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10 Secret Islands That You've Probably Never Heard Of

Fodor's Logo By Wibke Carter of Fodor's | Slide 1 of 11: <p><strong>Where:</strong> Greece</p><p><a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/greece/the-northern-aegean-islands">Ikaria</a> in the Aegean Sea might not be the prettiest of islands—in fact, it’s mountainous with rocky cliffs and steep valleys, but the Greeks visit for a different reason: longevity. People from Ikaria live on average 10 years longer than those on other islands and mainland <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/greece">Greece</a>. It might have something to do with spending a lot of time outside and consuming their own high-quality honey, olives, and wine. Ikaria is mainly visited by domestic travelers who come here to bathe in the thermal springs and explore the beautiful forests with fresh water lakes, rivers, gorges, and waterfalls. The locals love spending time with family, friends, and neighbors over food and drink, which could be the secret to their long life.</p><p><strong>Plan Your Trip:</strong> Visit <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/greece/the-northern-aegean-islands">Fodor’s Northern Aegean Islands Travel Guide</a></p>

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