This sleepy enclave is ideal for those looking to get back to nature. Spend mornings trekking around the cascading waterfalls and natural pools hidden throughout Samothraki's hilly hinterlands, or hike up Fengari mountain, the highest peak in the Aegean. In the afternoons, soak up panoramic views and soothe aching muscles in the hot springs of Therma, which have been melting away stress since the Byzantine period.
Where to stay: Niki Beach Hotel is located in Kamariotissa, right in the centre of the island, has entertained the boho crowd for almost 40 years. Delve into the narrow alleys of Chora, a nearby traditional protected settlement, sunbathe on Pachia Ammos beach or to take a dip in the vathres (natural pools) for which the island is famed - there are more than 100.