Although our new calendar is still in its first pages, vacations are the hottest topic of discussion. The Greek islands are always on the top of our list, since beautiful blue waters and amazing architecture are the key ingredients for unforgettable getaways. It seems that the top 2022 destinations list is already out there. If you want your trip to have a specific purpose such as your honeymoon or you are looking for the ultimate destination for water sports, put the following popular destinations for 2022 on your list. Discover new places, revisit old favorites and experience unique holidays. Itineraries and tickets can be found at Let’s Ferry.
Three islands seem to never climb off the list of popular Greek destinations. Tourists, bloggers, travel journalists, as well as local visitors themselves give praise to these Cycladic gems:
The island of the winds with its elite visitors is one of the most popular Greek islands. Hollywood star sightings, enchanting beaches such as Psarrou and Elia, a wild nightlife, make the island the ultimate cosmopolitan destination. Even in Mykonos, though, you can take a relaxing holiday, following the suggestions of the locals for the quieter spots of the island.
The island of Mykonos
The most famous sunset against the backdrop of a mysterious volcano, turns anyone into an avid photographer. Romantic, sophisticated, spiritual, the Cycladic island with the super caldera, has a record number of reservations every year as well as the longest holiday season.
It is not only a college student destination, but also a classy island with well-built settlements and golden beaches. Its traditional architecture, close distance from other islands such as Antiparos and Naxos and the alternative low budget holidays it can offer, make the island stand on its toes for at least 3-4 months every year.
Kolympethres Beach in Paros
They came, they saw, they voted. These are the top local tourist suggestions for 2022. On this list you will find hidden villages, unique customs and traditions and special local delicacies.
The island of the Virgin Mary is one of the top religious destinations in Greece. Our Lady of Tinos gathers thousands of visitors every August, when the faithful gather to worship in the majestic church. However, the villages of Tinos such as Pyrgos and Dyo Choria (Two Villages) are also interesting. Tinos is connected to most ports of the Cyclades, Piraeus, Lavrio and Rafina. See more about ferry tickets at Let’s Ferry.
Traditional house with bougainvillea in Tinos
If you are looking for islands near Athens for your holidays, Aegina is an all time classic choice. In just 50 minutes from the port of Piraeus you can swim in the crystal clear waters of the Saronic Gulf and get into the holiday mood. This island is also a well-known religious destination due to the Holy Monastery of Agios Nektarios. Another reason that makes Aegina famous is the pistachio, its traditional, well-known product. Every year, there is a festival dedicated exclusively to the delicious nut.
The town of Aegina island
The "butterfly of the Aegean" is proud of its Chora looking down at the sea. Its Castle that used to protect the inhabitants from the attacks of pirates and the windmills of the Chora are the best way to get to know the island. Here the beaches are unorganized, small, and unaffected by mass tourism.
The town in Astypalea island
The island of the Dodecanese complex is full of neoclassical buildings that make it look like a painting. A destination for a relaxing holiday, without intense nightlife, this is the ideal place to unwind. Don’t forget to taste unique seafood flavors such as Symian shrimp and octopus spaghetti.
View of the port of Symi island
The most fragrant island of the North Aegean is a popular destination for families and groups. Here you will learn everything about the history, and the production of mastic which is one of the most famous Greek products. On the island you will also find beautiful beaches, such as Mavra Volia, that is covered in volcanic pebbles.
Mavra Volia beach in Chios island
The rebetika music queen is one of the most beautiful islands that you can go for your holidays. Bustling with crowds all year round, since it is the capital of the Cyclades, its sophisticated architecture, the picturesque taverns by the sea and its artistic concerns, make Syros one of the favorite destinations for Greek tourists, not to mention their kids who find an abundance of activities here. Syros loukoumia and halva pies grant visitors with the sweetest of memories.
Buildings in town of Syros
Very close to Volos, this is the first stop for the green Sporades complex. Endless sandy beaches with green waters, such as Koukounaries, Megali Ammos and the island of Tsougria, are just waiting for you. The night life of the island is fascinating, but without ever becoming too much, and if you like water sports, you have found your ideal destination.
The beautiful Skiathos island
People with different cultures from all over the world come to Greece every year to experience the island beauties, enchanted by the Greek beaches and the delicious cuisine. See the top islands for holidays in 2022.
It is the destination best known for the Cave of the Apocalypse and also the ultimate cosmopolitan destination of the Dodecanese. The whole island has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered an important religious destination. The Monastery of Agios Ioannis is a must-see, as well as the hidden coves that lead to sandy beaches.
The Monastery of Agios Ioannis
Visit the most well-preserved medieval city in the world, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Palace of the Grand Master, the Valley of the Butterflies, Lindos and simply fall under the island’s spell. Anthony Quinn beach, Kallithea, the noisy Faliraki, Afandou are some of the highlights for those looking for organized beaches with bars and water sports.
The Palace of the Grand Master in Rhodes
If you are looking for endless sandy beaches with green waters, then Naxos is the best island for your getaway. Agia Anna, Agios Prokopis, Plaka, Kastraki and Mikri Vigla, are among the most beautiful beaches of the island. Visit the mountain villages of Filoti and Apeiranthos to see traditionally whitewashed houses, covered in fuchsia bougainvillea. Do not forget to try the delicious cheeses of Naxos as well as the famous Naxos potato variety.
View of Naxos island
This Cycladic beauty is famous for its ceramics that you will find in abundance in local shops. Pots, dishes, kitchen utensils, made the same way, from generation to generation. At the same time, you will see a NATURA protected area with 39 species of birds and 19 species of rare animals and plants in Sifnos island.
A small Chapel in Sifnos island
Relaxed lifestyle and exotic beaches make this island the perfect destination for couples. Here you will not know which beach to choose first: Firopotamos, Adamas, Papafragas, Provatas, Agia Kyriaki, Sarakiniko and Tsigrado, are just some of the best Milos has to offer.
Provatas beach in Milos
Summer holidays on an island without a car, equals ecological and low budget travel. This is an accessible destination in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, with a strong aroma of the Greek Revolution. Theodoros Kolokotronis was imprisoned here, while the most famous attraction is the Bastions with its cannons at the entrance of the port.
The island of endless blue was loved by the director Luc Besson, who through his film made it famous all over the world. The Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa is worth every step you take until you reach it. Do not expect late night partying here. As for the beaches, the discreet Kalotaritissa, the Maltese with its shallow waters and the islet of Gramvousa will become your favorite hangouts for refreshing dives.
The Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa in Amorgos
The green Ionian destination has turquoise waters in the beaches of Gidaki and Filiatro. Vathi is the capital as well as the largest settlement, while Kioni is amphitheatric and picturesque.
Beautiful beach in Ithaki island
Don’t know which island to choose? This list has all the best Greek islands for 2022, ideal for every budget, groups, couples, families, for those who want a relaxing vacation or are looking for wild nights by the sea. Browse all Let’s Ferry itineraries and start planning your summer vacation now!