The popular British newspaper Metro appealed to British travelers to visit the Greek islands after the easing of COVID-19 measures which began in early May.
The author of the article urges millions of readers to prefer less popular Greek destinations that offer quality services away from the crowds and makes special reference to five beautiful Greek islands.
First, Skopelos, the island of Mamma Mia which charms with its enchanting beaches. Then comes Paxos with its hidden beaches and traditional villages.
A must-see island for this year is Naxos as the largest and greenest island in the Cyclades and stands out for its historical monuments and picturesque houses.
Ikaria is ideal for campers and nature lovers, while Sifnos offers unique experiences such as pottery, gastronomy and churches.
The representatives of the destinations on the list send the APE-MPE the tourist “climate” of the days:
“In Naxos, a very satisfactory start to the season has been achieved with occupancy reaching 100% for accommodation that operated at Easter and May 1,” said Deputy Mayor for Tourism of Naxos and Small Cyclades Vangelis Katsaras.
“The demand from British travelers for Skopelos has increased recently, with exotic natural beauties, local cuisine and traditional establishments being the best post-pandemic solution,” said Skopelos Municipality Tourism Committee Chairwoman Ioanna Efstathiou.
“In domestic tourism, it should be noted that on May 1, many people preferred the island for short excursions,” said Skopelos Municipality Tourism Committee Chair Ioanna Efstathiou.
“The timely start of the tourist season in combination with the consecutive three-day festivities has boosted the psychology of tourism professionals and visitors to the island,” stressed the Mayor of Sifnos, Maria Nadali.
“Good fills have been observed in recent days, while the forecast is very encouraging for the summer months for holidays on the island with quality and safety,” she added.
Although not an immediate choice for British holidaymakers, Skopelos is perhaps best known as the filming location of Mamma Mia.
In the Aegean, the perfect island isn’t as easy to reach as other islands, which means it’s somewhat unspoiled compared to other corners of Greece.
The Ionian Islands are known for their beautiful beaches and Paxos does not disappoint.
Slightly off the beaten track, Paxos is home to traditional villages, hidden beaches and hot springs.
The port of Paxi is a must and, if you have the chance, be sure to visit Antipaxi: a small island of five square kilometers only a few minutes away by boat.
Also in the Aegean Sea, Naxos is the largest and greenest of the Cyclades islands.
Dotted with white and cubic houses, ancient ruins and other historical monuments, Naxos is a must-see.
You can fly or ferry to Naxos from Athens and it is easily accessible from other Aegean islands.
This beautiful island takes its name from Icarus, the son of Daedalus, who in Greek mythology is said to have fallen into the sea nearby.
This island is popular with campers and is a great place to connect with nature.
Also part of the Cyclades, Sifnos is known for its pottery.
All around the island, you will have the chance to try pottery workshops and taste various Greek specialties.
Crowned by the beautiful white monastery of Chrysopigi and home to hidden and protected beaches, Sifnos should be at the top of your travel bucket list.
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