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The world’s most lust-worthy islands you can BUY: From a £2.3m spit of sand in the Maldives to a £1.3m outcrop in Canada, the perfect properties for wannabe Robinson Crusoes revealed

The world’s most lust-worthy islands you can BUY: From a £2.3m spit of sand in the Maldives to a £1.3m outcrop in Canada, the perfect properties for wannabe Robinson Crusoes revealed

Calling all (millionaire) Robinson Crusoe wannabes. These are the perfect properties on which to live out your castaway fantasies – private islands for sale in some of the world’s most exotic locations, from dreamy spits of sand in the Maldives to tree-lined chunks of land in the South Pacific. They are listed by Private Islands Inc and […]

Marvel at Monrovia: a city destination with a difference

Marvel at Monrovia: a city destination with a difference

In Liberia’s national museum, there is a beguiling mahogany sculpture called Twin Mother, a gracefully carved bust of an African woman breastfeeding twins. “You have to feed both your children at the same time,” Lamie, the energetic guide, explains, introducing this as a symbol of Liberia’s troubled past. “You can’t let one develop and neglect the […]

Leros

Leros

Leros has everything going for it. It is big enough to explore and there are plenty of whitewashed villages and enchanting coves. Fortunately, it has escaped the large-scale development of some islands, and the resorts are low key and charming. What to do The island’s main town of Platanos is just 10 minutes’ walk above the […]

Telendos

Telendos

Essentially little more than a mountain rising out of the sea by the island of Kalymnos, and reached from there by a 10-minute boat ride, Telendos’s chief attraction is its complete lack of cars, or indeed roads. Most people visit just for a day trip, but it’s a perfect place to chill out for longer […]

Lipsi

Lipsi

Locals will tell you this small island (just 8km long) got its name because this is where the beautiful nymph Calypso detained Odysseus, delaying his trip home to Ithaka, and his wife Penelope, by several years. It is certainly a good place to while away some time. The one village settlement is pretty and there […]

Karpathos

Karpathos

Despite being the second largest of the Dodecanese – smaller than Rhodes and bigger than Kos – Karpathos has been inexplicably neglected by tourists. Admittedly Pigadia, its main town and port, is not as immediately pretty as some, but stay awhile and its old-fashioned atmosphere grows on you. From here, hire a car and explore […]

Tilos

Tilos

Along with some of the larger Dodecanese, Tilos is greener and more lush than many Greek islands, and is renowned for its wildlife, from flowers to birds. Its gentle landscape rewards hiking, and it offers small villages and unexploited beaches. What to do If you want to get away from the beaches, the ruined medieval capital of the island, […]

Amorgos

Amorgos

This dramatic island does have good beaches, but is better known for its hiking and diving (French film The Big Blue was shot here). What to do The extraordinary whitewashed monastery of Hozoviotissa, which dates back to the 11th century, clings to the cliffs of the dramatic south coast. It is well worth a stiff climb up many […]

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