With the title ‘Visit these lesser-known Greek islands if you want to avoid tourists this summer’ the Metro UK article urges the newspaper’s millions of readers to opt for five “off the beaten track” destinations.
In first place is Skopelos in the Sporades, known as one of the stunning ‘Mamma Mia’ film locations, with its enchanting beaches. “Demand from British travellers for Skopelos has multiplied recently, chiefly owing to its exotic natural beauty, delicious local cuisine and picturesque traditional settlements appearing as an ideal post-pandemic escape,” says the President of the Municipality of Skopelos Tourism Committee, Ioanna Efstathiou.
Next on the Metro UK list came Paxos in the Ionian, with hidden beaches, beautiful crystalline waters and charming traditional villages.
An indispensable “stop” for this year (too) is Naxos, the largest and greenest island of the Cyclades, which stands out for its historical monuments and picturesque little houses as well as long, wide beaches that lure visitors for all-day swimming and relaxation.
Fourth on the list is Ikaria in the East Aegean, made famous for being one of the world’s Blue Zones, which Metro UK described as an ideal destination for campers and nature lovers.
Fifth on the list is Sifnos in the Cyclades, which offers unique experiences such as pottery, gastronomy and lovely churches among whitewashed villages.
This article was previously published in Greek at kathimerini.gr.