We’re sure that you will have heard of Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete but what about Kea, Delos, Kythira and stunning Spetses where the Athens glitterati come to play? These are islands which remain largely untouched by overseas tourism and it’s really only the Greeks themselves who are aware of them.
There are mainline sites which remain very much under the tourism radar too. The Peloponnese is beginning to open up to UK visitors but colourful towns such as Nafplio and astounding places such as Monemvasia (a village which was originally carved out of a massive lump of coastal rock) remain the preserve of the discerning rather than the mass tourist.
We did a quick straw poll around the office. Not surprisingly, quite a few of us have done the backpacking thing in the past. When it came to a vote between lugging our belongings around under a burning Mediterranean sun and letting the M/Y Harmony G take the strain, there was only ever going to be one winner!