5 iconic Greek islands you should visit this summer on your solo travels.

woman enjoying the view over Santorini, a greek island, in summer

Summer is calling, ladies! As a European girl, I’m always super excited about spring turning into summer mode. When you can wear a summer dress the entire day, get up early during sunrise and spend wonderful summer evenings and nights in restaurants and bars outdoors. I can already feel those summer vibes, the sun kissing my skin and smelling sunscreen literally everywhere. Summer is absolutely the perfect time to visit wonderful Greece on your solo travels!

Especially, Greek islands are so worth a visit this summer. Imagine yourself sitting in a tavern, sipping a good locally produced red wine, dipping freshly baked bread into home-made zaziki, tasting wonderful Greek olives, and listening to the conversations of the relaxed Greek people around you. Yes, this is Greece coming along with turquoise water, sandy beaches, Mediterranean atmosphere, and amazing food. Today, I will introduce 5 Greek islands covering Crete, Santorini, Milos, Naxos, and Kefalonia. You should definitely not miss on them on your next solo travels, babe.

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1. Crete

Enjoy archaeological sights and white sandy beaches.

Let’s start with Crete. An island which combines both cultural sights and breathtaking nature. Explore yourself on your solo travels to this Greek island in its colorful fishing ports, visit the canyon of Samaria, and the city of ruins named Knossos. And great beached offer enough time to recharge your batteries on the other days.

A great accommodation should always match the beauty of a woman! The best stays on Crete can come true in The Syntopia Hotel for sure, a breathtaking boho gem. Besides, Villa Zoé has everything that my feminine heart lurges for. And Acro Suites is your next well-being resort that will touch all of your senses, babe.


2. Santorini

Experience the most magnificent sunsets in your life.

Santorini has them, the best sunsets in the world! Exploring the day on the island, strolling through the small little streets of Fira and Oia, passing those magical white houses with their blue roofs, and ending the day to grab some amazing authentic Greek food while watching the sunset over the Mediterranean Sea.

The best accommodations on the island of Santorini are for sure the ones with those breathtaking views over the sea: Carpe Diem Santorini to watch the sunsets directly from your room, Andronis Luxury Suites with ultimate luxury rooms and services, Volcano View Hotel with breathtaking views over the Caldera, and Porto Fira Suites with that modern boho vibes for every gorgeous woman.


3. Milos

Visit the most exotic island declared by Aphrodite.

Aphrodite definitely knew what is best, and this is Milos, an island located in the Cyclades archipelago. A must-see for you babe, is definitely Sarakiniko. It’s the famous beach at the white rock formations. On your solo travel to Greece, you can get yourself tanned on top of those white cliffs overlooking the ocean.

Totally recommended accommodations include Milos Cove with well-deserved 5 stars and ultimate luxury vibes. Athina Milos Suites serves all ladies who wish to have their own apartment with incredible decor, same at Terra Oliva Milos while I love their boho designs so much.


4. Naxos

Relax and get tanned on the best sandy beaches.

Naxos comes with those white-washed villages and marvelous beaches that make every woman a gorgeous beach babe! Ready for beach hopping? There are Agios Prokopios beach, Maragkas beach, Plaka beach, Agia Anna beach, and many more. Can’t wait to see your eyes sparkling, your beautiful tanned skin glow and the salt in your hair after those wonderful beach days!

Naxos island offers incredible hotels, so what about renting your own villa at Sea & Olives Villas and Suites or at Narcissus Luxury Suites? Naxos Filoxenia Hotel is for those who love it more rustic and Hotel Naxos Beach is built in traditional Cycladic style.


5. Kefalonia

Indulge the lush green island.

For sure, Kefalonia is the greenest island of all Greek islands. Especially in summer, it is so much fun, to hike and enjoy breathtaking views from above the cliffs. Breath in and out those picturesque landscapes. And one of the most stunning beaches is also waiting for you, babe: Myrtos Beach.

Where to stay best? White Rocks Hotel offers that touch of luxury, F Zeen Retreat Hotel is perfect for all wellness and self-care lovers, Thalassa Boutique Hotel is meant for adults only fans, and Makis Hotel for the ladies who love the romantique Greek style.

Apart from F Zeen Retreat Hotel, which is truly one of the world’s best wellness hotel, there are other 4 best ones, I can recommend. Continue reading here to grab your perfect wellness & spa getaway worldwide.



I absolutely can’t wait to explore Greek this summer, can you? I am super curious to know which island is your first pick. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me on my instagram @storiesoutofthesuitcase or send me a DM to ask me anything about Greece! In line with those magical Greek summer nights, check out my blog post about what summer fashion to wear that makes you feel the summer and vacation vibes right on your body. If you need further inspo on where to travel to in Europe during summertime, here are the 10 best European summer destinations. If you like, hop onto my other post about 20 unique travel spots as seen on the ‘gram.


Which is your favorite island in Greece? Have you already been to Greece? I would love to read through your comments and thoughts below or on social media, don’t hesitate to send me a DM @storiesoutofthesuitcase. Happy Traveling 

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