8 Greek Islands that Offer Luxurious Glittering Holidays

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When you are thinking of holidays you need to focus on how you spend and transform your limited time into unforgettable memories. Going for a luxurious holiday would allow you to enjoy personalized services, premium experiences, unmatched comfort and unique opportunities that can make a difference. Greece is often one of the top choices for those who want to indulge and make the most of the hospitality that money can buy.

If you love to unwind and relax under the sun you can find various Greek islands that would let you make the most of your time. With luxurious accommodations at your disposal, you can put your feet up and enjoy the views of the Aegean and Ionian Sea. These villa holidays in Greece would provide you with the perfect setting that you need when you are holidaying with your family and loved ones. However, you must choose the right Greek islands that would offer you holiday experiences based on what you prefer and need.

Here are 8 Greek islands that you should choose for holidays filled with absolute luxury.


Santorini needs no introduction. With its magical and spectacular sunset views it is likely that you already know about Santorini. If you are planning a luxurious holiday in Greece you can look out for spending days in Santorini overlooking the panoramic views that it has to offer. Here you can stay at luxurious hotels, resorts and villas that allow you to indulge and make every moment an experience in itself. You can enjoy the sun-kissed beaches and the awesome caldera views that most luxurious hotels and villas offer. You can enjoy Santorini with your partner or family and have a great time enjoying the best Greek meals as you admire the sunset over the horizon.


With its dramatic scenery and rich history, Rhodes is one of the top choices for those who want to splurge and make the most of their holidays in Greece. Apart from luxurious hotels and villas that are equipped with modern facilities and amenities, you can find plenty of UNESCO Heritage Sites that you can visit here. With its perfectly sunny weather, Rhodes is ideal for those who want to bask in the sun and enjoy a lazy day out. However, you can still find plenty of beach activities like snorkelling and diving that allow you to have fun when you are on the island. Rhodes is also known for its traditional food and high-quality wines that make it a great place to enjoy luxuriously.


One of the important islands in the Ionian Sea, Corfu is a great place for those who want a holiday without skipping out on facilities and amenities. Corfu has a unique personality and this means that you can have a great time here if you intend to stay lavishly and enjoy the Greek weather. Blessed with a lush mountainous landscape, Corfu is perfect for those who want to sit back and enjoy the pristine ocean views or just live village-side life experiences. Corfu is known for its Old Town where you can explore its past, relish delicious Greek cuisine and interact with people. Like any other island, Corfu has some of the best beaches in Greece where you can spend hours doing what you want.


If you are looking to pamper yourself and your family, Crete would be one of the best Greek islands where you can holiday. Packed with ultra-luxurious hotels and villas, this island can offer you luxurious experiences that are second to none. Being one of the largest islands in Greece, you can browse through a variety of beaches that the island has to offer. While some beaches are perfect for beach activities some allow you to enjoy a lazy day in Greece. With ultra-luxurious stays and accommodations, you also get to experience the best food that these hotels and resorts offer. You can also look out for Cretan cuisine which is quite different from Greek cuisine.


Often touted as one of the most glamorous Greek islands, Mykonos is a great place for those looking for a luxurious retreat. While Mykonos is known as a party destination it can also offer excellent holiday experiences to those who want to enjoy family-friendly amenities and facilities. With more than 30 different beaches, Mykonos is perfect for those who want to enjoy beach holidays in Greece. However, most beaches on the south side of the island are packed with the best restaurants, bars and clubs that continue throughout the night. However, Mykonos offers a lot more than just wild parties. The island has a rich history and you can experience that as you walk the lanes of the island. Mykonos is also a perfect spot for those who want to splurge on food and shopping while in Greece.


When it comes to luxury family holidays in Greece, Kefalonia can offer you a great experience. One of the reasons why you should choose Kefalonia for your next luxury holiday to Greece is because of the quality of beaches it has to offer. You can visit some of the popular beaches here like Myrtos Beach which offers you a unique experience. With crystal clear blue waters you can also explore the caves that differentiate Kefalonia from the rest of the Greek islands. Kefalonia is also known for its quaint fishing villages that offer you unique experiences as you enjoy a luxurious trip to Greece. Kefalonia is also a good place to find sumptuous Greek cuisine which would add to your overall holiday experiences.


If you are looking for a luxurious beach holiday in Greece, Naxos is the island you should choose. With plenty of pristine beaches to explore you can spend your days lazily on the beach or enjoy panoramic views of the ocean right from your luxurious hotel room. While you are here you can get your hands on the fantastic food that includes locally grown fresh ingredients. If you are looking to indulge you can find yourself a hidden beach which you can enjoy all to yourself. Naxos is also a perfect spot for those who want to go island-hopping as you can visit other islands including Santorini, Mykonos, Paros and Milos.


Popularly known as Zante, Zakynthos is quite different from the popular islands like Mykonos, Santorini and Crete. This island is perfect for those looking for a luxurious retreat beneath the sun. The weather here is perfect for those who want to enjoy a sunny beach day. Zakynthos is packed with plenty of famous beautiful beaches, underwater caves, traditional fishing villages and lush mountainous landscapes that ensure that you can have a great time here. If you are a foodie, Zakynthos can provide you with various award-winning restaurants where you can enjoy the best Greek meals.

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