Some of the world's most remote destinations are those where travellers flock to experience illustrious pasts and uninhabited villages. There are no 5 star hotels. No sparkling pools or spas, and certainly no fancy restaurants. What they do have is history.
These abandoned islands that dot the world's oceans, rivers and lakes once housed thriving communities, but are now only inhabited by crumbling structures, eerily frozen in time. Some of these islands were abandoned due to extreme weather conditions, some due to financial reasons, but all offer a fascinating look at history and culture.