For an authentic Cyclades experience without the crush of tourists on islands like Santorini and Mykonos, you can’t do much better than Folograndos. Reachable only by boat (4 hours from Athens
, 1 hour from Santorini) or helicopter, the island may lack the star power of its glitzier neighbors, but that means you won’t pay as much, either. The family-friendly Anemi Hotel oozes Aegean charm and serenity, its 12 two-story, cubicle buildings facing the sea, just a short walk from the beach. There are 44 spacious rooms and suites, bathed in white accented by contemporary accents of color, some suites featuring a private pool, but not every room has direct sea views. In addition to a large saltwater swimming pool, there’s a fitness center, tennis court, and yoga in the adjacent vineyard. And for families traveling with younger members, there’s a pool just for them, as well as a playground, and play room; child care can be arranged as well. In addition to poolside service for lunch, the hotel’s restaurant focuses on modern updates of traditional Greek fare and if you want to venture out to some classic Greek tavernas, the small capital town, Chora, is only a couple of miles away.