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10 of the Smallest Islands in the World

Reader's Digest Logo By Lindsay Cohn of Reader's Digest | Slide 2 of 11: Approximately 1,000 miles west of mainland Portugal in the mid-Atlantic sits a chain of nine islands known as the Azores, which has gained the attention of travelers in recent years. To the north of São Miguel, the largest and most populous island in the archipelago, lies a ruggedly beautiful, serene, and isolated destination that revels in its relative obscurity. Corvo Island is a 7-square-mile spit with just 400 inhabitants, three restaurants, and five accommodations. Despite its small scale, Corvo Island delivers ample adventure, and the verdant, rolling, volcanic landscape invites endless exploration. Fishing, swimming in freshwater lakes, bird watching, and crater hiking number among the pilgrimage-worthy activities. It's also a lovely place to relish some well-deserved solitude and introspection. For a different type of secluded escape, check out 20 of the most remote places on earth.

Corvo Island, Azores

Approximately 1,000 miles west of mainland Portugal in the mid-Atlantic sits a chain of nine islands known as the Azores, which has gained the attention of travelers in recent years. To the north of São Miguel, the largest and most populous island in the archipelago, lies a ruggedly beautiful, serene, and isolated destination that revels in its relative obscurity. Corvo Island is a 7-square-mile spit with just 400 inhabitants, three restaurants, and five accommodations. Despite its small scale, Corvo Island delivers ample adventure, and the verdant, rolling, volcanic landscape invites endless exploration. Fishing, swimming in freshwater lakes, bird watching, and crater hiking number among the pilgrimage-worthy activities. It's also a lovely place to relish some well-deserved solitude and introspection. For a different type of secluded escape, check out 20 of the most remote places on earth.

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