Lipsi Island, Greece.
Lipsi’s principal ‘resort’ hotel, open year-round with full facilities, is the Aphrodite Hotel (medium price) in Liendou Bay (T. 22470 41001/2; www.hotel-aphrodite.gr )
There is also the less glossy Kalypso Hotel, in the centre of the port promenade, which is functional and has its own restaurant (T. 22470 41242). Neither quite captures the simplicity of Lipsi however, and visitors may prefer to stay in one of the many rooms or studios for rent in the town, which represent a good and inexpensive solution.
To be recommended because they are both peaceful and set in small, flourishing gardens are: Studios ‘Anna’ (T. 22470 41126) and Kalymnos Studios (T. 22470 41102). They are set back a little way from the centre of Chora; but nowhere is exactly far on Lipsi.