With summer just around the corner, I’ve found myself spending a lot of time dreaming about sunny holidays. It always happens to me at this time of year – one minute I’m embracing all things cosy and hygge, and then all of a sudden I’m craving gorgeous vibrant sunsets, fresh tasty food and cocktails supped by the pool.
One of my favourite destinations to visit during the summer months is Greece – the weather is always glorious, the views are spectacular and the delicious food is just to die for. I’m not sure you can get more perfect than the Greek islands for a summer holiday in Europe and it’s definitely one of the destinations at the top of my bucket list this year.
One of the difficulties though is choosing which island to go to – there are just so many gorgeous ones to pick from! However, I’ve done my research and managed to whittle the list down – here are 3 Greek islands to visit this summer…
Okay, okay, I know it’s a huge cliche to want to visit Santorini, but that doesn’t make me lust after it any less. There’s something about the contrast of the beautiful white buildings against the deep blue sea that just screams summer and I’ve heard that the sunsets are a thing of wonder. I’d love to spend a long weekend here soaking up the sunshine and taking in the views – preferably over a glass of wine or three.
Stay: You don’t have to fork out for an expensive hotel to get those gorgeous ocean views – Airbnb has got you covered.
Read more: The Instagrammers Guide to Santorini
If you’re after a destination that mixes glamour, beauty and fantastic nightlife, then Mykonos is the one to get on your list. The vibe is often described as Saint Tropez meets Ibiza and the island is teeming with fab restaurants, luxury hotels and boutique clubs. If history is more your thing then be sure to make the trip to nearby Delos, a UNESCO world heritage centre that is steeped in Ancient Greek mythology.
Stay: If you’re looking for a bit of luxury then Grace Mykonos is the place for you. This boutique spa hotel boasts unbeatable ocean views and incredible service.
Read more: 9 Places To Visit In Mykonos
Rhodes is the only Greek island on this list that I’ve visited before, but I loved it so much that I’m itching to go back. It may not be as hip or trendy as Santorini and Mykonos, but it has everything you could possibly want from a summer holiday destination – incredible fresh food, beautiful sandy beaches and plenty of culture. Head to Lindos to check out the acropolis or visit Anthony Quinn bay for a spot of snorkelling.
Stay: If you want to be in the heart of the action, then one of these beautiful villas in Rodos Town will be the perfect base for you.
Read more: Your Guide To Visiting Rhodes
Have you ever been on holiday to any of these Greek islands? Which one would like to visit most?