Jet lag is definitely not going to be a problem for commuters flying between Karpathos and Kasos, two pretty remote islands in the Dodecanese. At just 19.3 kilometers, the flight takes roughly five minutes and is billed by Guinness World Records as one of the shortest plane “hops” in the world.
Kasos-Karpathos comes in second behind an extremely short route connecting Westray with Papa Westray in the Orkney islands off northern Scotland. There, the flight aboard a small turboprop carrying passengers and cargo alike lasts less than two minutes—in fact, less than 90 seconds with a tail wind.
Returning to the SE Aegean, both Greek isles are distinctly off-the-beaten path. Far more tranquil and unspoiled than other, better-known islands, they are still every bit as picturesque.