For the ideal getaway, toss together the key ingredients of golden beaches, welcoming people, and glorious gastronomy. Garnish with adventure, sprinkle with ancient history, add a splash of turquoise waters, and voila, the Cyclades islands in Greece are the ultimate holiday cocktail.
But exactly which ones? Stunning Santorini and cultural Crete have always been bucket-list destinations and are top of the menu this summer. If you’ve been dreaming of sand between your toes and warm, salt-tipped winds, drop anchor at these two islands of the gods. If you have a week to spend on the islands, pick the one you like best and take day trips by ferry to nearby islands.