Top Greek Islands for a Girlie Getaway

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From seriously cool spas and bars to beach hopping and shopping, Greece offers a dazzling array of islands built for a girls’ getaway.

All you need to do is decide what kind of break you fancy and pick your island. In under four hours, you could be enjoying a sun-drenched long weekend or holiday to remember.

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Check out our insider guide to which island you need to head to for 100% girly Grecian fun.

Paros – The Yoga Island

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Try a yoga retreat on this idyllic traditional Greek island for a totally relaxing and uplifting getaway. Check out the Aliki Yoga School with retreats starting from just €450 for one week.

Alternatively try the Okreblue Yoga School in Naousa which offers a whole range of gorgeous retreats from Iyengar yoga to silent retreats and ayurvedic yoga massage lessons. This is the island for total mind-body relaxation whether it’s solo or with your mates.

Of course, after experiencing total relaxation Paros has an array of extra yoga-curricular activities including Retsina-wine-soaked boat trips and fun island tours. Stay at the Afrodite Boutique Hotel nearby or Paros Villas for real luxury.

You can compare prices for Paros holidays here.

Mykonos – The Party Island

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Known as the glamour island of the Cyclades, Mykonos is unashamedly hedonistic. A fabulous place if you’re a pleasure seeker hunting the best of Greece’s bar-café-club culture. This island also has the big-ticket designer boutiques for the fashionistas out there.

If you want to people watch with a cocktail in hand, by day head for the party on Psarou beach, or the Tropicana or Sunrise Bar on Paradise Beach.

You’ll also find sunset beaches parties here stating at 6pm and at Paradise Beach’s Paradise Club, check out the super-cool giant swimming pool in the middle of the club that steals the show with its nightly fireworks and a wild party that lasts until the early hours.

Also check out the popular Caprice Bar with its lovely views over Little Venice (the elegant Old Town).

Highly popular with locals is the bijou Oneiro Bar which has unrivalled views at sunset overlooking the sea.

Look for holiday deals to Mykonos here.

Zante – The Bliss-out Spa Island

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Greece offers many wonderful spa hotels, but one of the best can be found on Zante. The award-winning five-star Porto Zante Villas & Spa sits on a private sandy beach in a secluded bay; step into sheer luxury here. All its villas are decorated with Armani Casa décor and have private pools! While the spa offers more than 20 treatments from all over the world including a special massage with exotic Greek herbs and spices and a variety of Ancient Greek signature therapies.

For luxury on more of a budget try the Hotel Majestic & Spa in the lively, popular resort of Laganas. While away the hours in the hydrotherapy baths here or have an aromatherapy massage.

Find your relaxing hol to Zante here.

Skiathos – The Adrenalin & Activity Island

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Although one of the smallest of the Sporades islands, cosmopolitan Skiathos has more than 60 sandy beaches – so plenty of room for trying out a new sport or activity. Described as Mykonos without the tourists, this picturesque island has a bubbling nightlife too and is one of the places where scenes from the film version of Mamma Mia! were shot.

Choose from Dolphin Diving Tours (highly popular), yachting, catamaran sailing, scuba diving, paddle boarding, mountain biking, banana boats, walking tours and so much more. All available in Skiathos Old Town.

An eclectic island where you can experience the beauty of a bygone world with its little blue and white houses in narrow cobbled lanes, yet also leave with a fantastic adrenalin high from the wealth of water and land sports.

Compare prices on trips to Skiathos here.

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