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How to Sail the Greek Islands in the Sybaritic Summer of 2021

Your time to book a boat in the first European country to open to tourists is running out, but there are still chances for an Odyssey of your own.
The view from Hydra in the Saronic Gul.

The view from Hydra in the Saronic Gul.

Photographer: Michael Amme/laif/Redux/laif

On May 14, Greece will become the first country in the European Union to open its doors for summer tourism. All you need to enter is a negative PCR test.

Interest in visiting has been so intense that Prior, a travel membership club, rushed to open an office in Athens last month. “We have a lot of confidence in Greece,” says Chief Executive Officer David Prior, who suggests travelers trade the country’s tried-and-true options for some of its countless underrated gems to avoid a crush of tourists this year.