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Ideal Summer Destinations in Greece for All Ages

We all know that visitors of all ages around the world choose Greece for their summer holidays to enjoy unique moments of summer fun. The sun, the sea, the amazing coastline with crystal clear waters, the beautiful and diverse island scenery, the intense nightlife, the good food and hospitable people, are the essential ingredients for a memorable vacation. Regardless of your age, choose a carefree destination in Greece to spend your holidays. Below, follows a brief presentation of four Greek islands, which are popular among young people.

Location: In the central part of the Aegean sea, belongs to Cyclades’ complex
Why visit
: Bright and airy in daylight, charming and mysterious at night, Mykonos has become a popular cosmopolitan destination worldwide, and even many foreigners associate the island with the Greek summer, and the intense nightlife! You should definitely visit the countryside-arguably one of the most beautiful of the Cyclades, the church of Panagia Paraportiani, the “Little Venice” – a district of the 18th century where the noble houses of wealthy merchants and captains are built into the sea, the windmills, the traditional village of Ano Mera and of course the cosmopolitan beaches.
Where to stay
: In rented apartments in the country, traditional accommodation places near the sea or choose from the wide range of hotel complexes.
What to see
: A number of festivals and celebrations, accompanied by fabulous celebrations with plenty of food and drink that take place all summer on the island!
Tips for young people
: Go surfing and take advantage of the strong winds of the island! Choose between Korfos, Ftelia, Megali Ammos and Kalafatis beaches where you can take surfing courses. You can play tennis and mini golf in St. Stephen, beach volley at St. Anna, go para-sailing and jet skiing in Elia and Kalafatis!

Location: In the center of Cyclades
Why visit: O
ne of the most popular holiday destinations among young people with natural beauty, excellent tourist facilities, endless sandy beaches with crystal waters, traditional villages, stunning landscapes and wild nightlife!
Where to stay
: Depending on the amount you want to spend, you will find numerous hotels and rooms to meet every expectation, both in the countryside of the island and also in neighbouring villages.
What to see
: Beautiful Parikia, the capital of the island with its picturesque Cycladic houses and the imposing neoclassical mansions, Naoussa-the picturesque fishing village with its half drowned Venetian castle on the port, Lefkes in the highest point of the island, surrounded by dense vegetation, with intact Cycladic and neoclassical architecture, beautiful squares and narrow streets paved with marble.
Tips for young people
: Religious festivals, traditional festivals where the Parian wine flows in abundance. On August 15th, it’s worth visiting the religious festival for Lady Mary, in the temple of Ekantopuliani.
You can also explore the island horse-riding! Two equestrian centers, one in Ampelas and one in Isterni offer the opportunity to go horse- riding by the sea, the sandy beaches or in the countryside and discover its beauty! Explore the beautiful beaches (Xrisi Akti, Santa Maria, Punta), all suitable for marine activities, especially for windsurfing! On Kalogeros beach, you can also enjoy a healing clay therapy session with healing clay coming from the nearby mountain!

Location: In the complex of Sporades.
Why visit
: It is the most cosmopolitan island in the northern Sporades. More than 60 beaches with crystal waters adorn the  island while Koukounaries (or Golden Sands), the most famous beach on the island has been declared as the third best of the Mediterranean! The nightlife of the island attracts thousands of people every year.
It’s worth walking along the pedestrian streets of the island, taking photos of the traditional white houses, the picturesque port secluded by four small green islands, the beautiful Bourtzi (the small island with the ruins of a Venetian fort), the house-museum of Papadiamantis and the Monastery of the Annunciation. Do not forget to follow the path Aselinos-Moni Kounistra-Mikros Aselinos beach-Alygaries beach-Kechria beach, one of the most impressive of the island!
Where to stay
: Plenty of hotels and rooms are available, while the most alternative can choose the option of organized camping in Koukounaries.
What to see
: Cultural events, concerts and art exhibitions during July-August and the Philharmonic Festival.
Tips for young people
: The paved uphill road in Old Harbour is packed with bars! Colorful cocktails and mainstream sounds complete the picture while you can also visit large open air clubs in Ammoudia for more drinks (on the way to the airport).

: In the center of Cyclades
Why visit
:  It is a youthful alternative destination that competes with more established destinations such as Mykonos and Santorini. On Ios, you can enjoy one of the most picturesque countries of  the Cyclades, swim at internationally known beaches, such as Mylopotamos and Manganari and taste delicious local recipes!
You must certainly visit the 12 windmills, the Church of Our Lady Gkremiotissa, which is built on the edge of the hill and offers spectacular views of the sea; Palaiokastro, a stronghold of the Byzantine period, the summer theater ”Odysseas Elytis” and the first Cycladic settlement of Skarkos.
Where to stay
: Plenty of hotels and apartments are waiting to accommodate you in the countryside or in mountainous and coastal settlements of the island. The most alternative can choose organised camping on the island.
What to see
: The festival at Gremiotissa Church in mid-August is the most beautiful event on the island and a traditional feast follows with island songs and dances till dawn.
Tips for young people
: • Discover the island’s mountain by going climbing, hiking and biking.
• On the beaches Mylopotamos and Manganari you will find excellent facilities for water sports like wind surfing, water ski and kite surfing, while you can also take scuba diving and sailing courses.
• The nightlife is amazing: every night in the streets of the island, Greek and foreign tourists throw the most cool parties.
• Don’t forget to explore the interior of the island follow the trails still used by shepherds and discover the untouched natural beauty of Ios through enchanting scents and magic natural colors.

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