CNN Recommends Greek Islands For Peaceful Holiday Cruises

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 19 February 2015
CNN Recommends Greek Islands For Peaceful Holiday Cruises

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”.

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!”.

The Northern Dodecanese - A world of unspoiled atolls

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).

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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