The 5 Prettiest Places in Greece – A Local’s Guide

At any time of the year, Greece is beautiful. However, its beauty is unsurpassed in summer. There are untouched islands with rich history, secret beaches, and rare beauty that allow visitors to experience the most authentic moments and embark on a journey to discover valuable treasures. Secret beaches, hidden bays that reward your effort, hidden picturesque spots, away from the crowds. Places of rare architecture, bathed in light, with eternal customs and traditions, with pure flavors.
But where are the prettiest places in Greece?

5) Crete

The largest of the Greek islands, Crete has it all: stunning beaches, the wealth of history that is evident in its many attractions (Knossos, of course, is the most prominent), incredible natural beauty – from Kedrodassos to Psiloritis -, suggestions for water sports and hiking, and, of course, unbeatable Cretan cuisine!

Travel to Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion, and Elounda and visit unique landscapes, from the Palm Forest of Vagia to Sai Vai, while enjoying the local cuisine and tsikoudia, as well as the incomparable hospitality of the Cretans. There’s no doubt about it: your vacation in Crete will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life!

4) Paros

While the throngs of tourists flock to its alleyways every year, Paros is one of the best-kept secrets of the Cyclades and one of the prettiest places in Greece. On Paros, you can relax and unwind in picturesque mountain villages forgotten by time, you will encounter the immense nightlife of Naoussa, you will wander among traditional houses and cobbled streets in Parikia, you will dive in the majestic sea or you will enjoy the Greek sun next to celebrities in beach bars where the fun lasts long past the sundown. 

Now, if you’re into adventure and adrenaline rushes, Paros has a plethora of water sports in this area, so if you are looking for this you will be pleasantly surprised; the island’s beaches are ideal for a wide range of water sports, such as windsurfing, water skiing, and wakeboarding. And, if you’re one of those interested in learning about the place’s history, you can explore archeological sites like Asclepius’ Sanctuary, as well as sites like Panagia Ekatontapyliani’s church.

3) Corfu

Corfu holidays will become a favorite for you throughout the year; its famous cantons and music, its crystal clear waters, and its numerous sights (from ancient monuments to modern palaces) can only make it one of the most popular choices for those who visit Greece. In the summer, in the winter, or during Easter, Corfu is certain to impress you regardless of the time of year.

The island has something to offer to everyone: nature lovers can explore its stunning landscapes, adventurers can enjoy water sports at beaches like Paleokastritsa, and party-goers can enjoy the nightlife in popular resorts like Kavos and Glyfada (which are always crowded and full of life). Nevertheless, the City’s hidden corners give it a romantic atmosphere, making it ideal for honeymooners.

Last but not least, you should also try Corfiot cuisine with its amazing dishes – try pastitsado, sofrito, or burdet with octopus! The choices are simply endless, from refined restaurants in Liston to traditional taverns in Liapades.

2) Santorini

Santorini Greece
Without a doubt, Santorini is one of the prettiest places in Greece.

Can you imagine a place where the endless blue of the sea meets the glittering white of the houses perched on the rocks? A place where the dark shades of volcanic rocks contrast starkly with the whitewashed settlements of traditional Cycladic villages? A luxury resort surrounded by the eerie scenery of a Greek island – all under the dazzling Greek sun?

Santorini has it all; the sunsets, the red and black volcanic beaches, delicious food, and vinsanto, of course. Walk on the volcano of Nea Kameni, wander in Fira and Imerovigli, and get lost in Oia. The fact that the island is one of the top destinations in the world is no accident at all; its beauty is breathtaking and you will get the chance to spend your holidays at some of the most breathtaking Santorini villas that have ever been built. 

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1) Mykonos

In this Cycladic island, fun and beauty are uniquely combined.

It couldn’t possibly be missed from this list – Mykonos is one of the most popular Greek islands in the world, and one of the prettiest places in Greece as well. As a hotspot for travelers from all over the world, and even for celebrities from around the world, the Cyclades island is renowned for the “day” and “night” life that it offers! However, it certainly has much more to offer than frantic fun and endless parties.

villa sunshine in santorini greece

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In addition to the yachts and expensive shops and restaurants, you will discover an undiscovered Mykonos. The amazing scenery of Chora, the photogenic little Venice, Windmills and famous pelicans will all impress you as you walk among them, you will find secluded beaches and cozy taverns and you will get to know the spirit of the island. Thus, if you are going to visit Mykonos and you want to enhance this experience further, book one of the many luxury Mykonos villas and let the dreams begin.