Getaways

Greek Island Getaways

From the backstreets of Mykonos to the beaches of Santorini, Greece is a long-time favorite island getaway spot.

Filed under:
+ Enlarge Photo
Shrink Photo
Hydra
Start Over

Gallery Link:

View All

Photography by Aurora / Getty Images

Hydra

Hydra's picturesque harbor in the Saronic gulf is full of open-air cafes, artful shops and chic boutiques -- where the owners are as charming as their wares. There are no cars or scooters on the island and everything is generally moved by donkeys up the steep mountain slope. Climb the tiny, marble lanes for views of the beautifully-preserved architecture or sunbathe on the large flat rocks and watch gutsy tourists attempt to jump off cliff tops. Once a popular hideout for celebrities such as the Rolling Stones and the Onassis family -- the nightlife won't disappoint either. Watch the sun set over cocktails or a white-tablecloth dinner at the aptly named Sunset Restaurant, just 2 minutes around the corner from the main port. It's second only to Santorini in its beauty.

Loading...

Please forgive us, this gallery is really popular.

We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.

You May Also Like

Ancient Greece Road Trip

A road trip through ancient Greece is a living history lesson. It also reveals the staying power of a culture with ideals so universal they've inspired subsequent generations.

Thira Island

Santorini, Greece

We Recommend

Most Popular

Best Fireworks Displays

Ready to celebrate the country's independence? These are some of the ...

Best Travel Gifts 2013

Consider this the globetrotter’s ultimate wish list, handpicked by our ...

Christmas in NYC

Enjoy the Christmas magic! Ice skating in Bryant Park, shopping along ...

Father's Day Travel Ideas

This Father’s Day, skip the tie and treat Dad to a travel adventure. ...

Greek Islands

The Greek Islands are calling to Samantha. Check out her photos from ...

More Travel Inspirations

Food.com App
Download the New Food.com App

Get recipe inspiration, save money on groceries, and plan your meals stress free.

Food Network Eats
FN Kitchen Atlanta: Now Open!

Traveling this summer? Stop by Food Network Kitchen's gourmet market.

GAC Junk Gypsies
GAC’s Junk Gypsies Take on a Tour Bus

See past renovations and watch the Property Brothers battle for round two.