Ile de Porquerolles
Catch the boat from La Tour Fondue at the tip of the Giens peninsula for the 20-minute trip to this beautiful island. 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) long and just 2.5 (1.5 miles) kilometers wide, the island has seen conquest and civilization from the Celts, the Greeks and Romans. There’s plenty for the active, with cycle and walking tracks running all around the island. Make your way to the south of the island for white sandy beaches backed by pine and eucalyptus trees.
Ile de Port-Cros
You can get to the Ile de Port-Cros from Port d’Hyeres. A one-hour journey takes you to a mountainous island which in 1963 became the first protected land maritime park in Europe. The mountains plunge straight down into the sea and there are few beaches. Instead it’s a magnet for divers (though no scuba diving allowed) with an underwater trail on Paluda beach.
Ile de Levant
It takes one-and-a-half hours to get to the third island, the Ile du Levant, from the Port of Hyeres. It has a stunning collection of strawberry trees and a series of sports and nature trails. You can get from nearby Le Lavandou to the island which is famous for its naturist emphasis.Hyeres Tourist Office
2 Avenue Ambroise Thomas
Tel.: 00 33 (0)4 94 01 84 50
Hyeres Official Tourist Website