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A Guide to the Greek Islands - 5 Islands to Visit
I once heard from someone that you can never finish exploring all the Greek islands in one's lifetime because there are just too many out there. Well to me every Greek island is probably worth the visit, but since it is impossible to cover them all and truly appreciate the beauty, I chose my top 5(in no particular order).

1. Rhodes – This Island of the Dodecanese could rival Santorini and Mykonos in terms of popularity and is also considered to be one of the most visited islands in Greece. The towns are laid back and have a more medieval feel to it and the view is just picturesque.

2. Santorini – One of the most beautiful islands in Greece, Santorini draws in visitors for that main reason; its beauty. If you had just One Island to visit, and you wanted to feel a romantic and visually stunning side of Greece, Santorini would be it. The houses and streets of Fira and Ia are carved into the high cliffs overlooking the deep blue waters of the Aegean, making it a stunning sight no matter how you see it.

3. Thassos – The most captivating northern Aegean island, Thassos brings people back year after year with its friendly feel and lush greenery. Beautiful crystalline waters and long sandy beaches and a beautiful valley are just some of the things you'll find down south. Take time to explore this hidden Gem especially if you're looking for a quiet and serene vacation.

4. Mykonos – I'd especially recommend this Island of the Cyclades in Greece for people who love to have fun and party the nights away. Don't get me wrong, it's a great family place as well with its beautiful beaches and fine hotels, but Mykonos can get really crowded as it has probably the best nightlife action in Greece and is frequented by the rich, the famous, and everyone in between all year round.

5. Milos – There is something so special and beautiful about the island of Milos that you have to see it for yourself. Another Cyclades Island, Milos is a little like Santorini as it too is a volcanic island with beautiful rock formations. The best thing about Milos in my opinion would be its unique and spectacular beaches. One such would be Sarakiniko, a place which has smooth ceramic-like white rocks and a little inlet with a pool at the end offering a safe place for snorkeling and for children to swim. Just being there makes you feel like you're on a different planet altogether, and that's pretty close to an out of the world experience don't you think?
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Dec 2nd 2008, by jasonla:
I think one of the best ways to see the islands if you have the time are greek island cruises you'll see some of the more popular islands smaller ones and once back in athens you can decide on taking a ferry to any that you saw an stay longer. I usually do this rather then trying to figure out ferry schedules between islands. Island hopping from one island to another is ok but having a set schedule and place to stay is always nice.
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