The Greek Isles are a truly paradisaical destination: warm white sands, hidden coves, villages clinging to craggy hillsides.
The Cyclades, or Greek Isles’ shimmering turquoise-blue waters are an attraction in their own right! These islands have rustic mountains, bright sun, and mouthwatering food.
The most famous of the islands, Santorini, boasts breathtaking sunsets and dramatic white stone cliffs. Naxos, the largest of the isles, features long, sandy beaches, and stunning green valleys and ravines.
Nearby Naxos, the largest island of the Cyclades, is another one of the best Greek islands for a foodie, especially if you love cheese; the selection of locally-produced cheeses is almost bewildering!
Try the legendary graviera. Although it’s produced elsewhere in the country, including on Crete, the Naxos version uses cow’s milk instead of sheep’s milk. It’s incredibly versatile and can be used in salads or pies, or as an accompaniment to the likes of local spirits, ouzo or raki.