Arkoi, the almost uninhabited island is the last paradise of Greece

    The small Greek island of Arkoi is the ideal place to relax away from the tourist crowds.
    Arkoi, the almost uninhabited island is the last paradise of Greece
    Arkoi Beach - Photo: 123rf

    La small island of Arkoi (this is its Greek name, but it is also known as Akri) is one of the least populated places in the Aegean, and perhaps for that reason it is a gem worth exploring. Being off the classic tourist routes, it remains a virgin destination, where you can savor it. the true essence of greece. Of course, there are not many attractions, but there are many beauties to discover.




    Arkoi is part of the Dodecanese archipelago, a group of beautiful islands located in the Aegean Sea, a short distance from the coast of Türkiye. It is one of the smallest and least populated in the area, it has only about fifty inhabitants: let's think that its school, in 2019, only had one student! Despite its small size (it is only 7 square kilometers) it is a very fascinating place. full of natural surprises that are waiting to be discovered.

    Arkoi, the almost uninhabited island is the last paradise of Greece
    The small island of Arkoi – Photo: 123rf

    Not many travelers venture to this piece of land. Most of the tourists who come there are active people. a daily excursion departing from nearby islands, such as Lipsi and Patmos. The territory of Arkoi is quite arid and the vegetation is limited to extensive green spaces full of olive trees. The fauna is also quite limited, as you can mainly find goats and donkeys. Backwards, Underwater life is among the most flourishing in Greece., especially because the area has never suffered the stress of tourism.




    The only inhabited center of the island is the one that dominates the Arkoi Marina, and it is a small group of white houses near a really suggestive natural inlet. Behind the port, there is a hill that houses the ruins of an acropolis, a perfect viewpoint to admire the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Aegean. The island's coasts are mostly rocky and rugged, but there are some really beautiful sandy coves. This is the perfect destination for those who love to do dive, because the flora and fauna of these areas are really rich.



    One of the most picturesque beaches is Tiganakia, in the southern part of the island. The seabed slopes gently towards the open sea, where the water takes on a spectacular blue tone. Around Arkoi other small islets emerge that almost form a miniature archipelago. The little one is worth a visit. Marathi, little more than a rock where there is even a tavern with rooms to rent. There is only one beach here, which is nevertheless a small masterpiece. It takes just two minutes to get to from Arkoi Port, so you can't miss it.


    Arkoi, the almost uninhabited island is the last paradise of Greece
    Arkoi Beach – Photo: 123rf
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