The British magazine "Conde Nast Traveller" has highlighted the Greek islands of Patmos and Lipsi as must-do destinations that should be at the top of every international traveller's list, stressing their spiritual aspects that promote well-being.
Patmos, with its unspoiled landscapes and its cultural heart is a real pleasure for the body and soul, the article said, pointing to the additional glamour provided by UNESCO world heritage monuments such as the Cave of the Apocalypse and St John's Monastery, or the pretty central village of Chora, while providing everything that the modern tourist needs.
A few miles away, the island Lipsi offers a 'castaway' experience and seclusion, with Conde Nast describing it as the "ultimate switch-off destination" for enjoying the simple pleasures, such as swimming in its blue-green waters, hiking and dining in traditional restaurants.
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