Holidays: 5 secret Greek islands where to go this summer

Holidays 5 secret Greek islands where to go this summer

Holidays: 5 secret Greek islands where to go this summer

The island of Sifnos
We are familiar with Mykonos and Santorini where hordes of tourists flock every year. But why not be tempted by other more confidential Greek islands? Sifnos, Milos, Amorgos … here are 5 destinations for holidays “sun, sea and tzatziki”.

1- The island of Sifnos

Holidays: 5 secret Greek islands where to go this summer
Island of Sifnos

This Cycladic island is renowned for its traditional cuisine, including its famous cake Amygdalota. Once satiated, we can enjoy the village festival Paniyiria that takes place all summer. Not to mention the beautiful beaches and rocks for a hike.

How to get there?

By plane, the nearest airports are on the island of Milos and Paros. Then, during the summer, fast boats make the shuttle to the island. The trip still takes three hours.

Or sleep?

Without a doubt in one of the sumptuous suites of the hotel Verina (about 140 € / 158,80 $). The property has a swimming pool from which you can admire a breathtaking view of the rest of the island.

2- The island of Milos

Holidays 5 secret Greek islands where to go this summer Island of Milos
Island of Milos

The island of Milos seduces with its wild side and its incredible blue water. It has coves of great beauty (like Tsigrado Beach, not easy to access) not to be missed.

How to get there?

It is one of the Greek islands to be accessible by air. However, a flight change must be done at the Athens airport. Of course, those who do not have seasickness can also access it by ferry from the ports of Kythnos or Piraeus.

Or sleep?

At the Salt Hotel with clean white decor. Its geographical position offers every day a sumptuous spectacle at the time of sunset. And some suites even have a private jacuzzi.

3- The island of Amorgos

Holidays 5 secret Greek islands where to go this summer Island of Amorgos
Island of Amorgos

The island of Amorgos has a small reputation: it is said to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Cyclades. This is probably why many European tourists invade the island in August, even if it is still peaceful. This place also has another advantage, it has many beautiful hidden beaches.

How to get there?

The nearest airport is Naxos. From there, a ferry makes the connection all summer between the two islands. It is also possible to land on the island of Paros, because the ferry also passes by, but only during the summer season. If you are afraid of getting bored, a hydrofoil can also take you to the ports of Milos, Folegandros, Santorini, Koufonissia, Syros, Tinos and Mykonos. Guaranteed thrills.

Or sleep?

For a welcoming stay, the luxurious Vorina Ktismata guest house looks perfect. Simple and authentic, the estate is located in the heart of the medieval city of the island. The price per night at Vorina Ktismata is from 52 € / 60.00 $.

4- Hydra Island

Holidays 5 secret Greek islands where to go this summer Hydra Island
Hydra Island

Hydra is the perfect island to completely get rid of the stress of city life. No car, no scooter, or even bike is allowed to circulate on the island: a real haven of peace.

How to get there?

Hydra Island is accessible from Piraeus Port in Athens. From here, two options are available to you: the ferry, for those who want to admire the view, or the hydrofoil for those in a hurry. For the first, it takes 3 hours 30 minutes, for the second only one hour.

Or sleep?

Two minutes from the port of the island, at the hotel Bratsera. The property offers a typically Greek architectural setting. Your favorite spot will certainly be near the pool, surrounded by massive Greek columns that give a certain charm to the place.

5- The island of Serifos

Holidays 5 secret Greek islands where to go this summer Island of Serifos
Island of Serifos

Serifos is one of the least touristic islands of the Cyclades. Despite the popularity of travelers to the Greek islands, it has managed to preserve its authentic charm. The calming calm that reigns here allows you to enjoy the Chora, a wonderful village of Greek antiquity.

How to get there?

By ferry, from the port of Piraeus, but also by Kythnos, Sifnos, and Milos, if you ever want to visit several islands during your stay … From Athens, the journey time is 4H50.

Or sleep?

At Coco-Mat Hotel, which has an exceptional character thanks to its stone walls. But what we prefer is its terraces overlooking the sandy beach … But this little corner of paradise is worth it, it takes about 300 € / 340.30 $ per night for 2.

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