A mere 19 square kilometres of pure relaxation.

Let us paint you a picture:

An endless beach with soft white sand and clean turquoise waters.

Some of the richest fishing waters in Greece so seafood aplenty at very reasonable prices.

A picturesque port with non-touristy tavernas and waterfront cafes.

Pavlopetri, a 5000-yeard old submerged town; the oldest submerged archaeological site in the world.

No major hotel developments, no all inclusives, no fighting for a place to put your beach towel. What you have instead is friendly small business owners who provide good deals and a nice alternative to mass tourism style accommodation.

Everything is within walking distance or a short bike ride away.

Try this stunning little gem either early in the season or in September and you’ll feel like you’re on your own island paradise. Travel light and leave the rest of the world behind.

All photographs by Paul Docherty and Stephen Fleming.