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April 1, 2019
Zack Creach

5 Unique Greek Islands You Need to Visit

Greece is home to thousands of islands, of which 227 are inhabited. Since you probably don't have time to visit hundreds of islands, here are the five unique Greek islands you should start with.

5. Santorini

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The first island on our list is one that most people have heard of. In fact, when you think about the stereotypical white-washed houses packed close together on the rolling hills looking out over the turquoise waters of Greece, you are most likely thinking of Santorini. Santorini is actually several islands in one, and many of its incredible beaches are not covered in golden sand, but in black volcanic ash, thanks to the active volcano on the island. This volcano is reportedly the only one in the world whose crater is under the sea.

4. Mykonos

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Mykonos is unique in that it is referred to as a "party island." This is the place for vacationers who really want to let their hair down and have a good time. Surprisingly, though, all this rowdiness hasn't led to any deterioration of the island's beautiful natural scenery. The golden sand still looks gorgeous against the turquoise waters, and the beautiful purple bougainvillea still decorates the surrounding village. If you aren't a party animal, don't worry, there is still plenty for you to do here. The city is full of interesting historical sites and shops to explore, and there are many secluded parts of the beaches where you can relax and take in the view.