Making a list -my top 10 Greek islands

This Daily Post challenges us to make a list of something ….

Usually at this time of year, I would be floating around the Greek islands on our yacht Fandancer, but I’m having a little break back in Englsnd by myself.  I’ve had fun catching up with friends and family, and seeing my precious grandchildren again.

But I do 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, and they are all special and different, so it was difficult to pick a top ten…..

In no particular order..

Syros – 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!  A magnet for cruising yachts.

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.

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.



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