Greek island essentials
Zeus+Dione selects the places to visit for a Greek summer
“Happy is the man, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean Sea” said the Greek novelist Nikos Kazantzakis in his novel Zorba the Greek published in 1946.
With thousands of islands to choose from, summer is a perfect time to visit some of the spectacular Greek islands. The islands themselves are split up into groups: the Argo-Saronic Islands in the Saronic Gulf near Athens; the Cyclades in the central part of the Aegean Sea; the North Aegean islands, off the west coast of Turkey; the Dodecanese, between Crete and Turkey; the Sporades; and the Ionian Islands. Many are accessible via plane and most are connected via ferry which means if visiting one island is not enough, you can always opt for island-hopping. Whether you are after beautiful beaches, romantic harbors, mountain for hiking, historic sights or just the perfect escape, there is a Greek island for everyone. In anticipation of summer holidays, Zeus+Dione selects the best islands to visit.