Aussies are going there in droves, but the eternal question remains: which Greek island is best? We ask the experts for their advice on how to choose the right destination for you.
Best for: Instagrammers
You’ve seen the postcards, but nothing prepares you for the raw intensity and devastating beauty of Santorini, the supermodel of the Cyclades. For many, Greece is Santorini, with its dramatic caldera cliffs rearing from the Aegean and sugar-cube houses dribbling seawards.
What those postcards don’t show is jostling Instagrammers twirling in ball gowns and taxi traffic jams as sunset seekers converge on the same spots simultaneously.
Lefteris Karipidis shows tourists the lesser-known highlights of Santorini.
Which means if keen to Instagram, you need to … get away from the Instagrammers. Luckily this is easier than you think.
Lefteris Karipidis of boutique guiding company Blue Shades of Greece says there’s so much more to Santorini than the spots everyone visits. He leads guests beyond the razzle-dazzle towns of Oia and Imerovigli to interior villages such Megalochori – dripping in fuchsia bougainvillea – to Akrotiri (an archaeological site to rival Pompeii) and up behind the Akrotiri Lighthouse for a sunset-lighthouse double whammy tableau.