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Published: December 30th 2020
Many claim that old age is the ideal time to travel the world and discover new destinations. And it makes perfect sense to think that an older person is relieved of the burden of daily work and has plenty of time to devote to activities that really fill him/her with excitement and interest, such as travelling. We all think about our retirement period, taking our vacation on a magical island in Greece, lying on a lounger and drinking a refreshing drink, while the glowing Mediterranean sun warms our bodies. And if you have not imagined it by now, it's time to reconsider. But what are the best Greek islands for the holidays of the elderly, who seek peace, tranquillity and carefreeness during their trip? Porto Heli
The small, "snake-like" peninsula of the northeastern Peloponnese, just 2 hours from Athens, has rightfully won the title of the Greek Riviera, not only for the classy and non-provocative villas that adorn its lacy shores but also for the beautiful nature and its fresh and mild climate. Olives, pines and colourful flowers cover the successive hills but also the entire coastline with the endless turquoise private coves. It's the perfect place to do nothing but relax. The quiet bay of the Valley is known for its trawls that provide fresh fish every day.
Kranidi, the administrative centre, will keep you for a long stroll in its beautiful neoclassical buildings. Ermioni is famous for its picturesque taverns and nightlife, and Porto Heli stands out simply because it is a lovely natural port, ideal for people-watching. Plus the easy access from Athens, either by road or by speedboat is definitely a plus. Santorini
Famous for its enchanting Caldera
, the volcano and its romantic sunset, Santorini consistently holds a place on the lists of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. Built on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer beautiful views of the Aegean Sea and the underwater volcano. Starting above the old port, Fira is the picturesque capital of Santorini. Going uphill, you pass Imerovigli, and the beauty increases exponentially. The elderly will be able to visit the most important archaeological site of the Cyclades located in Akrotiri, with remarkable findings of the Minoan civilization.
In Nea Kameni they will have the opportunity to visit the famous volcano, while in the beautiful village of Oia you will find the tranquillity you needed for your vacation, facing unique landscapes and discovering your inner romance with its sunset. The beaches of Santorini are very different from other beaches in Greece, due to their unique geological characteristics. Santorini is truly a magical island that you have to know about
. The shores of Santorini are filled with red and black volcanic pebbles, while steep cliffs compose a different landscape, often lunar for all seniors looking for something unique. Paros
Paros is an island for everyone. Initially, every ship going to Santorini stops in Paros. Also, from those who are vacationing on the island, the majority of them do not want to leave. Paros is a beautiful island with many attractions. Interesting tourist attractions are dating back to antiquity, as well as places of exceptional natural beauty, from caves to lush natural landscapes that will impress you with their amazing and serene surroundings.
There is also a plethora of churches and monasteries throughout the island that are worth discovering and admiring their beautiful architecture and valuable décor. Paros has many beautiful beaches along its coastline. Around Naoussa are the beautiful beaches of Agioi Anargyroi, Aliki, Langeri, Megalo Piperi, Mikro Piperi, Platia Ammos, Santa Maria and the sensational Kolimbithres. There are many restaurants in Paros, and it can be challenging to decide. But do not hesitate to ask an islander to suggest a good restaurant; the advice of the locals is always valuable.
All these destinations are excellent choices for the elderly vacation in the beautiful country of Greece. An essential part of these trips, of course, is the choice of their accommodation. The ideal choice for accommodation in these types of islands is always the rental of a villa, which will offer you all that freedom of movement and residence, with all these fantastic possibilities that they can provide you with. Comfortable rooms with modern furniture, expansive pools that almost touch the sea and delicious meals by experienced chefs, are some of the many advantages of renting a luxury villa from Divine Property
. By choosing this way of stay, you manage to live a fantastic vacation in magical places, specially shaped to your own desires. So, are you still thinking about it?
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