Best Greek Islands For Relaxationby Perry Nastos Hostelbay [ Hotels and Ferry Tickets in Greece ]
If we could categorise travellers we could say there are two of them. Those who aim at the night parties and making acquaintances, and those who love a more relaxing way to spend their summer holidays with swimming and exploration. The second category is probably the most interesting especially for those who are into nature and photography. In the following lines, you will find out where the holidaymakers who love to unwind choose to go. Which destinations they pick in order to get far away from the crowds and the bustle. The most isolated, small - in their majority -, quiet, full of beaches "gems" of Greece that despite the fact that they are not famous for their nightlife, have the power to impress even the most sceptical visitor.
Whimsical beaches, imposing green mountains, hills of exceptional beauty and unique ecosystems "endow" the land of Skopelos with impressive landscapes that if we combine them with its mild climate, they make this island an ideal holiday destination. With thick forests covering almost 80% of its area, Skopelos is considered to be the greenest island of the Aegean Sea, with a pretty good tourist infrastructure. Skopelos has managed to retain its traditional character. Located in the Northern Sporades, northern Aegean, north of Evia and east of Pelion. Skopelos is an island with wonderful contrasts. Your visit there will be a continuous journey through time from the present to the past and the reverse. Skopelos has a very rich and varied natural environment and, despite its small size, it presents rare geomorphology with strong contrasts and many areas of high ecological value. The town of Skopelos is a traditional island town and has a characteristic architecture combined with beautiful cobbled streets, which has been declared a traditional settlement. Skopelos Chora as well as the whole island, are full of old traditional churches, chapels and monasteries. Don't miss the chance to climb to Panagitsa of Pyrgos, at the edge of the harbour at the castle and admire the wonderful churches, the picturesque streets, the steep rocks and the view of the vast Aegean Sea. The green meets the blue. It is all you need to get to Skopelos. The pine forest, which almost touches the turquoise waters, was chosen as the ideal backdrop for the film "Mamma Mia" and this was not done by chance. The crystal clear beaches and amazing waters impress every visitor, while the forest offers plenty of routes for walks, as well as opportunities for hiking and cycling. Experience the adventure through the legends of the famous pirates, which bring memories of a past way living through interesting narratives. Skopelos is part of the Northern Sporades Marine Park and is a shelter for seals. So it is very possible to swim next to some friendly seal. From Skopelos, you can start you Greek island hopping adventure and visit the rest of the Sporades, like Skiathos and Alonissos. The Sporades group of islands that has retained its unique beauty and authentic charm throughout the centuries.
Although more and more VIPs choose to visit the hidden gem of Patmos, the island of the Apocalypse exhibits a religious temper and it remains an ideal choice for a sophisticated holiday with substantial relaxation in the foreground. Patmos is a special destination for sophisticated travellers looking for tranquillity but also for diversity. Combining the religious element with that of adventure, Patmos is really a revelation on its own. The imposing stonemasonry of St. John the Theologian and the Cave of Revelation, which has been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are just two of the places to visit. Beauty, lush green landscapes, mysterious character, beaches for all tastes, architectural tradition and the irresistible combination of mountain and sea. Patmos has it all. The beach that attracts most locals and tourists is the cosmopolitan sandy beach of Kampos. Lovers of water sports, as well as families with children, will find here the perfect destination for endless dives. In Vagia, you will find the coldest waters of the island, but also the most famous sweets. If you want isolation, the boat from Skala will take you to Psili Ammos, while Sapsila beach with its warm waters is definitely a must, and finally Lambis one of the most colourful beaches will complete your bucket list. The heart of the nightlife of the island beats at the port of Skala, where choices vary according to tastes and include quiet beverage bars and clubs with louder music. In Chora, you will find more splendid places for your romantic evenings. Walking in the alleys of Chora, the almost metaphysical dimension of the area is perceived, especially if you get around the "tourist" cobbled path that passes in front of the monastery and ends at the central square. Daisy cobbled streets will bring you to the edge of the cliff for a breathtaking view or will push you deeper into the settlement with quietness being your only companion. You will find it difficult to resist the delicious, traditional island recipes. That's why when you decide to visit the special Patmos, eat whatever you want in the taverns and forget about the calories. Such a food is not something you would like to miss...
The story of the island of Folegandros is pretty awesome. From an island of political exiles to the "New Mykonos" or the "new Santorini", this island is the next must choice for you and your mate. Folegandros is so magical, charismatic, small, eloquent, and serene. A masterpiece of an island. You will arrive at Karavostasis, which, although a harbour, has nice water for swimming. By arriving at the port you might not be extremely impressed, so do not make any immediate conclusions. Chora has nothing to do with the harbour, and Folegandros is worth it because it will reveal itself to you gradually. This is its greatest strength. If you are looking for a vacation without a car, Folegandros will become your favourite place. Folegandros is a standout amongst the most lovely islands of the Cyclades. It is one of the most picturesque regions of Europe, and its country is distinguished for its beauty, while its unique sights and aquamarine beaches complete its image. If you are looking for a carefree vacation without a car, Folegandros is the best solution for several reasons. The route from Piraeus is quite easy and not at all tiresome, especially when you do not have to rush to get the car from the ship's parking lot. Karavostasis is one of the few Greek ports that preserve tradition combined with picturesque beauty. Those of you who really want to experience the holiday experience in Folegandros, you have to stay in Chora. It is an ideal choice for both the view and the amenities. The town of Folegandros is paved, leaving all the vehicles in the parking area of the municipality or in some hotels, located outside the city. With 4 large squares, paved cobbled streets and a castle town, Folegandros will make you walk every centimetre and discover it without a car. Folegandros has many interesting beaches, but you do not need a car to approach them. That sounds perfect, right? The only beaches that you can take the KTEL (local bus) to visit them are Agali, the most cosmopolitan beach of the island, where you will find golden sand and some restaurants and cafes next to it, and the beaches of Karavostasis and Vardia, which are close to the harbour. The other beaches can be reached by boats, some starting from Karavostasis, and some from Agali. Of course, you have to go to Katergo, but it is worthwhile to go round the island. Holidays in Folegandros will give you fantastic moments. You will not have any difficulty with your transportation, since you have everything right next to you. Folegandros is an island that has preserved its untouched Aegean heritage, you will really enjoy your stay at traditional hotels.
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