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3 wonderful islands at the edge of Greece

Fourni Ikarias ● Gavdos ● othoni ● 10 October 2018
 

Are you looking for some truly undiscovered islands in Greece to spend your next summer vacation? We gathered for you three islands that are literally at the edge of Greece and can offer you isolation and contact with nature. Enjoy! 

Gavdos

You are at Europe’s edge, in the last inhabited island of Greece, a heaven in your dreams. Take a journey in this paradise on earth, and you will see the difference. With amazing contribution to ecology, together with the nearby tiny islet of Gavdopoula, Gavdos is a migratory bird stop as well as a shelter for endangered seals and caretta-caretta turtle. Gavdos is an off-the-beaten-path Greek island for those who love nature, a peaceful stay and good food. In its well-made paths, you can take gorgeous walks and get drunk with tsikoudia, the tsipouro of Crete. At the endless beaches of Gavdos, you will enjoy the best sunrises of your life. The beaches of Agianni and Sarakiniko are tempting, but don’t miss also Kastri, Ampelos, Kedres and Korfo. If you like the ultimate privacy, Pyrgos has two wonderful secluded beaches. In Karave, you will find traditional Greek taverns with excellent food, as Gavdos is famous for its fresh fish. You can go to Gavdos by boat from Sfakia or Palaiochora in Crete. 

Gavdos

Fourni

It is not a coincidence that the island of Fourni, near Ikaria, was the island of pirates. Here, time stops, and the blue of the sea mixes with the green of the island and the white of the white-washed houses. Beauty surrounds you everywhere, and if you want to swim in the clearest sea waters you can find in Greece, just pick a beach. They are all gorgeous, but be prepared to walk as there is no access to the beaches by car. If you have time for an excursion, take the boat and get to Chrisomilia to have enough of sea, sun and verdant nature. You can go to Fournoi by boat from Piraeus or Ikaria or take the aeroplane to Samos and then by boat from there. 

Fourni

Othoni

At the far end of the Ionian Sea, Othoni is the largest of the Diapontia islands (the other are Ereikoussa and Mathraki), where the legend says that Calypso kept Odysseus imprisoned. The island has two settlements, named Ammos, and one mountainous called Chorio. The most beautiful beaches are Fyki and Aspri Ammos (=white sand). In Ereikoussa, which took its name from the shrub reiki and is the northernmost island, impressive is the beach in the settlement of Porto. You can go to these islands by boat every day from Corfu.

Othoni

Where to Stay

Hotel in Argos, Greece Mycenae
Mycenae
10, Agiou Petrou Square, 21200 Argos, Greece

Enjoying the central location on the main square of Argos, Hotel Mycenae is located a 15-minute walk from KTEL bus station. The scenic town of Nafplio with Bourtzi Castle is at 11 km and the famous archaeological site of Mycenae is at a distance of 14 km. The popular summer resort Tolo is 22 km away, while famous Epidaurus Ancient Theatre is 40 km away. The nearest airport is Kalamata International Airport at a distance of 130 km.

Studio & Appartment in Andros, Greece Amorani Studios
Amorani Studios
Batsi, 84503 Andros, Greece

Amorani Studios is located in the village of Batsi, the most popular tourist destination of the island. It is only an 8-minute walk from the beach. Andros Port is a 15-minute drive away while Andros Town is a 35-minute drive away.

Hotel in Mesologgi, Greece Hotel Liberty
Hotel Liberty
41, Iroon Politechneiou str., 30200 Mesologgi, Greece

Hotel Liberty enjoys a central location in the city of Mesologgi, close to shops and restaurants. Araxos Airport is 91 km away. Rion-Antirion Bridge is 36 km away.


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