2 Greek islands in the top-5 of the Mediterranean’s hidden islands
Bored of Crete, Corfu and Corsica? The newspaper Telegraph presents the Mediterranean’s best hidden islands, off France, Greece and Turkey. The top 5 of the hidden but beautiful destinations includes 2 Greek islands, Kastellorizo and Meganisi.
See below the best hidden islands in the Mediterranean accornding to Telegraph:
Off the north-west coast of Turkey at the entrance to the Dardanelles, this is a breezy wine-growing island whose port is attracting a smart set from Istanbul – about half an hour away by ferry. It has a fine fortress, uncrowded pebble beaches and several good restaurants.
The smallest and among the prettiest of the inhabited islands in the Dodecanese, this island is reached by air or ferry from Rhodes. Boats run to beaches on neighbouring islets; otherwise you swim off rocks. Multicoloured, neoclassical houses ring the harbour. The award-winning Italian film Mediterraneo was shot here.
In the Aeolian Islands, Salina was one of the settings for the Oscar-winning film Il Postino. The volcanic Aeolians are served by numerous ferries, particularly from Naples and Messina on Sicily.
4. Île de Bendor
This French island was bought, uninhabited, by the pastis millionaire Paul Ricard in the Fifties. In the following decade Ricard’s dizzy vision turned it into one of the most fashionable spots in the south of France. Salvador Dalí stayed, as did Melina Mercouri, Josephine Baker and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Today it’s a holiday island, less frenetic than Bandol, just a few hundred yards away on the mainland. There’s still an art gallery and artists’ studios, but tennis and water sports, too.
This is one of the smaller and more quaint Ionian islands, just off the east coast of Lefkas. You fly to Prevesa on the mainland and then have about an hour’s transfer by road and ferry. There are beaches, but the island is particularly popular with walkers.