The Greek Islands certainly know how to make an impression.
After spending three days based in a beautiful cave apartment at Santorini – and another day island-hopping by ferry, it’s hard to think of anywhere more stunning.
Italy’s Amalfi Coast had always held that title in our minds, but the Greek Islands are certainly a contender.
The contrast between harsh, wind-swept volcanic hillsides and white-and-blue painted clifftop villages could not be 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.
Watch for the upcoming review of our Santorini hotel, the Aetherio apartments at Oia.
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:
If you’d like to see this stunning scenery for yourself, check our review on 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 are our own thoughts.