Historic Thermal Towns: A Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

Last updated on March 10th, 2023 at 10:25 pmThere is nothing like stepping into a bath to soak away the stresses of the week. Thermal baths are no exception, with added benefits to our health and well-being. The European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA) plays an important role in growing this tradition thanks to fantastic…

Photo overlooking people swimming in the Gellert Spa indoor thermal pool in Budapest, Hungary.

Greek Spa Towns for Fantastic Wellness Getaways

Last updated on March 25th, 2024 at 04:50 pmThe cradle of western civilization, Greece is an idyllic destination for sun kissed beaches, an excellent culinary scene and inspiring history. Set amongst gorgeous landscapes, it is also a fantastic country for natural thermal spas and springs. Bathing in thermal waters is both relaxing and rejuvenating, making…

Andros: An Authentic Greek Cyclades Island

Last updated on February 16th, 2024 at 05:57 pmThe closest Cyclades island to Athens’ port of Rafina, Andros is the first stop on a ferry route that also connects Tinos and Mykonos. It is the second largest Cyclades island after Naxos, another Greek island especially popular with local tourists. Andros is a wonderful island to…

The Venetian Fortress and Bridge in Andros Chora, with a clear blue sky

10 Places in Greece You Should Visit

Last updated on January 8th, 2024 at 03:21 pmPicturesque island hopping amid storied ancient sites leave indelible memories for visitors to Greece. Athens is the oldest European capital and the birthplace of democracy. The Greek islands are a fun playground for everyone from celebrities to backpackers. Olympia was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games…

Greek Islands Guide: 25 Popular and Hidden Gems

Visitors to the Greek islands are spoiled for choice. There are around 6,000 islands in Greece, 227 of which are inhabited. You can visit some of the uninhabited islands on day trips, which are fantastic for pristine beaches or archeological sites, like Delos (The “Athens of the Greek islands”). Idyllic villages hanging above the sea, mouth watering gastronomy and breathtaking sunsets over sun kissed beached make this a popular vacation destination for celebrities too.

Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes are three of the most popular islands. Especially in summer, they draw huge throngs of tourists, also because many of the large cruise ships dock there. There’s good news for those that want to avoid the crowds – there’s plenty of other islands! And you can also plan a trip to the most popular islands outside summer, when crowds drop off significantly and prices are cheaper.

Here are highlights of 25 popular and hidden gem Greek islands!