The largest, richest and still undiscovered island of the Cyclades offers stunning sandy coastline and dramatic vistas over canyons and valleys.
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Myrto Hotel Koufonisia
Ano Koufonissi, Greek Islands, Greece|myrtohotel.com|
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Should you want to extend your stay in the Lesser Cyclades, it is tiny, but trendy Ano Koufonissi, with its slew of unspoilt beaches that provides those ‘early Mykonos vibes’ and family-run Myrto where you should book at.
Rising at a small hillock 50m from the main beach and with great views towards mysterious Keros – out of bounds, as the whole island is an active archaeological site – the hotel subscribes to the sparkling white Cycladic style with marble bathrooms, airy rooms with large windows and high ceilings.
A lush walled garden with a pool, a freshly-cooked breakfast and warm, friendly service will complete your idyllic hideaway.
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Sparkling seas, sugar-cube villages, cliff-hanging hamlets, ancient temples, delicious Mediterranean food and mesmerising sunsets – the Greek Islands offer so much. Just ask Shirley Valentine.