Τhe Greek… Maldives!

Sparsely populated exotic islands.

Greece offers so many exciting holiday destinations apart from the popular islands of Mykonos and Santorini. Most people don’t know that there are some little gems spread all over the Aegean Sea, waiting to be discovered. Very few people, white houses and tropical waters… it’s normal to feel like you are swimming in one of the Maldives atolls sometimes!

Crystal waters in Aegean Sea
Lipsi-784 inhabitants
The island of Calypso, located between Leros and Patmos, is the biggest of the 24 islets-complex and has an unspoiled charm. So, how do you spend a day at Lipsi? Swimming, of course, at the emerald waters of one of its beaches like Katsadia, Platis Gialos, Monodendri and Hohlakoura. There are many more places that you can discover by renting a boat. The “home” of Mediterranean monk seals (monachus monachus) and sea turtles is under the protection of Natura 2000. There are also many rare bird species like silver gulls. Book ferry tickets to Lipsi through Let’s Ferry and combine different routes. You can choose between connections to and from Piraeus, Patmos, Leros, Ikaria, Kalymnos, Rhodes, Samos, Kos, Nisyros, Symi and Tilos.

Clear, crystal waters in Lipsi island
Folegandros–650 inhabitants
This Cycladic island is so small that you can see it all in only half a day. Golden-sandy beaches, volcano rocks, caves and blue crystal waters are some of the highlights in Folegandros. Ask a local to take you with a small boat around the island to discover secluded beaches. Vardia, Vintsentzou, Livadi, Livadaki, Agios Nikolaos, Serfiotiko and other beaches with shimmering coasts, will make you feel you were transported to the Caribbean!

Beautiful sandy beach in Folegandros
Iraklia–150 inhabitants
A beautiful, quiet place, part of the Small Cyclades complex is ideal for relaxed vacations and endless swimming in clear waters. Iraklia is protected by Natura 2000 and hosts rare wild birds. As the boat enters Agios Georgios, the main port, you’ll feel the incontrollable need to dive instantly into the green waters. Karvounolakos, Alimia, Livadi, Tourkopigado and Ksilompatis are some of the most beautiful beaches of the island. Check all the available routes and book cheap ferry tickets to Iraklia. The connected ports are Piraeus, Naxos, Amorgos, Donoussa, Schinoussa, Koufonissi, Paros and Syros.

Girl in the sandy beach of Iraklia
Schinoussa-265 inhabitants
The Island of the Sun, lies very close to Naxos and Iraklia. Despite its small area, there are 21 stunning beaches to discover and the most famous are Tsigouri, Alygaries, Bazaios, Psili Ammos and Mersini. No wonder this island too is entirely protected by Natura 2000. Find cheap ferry tickets to Schinoussa at letsferry.com. The island is connected with Piraeus, Naxos, Amorgos, Donoussa, Iraklia, Koufonissi, Paros and Syros.

Beautiful beach in Schinoussa island
Donoussa-167 inhabitants
Tripiti, Kalotaritissa, Meltemi are the must-see beaches that will leave you speechless. The island that belongs to Small Cyclades, has many fans who return every year to this small paradise. If you want to see the wreck of a German boat near Kendros beach, the only thing you need to do is book low-cost ferry tickets to Donoussa with Let’s Ferry and dive deep into an unforgettable sea bottom.

Donoussa with crystal clear waters
Thirassia–319 inhabitants
This volcanic little island of Cyclades, counts many admirers, despite being just a breath from vibrant Santorini. Adventure starts from Agia Irini beach, also known as Riva, where small boats coming from Ammoudi or Athinio make a short stop. Multiple paths with a stunning view to Caldera and the volcano hills are ideal for trekking and relaxation. Discover all the available routes from Santorini, Ios, Paros, Naxos, Anafi, Sikinos, Syros and Folegandros and book cheap ferry tickets to Thirassia at Let’s Ferry

Thirassia with volcanic beach
Kastelorizo-498 inhabitants
This island is a crossroad of West and East will impress you from the first minute you will disembark. Do you want to see the fifty shades of blue? You should then visit the Blue Cave, the most breathtaking cave in Mediterranean. Travel safe, cheap and stress free with ferry tickets to Kastelorizo from Piraeus and Rhodes.

