Lichadonisia, an exotic green paradise next to Kamena Vourla
A family of seals also lives there, and you may spot them if you are lucky enough! The best period to visit this hidden gem is during spring when the olive groves and wildflowers are in full bloom.
Evia is known for its tall mountains, lush nature, traditional villages, sandy beaches, and a vibrant nightlife in its bars all along the seashore. There, the exotic islands of Lichadonisia remain a little-known slice of Greek paradise.
The myth of this exotic green paradise
Lichades were formed after the huge earthquake of 426 B.C., when the land between them sank in the Euboean Sea. According to Greek mythology, their name comes from Lichas, the servant of Hercules who brought the poisoned shirt from Deianira to Hercules. Hercules hurled him to the sea and from his parts these small islands were formed. The islands are one of the suggested locations for the Battle of the Echinades (322 BC), which ended Athenian thalassocracy.
The 7 secret islands
The complex consists of seven islands and islets. The biggest of them is Manolia and is the only that had residents in the past. The other six are Strongyli, Mikri Strongyli, Steno, Vagia, Vorias and Limani. The biggest island, Manolia has a beautiful beach and is visited by many tourists in the summer. Strongyli is the second largest of the group and is famous for its beautiful and mysterious lighthouse. The other isles are just as enchanting and are travel destinations for divers to explore nearby shipwrecks as well as all other vacationers. All seven isles make for ideal day trips with private boat services regularly traveling from the mainland.
This isolated green paradise is blessed with golden sandy beaches and turquoise waters, ideal for long diving sessions, swimming, snorkelling and jet skiing. It is perfect for families with little kids due to its shallow waters but also for a group of friends and couples who wish to discover the most untouched and unexplored places in Greece.
Any travellers looking for unspoiled, natural beauty and the incomparable serenity a deserted island provides should take a trip to this archipelago of seven stunning islands.