3 of the less-known Greek islands you haven’t heard of!

Ingrid & Alex

Greece is the closest Mediterranean destination to my former home in Bucharest. But when I visited the local Tourism Fair, I faced the harsh reality: travel agencies only offer a limited number of destinations, usually the same overcrowded islands. So, I’ve decided to do some research and come up with a list of less-known Greek islands to see.

Finally, after double-checking with several of our Greek friends, I am ready to share my findings with you.

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3 of the less-known Greek islands

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Getting to these places might not be as easy as getting to the more famous ones, but it largely depends on what you want from your vacation.

Sometimes, boarding a ferry can be a great adventure, a unique experience you did not have before.

Serifos Island

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Located in the Cyclades, Serifos is a relatively small island, but just one look at it will make you think of some of the more famous islands in the area, such as Santorini or Mykonos.

The small white houses with blue doors and rooftops, the iconic windmills, the dry vegetation (basically nothing much except a few vineyards grows on this island, the soil being so infertile), and the blue water you see coming down from the hills (the highest peak reaches 580 m) might be enough to catch your attention and interest in visiting Serifos.

Unfortunately, there is no airport on the island of Serifos, but there is always the boat and ferry, with Piraeus (Athens) as the closest port.


Amorgos Island

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Picture this: a smaller Mykonos dipped in a deep blue, with many windmills overlooking the sea from the peak of the hills. Amotgos is one of the 220 islands in the Cyclades that is still untouched by mass tourism.

Drive the twisty roads and end off at Agia Anna beach, where Luc Besson shut one of his films inspired by the deep blue sea you’ll discover here.

The only way to get here is by boat or ferry.

Milos – the island of Aphrodite

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One of my friends went on a boat trip to Greece about two years ago, and when she came back, she was smitten with this small island in the Cyclades.

Small, charming, and coquette—pretty much like a boutique hotel, where you are sure you will find all the luxury and comfort while still staying in a small and private place. That’s what Milos is.

They also say this is the most exotic island in the Aegean, and this is where Venus de Milo was discovered.

With its red, pink, and orange beaches and beautiful calcareous rocks in the middle of the turquoise sea, Milos is a perfect island.

You are in luck because Milos is one of the islands with an airport, and Aegean Airlines flights depart from Athens.

Greek islands with an airport

If, eventually, you choose the comfort of traveling by plane, here are all the Greek islands where you will be able to book a flight to:

Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Astypalaia, Chios, Karpathos, Kasos, Kefallonia, Kithira, Kos, Lemnos, Leros, Mytilene, Samos,  Skiathos, Skyros, Syros, Zante, Ikaria, Kalymnos, Kastelorizo.

Don’t know what to pack for your Greek island holiday? Check out my post about what to wear in Santorini.

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