Agistri Island

Greece has a total of 227 inhabited islands, each with its own unique charms. Here we pick the top 10 secret Greek islands begging to be explored.

Visiting the Greek capital, but want to see an island too? Tiny Agistri is just a 90-min ferry ride from Athens’ port, Piraeus.

Sifnos Island

This lovely isle is criss-crossed by the Sifnos hiking trails – 19 clearly marked footpaths. Maps are available, and trails are colour-coded and graded for difficulty!

Antiparos Island

You’ll find one of the best campsites, shaded by cedar trees and bamboo glades, on Antiparos. Much loved by young, alternative Greeks, it dates from the 1970s, when hippies and escapists would take refuge here.

Koufonissi Island

The white beaches of tiny Koufonissi give onto translucent waters of magnificent blues and emerald-greens. Warm and shallow, they are ideal for families with kids.

Αmorgos Island

Amorgos is one of the most beautiful Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.

Located on the southern side of the Cyclades, this island amazes visitors with the natural beauty, the traditional architecture and the fabulous beaches!

Folegandros Island

On the southern edge of the Cyclades, near Santorini, this island is wild and rocky, with dramatic cliffs plummeting down to the sea. The main settlement, Chora, is a huddle of whitewashed cubic houses, draped in bougainvillea and hibiscus.

Alonnisos Island

Remote islands, far from the modern world, are often refuges for rare animals. Alonissos, with its pinewoods and olive groves, and surrounding tranquil waters with six more tiny islets, has been declared a National Marina Park.

Chios Island

Mediaeval villages, a diverse landscape, beaches with wild beauty, ‘miraculous’ masticha, Chios is much more than just an island on the edge of the Aegean.

Kalymnos Island

Extreme sports enthusiasts are drawn to dramatic landscapes, and Kalymnos, with its arid, mountainous interior, offers some of Europe’s most challenging climbs.

Patmos Island

Patmos, in Dodecanese island group, is a significant Christian pilgrimage site. Its Cave of the Apocalypse is where John is said to have written the Book of Revelation.