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Emerald, Sapphire and Turquoise Waters on the Largest Uninhabited Isle of the Aegean
A pristine island of mysterious exotic beauties, a geological island devoted to the animal kingdom is waiting for you to discover it. Polyaigos is the largest uninhabited island of the Aegean. Imagine that the size of Polyaigos is even bigger than the islands of Agistri, Agathonisi, Donousa, Leipsoi and Oinousses! Numerous sea caves of the coastline are home to the Mediterranean Monk Seal of Monachus Monachus and the rocky cliffs of the hinterland are home to migratory bird species. The rich fauna of Polyaigos rendered its land as an important area of outstanding beauty from the State of Greece with the intention of preserving the natural environment and the architectural heritage of the island. A journey to this island will remain unforgettable, as the opportunity to explore a place untouched from human presence is one in a million!

Best of Polyaigos

The island of Polyaigos is the largest uninhabited island of the Aegean Sea. It is one of the most beautiful destinations for lovers of sailing with numerous pristine beaches with emerald waters. As the island is uninhabited, there are not many sights of interest except the sceneries of nature. The Lighthouse of Polyaigos lies on Cape Maskoula on the east side of the island. The remnants of the Church of Virgin Mary are located on the northwest side of Polyaigos. Today, the island is uninhabited and it has been declared as an area of outstanding beauty and an important natural place of the Mediterranean Monk Seal Monachus-Monachus from the European Network of Natura 2000!

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About Polyaigos

General Information about Polyaigos

The island of Polyaigos is the largest uninhabited island of the Aegean Sea. It is one of the most beautiful destinations for lovers of sailing with numerous pristine beaches and emerald waters. Discover Polyaigos through a photographic journey of Google!

Travel Information about Polyaigos

By Boat (2.5 Nautical Miles): Polyaigos is accessible either by private boat or by excursion boats from the island of Kimolos.

A Site of Community Importance and An Area of Outstanding Beauty

Polyaigos has also been declared as a Site of Community Importance in the Network of Natura 2000 and an Area of Outstanding Beauty from the State of Greece with the intention of preserving the natural environment and the architectural heritage of the island.

Cruising Around the Largest Uninhabited Island in the Aegean

Hire an inflatable and set sail for Polyaigos! Cruising around the isle is a true inspiration! You will have the opportunity to explore the pristine bays of Mersini, Kato Mersini, Galazia Nera and Fykiada along with the impressive rocks of Kalogiri and the Lighthouse of Polyaigos.

Dives from the Quarries of Trachyte on the Northwest Side

Polyaigos was renowned for its quarries in antiquity. One will have the opportunity to discover them on the northwest side of the island. There, you can jump to the sea from the remnants of the bridge!

Emerald, Sapphire and Turquoise: Polyaigos Heavenly Bays

As the largest uninhabited island of the Aegean, Polyaigos has a series of beautiful bays, coves and seashores. Faros and Panagia are amongst the most popular. Others include Amoura, Mersini and Avlaki.

Explore the Caves of Polyaigos

There is an impressive cave with a hole on its roof namely the Cave of Fanara! Also, the cave of Askitis was named after an ascetic that lived there! Actually, there is a hole leading deep inside the rock where he resided!

It’s Sunset Time

Wondering where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset on the island? Choose the lighthouse of Polyaigos!

Shelter of the Mediterranean Monk Seals Monachus Monachus

The Cave of Galakteri is a shelter of the Mediterranean Monk Seals Monachus Monachus. Keep in mind that the monk seals come to lay their eggs in March, April, September and October. Please show your utmost respect and do not disturb them!

You Can Always Find A Spot To Anchor

As the island is mountainous, you will always find a spot to anchor unaffected from winds! Keep in mind that when the north wind blows, you will have to avoid the north side of Polyaigos. The best anchorage spot is located on the southwest spot. Other anchorage spots include the two bays in the northwest and southeast sides of the island.