With spectacular Time & Place luxury vacation rentals on Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, and Ios, choosing the right island for you and your entourage can be a challenge. Each island features sensational views and endless opportunities for discovering ancient culture and unforgettable dining. Whether you seek an energetic nightlife, peaceful and secluded beaches, spectacular vistas, or active pursuits like snorkeling and hiking, we have the perfect island for you!
Santorini is likely the most picturesque of the Greek isles, and that’s really saying something, considering the competition. The caldera provides a stunning centerpiece as the charming villages of Santorini encircle it with iconic whitewashed cubic buildings built into the cliffside. With something for everyone to enjoy, Santorini is a wonderful choice for those traveling to Greece for the first time. The ancient volcanic activity in the area has created the breathtaking landscape, as well as beaches with unique sand colors like red and black. Another amazing product of the volcano is the rich soils of the area that has allowed Santorinis vineyards to flourish and exceptional wines to be crafted.
Don’t Miss: The sunset view from Oia or a tour of one of the fantastic wineries.
Best For: Families, Romantic Getaway, Everyone!
The second largest of the Cyclades islands, Paros is an island with diverse offerings. Not quite off the beaten path, but less crowded than Mykonos and Santorini, Paros is a haven for outdoor activity. Known for its excellent windsurfing, diving and snorkeling, youll have your choice of thrilling active pursuits. Outstanding tavernas along the water will satiate the appetite worked up from your outdoor adventures.
Don’t Miss: Ancient Byzantine footpaths connect charming villages and make for a great afternoon activity. The Church of 100 Doors (it does not actually have 100 doors) dates back to 326 AD and is a fantastic peek into the rich culture prominent in this area.
Best For: Outdoorsy Types, Families, Friends, Everyone!
The glittering gem of the Cyclades islands, Mykonos has long been known for its glitzy style and the magnetic pull that attracts jetsetters from around the world. Mykonos offers high-end everything from dining to shopping and will not disappoint those seeking decadence. The beaches of Mykonos offer luxe loungers and waiters that happily refill icy beverages while the dazzling blue of the sea lures you into its cooling depths. Mykonos is all about the see-and-be-seen lifestyle, all while being surrounded by sensational views on the excellent beaches.
Don’t Miss: The sacred island of Delos is just a quick boat ride away and is said to be the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Greek mythology aside, Delos is one of Greeces most significant archeological sites.
Best For: The Hip Crowd, Friends
Known for its vibrant nightlife, Ios draws a youthful crowd to its sunny shores. The impressive number of bars and clubs means you can drink and dance until dawn, but Ios also has a secret side that will appeal to those that appreciate the quieter side to life. Most beaches on Ios remain unspoiled by touristy outposts and give visitors the chance to experience the spectacular beauty of golden sands that tumble gently into the jewel-toned Aegean Sea. While the party crowd naps the afternoon away, explore the idyllic village of Chora with its picturesque whitewashed buildings and stone-paved streets. A perfect example of charming Cycladic architecture, Chora is simply enchanting.
Don’t Miss: Architecture and history lovers will appreciate the variety of churches (there are 365!) on Ios with most done in the Byzantine style. Greeces most beloved of epic poets was laid to rest on Ios; a visit to Homers tomb is an unforgettable experience.
Best For: The Party Crowd, Friends
So, which glittering Greek isle will you discover first? Contact the well-traveled team at Time & Place. Because the only thing that can make your dream Greek vacation even better, is having your own private luxury rental villa to come home to at the end of an unforgettable day!