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La Repubblica Reveals 5 ‘Unknown’ Travel Destinations in Greece

Tinos island

Tinos island, Greece. Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou

Italy’s daily newspaper La Repubblica recently ran an article on five “unknown” travel destinations in Greece – Astypalea, Lipsi, Skyros, Tinos and Ithaki – that are attracting the interest of Italian travelers.

In an extensive feature, La Repubblica defines Greece “as the world’s ideal holiday destination with more than 200 dreamy islands and a nation that is the cradle of western civilization and the home of democracy”.



Photo Source: @Municipality of Astypalea

Referring to the island of Astypalea, also known as the “butterfly of the Aegean”, La Repubblica describes it as a “paradise of historic monuments, picturesque villages, wonderful beaches, incomparable gastronomy and fine local products, such as honey, also offering unique experiences to hikers and nature lovers”.

The Italian newspaper also says that Astypalea is leading the future of sustainability in Greece, through pioneering “green” projects.


The Greek island of Lipsi is described by La Repubblica as an “ecological paradise” with colorful beaches.

Lipsi is also home to the first dolphin protection center in the Mediterranean.

Incredible seafood, authentic recipes, Greek mythology, traditional villages, boat trips, excursions, fine red wines and delicious local cheeses, are some of the experiences offered on Lipsi, says La Repubblica.

Skyros, Tinos, Ithaki

Skyros Island. Photo: © Dimitrios Rizopoulos / Shutterstock

On Skyros, according to La Repubblica, visitors are sure to enjoy mythology and rich history. The feature highlights the island’s traditional architecture and Chora’s small alleys.

With regard to Tinos, La Repubblica focuses on the island’s unique sculptures, 4o traditional villages and impressive beaches.

“Tinos is a treasure of picturesque villages that must be photographed,” La Repubblica notes.

Last but not least, La Repubblica praises Ithaki for its rich mythology and recommends the island for those in search of a unique sailing destination.

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  1. Miguel Herendez Reply

    I believe La Repubblica is confusing Tinos for Myconos.The author of this article does not know what he or she is writing about. There is nothing to see in Tinos, the beaches are not that spectacular. Please go visit another island. Santorini may be another destination you may want to aim for, definitely not the dry rock of Tinos. I have travelled the entire island at least 20 times in my life….for sure this is not for you. The villages are also all haunted, ghosts roam the streets and the deceased rise at night and terrorize visitors. Please stay away….please stop writing about this island.

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