Kastelorizo island with crystal clear waters
Halki-478 inhabitants
Only a few miles away from Rhodes, picturesque alleys, medieval castles, fortresses and shimmering beaches are waiting to be discovered. While here, take the opportunity to rent a small boat from Emporios to the Alimia islet, we promise it’ll remind you the last exotic island with turquoise waters and thick, golden sand you saw outside Greece. Ferry tickets to Halki offer you the flexibility to travel to many ports. Piraeus, Rhodes, Heraklion, Kasos, Karpathos are few of them. Book your tickets online and receive them at home or at the port.

Halki island with crystal clear waters
Psara-446 inhabitants
Konstantinos Kanaris, one of the greatest heroes of the Greek Revolution was born in Psara and every part of the island from the Black Ridge hill to the port, have an important story to tell. Dive in crystal waters for snorkelling and underwater fishing and travel to the nearby islet of Antipsara to discover secluded beaches. See all possible routes and book cheap ferry tickets to Psara with Let’s Ferry from the ports of Piraeus, Chios, Mytilene and Inousses.

The small Chora of heroic Psara Island
Koufonissia-400 inhabitants
This famous destination consists of “Ano” and “Kato” Koufinissi, and every year bookings start early, even from January! Only Ano Koufonissi is inhabited but both of them have some amazing beaches including Pori, Fanos, Harokopou and Pezoulia. Visiting a beach you will face a dilemma: Should first take a photo or swim right away? The turqoise waters of Koufonissia have impressed travel editors, tourists and instagrammers from all over the world.

Koufonissia has impressive beaches
Sikinos-273 inhabitants
Hiding between Ios and Folegandros, lies a low budget minimal paradise with the original Cycladic aura, whitewashed houses of traditional architecture and a breathtaking sunset. Travel around Sikinos with a small boat to discover the unspoiled beaches of Malta and Karas. We advise you to taste salad with local caper, baked stuffed lamb and fresh “pasteli”, a sesame seed candy with nuts covered with honey.

Sandy beach in Sikinos island
Anafi-271 inhabitants
For those who seek an alternative holiday destination, very close to Santorini, there is an ideal island with a main town (or “Chora”) built at 260m height. Every beach is more beautiful than the other but some of them are approachable only by boat. Don’t leave Anafi before you swim in the green waters of Kleisidi, Roukounas, Megas Potamos and Flamourou.

Anafi beach with black sand
Antikythera-45 inhabitants
Also known as Tsirigoto, this tiny island (of only 20 km2) is strategically located between Crete, Kythira and Peloponnese. It’s mostly famous for the Antikythera Mechanism, a complicated ancient astronomical instrument used for navigation. Most residents have immigrated to other countries and during winter only 45 people live here. In summer the population rises significantly. Maybe because of the low-cost ferry tickets to Antikythera with Let’s Ferry through Piraeus, Kissamos, Kythira and Gythio.
Tip: Swimming in Xeropotamos and Kamarila will stay with you forever!

Hidden beach in Antikythera
Marathi-5 inhabitants
In the island with the smallest population in Dodecanese, near Arkioi island, there is a village that has 12 inhabitants in the summer, but only 3 of them stay through winter. If you want to spend some days as a… castaway visit the one and only beach of Marathi surrounded by an idyllic scenery.

Telendos-30 inhabitants
Travel experts, adventure lovers and sailors already know this gem of the Dodecanese which is very close to Kalymnos. Despite its small size, there are many beaches to explore the most famous of them being Hohlakas.

Telendos island in a surrounded view
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