Greece’s hundreds of islands have become something of a tourist paradise over the past several years. The traditional, laid-back essence of the Aegean islands has been disturbed in some of the most popular islands, such as Santorini and Mykonos, thanks to the huge affluence of tourists and cruise ships.
However, it’s still definitely possible to find islands that can offer total peace and relaxation if you’re looking for this type of experience. These three islands are great options for a relaxing trip.
Naxos is the biggest island in the Cyclades chain but is often overlooked due to nearby neighbor Mykonos. However, Naxos has a wealth of hiking, small beaches, and charming old towns with much fewer tourists.
Crete is the largest and most southerly Greek island. Its large size means that you can find anything here, including total relaxation. Small coastal towns dot the Crete landscape, meaning that this is a perfect place to rent a small house and chill out.
Antiparos is a tiny hidden gem. With fewer than 1,500 annual residents, this small island is everything that you’re looking for in an authentic, relaxing Greek experience. With few tourists and plenty of natural beaches, you are going to fall in love with Antiparos.