The Greek islands are a must-visit tourist destination for many.
Known for their beautiful scenery, plentiful partying options (both by day and by night), beaches, and, of course, some world-renowned cuisine, the Greek islands truly have something for everyone.
But while a wide range of activities exist, each island offers a wildly different scope of experiences for visitors.
According to recent research conducted by Booking.com, over the next 10 years, 38% of Canada’s Generation Z plans to travel on their own at least once. And Greece is one of the best destinations around the world to go solo, allowing lots of time for yourself while also offering plenty of opportunities to meet and connect with locals and tourists from across the globe along the way.
Below are some of the best Greek islands to travel to in 2020.
This destination is for partying. If you plan to island-hop, start your trip off with a bang and head to Mykonos for bar hopping, day drinking, and fine Greek dining. Mykonos has tons of beaches that will suit all your needs – whether you’re into cocktails and music vibes or you’d prefer to get away from it all and have some quiet time, you’ll find the perfect one with a range of 25 beautiful natural attractions to choose from.
Treat yourself to a celeb-worthy stay at Niriides Luxury Home near Elia Beach for a divine getaway.
Honeymooning or just getting away with your significant other? Santorini is perfect for lovers from all over the world. Stroll the cobblestone streets and gaze across the picture-perfect, postcard-like views while enjoying Greek salads, fresh fish, and meats right on the water.
We suggest staying in the adorable Skyfall Suites overlooking the waters with an outdoor pool or hot tub.
Known for its fantastic beaches, authentically fresh cuisine and beautiful sunsets, Milos is the perfect island in Greece to add to your list. This destination is less touristy than some of the other places on this list, which might be nice if you want a break from hyper-tourism.
Stay in this family-run property with a homely feel, in one of the most comfortable and relaxing environments right near the beach.
This island is known for its rich cultural heritage and unique beauty. The greenery surrounding the island adds to its appeal with millions of lushes trees filling the area. This year, slow travel has been a hot trend among travellers and Corfu is the perfect place to experience it. Slow travel is about taking everything in while on vacation – the local people, the culture, the authentic cuisine and not rushing and cramming everything into one trip. Corfu will provide travellers with the perfect dose of Greek culture.
The Aristotelis-Nikos apartments are just 40m from the beach with a lovely view of the sea.
Unbeknownst to many, Amorgos is one of the most mind blowing and naturally beautiful Greek islands. This is one of the hidden gems of the Cyclades, relatively untouched by mass tourism. Stay right on the water in this seaside villa and eat all the souvlaki, octopus, and tzatziki you can all vacation long.
Greece may seem like a bit of a splurge for most Gen Z and millennial travellers, but it turns out almost half of Canadian Gen Z travellers think travel is worth investing in. When it comes to prioritization, “travel and seeing the world” ranked as most important to 65% of this generation when thinking about how they spend their money.
To delve deeper into Booking.com’s insights of the Gen Z traveller, visit Destinationgenz.com.