The Greek islands are an intoxicating blend of ancient landscapes and modern discoveries. Made up of 1,400 islands, the coastlines are famous for clean, clear water thatâ€™s ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
Mykonos has a beach for every mood, as well as exciting nightlife and windmill-dotted vistas. Perennially popular Santorini features ancient villages built into cliffs and sweeping views of the Aegean. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and offers a little bit of everything: big cities, small villages, and the awe-inspiring archeological site of Knossos.
Paros, known since antiquity for its marble, is home to a large contingent of artists who live, work, and exhibit there. Experience a taste of the Garden of Eden in Corfu, where a perfect climate has produced orange plantations and olive groves that have attracted vacationing royals for centuries.