Five Lesser-Known Island to Visit in Greece
A teacher of Judeo-Christian doctrines, Sheila R. Vitale is founder of and pastor at Living Epistles Ministries and Christ-Centered Kabballah in New York. Away from her ministry, Sheila Vitale enjoys traveling the world, and one of her favorite destinations is Greece.
Some of the most famous philosophers hail from Greece, as do the Olympic Games and the concept of democracy. The nation also is home to a number of ideal vacation islands, including some lesser-known locales:
- Paros. The island of Paros features four villages: Lefkes, Marpissa, Naoussa, and Parikia. Visitors will find a mix of high-end hotels and smaller boutique accommodations.
- Antiparos. A 30-minute journey from the Paros airport, Antiparos offers a prime summer location for tourists who prefer smaller crowds. Locals play backgammon under the trees, reflective of the overall calm and inviting atmosphere.
- Pano Koufonisi. Perhaps more unknown than the previous two islands, Pano Koufonisi provides an ideal day-trip for tourists in the area. It offers short hikes and secluded swimming areas along a low-rising coastline.
- Amorgos. For people who enjoy history, Amorgos is the island to visit. The Monastery of Hozoviotissa and signs of multiple civilizations of the past all combine for a rich cultural experience.
- Kato Koufonisi. The small, 1.7-square-mile island of Kato Koufonisi offers some of the best beaches in Greece. Visitors will find white sand, blue waters, and selection of fine restaurants.