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Syros, Greece: the quiet curveball Greek island

From a distance, Syros is rocks and naked mountains. Come closer, a town studs two hills, with vast neoclassical villas overhanging the Aegean and a church blue as agapanthus, full of icons so heavy it’s as though the saints are staggering…

The 7 most romantic Greek islands

1. HYDRALeonard Cohen met his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen, on the isle of Hydra. Countless poets, artists and bohemians have fallen for this craggy, car-free island, whose austere landscapes have barely changed since the 1960s. The…

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