With more than 2000 Greek islands to choose from, all offering an exciting range of beaches, history and activities, it can feel somewhat overwhelming trying to narrow down your search for the perfect island. That’s why we’ve put together this great little guide to help. What better way to plan your trip of a lifetime than by the stars?
Aries (21 March – 19 April)
These fiery little warriors have an innate need to conquer their fears, and enjoy a reckless and determined nature. A holiday for the typical Aries needs to include adrenalin-inducing activities, adventure sports and long hikes to satisfy this Mars-ruled, energetic adventurer’s needs.
Your Greek island – Karpathos
Famous for its wild mountains and sea coves, you can learn to dive, snorkel or windsurf on this remote island. Southern Karpathos hosts an international kitesurfing competition every summer and the island also provides some fantastic hiking opportunities.
Taurus (20 April – 20 May)
Seeking stillness, peace and comfort, Taurus needs a destination which is drenched in culture, art and beautiful architecture. Food is also of utmost importance to Taureans so visiting exquisite restaurants and tasting local delicacies will be top of the to do list.
Your Greek island – Crete
Crete has featured prominently in the revival in Greek cuisine and is the perfect island for organic, locally produced, authentic Greek dishes and wonderful wines. This is a spot where you can truly indulge.
Gemini (21 May – 20 June)
Mention the word ‘relaxing’ to this free spirit and they’ll be scarpering off into the mountains before you can say ‘sun lounger’. Exciting activities embracing their curious inner child are the way forward, and as social butterflies a destination with a vibrant nightlife scene would make the perfect getaway.
Your Greek island – Mykonos
This island is all about energy and is known for its non-stop party atmosphere. Jet ski, windsurf, horseback ride, parasail, explore the old town or visit local ancient ruins. You definitely won’t be bored in Mykonos.
Cancer (21 June – 22 July)
Those born under the sign of Cancer are very much associated with home and prefer trips with close friends and family. As the food and water lovers of the zodiac, destinations with delicious ethnic cuisine and beautiful beaches are a safe bet for Cancers.
Your Greek island – Naxos
Famed as the childhood home of Zeus, Naxos blends ancient ruins with an abundance of beautiful beaches, verdant valleys and exquisite, locally produced cuisine.
Leo (23 July – 22 August)
The lion loves nothing more than extravagance and glamour. Think 5-star luxury hotels, stunning surroundings and A-list locations. This indulgent sign will spare no expense and is drawn to all things fancy and opulent like no other.
Your Greek island – Santorini
Head to the northern town of Oia for fine dining with views of world famous sunsets over the Aegean Sea . Leos might also fancy Kamari for an upmarket beach resort that combines relaxed sophistication with traditional Greek Charm.
Virgo (23 August – 22 September)
Virgos love a plan. Their itinerary will be meticulously thought out and likely have a purpose other than relaxation as they’re extremely inquisitive and have a hard time trying to relax. Virgo’s seek locations that are culturally rich and promise ancient civilisations and history.
Your Greek island – Rhodes
The Greek island of Rhodes is drenched in history and was home to one of the original Seven Wonders of the World, the Colossus. Explore the cobbled streets of the old town while admiring some of the more modern neoclassical, Venetian architecture.
Libra (23 September – 22 October)
This easy going, balanced charmer loves to mingle and will be comfortable anywhere with a thriving social scene. They love discovering new cultures and adventurous backpacking trips, and are always cool and composed.
Your Greek island – Corfu
In Corfu, the main tourist areas are around the coast and once inland you seem to be on another island. Socialise with the locals over a glass of ouzo, climb moutains and uncover the hidden magic of this wonderful island.
Scorpio (23 October – 21 November)
The Scorpio is a person with many interests. While they love lounging on the beach and relaxing, active excursions and venturing to locations off the radar are of equal importance to them. Drawn to all things mysterious and mystical, Scorpios love to learn, so days out exploring ancient ruins are sure to be a hit.
Your Greek island – Cephalonia
Home to Odysseus, the legendary king in Homer’s The Odyssey, you can explore enchanting caves, sail to Ithaca on a glass bottomed boat or hide away at one on the island’s stunning beach coves.
Sagittarius (22 November – 21 December)
Fun loving, generous and friendly this sign is interested in everything and loves to travel. Curious and restless, Sagittarians get bored easily and like to squeeze in as much as possible on a trip. They are adventurous, but also lovers of knowledge so places that let them combine adventure and learning about the local culture are perfect.
Your Greek island – Thassos
Hire a car and explore the emerald island of Thassos at your own leisure. Find remote bays, hillside villages, vibrant nightlife, hiking, water sports and ancient history in the capital, Limenas.
Capricorn (22 December – 19 January)
Capricorns trips will be full of the wonders of the world as they love exploring historical sites and monuments. That being said, Capricorns can be cautious travelers and avoid vulnerable situations. Planning well, the goat sign prefers to focus on quality rather than quantity, and have the most fun while travelling with close friends.
Your Greek island – Delos
The entire island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consists of ruins including temples, statues, mosaics and a theatre. Stay on nearby island, Mykonos, and uncover its quiet and historical side.
Aquarius (20 January – 18 February)
Independent and unconventional, Aquarians should head to offbeat destinations where they can explore places shrouded with mystery, steering clear of the usual tourist trails. Favouring the road less travelled, Aquarians are curious and imaginative and are the least likely of all signs to let a travel guidebook dictate their trip.
Your Greek island – Hydra
Charmingly time warped, the island is blissfully free of motor vehicles, relying still on donkey power. Take advantage of the island’s extensive network of tracks and trails on foot or horseback.
Pisces (19 February – March 20)
Pisces like quiet places and beautiful surroundings. Their ideal vacation would include lazy afternoons on a tranquil beach with no phone signal, relaxing by the ocean or hotel pool. This dreamy romantic seeks a location full of peace and serenity, where they can sit quietly and reflect on life with expansive views.
Your Greek island – Zakynthos
This cinematic paradise will appeal to the senses of Pisces. With achingly beautiful beaches to lounge on, the island also offers opportunities to explore local caves.
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