The birthplace of revered poet Dionysios Solomos, who wrote Greece’s national anthem, the island offers no shortage of things to do and see. Take a boat trip to the famous Shipwreck beach, swim in the Blue Caves, watch the sunset from the cliffs of Keri or Skinari Cape, listen to the islanders’ serenades (kantadhes, traditional songs), and see the endangered caretta-caretta sea turtles lay their eggs in the islands white sands and the well-protected monachus monachus seal frolic in the waves.

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