WHERE — Greece
PHOTOGRAPHY — Jessie Bush
So many Greek Islands, so little time. The low-down on the dreamiest spots; where to visit, when to go and what to do.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been or not; mention the The Greek Islands and one instantly starts salivating over the idea of saucy waters, postcard-worthy villages and endless sun. And to be fair, these dreamy clichés are right on the money; the Greek Islands are straight-up magic. The seas are impossibly blue. The sand is always warm under foot. The homemade tzatziki puts any five star restaurant shame. And the general pace of life is just a little more relaxed.
I’ve always said that the best part of living in Europe (and the UK) is the rest of Europe. Growing up in New Zealand the world always felt so damn far away (because it is). Being in Europe and having an entire continent right on our doorstep ready to explore never gets old. Neither, for that matter, does visiting Greece. So whenever Sam and I get a chance, Greece is out go-to spot to indulge in our age-old holiday mantra of swim, eat, read, sleep, repeat.
Supposedly there are around 6000 islands, 200 of which are inhabited. And while we haven’t quite ticked off all 6,000 islands (let alone 200), we have covered a bit of ground. So if you’re looking to book a trip next summer and can’t decide which islands are your jam, I’ve jotted down some of my travel wisdom below.