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Why Go?

The quintessential Greek islands: white sugar-cube villages; blue-domed churches; arid, rocky landscapes; turquoise Aegean; hidden (and not-so-hidden) beaches

Mykonos and Santorini, rock stars of the Cycladic Islands, with swank hotels and trendy restaurants. Paros, Sifnos, Naxos: runners-up. Serifos, Milos, Andros, Syros: untouristy

Sacred Delos, birthplace of Apollo

What To Skip

Flying from Athens. The new breed of ferries are fast (four hours to Santorini), and a fraction of the cost

What For:

Arts + Culture, Beach + Island, Luxury, Nightlife, Outdoors + Nature, Romantic

When To Go:

May, June, September, October


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