Greece’s most peaceful islands to visit this summer


Greece’s iconic islands are famous for their beauty and culture, but popular destinations like Santorini and Mykonos can be overwhelming. For those seeking tranquility, there are lesser-known gems that offer serene beauty and authentic experiences without the crowds.

According to, a recent travel article by The Times highlights 16 relaxing Greek islands that promise a peaceful and unforgettable summer:

  • Aegina: Just a 30-minute hydrofoil ride from Athens, Aegina is often overlooked by overseas tourists, making it an ideal escape.
  • Astypalea: Butterfly-shaped Astypalea, located between Santorini and Kos, is a hidden treasure boasting crystal-clear waters. 
  • Lipsi: Legend has it that Odysseus was enchanted by Calypso on the Dodecanese isle of Lipsi. Today, visitors are more likely to be captivated by its pristine beaches.
  • Andros: the second-largest Cycladic island, offers lush greenery and scenic hiking trails. 
Milos island
  • Folegandros: Located between Santorini and Milos, Folegandros is known for its breathtaking sunsets. 
  • Nisyros: Just a short ferry ride from Kos, Nisyros boasts a volcanic landscape with dark sands and hot springs. 
  • Syros: Once a major commercial hub, Syros now charms visitors with elegant architecture and cultural institutions in Ermoupoli. 
  • Meganisi: Overlooked in favor of Kefalonia and Lefkada, Meganisi remains a tranquil spot.
  • Alonissos: is part of Greece’s first national marine park, home to rare monk seals and diverse marine life, a haven for nature lovers. 
  • Agistri: Just an hour from Athens, Agistri offers pine-covered beaches and a relaxed vibe.
  • Milos: famous for the Venus de Milo sculpture, features dramatic volcanic landscapes like Sarakiniko’s moon-like shores. 
  • Patmos: Less crowded due to limited ferry connections, Patmos boasts stunning beaches like Psili Ammos.
  • Kythira: the birthplace of Aphrodite, offers golden beaches and ancient ruins. 
  • Kastellorizo: Near Turkey’s coast, Kastellorizo is a hidden treasure with colorful houses and a rich history. 
  • Serifos: Close to Milos and Mykonos, offers quiet beaches (Livadakia is a highlight) and charming towns.
  • Sifnos: The island is renowned for its culinary heritage and hosts a food festival every September.





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