2 Greek islands among the 10 most underrated European islands
The Australian travel website Traveller published the list with the 10 most underrated European Islands, among them we find 2 Greek islands. If the likes of Capri, Skye and Rhodes sound like they’re going to be a little too crowded for your tastes, then Europe has plenty more island options, according to Traveller.
Alonissos and Andros are the 2 Greek islands chosen for the list.
See the 10 most inderrated European islands:
1. Mljet, Croatia
2. Alonnisos, Greece
The Greek islands that tend to get the attention are those in the south of the country, but head a bit further up and the Sporades group is largely forgotten. Of these, Alonnisos is the nature lover’s dream. Astonishingly, it’s home to Greece’s only National Marine Park, and the wetlands provide a haven for bird life. Boat tours head out to find dolphins, rare monk seals and gliding falcons.
3. Andros, Greece
Even the better known Greek Island chains have islands that don’t get the attention they deserve. The Cyclades are an easy ferry hop from Athens, and the party crowds head to Mykonos and Ios, while Santorini pulls in the more romantically inclined. But then there’s Andros, second largest of the Cyclades and one of the closest to Athens. It is riven with valleys and ancient footpaths, making it prime territory for walkers. The main town, Hora, is full of handsome ship-owners’ mansions, but the charm comes from camping among the olive trees.
4. Aland, Finland
5. Mainland, Scotland
6. Ilha de Tavira, Portugal
7. Formentera, Spain
8. Elba, Italy
9. The Lofoten Islands, Norway
10. Gozo, Malta