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Although the current situation with the virus COVID – 19, more known as “coronavirus” makes worried almost everyone, life is moving forward. It is March now and the temperatures continue to rise in Greece. Probably one of the most wished travel this summer might become a trip to one of the Small Inhabited Greek Islands. These places, the “Greek Summer Paradise” places, will give you an opportunity to escape the touristic crowds, find peace, harmony and serenity. These are by no doubts the necessary components of traveling to Greece and Small Inhabited Greek Islands in Summer 2020.

1. Thassos – a Small Inhabited Greek Island – number 1 Summer Paradise 2020

thassos - a Small Inhabited Greek Island - number 1 Summer Paradise 2020

Thassos is a Small Inhabited Greek Island which is located in the administrative district of Kavala, in the North Aegean Sea. With the population of about 14000 people as of 2012 data, this small Northern Aegean Greek Island is not a competitor to other famous Greek Islands as Rodos or Santroini and Mykonos. But it still offers many different entertainment options: hike trials and walks in the forests, staying in excellent hotels and trying local delicatessen in the Thassos island villages.

2. Samothrace – a Small Inhabited Greek Island – number 2 Summer Paradise 2020

samothrace is a small inhabited greek island

Samothrace is a Small Inhabited Greek Island with population a little bit less than 3000 people. It is located in the North of Aegean Sea. The island is a municipality which is located in the unit of Evros of the administrative district of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. Therefore it is another small Greek inhabited island which is neighbouring to its bigger brother the island of Thassos. Sounded as “Samothraki” in Greek, this islands is named an “island of the Gods”. This island is also a home of the highest peaks in the Aegean: Fengari (in greek – “Moon”) and Mount Saos. It can become a true escape in the Summer 2020 from the crowds and problems of the modern world.

3. Donousa – a Small Inhabited Greek Island – number 3 Summer Paradise 2020

Donousa - a Small Inhabited Greek Island

Donousa, called by some locals and tourists no less than “Greek Maldives” and a “bohemian island” is a small island in the Cyclades, Greece. Located at about 15 kilometres away east from Naxos, Donousa is the easternmost island of the Lesser Cyclades.
The population of this small inhabited Greek island is just around 200 permanent inhabitants. From those people the most live in the main village Donousa. There are three other villages on the island: Charavgi, Mersini and Kalotaritissa. A day trip to this small piece of the paradise on Earth will become a truly unforgettable travel experience into the place of harmony, silence and meditation.

4. Koufonisia – a Small Inhabited Greek Island – number 4 Summer Paradise 2020

Koufonisia - a Small Inhabited Greek Island

Koufonissia, the island in South Cyclades, is the permanent home for about only 400 residents. What is amazing about Koufonisia that this small inhabited Greek island possesses of many beautiful beaches. All of these beaches are easy accessible by foot. If Donousa called the “Greek Maldives”, then Koufonisia is by no doubt, the “Greek Carribean”. The water is crystal clear and rich of all the colours, tones and shadows of blue. The sand is tender and invite to walk to any of the beautiful beaches of the so-called “Mykonos of Cyclades”. In the summer months the small inhabited Greek island of Koufonisia is off-the-beaten-track choice for those holidaymakers, who were seeking quietness and privacy and prefer to stay away from mass tourism of Cyclades.

5. Kastelorizo – a Small Inhabited Greek Island – number 5 Summer Paradise 2020

Kastelorizo - a Small Inhabited Greek Island

The picturesque harbour of Kastelorizo town rich of the bright colours will stay in your memory for a long time! This small town where once in 1991 was filmed movie Mediterraneo, officially has a name of Meyisti. This small inhabited Greek island is one of the most remotely located islands from Greece (570 km) and much closer to the coast of Turkey – just 2 kilometres. This small Greek island in spite of its name “Meyisti” (from Greek – “biggest”) has a population of just roughly 500 inhabitants. Surrounded by turquoise waters of Southern Mediterranean Sea this small inhabited Greek island can definitely become the number 5 in the list of summer destinations 2020.

