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Greek Island Hopping for backpackers: top islands

Anafi ● Astypalaia ● Ios ● Schinoussa ● Tilos ● 11 January 2018
 

There are many Greek islands for backpackers. Islands, which can offer you peace, calmness, privacy, untouched atmosphere, low prices and the ideal environment for young people, who want to explore something different away from mass tourism, to be by the sea and feel its special aura. With Greek Island Hopping, you don't have to visit only one Greek island. Read here about the top islands for backpackers in the Aegean Sea and visit the one after the other during your unforgettable summer holidays!


Schinoussa

Schinoussa belongs to the island complex of the authentic Small Cyclades. It is perfect for those seeking something different, wildness and extreme beauty. Dry landscape, great hospitality, unspoiled scenery and emerald waters make Schinoussa a paradise where you can explore something really unique, an authentic part of the Greek islands. The structures are undeveloped, so be prepared to walk, since there are no taxis, no car rentals, and roads are minimal. However, by walking, you may explore the fantastic coastline of the island and feel like an explorer in a yet undiscovered place, where this small discomfort is part of the authenticity you can experience there. Schinoussa is also the meeting place of the free-campers in the Cyclades.


Ios

Ios is one of the most mainstream choices for backpackers and young travellers. It is one of the best Greek islands with vivid nightlife. Bars and clubs with all kinds of music, from jazz and rock to pop and Greek music, transform the capital of the island into a huge party scene, where people drink, dance and have fun until the dawn. The narrow, cobblestone streets of picturesque Chora get crowded mostly with young people and teenagers. In Ios, you can find also many hostels, if you are not fan of free-camping.


Anafi

In a close distance to Ios and Astypalaia, you will find Anafi, a small rocky island that is the place to be for youngsters. With a typical Cycladic Chora and crystal waters, Anafi is also an ideal destination for romantics that want to enjoy secluded beaches, cheap fresh fish and experiences away from mass tourism.


Astypalaia

The authentic is what the visitor of Astypalaia searches, and the authentic is everywhere on the island. Flowered balconies, strolls around the ruins of the castle, rakomelo (warmed raki with honey) and smiling people are the essentials of unforgettable vacations. The windmills at the entrance of Chora will impress you with their beauty. They are not only well-preserved but also house interesting exhibitions and libraries with books in many languages to attract foreign visitors. Although Astypalaia is a well-developed island, it is considered as one of the most alternative experiences in Aegean Sea and attracts backpackers from all over the world.


Tilos

Tilos is the ultimate Greek island for backpackers thanks to Eristos. Eristos is a famous beach of Tilos, where the former mayor put years ago external public showers and trash cans in order to attract the fans of free camping. Since then, Tilos is the favourite destination of students and backpackers. It is a small island near Rhodes and an unexplored low-budget summer destination.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Tripoli, Greece Mainalon Resort
Mainalon Resort
Areos Sq., 22100 Tripoli, Greece

The completely refurbished Mainalon Resort built in Tripolis city centre.#Mainalon’s Resort location is ideal for those wishing to explore the surrounding areas. In less than an hours' drive guests can find Nafplion, Sparta, Argos and Mycenae.

Studio in Sifnos, Greece Boufounis Studios
Boufounis Studios
Kamares, 84003 Sifnos, Greece

Situated 350 meters from Kamares Beach in Sifnos, Boufounis Studios offers self-catering studios and apartments in a complex of 2 two-floor buildings, following the traditional architecture of Sifnos. The distance from the main port of Sifnos is 700 metres.#

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Hotel Hara Ilios Village
Hotel Hara Ilios Village
Agiou Panteleimonos, Kato Gouves, 70014 Heraklion, Greece

The property is located 16 km away from Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport and only 250 m from the sandy Gouves beach. The largest city and port of the island of Crete, Heraklion, can be reached within a 20-minute drive.


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