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CNN Recommends Sporades and Dodecanese Island Groups For Peaceful Holiday Cruises

Lipsi, Dodecanese. Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou / Galleas Georgios Apartments

Lipsi, Dodecanese. Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou / Galleas Georgios Apartments

Pserimos, Dodecanese. Photo © Luis Santos / Shutterstock

Pserimos, Dodecanese. Photo © Luis Santos / Shutterstock

CNN has included the Greek island groups of the Sporades and the Dodecanese among nine exclusive Mediterranean cruises for those who want to embark on a peaceful journey and avoid the crowds this summer.

The cruise destinations suggested by CNN are ideal for a “small group of friends on a private boat that’s large enough to carry essential luxuries, but small enough to head to uncrowded offbeat destinations”.

Skiathos Island. Photo: © Nikos Psychogios / Shutterstock

Skiathos Island. Photo: © Nikos Psychogios / Shutterstock

Panormos Bay, Skopelos

Panormos Bay, Skopelos

The Sporades
A taste of real Greece

The Sporades — an archipelago of 11 islands, four of which are uninhabited — are what real Greece is all about, CNN mentions. “They’re offbeat, hard to reach and untamed by nature.” The Sporades one-week cruise suggested by CNN begins with Skiathos as the departure port and of course includes a stop at Skopelos, the filming location for the movie “Mamma Mia!”.

St. John Monastery, Patmos

St. John Monastery, Patmos.

The Northern Dodecanese
A world of unspoiled atolls

Photo © Matteo Mocellin

Kalymnos. Photo © Matteo Mocellin

The one-week cruise for 12 people to the Northern Dodecanese that CNN suggests starts from Kos and explores the Greek islands “of unspoiled atolls dotted with blue and white houses”: Pserimos and Leros (both recommended for bicycle tourism), Patmos (get ready for a monastery with a breathtaking view), Lipsi (ideal for food enthusiasts) and Kalymnos (offers opportunities for free climbing).

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CNN’s list includes peaceful cruises to Corsica’s Cap Corse (France), Egadi Islands & Zingaro Reserve/Marsala (Italy), Pontine Archipelago (Italy), Bodrum to Didim (Turkey), Alternative Amalfi Coast (Italy), Kornati Islands (Croatia) and Aeolian Islands & eastern Sicily (Italy).


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