10 most picturesque villages & towns on the Greek islands for 2021
Oia village, Santorini
Chora of Folegandros
The main town of Folegandros island is situated atop the mountainous plateau, at a 200 meter altitude. It is easily one of the most authentic Cycladic settlements, offering a romantic nostalgia in every square and alley alike. A bright, whitewashed village full of colorful details, uplifting flowers and one-of-a-kind boutiques, Chora is a must-visit of the island.
Town of Rhodes
Chora Town of Mykonos
Mykonos is a super busy island of Greece every summer, with thousands of tourists strolling, staying and partying at Chora as well. The town is very charming, energizing yet playful, with its whitewashed cubic architecture and ultra-bright colored details. Dozens of fantastic boutiques, taverns and cafes complete its hospitable vibe, while clubs and luxurious lodgings add an upscale tone. With many things to explore, enjoy and savor, Mykonos Town does not disappoint.
Town of Corfu
Chora of Patmos
Chora is the main town of Patmos, with an elegant and unpretentious character that captivates travellers. The settlement is built around the imposing monastery of Saint John the Theologian, dating back to the 12th century D.C. . Patmos is reputed for its religious aspect and Chora is adorned with Orthodox monasteries, castles, schools and churches that deserve in everyone’s travelling itinerary.
Chania Town, Crete
Chania is an unmatched town when architecture, history, entertainment and hospitality are discussed. Rich in Venetian heritage and landmarks, along with some Ottoman influences, Chania are irresistible, captivating visitors with a nostalgic, yet romantic charm. The Venetian port in the old town, the 16th century Lighthouse and the ‘Firkas’ fortress are among the top landmarks of Chania. The vivid nightlife and top-quality restaurants, bakeries, cafes and boutiques complete one’s stay.
Kastro of Sifnos
Former capital of Paros in the medieval era, Lefkes is by far the most authentic settlement in Paros. Counting approximately 500 inhabitants, it remains true to its Cycladic identity, away from mass tourism. The well-cared for paved alleys, snow-white houses and verdant gardens are as pretty as a fairytale. Savor the traditional cafe, folk art museum and peaceful Orthodox churches for a memorable visit.