With so many amazing countries and destinations around the world, it can often be hard to work out which ones you want to put at the top of your bucket list, and those that should definitely be placed at the top. Greece has been hugely popular with tourists over the years, but it seems as though we can sometimes get stuck with following the crowd and heading to the most popular islands in the country. Although these popular places would no doubt be an interesting addition to your bucket list, why don’t you check out these underrated Greek islands instead?
If you’re a big fan of Greek food, then a trip to Sifnos should definitely be on your bucket list. This island is known for being the home of traditional Italian cooking, and this means that you won’t have to look too far for a delicious meal. Whether you choose to try out a local dive or a five-star restaurant, we have no doubts about the fact that you will be leaving with a smile on your face. Of course, that isn’t all this beautiful island has to offer. Sifnos also features stunning beaches and coastline, and some of the most gorgeous architecture you’ve ever seen.
The people of Ikaria have long been known as some of the happiest people to reside on this planet, so it should come as no surprise to learn that the island is truly something special. One of the best things about this island is that it is completely untouched and natural. All of the peaks and mountains are simply waiting to be hiked up, the natural ingredients are screaming out for you to eat them, and the crystal clear waters have spent their lives waiting for you to dip your toe into them. This island is also known for producing some pretty incredible wine, so what more could you want?
Just a stone’s throw away from the party and celebrity hangout of Mykonos is the beautiful little island of Naxos. Although many people forget about this place, it’s fair to say that it has a huge amount to offer in terms of scenery, food, attractions, and entertainment. You can wander through the cobbled streets and check out the market, you can head to the marina and go out on a boat trip, or you could even head into the mountains to check out some ancient ruins with your very eyes. Then, you can finish the whole day off with some fresh seafood by the ocean.
There are so many Greek islands for you to choose from, but there’s no doubt about the fact that these are pretty special. By adding these underrated islands to your bucket list, you can live like the locals, you can eat like the locals, and you can avoid the hordes of tourists at the same time. We think we’ve just found your next vacation destination…