Thanks to the national flag, its crisp white houses and azure Aegean Sea, it’s no surprise that we often associate blues and whites with Greece. However, there is more to the eye with all the colours of the rainbow found dotted across this vibrant country.  

Crete 

The largest Greek Island is well worth a visit. From pristine beaches with crystal-clear waters to charming towns, you will be enchanted by Crete. Explore the Old Town of Chania with strong Venetian, Jewish and Ottoman influences found throughout its sunshine yellow streets and buildings of earthy tones.  

Santorini 

How could we look past the iconic homes on Santorini? We all know of that picture-perfect photo taken at sunset – mixing the fiery sky against the deep blue waters in the background, with the crisp white villages tucked into the hill. There are also some hidden gems (and colours) on the island, like the waterfront village of Ammoudi, for example. Found at the bottom of the cliffs, its houses are delightful shades of earthy yellows, oranges and reds reminiscent of the island’s volcanic soil. 

Milos 

With a strong fishing background, Milos is an island full of magical fishing villages. In each village, you will find cute syrmata, that house the fishermen’s boats, painted in bright hues of blues, greens, oranges and much more! You can’t help but fall in love with Milos’ charm.  

Mykonos 

Down by the water is the romantic scene of Little Venice. Named for the balconies that hang over the water – just like in Venice – shades of red and blue are juxtaposed against the white buildings in both locals’ homes and tavernas.  

Athens 

While not a famous Greek Island, it would be remiss of us to not include the country’s capital. Delve into the hidden neighbourhoods to find colourful scenes – like in Plaka, springtime brings out the bougainvillea, greenery and flowers in full bloom along its streets! 


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