Discovering the Greek Islands One by One
Europe consists of lots of countries and cities, some very small and some quite big. Almost all of these can be easily reached by train with a Eurail Pass, but what people might forget is that Europe also offers lots of beautiful islands which are also definitely worth a visit.
Greece is a beautiful country which attracts thousands of tourists every year. Off the mainland are hundreds of islands, all with their own charm and beauty, which you can reach with a Eurail Greek Islands Pass. So which ones should definitely be on your bucket list?
Kos is one of Greece’s best known islands, and it’s not hard to see why. The island is full of nature and beautiful forests, as well as beautiful beaches. The beaches on the south side of the island are particularly breathtaking – you’ll find golden beaches and crystal waters.
The island is also known for its architecture, a mixture of Venetian and Ottoman styles. The combination of beautiful nature and impressive architecture makes Kos a very popular travel destination, so some places might be quite crowded, but there are still places where you can find some peace and quiet off the beaten track.
Don’t miss: Aghios Stefanos – islet of Kastri – Antimachia – Palio Pyli
Rhodos is without doubt the perfect holiday destination if you want it all. Want to relax on a beautiful beach? Rhodos has it! Want to wander around in some small, but beautiful medieval villages? Rhodos has it! And what about enjoying nature? Of course, Rhodos has it.
Don’t miss: the medieval Old Town – the port of Mandraki – the Acropolis of Lindos – the Valley of the Butterflies
Crete is Greece’s biggest island and like Rhodos, it pretty much has it all. Most tourists come here to learn about its history and to discover the remnants of previous civilizations. If that isn’t really your style, then you can spend your vacation exploring beautiful gorges and mountains or relaxing by the clear blue water.
Don’t miss: Chania – Rethymno – Heraklion – Lasithi
Mykonos is Greece’s cosmopolitan island where everyone feels welcome. The island is perfect for discovering a fascinating world where glamour meets simplicity. The style of this island is completely different as other Greek Islands and that’s what makes this island so special.
Don’t miss: Hóra – Panayia Paraportiani – Kazárma -Alefkántra
Corfu was one of the first Greek islands to be discovered by tourists, and is therefore one of Greece’s most popular and beautiful islands. It is the perfect destination if you want to wander around in beautiful villages and beaches.
Don’t miss: Old Town – Paleokastritsa beach – Kanoni – Mouse island – Agios Gordis beach
These are only five examples of the many Greek Islands. All of these islands can be reached by ferry with a Eurail Greek Islands Pass, which cover either 5 or 6 days travel in a period of one month. On top of the original Greek Islands Pass, Eurail launched a second Pass that is solely focused on these amazing islands and its beauty it has to offer. Each island is special and is different from the other and that’s why discovering every one of them one by one is a must.
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