17 of the best under-the-radar islands to visit in Europe


You've probably heard of Ibiza, Corsica, and Santorini. But are you familiar with Formentera, Juist, or Saaremaa? Flying well under the tourist radar, these islands are a must-visit for anyone who feels that they have exhausted Europe's typical destinations.

Even if you haven't done much traveling in Europe, though, these breathtaking islands are well worth the detour.

They boast laid-back cultures, quiet charm, and an unspoiled nature that simply cannot be matched by the European mainland.

So pack your best camera and get ready for an adventure:

Brittany Kriegstein contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.