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Most beautiful Greek islands
Located in the southeastern part of Europe, Greece has over 6,000 island of which 227 are inhabited. With so many to choose from it is hard to know which ones are worth visiting most. Here is a little insight into some of the islands that tend to be quite popular and are well worth checking out.
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Santorini is by far one of the most popular islands to visit. Not only does it have beautiful sunsets, but the stark contrast between the the white washed houses and blue sea make for a perfect view to enjoy. It also has picturesque beaches to relax on during the day and a great nightlife to enjoy in the evening.
Paxi, also known as Paxoi, is close to the south of Corfu lying on the northern side of the Ionian Sea. It is a much quieter island making it ideal for visitors looking for a relaxing and low key getaway. With underwater caves, rolling green hills, and welcoming beaches, it is a place that offers a little bit of everything.
Partiers that like to be in a cosmopolitan type of environment need to stop off at Mykonos. The small narrow streets full of cafes and shots can be fun to navigate around but will quickly fill up with cruise ship passengers during peak season. If you want to leisurely enjoy the traditional Cycladic architecture, try and visit during the off-season where the quiet streets are more inviting.
Those of you who enjoy a bit of exercise while on holidays, stop off at the island of Tilos. This is in the Aegean Sea and is part of the Dodecanese group. Here you will find mountains, exotic birds, rocky but beautiful beaches, a small population of locals and beautiful historical sights that can all be explored on foot.