The beloved figure we know today as Santa Claus has evolved from various cultural influences.
The legend finds its roots in Saint Nicholas, a 4th-century Greek bishop known for his kindness and gift-giving. Over time, different cultures contributed to shaping Santa’s character, from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas to the British Father Christmas, amalgamating into the beloved Santa we adore today.
Among its many alluring features, the Greek islands stand out as gems waiting to be discovered. From Santorini's iconic sunsets to the hidden treasures of Naxos and Crete's historical wonders, here is a curated list of Greek islands that should be on every traveler's bucket list.