En­joy the ro­mance of a Greek Is­land par­adise!

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Sur­rounded by the crys­talline wa­ters of the Aegean Sea, Greece’s smaller is­lands are over­flow­ing with nat­u­ral won­ders. See your­self loung­ing on one of 70 spec­tac­u­lar beaches on Mi­los, a vol­canic isle where the flow of lava has left stun­ning white-rock formations and the en­tire land­scape is dot­ted with white-washed vil­lages. To re­ally get away from it all, head to Symi, an Ital­ian-in­spired atoll whose wa­ter­front is ringed by pas­tel-colored homes, back­dropped by moun­tain peaks. Or travel to re­mote Kastel­lorizo near the Turk­ish bor­der, a for­got­ten land of neo­clas­si­cal sea­side houses. Spend a day vis­it­ing quaint churches and monas­ter­ies on Pat­mos, dubbed the Holy Is­land. Imag­ine an­chor­ing a yacht in the har­bor of Ship­wreck Beach, snor­kel­ing right off the back of the boat in Zakyn­thos’ sap­phire wa­ters. Pure bliss!

Ad­mire the view from the kas­tro (cas­tle) perched on the high­est hill­top on Mi­los—from here, you can take in the en­tire is­land!The Blue Grotto in Kastel­lorizo daz­zles with its bril­liant color—in­side the cave, sun­light is re­fracted through the wa­ter to turn the sea a bright turquoise. Mar­vel at the iconic wind­mills on the is­land of Pat­mos—ded­i­cated to a lo­cal abbey in 1588, they were re­cently re­stored to work­ing or­der!

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