Posted by: bluesyemre | March 25, 2015

17 unnoticed Greek islands (for now)

Ignored by tour operators, overlooked by the crowds, and underrated by the travel guides until recently. Isolated and remote, sometimes even neglected, or for the most part, overshadowed by their world-famous neighbours, here we find a bunch of islands that also deserve our attention, for their pristine beauty and unique appeal. These outsiders of the package holiday are not failures. The loser becomes the winner, when they manage to stay out of the grounds of the beer consuming hordes. Letting life just pass by, waiting their moment of a rather private glory, these small retreats enjoy a peaceful unspoilt existence, some in the bounds of the West, others in the midst of all the bustle. Nor ten or twenty: we have seventeen, out of about 1,400 islands that belong to Greece (and we hope will for a long time, in spite of any crisis), of which only 227 are inhabited (please find a map at the end of this post). Because maybe we would never have the chance to stop there, in our journey towards the highlight, and because one lifetime is not enough, we would like to rescue these endearing islands from their ostracism just for a post.

  • Amorgos
  • Anafi
  • Folegandros
  • Sifnos
  • Ano Koufonisia
  • Thirasia
  • Astypalaia
  • Nisyros
  • Patmos
  • Symi
  • Kastelorizo
  • Karpathos
  • Paxos
  • Antipaxos
  • Lefkada
  • Gaidouronisi
  • Gavdos

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