Pieces of Paradise

[an error occurred while processing this directive] As much fun as Athens can be, you won't want to leave Greece without looking in on some of its beautiful islands. But you don't have to jostle with the crowds on Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and all those other tourist magnets. Here are three lesser-known getaways:

AGISTRI Once a haven for Albanian refugees fleeing Serbian expansion in the 14th century, this tiny island won fame in the 1980s when its lovely pebbled beach, Halikiada, became a favorite haunt for nudists. Today even the most buttoned-down visitors get hooked on Agistri's idyllic, unspoiled beauty. The island...

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