6. Irakleia – a Small Inhabited Greek Island – number 6 Summer Paradise 2020

Irakleia - a Small Inhabited Greek Island

The island of Irakleia located in Aegean Sea between its bigger counterparts – islands of Naxos and Ios, has only 141 inhabitants. This small inhabited Greek islands is the most western island of the Small Cyclades. Irakleia (also pronounced as Heraklia) – is a really quiet island that easily take you away from touristic crowds of the main islands in the Cyclades to the world of peace and quietness. It features many excellent beaches and the local people of this small Greek island are occupied with agriculture and fishing. It is the perfect location for a 1-2 day trip.  

7. Agathonisi – a Small Inhabited Greek Island – number 7 Summer Paradise 2020

Agathonisi - a Small Inhabited Greek Island

Agathonisi is a small inhabited Greek island in the North of Dodecanese district in Greece. The area of the island is just 14 sq. kilometres tiny island located in the northernmost point of the Dodecanese. The permanent population of this small Greek island is just about 180 people. Territorially the island is much closer to the Southwestern coastline of Turkey rather than Greece. The island has two easy accessible and rather popular beaches of Aghios Georgios, and Spilia. Locals are busy with agriculture and making famous cheese. This is a very peaceful and quiet island for those who are seeking a place away from the crowded touristic places on other popular Greek islands.

8. Therasia – a Small Inhabited Greek Island – number 8 Summer Paradise 2020

Therasia - a Small Inhabited Greek Island

Therasia is a small inhabited Greek island also called a “Santorini far away from crowds”. The island is a part of the volcanic island group of Santorini in Cyclades. The island was formed in the past centuries due to volcanic activities around Santorini. The area of the island is little bit less than 10 sq. kilometres and there are just around 300 permanent inhabitants living on this small Greek island. It is truly a must-see touristic destination in Summer 2020. It suits very well those who prefer to be surrounded by silence and nature rather than the crowds of tourists.

9. Symi – a Small Inhabited Greek Island – number 9 Summer Paradise 2020

Symi - a Small Inhabited Greek Island

Symi is a small island in the Dodecanese district of Aegean Sea. Although previously Symi was once a big centre of shipbuilding and its population reached 22500 people at the best times of the industry, later the number people living on the island was continuously declining and currently does not exceed 2600 people. But in the summer time tourists visiting this beautiful Greek island increasing the number of people arriving and staying overnight. This small inhabited Greek island is easily accessible from its more famous counterpart of Rhodes. Thats why it is easy to combine your holidays with visiting this small Greek island for a one-two day trip. If you are visiting Symi during your holidays in Greece, don’t forget to make a tour at the 18th-century Archangel Michael of Panormitis Monastery which is by no doubt a famous touristic attraction of Symi. Or if you are looking for the best beaches on Symi, take a boat trip at Poseidon boat to have a look at these amazing touristic treasures.

10. Anafi – a Small Inhabited Greek Island – number 10 Summer Paradise 2020

This small Greek inhabited island of Anafi lays in the group of Cyclades islands in Greece, just east of Santorini. This Greek island is almost created for those who are looking for a complete exclusion from the crazy paces of the modern life with stresses, problems and as it seems now, pandemia’s… Although it might take a long ferry journey to the island, that would pay you back double. Anafi, the small Greek island is one of the most remote islands in the Aegean Sea, and is a truly paradise of quietness and lack of commercialisation. At this Greek island there is just one village situated on the hills that have a volcanic formation. There are only about 270 permanent residents on this remote Greek island and just very few tourists, except you. Anafi will definitely bring you a sense of harmony and serenity and will stay in your memory for quite a long time.

11. Folegandros – a Small Inhabited Greek Island – number 11 Summer Paradise 2020

Folegandros is one of the most beautiful islands in Aegean Sea and territorially is connected to the group of Cyclades islands. This small inhabited Greek island is populated by only 765 permanent inhabitants and has an area of 32 square kilometres.  Residents of this small Greek island are living in villages: Agkali, Agios Nikolaos , Ano Meria and the harbour village of Karavostasis. The latter has a small port, where the ferries going towards many of the surrounding islands as Naxos, Sifnos, Santorini and others. Therefore there shouldn’t be a problem for you to get to a day or two trip to this small inhabited Greek island. To get far away from the problems, stresses and (coronavirus:), to find harmony and serenity and just to enjoy the beauty of amazing Greek nature, its sun, sea and gastronomy.

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