Summer 2019 is coming closer, and it's never too early to start planning your holidays. Greece is always a popular summer destination, but check out these 10 options off the beaten tourist track.
Most visitors flock to renowned islands like Santorini, Mykonos or Crete, but did you know that Greece has thousands of islands to choose from? If you want to avoid the crowds and get off the beaten path this summer, check out these 10 underrated islands where you'll have the vacation of your dreams!
Located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, this island is a true gem. With its 120-kilometer coastline, whitewashed houses, traditional villages and intact natural beauty, Paros is the ideal summer holiday destination for couples, families or young people. There's no shortage of things to see and do on the island as Paros has amazing beaches, historic and archeological monuments, and great nightlife.
The Greek island of Ios is sandwiched between famous Santorini and Mykonos and that's why it's often overlooked by tourists. The town of Ios is just as stunning as Santorini just without the hordes of tourists. Ios is an island of contrasts, with both a party-hard reputation and a plenty of opportunities for relaxation. Vibrant day and night parties attract younger crowds who come here for fun until the early hours. But also it is a great place for families and couples who want to relax and enjoy stunning beaches in peace and quiet. It's an island that has it all, offering the best of both worlds!
Dubbed as one of the Cyclades' best hidden gems, Naxos is slowly becoming a popular destination, but it still hasn't its original charms. From ancient ruins, traditional villages and old monasteries to whitewashed cities, high mountains, amazing beaches and lush valleys, Naxos appears to have it all. The historic highlight of the island is the impressive marble gate of Temple of Apollo. Thanks to its lush vegetation, the island is one of the most fertile in Greece and produces olives, citrus fruit, grapes and much more. Discover isolated beaches untouched by crowds, narrow alleys lined with old Venetian houses and feel the original Greek charm!
This little-known island in the Cyclades is considered to be one of the most amazing undiscovered gems of the Aegean. Milos is a volcanic island so its landscape is stunning and unique. Rocks of shapes and sizes and pristine white sand beaches are just some of many volcanic features of Milos. With whitewashed towns, authentic nature, fascinating caves, thermal springs and rich history, this island is bound to amaze you. Some of the most famous ancient Greek sculptures were found on this island, like the Venus de Milo and Asclepius of Milos.