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Holidays in the Greek Islands When You Retire

One of the best places to take a holiday when you retire is to one of the many islands in Greece. It can be difficult to decide which one to choose, but there are many options if you're looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy yourself. The best part is that getting to these islands is easy. Most can be reached by taking a nonstop flight to one of the coastal cities in Greece or Turkey from several cities in the UK, then taking a short ferry ride to your island paradise. Other islands can be directly reached by plane from several different cities in Europe.



If you're looking to relax, one such island is Samos. Samos is off the beaten path, where locals go about their day and hordes of tourists don't plague the beautiful beaches. In addition to the beautiful beaches with their clear water, Samos also has a lovely town square where you can sit and have a nice meal or drink a cup of coffee. The island is also home to some great nature walks, with a coastal path winding from Gagkou Beach to the town of Samos.



Another great place to visit for retirees is the island of Skopelos. The greenest island in the Aegean Sea, Skopelos is well known for its architecture and has a wide variety of places to eat and drink. The island is also known for its beautiful beaches. One of the most beautiful is Limnonari, a beach that still retains a quiet, quaint feel, and is less developed than some of the other beaches on the island, so it's easy to find a place to relax and enjoy yourself. For those who enjoy something different, Skopelos is home to over 300 churches, including the basilica of Agios Athanasios, built in the 11th century, and the Folklore Museum of Skopelos, which includes folk art from the latter part of the 19th century into the 20th century.



The island of Paros is a lovely spot for retirees to go on holiday in the Greek islands. The island has several quaint cities, such as its capital and largest city, Parikia, and the smaller fishing port of Naoussa, as well as numerous beaches and opportunities for relaxation. Parikia has cobblestone streets, whitewashed houses, gorgeous beaches in and just outside of the city, and even a boardwalk where people stroll in the evenings and linger in restaurants and tavernas. The city also has an example of Byzantine architecture, Panagia Ekatontapiliani, built in the fourth century and sometimes referred to as the Church of 100 Doors. Parikia is home to several museums, including an interesting archaeological museum. Just outside of Parikia is a family-run winery where visitors can learn about the history of winemaking and taste some of the local wines. The second largest city in Paros is Naoussa, a fishing port with a charming city centre lined with restaurants and cafes. The city is also well known for its delicious seafood, particularly octopus.




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