Category Cyclades, Destinations

Your instinct, as you complete the short crossing from Milos, will be to head straight to one of Polyegos’ pristine beaches. And who could blame you? Especially after being greeted by the beautiful blue-green sea and remote bays! But the beaches are only the start of what Polyegos has to offer. The largest uninhabited island in the Aegean is also a habitat for rare species of plants and animals. Reptiles, migratory birds (including the Eleonora Falcon) and wild goats (Polyegos means “many goats”) are common. Less visible are the increasingly rare Mediterranean Monk Seals that dwell in the sea caves along the craggy shoreline. So as well as sunbathing, put on a pair of trainers and get exploring. You’ll find Polyegos wasn’t always uninhabited.

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