10 Exotic Islands of Greece

When it comes to tropical islands, the first ones that come to mind are those in the Caribbean Sea or the Far East. However, there are many exotic islands in the Aegean Sea that embrace their guests with their lush nature. In particular, some of the isolated islands of Greece, some of which are in the corner of the coast, welcome nature-loving sea holiday enthusiasts. We recommend you to visit these 10 greenest islands of the Aegean Sea, which you can easily visit by renting a boat in Greece.

10 Exotic Islands of Greece

Corfu Island

Corfu is known as the greenest island in Greece, especially among boat holiday enthusiasts. Located in the Ionian Sea, Corfu is also one of the most beautiful islands in the country. The mountainous structure of the interior of the island makes the air of Corfu always humid and allows a variety of trees to grow. Corfu, where the first university of modern Greece was founded, is one of the most popular sea holiday destinations in Greece thanks to its nature that combines blue and green. You can rent a boat from Corfu and sail around the island and anchor in unique bays where you can immerse yourself in nature.

Kefalonia Island

Kefalonia, one of the largest islands of the Ionian Sea, offers all kinds of convenience for those who want to have a boat holiday with its beaches and piers suitable for anchoring and boat rental options. This lush green island, which hosted the filming of the film Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which became one of the cinema classics, is also famous for its wines. Therefore, if you are a sailor with gusto, you can also taste the delicious wines of the island during your Kefalonia Island sea holiday.

Thasos Island

Thasos, which is quite north of the Aegean Sea, has a slightly shorter sea season than the islands in the south. However, due to its magnificent nature, it is the favourite route of those who want to add green colour to the blue during their sea holiday. Only five nautical miles from the mainland, a boat holiday in Thasos deserves to be included in this list with its green forests covering the whole island. The easiest way to reach Thasos Island, which is especially famous for its olive and sausage trees special to the region, is to rent a boat from Kavala.

Samos Island

Samos, one of the easternmost islands of Greece, is a hidden paradise with its isolated and quiet life and lush forests. Just a few nautical miles from Turkey, you can rent a boat from Çeşme to reach Samos. On your Samos sea holiday, you can sail around the island with peaceful sailing cruises and enjoy the beaches, or you can experience Greek local life in the mountain villages far away from everything by renting a car.

Poros Island

First things first: Poros, one of the Saronic Archipelago consisting of four islands, should not be confused with Paros Island, which is not green at all and belongs to the Cycladic Archipelago. Located in the north of the Saronic Gulf, Poros can be reached by renting a boat from Hydra Island. Another attractive aspect of a boat holiday in Poros Island, which has a lush green nature thanks to its pine trees, is the sheltered bays and magnificent beaches that are very suitable for anchoring.

Zakynthos Island

One of the first routes that comes to mind when it comes to sea holidays in the Greek Islands is of course the world-famous Zakynthos Island. The prominent features of Zakynthos sea holiday are of course the turquoise sea and green nature. While exploring all the beaches around the island with the boat you will rent from Zakynthos Island in the Ionian Sea, we recommend you to visit the inner parts of the island with a car and apply a little oxygen therapy to your lungs with the pungent smell of pine trees in the lush forests.

Agistri Island

Agistri Island, one of the hidden treasures of Greece, is best reached by renting a boat from Hydra. If you have time, it is even possible to combine Poros and Agistri Islands in your route and spend an unforgettable boat holiday. Agistri, whose coasts and mountains are covered with pine trees, is a very calm and peaceful island. A boat holiday in Agistri, where you can literally enjoy nature, is a very pleasant option with its exotic beaches and taverns serving Greek delicacies.

Skiathos Island

Skiathos Island, one of the most popular sea holiday routes of the Sporades Archipelago, is distinguished by its densely forested structure. Another nice thing about this very green island is that it has an airport. So you can come directly by plane and enjoy the green and blue by renting a boat from Skiathos. More than 60 beaches on the island, all of which are beautiful from each other, have a unique beauty thanks to being intertwined with the forest.

Lefkas Island

Lefkas Island, also known as Lefkada, is famous for its lush nature as well as being one of the most famous water sports centres in the world. For this reason, you can explore the deserted bays and add a little adrenaline to your holiday by renting a boat from Lefkas Island, which is a very popular route especially for kite surfing and windsurfing enthusiasts. Lefkas, which is a very suitable sea holiday route especially for families with young children with its safe beaches, is an island where those who love climbing can also have pleasant adventures thanks to its mountainous structure.

Paxos Island

This tiny island of Greece, covered with pine trees, offers its guests an unforgettable sea holiday experience despite its small surface area. Paxos, which you can reach by renting a boat from Corfu, is one of the most beautiful routes where you can closely witness the local life on a Greek island. Offering a real boat holiday pleasure with its sheltered bays, the best thing you can do on Paxos Island is to enjoy the deserted beaches and surrender yourself to the silence of nature.