The Greek islands are an ever-popular summer destination and perfect for exploring by yacht. While islands like Santorini, Mykonos and Corfu see large numbers of visitors in peak months, don’t let over-crowding deter you – beyond the abundant and much-loved Greek islands, numerous hideaway retreats await, relatively unknown and untouched by tourism. Brimming with wild scenery and authentic hospitality, discover a wholly unique appeal offered by island gems where you can take a break from mainstream shores to unearth the colourful treasures of secret Greece.
Where the Dodecanese meets the Cyclades, far-flung Astypalaia is named the ‘Butterfly of the Aegean’ after the beauty and shape of its landscape. Boasting centuries of historical legacy, it is easy to fall in love with the heady mix of white-washed villages, welcoming locals and gorgeous beaches bathed in sunlight. Built for protection from invading pirates, the imposing 13th century castle fortifications