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Once in your lifetime…

24th November, 2020

In this blog we discover the reasons why the a trip to the Greek Islands is one you'll never forget.

Go Island-hopping in Greece

Sometimes, the simplest pleasures make the very best holidays. An island-hopping holiday is the perfect example of this, combining unspoilt islands, scenic sea crossings, centuries-old traditions and delicious local cuisine.

Greece is the perfect destination for this type of holiday. Its islands are warm and hospitable yet distinctly different from each other, and the whole region is famous for its ancient history, timeless villages and simple rustic cuisine.

Travelling between the islands is usually by ferry or catamaran, and these journeys are often a highpoint of the holiday. Waving goodbye to one idyllic island, whilst scanning the horizon for the next to appear, is true indulgence. Why settle for just one Greek island, when you can holiday on three?

A holiday must is the quintessential Greek island of Santorini. Its whitewashed houses perched on a hillside overlooking the vivid-blue Aegean is an image that is often used to tempt tourists to this part of the world.

Santorini sunsets are famously beautiful, as are its vineyards which produce some of the best-known Greek wines. A glass of chilled white Assyrtiko at sun set, accompanied by a dish of sweet Santorini Tomatoes dressed with the wild capers that grow in profusion around the island, makes for a memorable evening meal.

For food lovers, Naxos is another essential stop on your island-hopping holiday. Look forward to succulent olives, nutty pulses and sweet sun-ripened fruits, as well as delicious cheeses including the famous Naxian Gruyere. Kitron, a liqueur made from the local citron fruit, is an aromatic treat – try it neat over ice to round off an evening meal.

Go island-hopping yourself on our A Taste of the Greek Islands and Jewels of Aegean tours.

The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated.

The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.