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The last unspoilt islands



--- Quote ---The last unspoilt islands of Greece

There are popular isles with crowds and cruise boats, of course, like Crete and Corfu, Mykonos, Rhodes, Kos and Santorini. And then there are the likes of Symi, Sifnos and Serifos – islands that were once totally untouched by tourism, but have gradually seen ferries multiply and prices rise as a trickle of foreign visitors became a gush. But there is a third category – a Greece beyond the sunset-hogging Instagrammers, two-for-one-cocktails and sirtaki dancing on tables.

The nostalgia-inducing Greek island dream still exists. Do the legwork and you’ll find under-the-radar islands where you can still rock up on a ferry and book a sea-view room with change from €50 (£43). You’ll still find remote villages with one-pan tavernas, where families bring slow-cooked lamb, aubergine fritters and fish so fresh it has just leapt out of the sea to the table. And you’ll still find trails to blue-domed, incense-misted chapels; trails to half-moon coves; trails threading high through pastures into cloud-wisped mountains.
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