RIPE FOR DISCOVERY

Greece may be small, but its wonders are abundant. Go off the beaten path and discover majestic Corfu, pristine Koufonissia, unassuming Samos, erotic Folegandros, enchanting Nymfaio, green Paxoi, modest Aegina, cosmopolitan Chalkidiki, beloved Skiathos, captivating Serifos and alluring Amorgos.

BEST IS YET TO COME

Location: Southern Europe
Capital: Athens
Size: 131.957 km2
Accessibility: By plane from all major airports

Myth, history and reality converge at every island or mountain village in Greece and they all have their unique story to tell. From the spectacular beaches of Chalkidiki to the traditional atmosphere of Samos, you can be part of the story and create indelible memories. Though less renowned, the Greek gems featured below can effortlessly compare to more distinguished destinations in terms of natural beauty, luxury, unforgettable gustatory experiences and unparalleled hospitality. Or in the words of a famous lover of Greece, Henry Miller, “it takes a lifetime for someone to discover Greece, but only an instant to fall in love with her.”

ESSENTIALS

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WE LOVE

The green paradise of Samos, away from any notion of the tourism industry. The feeling of being so close and yet so far from Athens when in Aegina. The Venetian grandeur of Corfu. The way time slows down in Koufonissia. Feeling like a true islander in Serifos. Getting away from it all in beloved Ios.

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LOCAL TIPS

Explore Nymfaio, the crown jewel of Northern Greece. Marvel at the awe-inspiring sunrise at the beach of Mykali in Samos, a well-kept secret that can put Santorini to shame.Treat yourself to a scoop or more of the best pistachio ice cream in Aegina. Feel like floating on air in the Castle of Folegandros or take in the view from the Castle of Serifos.

Events calendar

Corfiot Easter

Orthodox Easter in Corfu is one of the most vivid celebrations in Greece, especially Good Friday and the first Resurrection on Saturday morning

FiSHERMAN FESTIVAL

Held every June in Koufonissia, it is a celebration of local fishermen that prepare and serve fish soup, followed by a night of live music and dancing

SANI FESTIVAL

A distinguished cultural institution held in July and August on Sani Hill in Chalkidiki, it hosts several international and Greek musicians

IREON MUSIC FESTIVAL

Early in August, Ireo beach in Samos is transformed into a stage that hosts many rock and alternative musicians and bands