If you are heading to the Greek Islands there is a long list of things to do besides lazing around on the beach all day. That’s not a bad way to spend any day, but if you have spent the long plane ride to get here you better get out and try to experience the greatest things that these islands have to offer. After all this is one of the most beautiful places on Earth to vacation. To get you started we invite you to come with us as we learn more. Coconut Club Vacations reveals 3 other great reasons to visit the Greek Islands besides the beach.
The sunsets are not to be missed when you are on the Greek Islands as they are a sight that will stay with you for the rest of your life. One of the most popular places to catch the sunset is from the picturesque tiny town of Oia, but as this is the most popular, it has a tendency to be extremely crowded during the peak travel seasons. To see another stunning sunset without being shoulder to shoulder with perfect strangers, check out Imerovgli in Santorini, you will not be disappointed in the least.
You must go scuba diving. Above sea level these islands may be jaw dropping, but that is nothing compared to what can be seen in its underwater world. If you’ve never dived before, no worries as there are scuba classes offered at the Santorini Dive Center. Be ready to be immersed in a brilliantly vibrant colorful world of sea horses, coral and all other kinds of water dwellers. The instructors are patient and will slowly walk you through everything and guide you throughout the waters.
The top thing to do on your list should be to eat. Although many places throughout the states have truly amazing authentic Greek food, it won’t even compare to the delight of dining on the islands. Stay away from the touristy joints and hit as many of the local restaurants in the villages as you can. You will never experience spinach pie, and all the other Greek delicacies as you will on the islands. You will be spoiled with the fare.
The Greek Islands are known for their beauty and marking these off your itinerary is a sure fire way for you to get out and see them in all their glory. This is just the tip of the iceberg of things to do, but if you just want to laze about on the beach for the majority of your vacation make sure you at least get out and enjoy yourself with one or two from this short but fantastic list.