You don’t have to stray too far from the capital to find yourself on a beautiful beach with blue, clear waters. Nearby, you can find islands that are ideal for a comfortable short trip and for which you won’t have to spend too many hours in terms of travel. Such destinations are an ideal choice as they combine scenery of rich beauty with some excellent dining options, which in turn ensure even more relaxation, allowing you to depart from Athens carrying only the bare essentials.
In Cyclades or Argosaronikos, whichever you choose, the only certainty is that you will experience a highly enjoyable three days in the colors of the Greek summer.
Andros, the second largest island of the Cyclades, knows how to hide its diversity well. Numerous springs, wildflowers, rocky capes, green landscapes and sandy beaches make up one of the most fascinating settings of the Cyclades. Chora, Gavrio, Batsi and Korfi are the four reference points of the island that can be the base for excursions. The extensive network of trails on the island, with a total length of over 300 km, was the reason why the British Daily Telegraph included Andros in its “15 perfect Greek islands for the summer of 2021”.
Tinos is a destination that combines everything. The island where lifestyle is “forbidden”, hosts cultural heritage sites and has a rich gastronomic identity that is worth discovering. And of course, magnificent beaches and impressive picturesque villages that make it one of the favorite summer destinations that can be easily reached by boat within a few hours. In recent years Tinos has become a destination for foodies, as the locals have rallied around the institution “Tinos Food Paths”. The aim of the initiative is to promote the island’s agricultural production, local products and new restaurants. As far as walks are concerned, the villages of the hinterland hide images of infinite beauty.