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4 Greek islands you didn't know they exist for the ultimate relaxation

Fourni Ikarias ● Gavdos ● Koufonisi ● Schinoussa ● 08 August 2017
 

Have you bored the popular Greek islands and you want an unspoiled heaven to spend your vacations? Do you want to avoid the all-inclusive hotels in Greece and the luxury facilities with thousands of tourists and instead to live an experience off-the-beaten-path, with cozy guesthouses, small rooms to let by the sea, traditional cafés with hospitable people and taverns with fresh fish? These 4 untouched Greek islands you didn't know they exist can offer you amazing moments of relaxation.


Koufonisi

Koufonisi is a complex of two tiny islands. Ano (=upper) Koufonisi has a small village (Chora) and astonishing beaches, while Kato (=under) Koufonisi is uninhabited, and has one exotic beach and a tavern. You can stay in Ano Koufonisi and visit Kato Koufonisi in a day trip by boat; it is less than half an hour. In this excursion, you can admire the coastline of Koufonisi, which is impressive, with emerald waters and caves standing imposing in the sea. The beach in Kato Koufonisi is a wild beach with big waves surrounded by impressive cliffs. It is called Nero (=water), is unorganised and one of the best spots in Greece for free camping. Koufonisi a safe choice for those, who want something in the middle. Authenticity and cosmopolitanism, calmness and fun, unorganised beaches, which have some taverns and beach bars. And of course, maybe the best crystal waters of all the Aegean Islands.


Schinoussa

Schinoussa belongs to the island complex of the authentic and wonderful Small Cyclades. It is perfect for those seeking something different, calmness and extreme beauty. Wild landscape, great hospitality, unspoiled scenery and azure waters make Schinoussa a heaven on earth where you can explore something really unique, an undiscovered part of the Greek islands. It is not a coincidence that Forbes suggested Schinoussa as one of the 6 "must see" destinations in Greece.


Fourni Ikarias

Fourni Ikarias is a tiny island with turquoise waters near Ikaria. On this isolated and untouched island, you can spend one or two days during your vacations in Ikaria or, if you are searching for peace and privacy, spend your whole vacation there. It is a remote, fishing island where you will be impressed by its emerald waters, the calm sea and the scenery, with the villages that look like coming from the 50's.


Gavdos

The tiny island of Gavdos, which is located to the south of Chania, is an unexplored paradise between Crete and Africa. Gavdos is an exotic oasis, an islet that looks like belonging to Africa, with its free character and its nostalgic aura. The main beach of Gavdos is the beach of Ai Giannis (=Saint John), an impressive beach with cedar trees, dunes and soft, thick, golden sand. On this beach, rackets and every kind of noise are forbidden. You will see there only peaceful young people, with their guitar singing, laughing and having fun. On this beach, something else is also prohibited: the swimming suits. Ai Giannis is a nudism-friendly beach where all people feel free to be naked and experience the ultimate connection with nature.  Forget everything, forget modern civilisation and get lost on this island, which has as a trademark some goats and a chair on the top of a cliff, overlooking the Libyan Sea and the nearby island of Crete.

Where to Stay

Hotel & Appartment in Andros, Greece Ostria Hotel & Apartments
Ostria Hotel & Apartments
Main Street, Gavrio, 84501 Andros, Greece

Ostria Hotel & Apartments are located in Gavrio, Andros just 500 m from the port and offer year-round, budget accommodation with the sea view in the great location. The nearest beach can be reached within 10 minutes walk.

Villa in Grevena, Greece Villa Alexandra
Villa Alexandra
Zakas, 51100 Grevena, Greece

Set on the foot of Orliakas Mountain, it is 18 km away from the town of Grevena. Guests are offered free bikes to explore the area.

Hotel in Aegina, Greece Rachel Hotel
Rachel Hotel
188, Kyriakou Galari str., Agia Marina, 18010 Aegina, Greece

Rachel Hotel is located in the centre of Agia Marina, just a 4-minute walk from the beach and Agia Marina port. Aigina town and main port of the island is 13.2 km away.


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