The Greek Islands certainly know how to make an impression.

On our last visit, we spent three days based in a beautiful cave apartment on Santorini, three days on awesome Crete and another day island-hopping by ferry.  And, it was certainly hard to think of anywhere more stunning.

Italy had long held our most treasured memories, but beautiful Greece became an instant favourite.

The contrast between harsh, wind-swept volcanic hillsides and white-and-blue painted clifftop villages could not have been more marked.

Add the sparkling clean blue waters of the Aegean Sea and the intensity of the famous sunsets and it is an intoxicating mix indeed.

In Santorini, the final rays of the day – sweeping over the Caldera – bath everything in pink and promote a feeling of wellness and awe.

So what if Santorini is tourist central. Crowds don’t detract from the amazing views of this slice of heaven.

Travelling through the islands on a Blue Star ferry, we were also blown away by the beauty of both Paros and Naxos.

Here’s a selection of our Greek Islands photographs:

Late afternoon sun over Naxos

Old port, Fira, Santorini

Santorini sunset glow at Oia

Church bells, Oia, Santorini

Paros

The famous Santorini sunset

Fira, Santorini

Oia, Santorini

If you’d like to see this stunning scenery for yourself, check our review of the ScootBiz premium service to Athens from Australia and Singapore.

Or see our review of Scoot’s 787 Dreamliner.

From Athens, it’s an easy matter to visit the Greek Islands by air or ferry.

Note: our review trip to Athens was courtesy of Scoot Airlines but, as always the reviews were our own thoughts.

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