Greece’s hidden gems: 5 islands you probably haven’t heard of before

·

We all know the main sites that attract hundreds of thousands of tourists to Greece every year, and don’t get us wrong they do take your breath away every time! 

These 5 islands though will sweep you into parts of the Aegean, Icarian and every other sea that you didn’t know existed. And after you read our list, you’ll understand why. 

1. Anafi

One of Greece’s best kept secrets, the island of Anafi in the Cyclades. Although is it just a short 22km from Santorini, Anafi is still one of the least visited islands in Greece. According to Greek mythology, Anafi emerged from the bottom of the sea to shelter the Argonauts. 

Anafi

2. Skyros

Located in the Sporades, this small island isn’t your typical tourist destination. Take a sailing boat around the island for the day and enjoy some of the most beautiful caves, bays and islets, or take a tour to some of the islands prehistoric sites, Skyros’ peaceful landscape will make you fall in love. 

Skyros

3. Astypalaia

The butterfly shaped island lies between the Cyclades and the Dodecanese and although technically belongs to the latter, holds the true beauty of both. Local boat services offer small trips to the surrounding islands that will take your breath away. 

view of charming white houses Astypalea island

4. Trizonia

A hidden little gem on the Corinthian Gulf accessible by ferry boat, Trizonia is the only inhabited island in the Corinthian Gulf and is also only 500m west of Athens. With its busy vibe you’d be surprised to find that cars, motorbikes, and trucks are strictly prohibited on the island – making it the perfect place to relax and unwind in the serenity of this tiny piece of paradise. 

Trizonia

5. Ikaria

Named after the myth of Icarus, Ikaria is known for the longevity of its inhabitants. There is an air of relaxation, a mood that is set by the population that lives there that captures you, Ikaria is the place to let go of your stresses. Between hikes in the islands mountains and destressing at the thermal spa at Therma Village, Ikaria is one Greece’s best kept secrets.


Ikaria

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Cyprus Community of NSW appoints new Board executives following resignations

The Cyprus Community of NSW has appointed new Board executives following a number of recent resignations. More details here.

Train station master Peter Boukouvalas making a bullseye for Paris Olympics

NSW Institute of Sport athlete Peter Boukouvalas is set to make his Olympic debut in archery in a few days.

Greek heritage students in Victoria awarded in the Premier’s VCE Awards

Ten Greek Australian students have been recognised at the Premier’s Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Awards on Wednesday, July 17.

The Canberra Hellenic Dancers make their mark in Greece

Canberra Hellenic dancers made their debut trip to Greece in a 10-day adventure to historical sights and perform with dancers from Crete.

Exhibition on Cyprus and the goddess Aphrodite opens in Melbourne

The Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria and SEKA Victoria celebrate the opening of "Cyprus, the island of Aphrodite", an exhibition.

You May Also Like

GCM Seminar: Threads of Life – Greek Textiles Through the Centuries

Author Kathryn Gauci will give an online lecture entitled Threads of Life: Greek Textiles Through the Centuries.

Greece accuses Turkey of escorting migrant smuggling boats

Greece is reporting a series of brushes with Turkey’s coast guard in the narrow stretch of water between the eastern Greek island of Lesbos and the Turkish coast.

Plaque to be unveiled for the world’s first modern milk bar in Sydney

The placement of a Green Plaque in recognition of Mick Adams’ (Joachim Tavarlidis’) achievement in establishing the first modern milk bar.