10 Gorgeous Greek Islands You Haven’t Heard Of Yet

Greece, famous for its cobalt blue seas, whitewashed houses and rustic fish restaurants by the ports, comprises of over 6000 islands in the Aegean and Ionian seas.


Located in the Halkidiki peninsula, this beautiful island has a good dose of rustic flavour combined with powdery white sand beaches. Relatively unknown to tourists, most visitors to the island are Greek and it retains an authentic atmosphere.


Lying opposite the relatively well known isle of Paros you can find the smaller peaceful island of Antiparos. Popular with celebrities and those who value being in a relaxing haven away from the crowds, Antiparos provides the perfect holiday destination.


If you really fancy getting away from it all then head to the idyllic island of Schinoussa, home to a mere 250 residents. There are a handful of hotels available on this tiny slice of paradise and as you can imagine the vibe is very chilled out.


Once a thriving fishing and merchant capital, Halki still retains its majestic aura. Arriving in the port of Emborio you will notice the grand 19th century mansions that attest to the island’s illustrious past.


Leros is a tranquil and unspoiled island of the Dodecanese with beautiful white sand bays and coves, located between Patmos and Kalymnos. Fortunately its remained low key and uncrowded, and is large enough to explore; spend your days wandering around the picturesque whitewashed villages and enchanting coves.


Only a short boat ride from Athens, this little island is very popular with the locals and therefore best avoided in high season. Out of season, when the crowds have left but the weather is often still fantastically warm, Agistri becomes a fabulous place to visit.


The enchanting island of Tilos is more luxuriantly verdant than many other Greek islands. As a result it’s renowned for its abundant wildlife; particularly its bird species which are many and varied, Tilos will indeed bring out your inner ornithologist!

Its gentle rolling landscape dotted with tiny traditional fishing villages and deserted coves, is perfect for leisurely hikes.


This dramatic island is famous for its hiking and diving, fans of the movie The Big Blue (that was shot here) pay pilgrimage to Amorgos.


The volcanic island of Folegandros looks strikingly similar to the ever popular island of Santorini, yet is thankfully far less visited.


Sifnos has remained until now a secret amongst the Greek set. Achingly trendy and exclusive, they haven’t wanted to let the outside world know about this gem of an island. The atmosphere is chic yet authentic and is perfect for foodies with its reputation for fantastic local dining.
The landscape of Sifnos is just made for hiking and local guidebooks detail trails around the island that you can walk.

Mo’orea, French Polynesia

Dreaming of volcanic mountains, white powder sandy beaches and bright turquoise waters? Mo’orea is a romantic, remote island in the South Pacific and one of the lesser known holiday spots in French Polynesia. Just thirty mins from Tahiti by high-speed Catamaran, Mo’orea is also slightly easier to reach then its famous brother, Bora Bora.

Experience authentic Tahitian culture, swim with local reef sharks and string-rays in clear lagoon waters, go whale watching and hike tropical rainforests by foot. You can also rent an open-top car or a bicycle and circle Moorea’s 60-kilometer coastline where you will pass by white churches and sleepy fishing villages – maybe stop along the way to buy some tropical fruit, freshly caught tuna or a hand-picked coconut.

Source: Travelden



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