Few holidays live up to the idyllic standard set by the Greek islands. Days of saltwater, sunshine and fresh seafood tempt travellers to this volcanic island cluster, which sparkles white and royal blue across the Ionian and Aegean Sea. Greek Island cruises are a popular way to take on the area, allowing travellers to experience the iconic diving in Greece as a regular daily activity. Those without their sea legs can simply ferry between the islands, watching the photogenic Santorini sunset one day, and visiting a local olive oil farm on Crete the next. Found just north of the Mediterranean waters, it’s of no surprise that sailing Greece’s islands takes travellers into a utopian setting of calm bays and long balmy days. Of the some 6,000 islands found off the country’s mainland, just over 200 are inhabited, leaving visitors with an overwhelming list of destinations to choose from. Though many boast a quaint charm and sleepy atmosphere only a few tantalise those wanting to dance the night away or waste afternoons sipping cocktails in a decadent day club. Topping the list of party islands is the rebellious and ritzy Mykonos.