LICHADONISIA, AN ISOLATED GREEN PARADISE IN GREECE
The myth of this isolated 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 island and on top has a big lighthouse.
The crystal-clear beaches
This isolated green paradise is blessed with golden sandy beaches and turquoise waters, ideal for long diving sessions, swimming, snorkeling and jet skiing. It is perfect for families with little kids due to its swallow waters but also for group of friends and couples who wish to discover the most untouched and unexplored places of Greece.