By Jane Foster
Last updated on: August 21, 2019 at 3:55 pm
With more than 200 inhabited islands dotting the coastline of Greece, travellers are spoilt for choice when it comes to turquoise-coloured waters, private cabanas and sandy white beaches. Join us as we journey to 5 of Greece's most beautiful islands.
Santorini, for the romantics
Beguiling and otherworldly, Santorini’s extraordinary beauty was created some 3600 years ago, when a massive volcanic explosion blew the middle out of the island. The result was a dramatic caldera (sea-filled crater), rimmed on one side by plummeting black and red cliffs.
High above the caldera, a handful of clifftop villages provide some of Greece’s most Instagrammable views – white cubic Cycladic cottages, blue-domed churches and pastel-coloured neo-classical mansions, gazing into a hazy blue of sea and sky.
Most majestic of all is tiny Oia, on the island’s northern tip. Here, former cave homes now host boho-chic boutique hotels with gorgeous whitewashed interiors and private infinity pools.