Greece Reigns Supreme: Conde Nast Traveler's Top Island Picks for 2024

Sifnos House, Kamares, Sifnos, Greece

Conde Nast Traveler's annual list of best island destinations returns, this year placing the Greek islands firmly in the spotlight with a whopping 29 entries! The allure of Greece, once a muse for Lord Byron, continues to enthral travellers seeking diverse experiences.

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Milos

Island Hopping Highlights:

  • The Big Three: Milos, Hydra, and Sifnos lead the pack, each offering unique charms. Santorini remains the wedding destination of choice, while Syros's rich culture and Folegandros's adventurous spirit offer contrasting options.
  • Foodie Paradises: Indulge in distinctive gastronomy on Corfu and Naxos, both boasting sun-kissed shores. Families seeking tranquillity can find it in Kefalonia, while hikers and nature lovers gravitate towards Andros and Serifos.
  • Festive Vibes and Beyond Unforgettable revelry await in Mykonos, while Zakynthos, Amorgos, and Paxi offer stunning landscapes and sophisticated escapes. Adventure seekers have a haven in Lefkada, and history buffs can delve into the past on Rhodes, Symi, and Patmos.
  • Hidden Gems: Discover the off-the-beaten-path allure of Astypalaia, perfect for quiet escapes. Relax on Skiathos's beaches, explore picturesque Aegina year-round, or soak in the panoramic views of Antiparos. Leros's architectural richness and Spetses's timeless chic appeal complete the diverse offerings.

Local Insights:

Representatives from featured islands share their perspectives on aligning travel experiences with current trends:

  • Patmos: Nikos Antonopoulos, Deputy Mayor of Tourism, highlights the island's multi-dimensional offerings, from UNESCO monuments to diverse activities and authentic cuisine.
  • Andros: Nikos Moustakas, Tourism Advisor, emphasizes the island's focus on showcasing its unique natural beauty, historical tapestry, and diverse experiences for all visitor categories.

With such a wide array of experiences across 29 islands, Greece remains a top destination for travellers seeking sun, culture, adventure, and everything in between. So, pack your bags and start planning your Greek island-hopping adventure!

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