These five satellite islands are some of the country’s best-kept secrets.
There’s a classic Greek song that promises, “the smaller bottle holds the better perfume.” It’s the Hellenic equivalent of good things coming in small packages, and it holds true not just for fragrance but for Greek islands. Many of Greece’s most beloved destinations have satellite islets floating off their coastlines. In some cases, those satellite spots are uninhabited—but in others, the little sibling has everything the main island is known for, like stunning beaches, distinctive architecture, and vibrant local cuisine. Everything, that is, except the crowds. Here are five mini-masterpieces to consider along with—or instead of—the greatest hits.