Which Islands are a must

Old Aug 29th, 2005, 08:13 AM
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Which Islands are a must

Traveling to Greece and the Greek Isles next year and am having trouble deciding which islands to visit. Does anyone have any suggestions about which 3 islands are a "must see"? Thank you
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Old Aug 29th, 2005, 09:44 AM
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Sheer Beauty: Santorini

Variety of activity and environment: Crete

20-something Party Scene: Ios

30-Something Upscale Party Scene: Mykonos

Beaches: Naxos, Paros

Undeveloped: Amorgos, Folegandros, Anafi

Close to Athens: Hydra, Aegina

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Old Aug 29th, 2005, 09:49 AM
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Great list, brotherleelove, but here are two more:

Small and charming getaway: Symi

Historic: Rhodes
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Old Aug 29th, 2005, 10:11 AM
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And to confuse you even more - consider the Ionian Isles:

Corfu, Paxos and AntiPaxos, Zakynthos, Lefkas, and Cephalonia (where Captain Corelli's Mandolin was set and filmed).
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Santorini, Corfy and Rhodes, each one for a different reason...
Santorini for culture and nature,
Corfu to discover the Greeks without Eastern culture influence, and Rhodes for its Midle Age monuments and hospitality spirit...
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Old Sep 4th, 2005, 10:58 AM
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Crete for archaeology and culture and food too.
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What island would be recommended for 40-something's, as an alternative to the party animal scene? Interested in culture, history and, of course, the food.

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Old Sep 5th, 2005, 07:52 AM
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Crete.
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Julia, how COULD you leave Ithaka off your list of Ionian Islands. It's the home of Homer's Odyssey! (And it's a beauty - almost reminded me of the Italian lakes, bizarrely).
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Kate, I've not been to Ithaca, and it must have slipped past my typing fingers!

I shall look forward to hearing more about it when we meet at the London GTG - until then....
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Santorini, hands down favorite.
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Amouliani

Corfu

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