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10 Charming Island Towns Around the World

10 Charming Island Towns
Ermoupolis, Greece (Photo: Natalia Dobryanskaya/Shutterstock)
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Looking for more than just a pretty beach? Go to town. These 10 charming island villages pack more punch than your typical beach-resort destination. They’re bursting with history, culture, and local flavor—not to mention beautiful sands and swaying palms. For a less-traveled summer vacation, skip the cookie-cutter resorts and set sail for one of the following vibrant island towns.

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