Greece is a popular vacation destination among Europeans and those traveling to Europe for a different kind of beach holiday. If you’ve hit up Athens, Crete and Rhodes, you might be after something a little more lowkey for your next trip. Here are three discrete islands off the mainland.
Ikaria is named after Icarus, who in Greek mythology fell to the island after he flew too close to the sun. The island has a surreal moon-like terrain that is unique to Europe. It’s a fantastic place to explore and if you are feeling adventurous, you can take a soak in a radioactive hot spring. It’s more relaxing than it sounds!
Agistri is close to Athens. It’s a tiny island and a short ride on the ferry from the mainland. Here, you will find clear blue waters and rocky coves. It’s the perfect place to escape from the crowd and indulge in the peaceful nature there.
Zakynthos offers stunning natural beauty with crystal clear waters and soft white sand beaches. It may not be as well known as Crete or Santorini, but it is equal or perhaps even greater in terms of its natural beauty and gorgeous climate.