My top 10 Greek islands…..

We are still living aboard our yacht Fandancer in Greece, and are currently in Corfu.

I often think about the lovely places we have visited by yacht, and I came up with a list of my top ten favourite Greek islands.   We’ve been to 42 in total so far, in the six years we’ve been sailing here, and they are all special and different, so it was difficult to pick a top ten…..

In no particular order…….

Syros – an island in the Cyclades, west of Mykonos.  The main town of Ermoupolis is the capital of the Cyclades island group.  A bustling, busy place, we stayed here in a Greek apartment for six months over the winter while our yacht was out of the water.


Greek house, Syros

Paxos – south of Corfu, this small island has three picturesque harbours, turquoise clear water and apparently only seven taxis!  We’ve visited Paxos a great many of times . A magnet for cruising yachts. Read about some of our adventures …

Three things you should do on Paxos…..

Some goats, chickens and a church….. another Paxos walk

Kithnos – lovely harbour, beautiful beaches.  While driving round in a hire car,  we met less than half a dozen vehicles all day. Not at all touristy.

Trikeri – a very tiny island in the Gulf of Volos.  No cars, so the bins sre collected by miles.  A lovely walk to the monastery.


Fishermen’s cottages, Ithaca

Kalamos – a leaf-shaped pine covered island.  One main busy harbour, a much smaller tiny harbour and s deserted village – fabulous.

Captivating Kalamos, a hidden Greek island

Ithaca – the legendary home of Odysseus, popular with sailors.

Levitha – probably the smallest island we visited, often not found on many general maps of Greece. A good bolt hole from the Meltemi winds.  One family, one taverna and 3000 goats…..


Only two monks live in the monastery at Trikeri

Meganissi – dozens of inlets allow you to find your own private anchorage.  The hill towns of Spartachori and Katomeri give a flavour of the real Greece, away from the more touristy harbour town of Vathi.


Alonnisos – a quiet island, part of the Sporades, east of Skiathos.  Lovely beaches, wonderful sunsets, amazing hill village to explore.  Perfect

Agistri – a tiny island In the Saronic Gulf, SW of Athens, close to Aegina.  Most of the tavernas, ferry port, and beaches are on the north coast.


Yachts at sunset

Have you ever been to Greece?

Which Greek island would you choose?


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    • Thanks for reading my post. I sailed to Milos several years ago, on a trip from the Cyclades. It was indeed stunning, I hope you get to visit some more Greek islands soon! I’m off to read your post about Milos now…..


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