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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.

Schinoussa

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.

Ios

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.

Anafi

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.

Astypalaia

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.


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Where to Stay

Hotel in Sitia, Greece Hotel Petras Beach
Hotel Petras Beach
Petras, 72300 Sitia, Greece

Situated right opposite the beach, Hotel Petras Beach enjoys quiet location just 1 km from the center of lively Sitia Town. Sitia Airport is at 7 km, while the port in the center of Sitia is 3 km away from the hotel. Agios Nikolaos port connecting Crete with Piraeus, Athens is at 70 km. The historic and busy capital of Crete, Heraklion, is 135 km away from Sitia.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Galini Palace
7.9 10
Galini Palace
95, K.Karamanlis Str., Voula, 16673 Athens, Greece

Located in Voula, on the Athenian Riviera, Galani Palace is just a 6-minute walk from the beach. It is 21 km away from Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" and 20 km away from Piraeus Port. Athens city centre is 16 km away.

Boutique Hotel in Samos, Greece Sunrise Beach Hotel
8.3 10
Sunrise Beach Hotel
Kokkari, 83100 Samos, Greece

Sunrise Beach Hotel is located in the fishing village of Kokkari, just a 2-minute walk from Lemonakia beach. Vathi town and port is is 10 km away. Samos International Airport is 17.6 km away.


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