WIMCO Summer Travel Guide: Greece

How to Get There Guests to these gorgeous Greek islands may fly to Athens direct from the U.S. or via a connection in Europe. From Athens, local airlines, Aegean Air & Olympic Air, offer flights to Mykonos and Santorini.

Ferries are also readily available, with both regular ferries and fast ferries. Like airlines, there are different classes of seating to choose from to meet your desired level of comfort. All ferries leave directly from Athens, with stops at various Greek islands. Reserve tickets in advance to guarantee your party will be accommodated

Where to Stay Whether you’re looking for something beachfront or with stunning vistas of the sea, these private Greek villas each offer a unique experience on the island.

VILLA LIV ROC |MYKONOS, 5 BR With stunning views over Agrari beach, this five-bedroom family villa in Mykonos is a lovely place to relax in Greece. The large pergola-shaded dining area is perfect for entertaining. VILLA LIV EVA3 |MYKONOS, 2 BR A charming two-bedroom villa perched above Mykonos town, LIV EVA3 is wonderful for those who want to be within walking distance of the cafés and nightlife Mykonos is famous for.
VILLA VMS ILO |SANTORINI, 2 BR Located on a cliff’s edge in Santorini, the two-bedroom VMS ILO offers picturesque views over the sea. The bedrooms are located on separate floors, offering privacy. VILLA VMS MAN|SANTORINI, 5 BR Once owned by one of Santorini’s most powerful families. Each of the villa’s two units has two bedrooms, a dining area, and kitchen, perfect for two families.

What to Do With a rich history, gorgeous architecture, and dazzling natural features, the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini offer visitors a unique travel experience unlike anything else in the world.

Considered some of the best in the world, the nightlife scene in Mykonos is not to be missed. With clubs and bars pumping live music through the night, Mykonos offers a fantastic social scene.

Mykonos also has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Be sure to spend a day on Paradise Beach. Often considered one of the world’s sexiest beaches, this is one of Mykonos’ most popular spots. With live music, lots of people, and within walking distance to the nightlife scene, this beach is more about fun and entertainment than relaxing in the sand. If you’re looking to a quiet spot, pack your beach bags and sink into the soft sand of Agios Ioannis beach. Considered one of the most beautiful on Mykonos’ southwest coast, this beach is far enough away that it tends to draw fewer crowds.

Visit Mykonos in May through September for world-class windsurfing in the Aegean Sea. Thousands of windsurfers flock to the island to hit the waves and uphaul their sails. Even if you aren’t interested in riding a board yourself, the scene is still worth seeing.

Life on Santorini is better known for its natural beauty than nightlife, and this gorgeous Greek island has a lot to offer. This volcanic island is offers dramatic vistas, stunning sunsets, and unique black sand beaches. Visit the charming village Oia to witness some of the world’s most beautiful sunsets over the sea. The beaches on Santorini are each unique and spectacular in their own right. Climb over rocky trails to the unique Red Beach, named for its red sand and the iron-rich sedimentary rock cliff side that overlook it. Kamari Beach, on the southeastern side of Santorini, is also worth a visit, with its deep blue water and long stretch of black sand. Kamari also offers a wealth of restaurants, cafes, and nightlife close to the beach.

WIMCO Insider Information: Enjoy the best of all worlds in Greece. Fly to Mykonos and spend a week enjoying the fabulous nightlife and entertainment, then ferry to Santorini and spend a week enjoying the stunning landscape and seascape before flying back to Athens.


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