The car-free island of Hydra in Greece

Small Greek islands for car-free holidays

No need to drive, just to dive!

Are you looking for small Greek holiday destinations that are easy to get around? Do you just want to skip driving during your holidays this summer?

Discover the best Greek islands where you can travel without a car on Ferryhopper and get ready for your upcoming car-free trip!

Top islands in Greece for car-free vacation

Here are 10 Greek islands where you don't need a car:

  1. Koufonisia
  2. Antiparos
  3. Hydra
  4. Schinoussa
  5. Agistri
  6. Kimolos
  7. Sikinos
  8. Donousa
  9. Gavdos
  10. Leipsoi

Below, you can read more info about some of these islands to get started and choose the best car-free holiday destination in Greece for you!

Cycling in Antiparos

Antiparos is a small island in the Cyclades, located opposite Paros. It’s a charming destination with picturesque alleys and amazing beaches, and it’s ideal to explore without a car. Antiparos is one of the top islands in Greece you can fully enjoy with no car. You can discover Antiparos either on foot or by renting a bicycle, which would cost approximately €5 per day. This way you don’t have to depend on the local bus schedule and make your days on the island more flexible and stress-free. 

Fishing boats and white houses at the harbor of Antiparos

Fishing boats at the port of Antiparos

Hydra for a car-free experience

Hydra is a popular destination for island day trips from Athens. Access to the island is easy with daily ferry routes from the port of Piraeus and regular routes from the ports of eastern Peloponnese. Hydra is a vehicle-free island, so there are no roads, no cars and no motorbikes! The only 4-wheel vehicle you will see in Hydra is the garbage truck. The best way to explore the island is on foot, as there are many trails and paths. You can also use one of the available water taxis to reach more faraway beaches and enjoy the peace and quiet. 

Cute stone-paved alley in Hydra

Alley in the main town of Hydra - not very suitable for vehicles indeed...

Exploring Koufonisia on foot

Koufounisia is a group of 2 small islands of inimitable beauty: Ano Koufonisi and Kato Koufonisi. Ano Koufonisi is more developed, it has numerous tavernes, restaurants and bars, and the most impressive beaches. The majority of the beaches in Ano Koufonisi are located on the island’s southeast coast and they are accessible on foot within a few minutes from each other. You can actually walk around the whole island in about 3 to 4 hours, so, as you can imagine, a car is not necessary! Kato Koufonisi is uninhabited and it’s only accessible by boat from Ano Koufonisi. There are no roads, so you need to hike to discover its beautiful beaches. 

Tip: See more amazing beaches in the Greek islands.

Sunset at a beach in Koufonisia

Beautiful sunset colors in Ano Koufonisi

Riding a motorcycle in Schinoussa

Schinoussa is a peaceful island in the Small Cyclades. It's only 8.5 square kilometers (3.3 square miles) in size, and it has 2 main villages and 15 amazing beaches. The best way to get around in Schinoussa is by motorcycle or scooter, as the island mainly has dirt roads that are not suitable for standard vehicles. There are also numerous hiking trails for the ones who want to discover the island’s hidden beauties. So, if you're searching for small Greek islands with no car for your holidays, Schinoussa won't disappoint!

Tip: Discover the top Greek islands for quiet vacation in 2021.

Motorcycle in a traditional village of Schinoussa

 Exploring Schinoussa on a motorcycle

What do you think? Wanna give some of these car-free holiday destinations in Greece a try? Traveling without a car certainly gives you this true relaxation you've been craving for! So, choose your favorite small island, book cheap ferry tickets on Ferryhopper and enjoy your trip!

Tip: Don't forget to check the latest Covid-19 measures for ferries in Greece, to plan your trip with confidence.

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