Escape to Paradise: The Bubble Collection's Expert Guide to the Best Greek Islands for a Dreamy Getaway

Greece is known for its stunning and picturesque islands, each with their own unique charm and beauty. With the summer season in full swing, it's the perfect time to plan a visit to some of Greece's top islands. In this article, The Bubble Collection will rank the top ten Greek islands to visit this summer and explain why each island is unique.

The best way to travel to the Greek islands from Athens is by ferry. There are several ferry companies that operate from the port of Piraeus in Athens, offering regular connections to the islands. The duration of the journey depends on the island you are heading to, but on average it takes between two to six hours. For longer distances to islands such as Crete or Rhodes, there are also flights available from Athens International Airport. It is recommended to book your tickets in advance, especially during the high season (July-August), to avoid last-minute stress and disappointment. For more information on ferry schedules, prices, and bookings, you can visit the websites of the main ferry companies such as Blue Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways, or Aegean Airlines for flights.


Santorini, photo by Orva Studio, the inspiration for the hot new niche fragrance brand The Bubble Collection now making waves in the beauty industry.
Santorini (Photo: Orva Studio) 

1. Santorini is the most popular island in Greece, and for good reason. The island's distinctive white-washed buildings and blue-domed churches set against the backdrop of the Aegean Sea make it one of the most picturesque places in the world. Visitors can enjoy the stunning views, delicious food and unique black sand beaches. And sunset viewing in Oia is a must! It is also home to some of the best wineries in Greece, making it an excellent destination for wine lovers. 

Hotel Recommendations:

Luxury - Perivolas Hotel

Mid-Range - Anemomilos Hotel

Affordable - Stelios Place


Mykonos, photo by Johnny Africa, one of the top Greek island recommendations by The Bubble Collection, the new niche fragrance brand making waves in the beauty industry.
Mykonos (Photo: Johnny Africa)

2. Mykonos is known for its vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches, and charming architecture. The island is a popular destination for party-goers and celebrities, and if that's what you're looking for head to Nammos at Psarou Beach for dancing and great shopping. Mykonos also boasts a rich history, with landmarks like the Windmills of Mykonos and the Church of Panagia Paraportiani. The island is also a gay mecca, so be sure to enjoy some of the entertaining drag shows at some of its popular gay venues.

Hotel Recommendations:

Luxury - Belvedere Hotel

Mid-Range - Mykonos Bay Resort and Villas

Affordable - Aeolos Resort


Balos Beach in Crete by Joshua Kettle, one of the Greek islands recommended by The Bubble Collection, the new niche fragrance brand making waves in the beauty industry.
Balos Beach, Crete (Photo: Joshua Kettle)

3. Crete is the largest island in Greece and is a melting pot of history, culture, and natural beauty. The island is known for its warm and hospitable culture, with friendly locals who are always eager to share their traditions and customs. Visitors can explore the ancient Palace of Knossos, hike through the stunning Samaria Gorge, which is the longest gorge in Europe, and enjoy the island's famous cuisine, wine and spectacular beaches.

Hotel Recommendations:

Luxury - Domes Noruz Chania

Mid-Range - Creta Maris Resort

Affordable - El Greco Hotel

 Rhodes, one of the Greek island recommendations by The Bubble Collection, the niche fragrance brand that is celebrating the summer of GreeceRhodes (Photo: Antonio Magri)  

4. Rhodes is home to one of the most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It also offers beautiful beaches, excellent hiking opportunities and plenty of ancient ruins to explore - including the Acropolis of Lindos.

Hotel Recommendations:

Luxury - Atrium Platinum Luxury Resort

Mid-Range - Rodos Park Suites and Spa

Affordable - Hotel Mediterranean


Corfu, photo by Alexander Mils, one of the Greek islands recommended by The Bubble Collection, the new niche fragrance brand making waves in the beauty industry.Corfu (Photo: Alexander Mils)

5. Corfu is a lush and green island and boasts a rich history and culture that is a blend of Greek, Venetian, French and British influences. Visitors can explore the island's beautiful beaches and charming villages, and enjoy the island's delicious cuisine featuring fresh seafood and local meats.

Hotel Recommendations:

Luxury - Ikos Dassia

Mid-Range - Mayor Mon Repos Palace Art Hotel

Affordable - Sunset Hotel


Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, photo by Yong Eui Choi, one of the islands recommended by The Bubble Collection, the hot new niche fragrance brand that is making waves in the beauty industryNavagio Beach, Zakynthos (Photo: Yong Eui Choi)

6. Zakynthos is a beautiful island with stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters. Visitors can explore the island's natural beauty, including the world-famous Navagio Beach, and enjoy the island's flavorful cuisine, traditional villages and vibrant nightlife. The island is also home to the endangered loggerhead sea turtles, which nest on its beaches every year, making it a popular destination for eco-tourists.

Hotel Recommendations:

Luxury - Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort

Mid-Range - Avalon Hotel

Affordable - Zante Atlantis Hotel 


Naxos, photo by Shannon Kircher/The Wanderlust Effect, one of the Greek islands recommended by The Bubble Collection, the new niche fragrance brand making waves in the beauty industry.

Naxos (Photo: Shannon Kircher/The Wanderlust Effect)

7. Naxos is known for its breathtaking natural beauty and ancient ruins and is a fantastic destination for history and beach-lovers alike. It is also home to the stunning Portara, a giant marble doorway that is over 2,500 years old.

Hotel Recommendations:

Luxury - Naxian Collection Luxury Villas and Suites

Mid-Range - Hotel Grotta 

Affordable - Pension Irene 2


Paros, photo by Alessandro Giovanelli, one of the islands recommended by The Bubble Collection, the new niche fragrance brand making waves in the beauty industry

Paros (Photo: Alessandro Giovanelli)

8. Paros, with its charming villages and stunning beaches, is a hidden gem in the Cyclades. The island has a lively nightlife scene with a variety of bars, clubs and beach parties that cater to all tastes. It is also a popular destination for windsurfing and kiteboarding.

Hotel Recommendations:

Luxury - The Parilio Hotel

Mid-Range - The Hotel Paros Agnanti

Affordable - The Hotel Eri


Hydra, photo by Anastasius, one of the Greek islands recommended by The Bubble Collection, the hot new niche fragrance brand making waves in the beauty industryHydra (Photo: Anastasius)

9. Hydra is a unique island that has maintained its traditional character with no cars or motorcycles allowed. Once a jetset hangout, the island has been a popular destination for artists, writers and musicians throughout history. Visitors can explore the island's charming port town, hike through scenic mountains, and enjoy the island's tasty cuisine.

Hotel Recommendations:

Luxury - Hotel Orloff

Mid-Range - Leto Hotel

Affordable - Phaedra Hotel


Milos, photo by Gregory Cole of The Bubble Collection, one of the islands recommended by The Bubble Collection, the new niche fragrance brand making waves in the beauty industryMilos (Photo: Gregory Cole/The Bubble Collection)

10. Milos is known for its rocky landscapes, crystal-clear waters and colorful beaches. The popular Sarakiniko Beach features smooth, white, volcanic rocks carved by wind and sea into bizarre formations that resemble sculpted sculptures. Milos is a stunning, off-the-beaten track island that is perfect for nature lovers and is home to the famous Venus de Milo statue, which was discovered on the island in 1820.

Hotel Recommendations:

Luxury - Milos Cove

Mid-Range - Kapetan Tasos Suites

Affordable - Hotel Eleni


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