Specifically, Rhodes is referred to as the ancient diamond of the Dodecanese. From luxury coastal resorts to archaeological complexes, the island has it all, although its main attraction is the eponymous city of Rhodes, where visitors will find one of the best-preserved medieval citadels in Europe that remains alive, next to the famous Knights' Road and is dotted with Byzantine palaces and churches.
Ancient history buffs will be thrilled to learn that Rhodes is the site of Colossus, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World, until it collapsed during an earthquake in the 2nd century BC. Fortunately, countless Greco-Roman monuments have stood the test of time, such as the Acropolis of Lindos and the ruins of Kamiros.
In addition, the travel website refers to Corfu as the diamond of the Ionian Sea and one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan islands in Greece.
The town of Corfu has plenty of shops and Italian architecture due to its Venetian occupation, charming squares surrounded by colourful houses and open-air restaurants, and a winding Old Town full of historical landmarks, including two imposing fortresses.
In addition, Corfu has a rich nightlife with clubs and bars, usually overflowing with tourists on weekends. A short half-hour drive northwest of the capital is Paleokastritsa, a fishing village with turquoise waters and a history that includes the shipwreck of Odysseus. There is also mention of Peleka, Kassiopi and Benitses.
Milos is characterized as the smaller and more authentic sister of Santorini. In addition to its iconic Greek whitewashed villas and churches with blue domes overlooking the blue waters, Milos boasts the Aphrodite of Milos, one of the most remarkable works of Greek art now on display at the Louvre.
The island attracts history buffs who avoid the big crowds as well as those who love the beach. Among the top attractions on Milos according to Google, based on visitor numbers and local information, are pebble beaches bordered by white volcanic rocks, other sandy beaches with bars, an ancient theater nestled on a hillside and a 13th-century Venetian castle with commanding views of the island.