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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

Studio & Appartment in Zakynthos, Greece Studio Stars
Studio Stars
Mouzaki - Laganas, 29092 Zakynthos, Greece

Surrounded by lush gardens with citrus trees, Studio Stars offers self-catering accommodation in a quiet location just 1 km away from the lively center of the cosmopolitan Laganas resort and 3 km from Laganas Beach. Zakynthos international airport is at 4 km, while the main port in picturesque and historic Zakynthos town is at 5 km. A bus stop with good service to the town can be found just a few meters away from the property.

Hostel in Athens, Greece Athens International Youth Hostel
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Athens International Youth Hostel
16, Victor Hugo str., 10438 Athens, Greece

Athens International Youth Hostel is a friendly, budget hostel located in a quiet residential street, close to the historic center of Athens and just 3 minutes walk from the nearest metro station. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 1.5 km, while the lively Monastiraki Square is at 1.3 km. Plaka, the historic and picturesque part of Athens with narrow cobblestone streets can be reached within a 18-minute walk.

Hotel & Studio in Andros, Greece Blue Bay Resort Village
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Blue Bay Resort Village
Delavogias, Batsi, 84501 Andros, Greece

Blue Bay Resort Village is located 1.5 km away from the centre of Batsi, close to Delavogias Beach. Andros Port is 8.2 km away and Andros Town is 24.7 km away.


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