Do you remember the days when you sent postcards to your friends and family back home? This seems like a distant memory now but it used to be a holiday tradition. So, if you were lucky enough to be visiting Greece you will have been spoilt for choice with the amount of amazing postcard views on offer. Breathtaking views, blue skies, and crystal clear waters all help set the postcard perfect scene in Greece.
With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the best Greek Island’s that we think would make the perfect postcard. Do you wish you were here?
Agios Nikolaos – Crete
Located on Crete’s north east coast, Agios Nikolaos has been pleasing tourists for many years with it’s spectacular views. Not only has this pretty resort got a marina and a harbour to brag about, but it’s also has beautiful waterfront lake which is linked to the sea by a narrow canal. And this is without mentioning its picturesque cluster of lively cafés, bars, and restaurants.
Assos Village – Kefalonia
Set on the west coast of Kefalonia, is the unspoilt fishing village of Assos which is certainly worthy of a visit. Perched on the hilltop is the Venetian fortress, a World Heritage Site listing which offers spectacular views. So, if you just want to enjoy the view you can simply sit back and watch the world go by in one of the waterfront bars dotted around the horseshoe harbour.
Lindos – Rhodes
No visit to the island of Rhodes is complete without a trip to Lindos. Well known for its archaeological site the acropolis which sits a hundred metres above the town, Lindos is one of Greece’s most magnificent settings. But that’s not all, this small town also offers a beautiful sandy beach, amazing rooftop bars, al fresco dinning, oh and let’s not forget to mention dozens of donkeys.
Oia Village – Santorini
There’s no denying it Santorini really is the crème de la crème when it comes to Greek Islands. Oia village is located on top of a cliff and offers some of the best views in the world, especially at sunset. Although Oia is a traditional village with white washed buildings and blue domed churches, its cobbled streets have plenty of tourist shops, bars, and restaurants to take advantage of.
Symi is located 23 miles north of Rhodes and is reached by ferry or boat. As you approach this island you could be fooled into thinking you’re looking at a painted picture given the pastel coloured houses and buildings, until you get closer and realise how stunning this place is. And with a lively harbour there is a great choice of cafés and bars which offer a real cosmopolitan feel.
Navagaio Beach – Zante
Navagaio Beach, also known as Smugglers Cove, is probably the most photographed beach in Zante and features in many brochures and travel books. Situated on the north west coast of Greece, this arc shaped beach plays host to a shipwreck which dates back to 1983. You can only visit this amazing cove by boat, but trust us it is well worth the trip.
Mykonos oozes postcard appeal with its style and sophistication. And this small town is fast becoming holiday hotspot among many celebrities, which may have something to do with its great collection of boutique and stylish hotels. So, if you prefer a livelier evening we suggest you head to Mykonos Town where you can enjoy the many bars and clubs while doing some serious celebrity spotting.