Here is the list of TOP 10 places (no.1 does not mean the best one – we consider all of this as equals).
1) ATHENS: The Capital of Greece. Within the sprawling city of Athens, it is easy to imagine the golden age of Greece when Pericles had the Parthenon (the most eminent monument of the ancient Greek architecture) built. Athens is built around the Acropolis and the pinnacled crag of Mt. Lycabettus, which the goddess The suburbs have covered the barren plain in all directions and the city is packed with lively taverns and bustling shops. Great spot for your gulet cruise departure.
2) MYKONOS: The most popular island of Cyclades Group, famous for the international jet set visitors and the celebrating atmosphere which is overarching the island. A very active night-life in combination with beautiful beaches and excellent restaurants.
3) SANTORINI: Many reasons have made this island famous worldwide. It’s great wines, the international and local cuisine but most of all, the villages which are situated on cliffs and offer a breathtaking view over the submerged volcano. The island also has impressive beaches with the sand of your choice: black, red or white! Santorini together with the smaller islands of Thirasia and Aspro is part of a volcanic crater, which has been engulfed by the sea. In the center are the Kameni islands, the cones of later volcanoes, which came into being in historical times. Hot springs and emissions of gas bear witness to continuing volcanic activity.
4) IOS: A small island in the heart of the Cyclades. IOS is said to be the island of youth, where young people from all over the world meet and enjoy their summers. Ios is famous for its vivid nightlife with an uncountable number of bars, cafés, clubs, and restaurants and for its beaches with crystal clear water. The little port of Ios, with the domed Church of Ayia Irini (17th c.), lies in a sheltered bay on the west coast of the island. One kilometer up the fertile Kato Kampos Valley, conspicuously and picturesquely situated on the hillside, is the chief place on the island, Ios.
5) HYDRA: Today, Hydra is one of the most cosmopolitan points in the Mediterranean. The fact that Hydra has a unique beauty in its architecture and its landscape, taken together with its proximity to Athens and its important historical interest, have gradually raised the island to the level of an international tourist center. Undoubtedly, Hydra is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece with a unique atmosphere. Cosmopolitan, vibrant and lively, with trendy discos, bars, and clubs. Must see places: The Monastery of Pofitis Ilias (found in the early 19th century) at an altitude of 500 meters has an excellent view, Kamini the little fishing village, Episkopi Hydra’s pine forest (beginning to recover after a fire), popular Molos for swimming, Bisti, Ag. Nikolaos and Limioniza for swimming, Dokos an islet (1 hour’s caique trip) made of a kind of marble where Jacques Cousteau discovered a 3,000 years wreck.
6) ZAKYNTHOS: Zante the third in size of the islands of the Ionian Sea, the green island of poetry, of song and love, the native land of D. Solomos, the writer of the Greek National Anthem but also that of St. Dennis, the Patron Saint. Rich in beauty and tradition, both historical and cultural, Zante is the “ideal” of any traveler with an exploring mind. Famous for their stunning shade of blue seas and rock formations. Smugglers Cove also known as Navagio has to be the most famous beach on the island if not in Greece. At the famous bay of Laganas, you can enjoy one of the longest and most sandy beaches in the Mediterranean. Greece is the only European country where the logger headed turtles (Caretta, Caretta) nest and Zante is the most important nesting area in the Mediterranean. The national marine park of Zante objective is to preserve the natural environment
7) KEFALONIA: Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands. The capital of the island is the town of Argostoli. It is a lively place, especially during the summer months, with much of the action taking place around its main square (panoramic view, will take you to external site). Argostoli is a modern town that offers many entertainment and shopping opportunities, while still maintaining its charm. Argostoli, as well as all the other towns and villages of the island, was completely rebuilt after the earthquake that struck in 1953. The only area that was spared from the earthquake was Fiskardo. For this reason, Fiskardo retains the old architecture, making it the most beautiful village on the island. The second largest town of Kefalonia is Lixouri, on the Pali peninsula. The Mellisani Cave is an underground seawater lake featured in most guidebooks because of the amazing colour of the sea.
8) RHODES: The beautiful island of Knights. The superb capital of Rhodes lies outside and within the walls of a very well preserved Venetian castle, built by the Knights of Saint John, which is one of the finest examples of medieval architecture. Rhodes is also known for The Colossus of Rhodes, a gigantic statue who had each leg on the two sides of the harbor and it is among the seven wonders of the ancient world. The statue stood at the harbor entrance until a strong earthquake hit Rhodes about 226 BC. The beauty of its capital, its interesting sites, its many Byzantine churches together with its night life.
9) KALYMNOS:. One of the most beautiful places for Climbing! A place where people, a smile, a kind word still matter, where strangers fast become friends. This island is the home to sponge divers of the Aegean since the days of Ancient Greece. The sponge factory and the monastery of the mountain are must see places. The sponges are the trademarks of Kalymnos as they are the main occupation of most of its residents. Surrounded by other smaller islets-of which, however, only Pserimos & Telendos are inhabited- Kalymnos adorns the Nothern part of Dodecanese islands with its mountains landscape.
10) LEROS: It is said that ARTEMIS, the ancient goddess of the hunt, chose Leros to set up her throne. Leros, like most of the Greek islands, is an island of small fertile valleys sandwiched between rolling green hills, deep coves, and pretty beaches. Its topography has given rise to many villages with neoclassical buildings and narrow alleyways. In the old traditional buildings in Agia Marina, Platano and Lakki the three traditional markets of the island you will find fresh vegetables and fish, taverns, tourist shops, gold shops and boutiques.