Petalioi Islands - The Caribbean Of Greece

  • by XpatAthens
  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Petalioi Islands - The Caribbean Of Greece
Are you dreaming of crystal clear waters, stunning white sand, and swaying palm trees? Well, you don't have to travel thousands of miles away to find your exotic paradise. The miniature archipelago of Petalioi, consisting of 10 unspoiled islands, is located southeast of Euboea - just one hour from Athens!

Rocky shores, golden sand, emerald waters, and lush vegetation create a scenery of pristine beauty - one that majestically combines wild nature with peaceful tranquility. The islands' beaches, hidden in scenic coves, are ideal for swimming, surfing, sailing, and diving. Access is only by boat, attracting international jet setters and wealthy travelers. 

Most of the islands are uninhabited except for three that belong to private citizens. Megalonisos, the complex's largest island, is the property of two shipping families, while 200 acres belong to Picasso's children, Claude and Paloma. 

Impressive are the imposing villas, one on each island, giving the feeling of a true VIP neighborhood. On the second largest island, one can admire the white mansion belonging to the Empirikos family, while, right across it, Karnezis' villa sits gracefully. 

Although direct access to these private islands is prohibited, one can always enjoy these glorious crystal waters by boat hire or small cruise. Sounds lovely doesn't it!?