Category Archives: Greek islands

Posts about Greek islands in general

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Hydra: A treasure near Athens

Between the Saronic and Argolic Gulf in the Aegean Sea, there lies the astonishing Hydra island. The name Hydra (coming from the ancient Greek word for water) is not a euphemism, for this island is teemed with cool and bubbling water springs. Formally, the province of Hydra belonged to the Piraeus Prefecture because it is [...]

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Greek Hidden Treasures 13: Iraklia, a synonym for serenity

Iraklia is a beautiful islet that lies near to Naxos, in the Small Cyclades complex. The number of its inhabitants is about 150 and it has only two villages: Agios Georgios and Chora or Panagia. There is a seasonal minibus service but, if you wish, you can also hire a motorbike. You can go there [...]

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Greek Hidden Treasures 10: Sikinos, the other side of Cyclades

If you’re planning to visit Greece this summer but feel like exploring an off-the-beaten-track destination, how about Sikinos? Known as “the small lady of the Cyclades”, this miniature island is an unmapped heaven, ideal for those you want to hike their way through the numerous beauties of the cycladic scenery and appreciate the raw allure [...]

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Greek Hidden Treasures 9: Kasos

Kasos belongs to the island complex of Dodecanese, located close to the island of Karpathos in the south region of the Aegean; it is often regarded as an off the beaten track destination, as its has not developed according to touristic demand and therefore has preserved a strong traditional character. Ferries depart from the port of [...]

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Greek Hidden Treasures 8: Folegandros

While the unique landscape of the Cyclades islands has a worldwide allure, few are those you would go as far as to explore those less known hidden treasures that are not as famous as Mykonos or Paros; indeed, the southern Cyclades offer a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a more relaxing kind of vacations while experiencing [...]

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Greek Hidden Treasures 5: Astypalaia, relaxing holidays

Astypalaia constitutes a unique island case; it’s geographical location places it between the island complexes of Cyclades and Dodecanese, resulting into an architectural style that incorporates elements from both regions. Astypalaia is easily accessible by ferry from Athens (Piraeus port) and also from other greek islands like Rhodes, Kos, Naxos and more. Astypalaia is also [...]