What does a tourist need when visiting an island for summer holidays? Sea, Sky, Soil… and a little more. Opportunities for outdoor activities maybe, good food, nightlife, picturesque surrounding. CNN international picked up its top nine Greek islands, chosen mostly from the Cyclades island group.
“Greece’s 1,400 islands — 230 of them inhabited — are one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful assets,” CNN praises the Greek island land- and seascape and scenery on its website.
Best scenery: Santorini
Best nightlife: Mykonos
Best traditional village life: Naxos
Best kiteboarding and windsurfing: Paros
Best beaches: Milos
Best for nature lovers: Ikaria
Best Robinson Crusoe destination: Koufonisia
Best couples getaway: Folegandros
Best food: Crete
More detailed information on these nine islands on CNN.com
PS I personally would also add Sifnos and Antiparos. But I fully agree: Best food is only in Crete 🙂