AMMOULIANI island | A small island, a great time!
A small, majestic island, the only populated one in the region. As its name suggests (“ammos” means sand in Greek) the island’s coastline consists mainly of a succession of sandy coves with turquoise, crystal-clear waters.
The first inhabitants arrived on the island in 1925, as refugees from Asia Minor and brought with them their precious customs, a unique gastronomy, the art of fishing, and rare objects exhibited now in the island’s Folklore Museum. Because of their knowledge of the sea, they were soon flourishing as a community. Walks around the island reveal the traditional houses, the courtyards with fishermen’s nets laid out for drying and running repairs, small vegetable gardens and flower beds in full bloom.
Any visit to the island is not complete without exploring the complex of islets, known collectively as Drenia, all around it. This collection of uninhabited rocks basking in the midday sun is a paradise of hidden inlets and golden beaches. One of these smaller islands is called “Donkey” as legend has it that this is where locals used to bring the old donkeys to rest in peace.
It can be reaches by ferry from Tripiti and lies just two nautical miles from the coast.
Give yourself a piece of paradise.
Visit the official site of Ammoulinai: www.visitammouliani.com