, rocky terrain, and coastal diving and snorkeling, they are a true off-grid paradise for those looking to disappear into nature's arms.