In April and May 2014 we had the joy of visiting 5 beautiful islands in the Cyclades. I never expected to be so completely flummoxed by the raw, natural beauty of these heavenly locations. It was simply a life-changing experience.
I’ve combed through the thousands of photos taken on this trip to bring you my favourite 24. So come with me on a photo tour and get to know the hidden gems of the Greek Islands.
- Josh Bender
Sunset on Ios from the top of Chora.
Sunrise on Kythnos.
Kastro, Sifnos - ancient town on a hill.
Pfffft! Hunting for giant dandelions on Kythnos.
Kolona Beach and St Lucas Island, Kythnos.
Traffic jam on Kythnos.
Eftamartyros Church (Seven Martyrs), Kastro, Sifnos.
Classic Kythnos: relaxed, quiet and serene.
Byzantio Sailors Restaurant at Merichas, Kythnos.
Apoplous restaurant overlooking the bay at sunset, Milos
Salad from heaven at Aria’s Restaurant, Kythnos.
Reading a book at hotel in Loutra, Kythnos.
Kamares sunset on the beach, Sifnos.
Odysseas Elytis Theatre, Ios.
Boats in Naoussa, Paros.
Classic narrow road, Lefkes, Paros.
Panagia Mangana overlooking Kamares, Sifnos.
Splash! Kolona Beach, Kythnos
Lookout at Aghios Andreas, Sifnos.
Bench on the beach at Aliki, Paros.
Greece travel tip: one of the best ways to tour the Greek Islands in style is cruising with a rented luxury gulet (yacht). The more friends or family members on board, the cheaper it gets per person. This is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on the open ocean that you'll never forget.
Dining table with olive tree centrepiece at Paros Land Hotel, Paros.
Classic house facia, Lefkes, Paros.
Panagia Ekatontapiliani (Church of 100 Doors), Paros.