A Ferryhopper guide to the less touristic Greek Islands

Avoid the crowds, enjoy the silence!

Are you looking for a slow-paced island life in Greece? If your ideal vacation includes swimming, walking, eating, and hiking on a Greek island away from the masses, then you are in the right place!

On Ferryhopper, we have created a list of undiscovered Greek islands that you can explore this summer. Take a look at our suggestions, book cheap ferry tickets and get ready for an unforgettable experience.

The village of Pali on the Greek island of Nisyros

The picturesque fishing village Pali in Nisyros


Sikinos is a small picturesque island that has retained its traditional character. This little gem in the Aegean Sea is one of the non-touristy Greek Islands, so be ready to enjoy the traditional architecture of the Cyclades without the crowds. If you are looking for a laid-back lifestyle, hiking trails and beaches with wild beauty, do not miss the chance to visit Sikinos this summer.

Tip: the Monastery of Chrisopigi with its impressive fortification offers a breathtaking view of the sea.

A whitewashed house in Sikinos, Greece

Cycladic aesthetics in Sikinos


Kimolos welcomes all travelers looking for tranquility. In the traditional town of Chorio, you can enjoy homemade sweets in one of the traditional cafes or visit the bakery shop and try the local specialties. We recommend that you take your car or motorbike for your holidays in Kimolos, so you can discover all the beauties of the island: the picturesque alleys, the old churches and the traditional taverns.

Tip: if you love diving, the seabed of Kimolos will take your breath away.

The beach of Ellinika in Kimolos

The impressive rock formations of Ellinika Beach in Kimolos


Kythnos is one of the closest island to Athens that remains away from the fuss and the crowds. Here, you can visit one of the largest caves in Greece, Katafyki, which is a great spot for thrill-seekers. Otherwise, you can stroll around Dryopida and explore its picturesque alleys.

Tip: Kythnos is also ideal for a last-minute day trip from Athens.

Kolona beach in Kythnos

The beach of Kolona in Kythnos with its crystal-clear waters and golden sand


Anafi stands out for its simplicity and its unexplored beauty. The Chora of Anafi, unspoiled by tourism, is a perfect example of Cycladic architecture with its whitewashed houses, narrow alleys and quiet neighborhoods. Even though the ferry trip from the port of Piraeus is long, the wild landscape of Anafi and the amazing views of the Aegean Sea will reward you.

Tip: don't miss the panigiri in Chora on the 15th of August and at the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi on the 7th and 8th of September.

The beach Roukounas in Anafi

Roukounas Beach in Anafi, the favorite destination for nature lovers and nudists


The island of Nisyros, located in the middle of the Dodecanese, has an active volcano and a great geological interest. Nisyros is well-known for its splendid network of paths, thermal spas, hidden coves, and seductive atmosphere. If you are looking for quietness away from the hustle and bustle, then you have to head to Nisyros this summer.

Tip: Nisyros is a great starting point for volcanic holidays in the Greek islands. Be sure to go to the thermal baths and, of course, do not forget to take a walk in the crater of the volcano.

The volcano in Nisyros

The imposing Stefanos Crater in Nisyros

If “summertime and the livin' is easy” is your motto, these destinations will not disappoint you! 

Choose one of the less touristy Greek Islands, check all the available routes on our Map of ferries and book your ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper without any hidden costs.