The Greek Islands
The Greek Islands . . . three simple words, yet they are able to invoke so many visual pictures and memories, such as blue skies, sandy beaches, great entertainment, historical sites and so much more.
Everyone who has ever visited one of the many Greek Islands will testify to their immense natural beauty, and the fact that there is nowhere else in the world quite like them. Your holidays in the Greek Islands will be unlike any other.
Broken down in to small groups, the various Greek Islands all have their own unique charm and beauty, and to no two islands are the same.
From the Venetian influence on the Ionian Islands, to the classical Greek style of the Cyclades Islands, you have wonderful choice of where to visit.
The Greek Islands offer something for everyone, and everyone will always remember their Greek Islands Holidays.
Argo-Saronic Gulf Islands
The Saronic Gulf Islands are very popular with visitors to Athens, as they are very close to the mainland, and with easy access from the port of Piraeus, there can be no excuse for not visiting, at least, a selection of the islands to be found here.
The popular island of Aegina ( Aigina ) is the largest of the islands, and is probably the easiest and fastest one with which to arrive at from Piraeus.
The other Saronic Gulf Greek Islands, such as Poros, Hydra and Spetses
are all within close proximity to each other, and day trips to all of the
Saronic Gulf islands are a very popular activity with visitors to Greece
who may not have enough time to further explore some of the other islands
all around Greece. [ Argo Saronic Gulf Islands Travel Guide ]
Sporades Islands and Evia
The 4 main islands that make up the group known as the Sporades Islands are very popular with visitors who travel to Central or Northern Greece. The Sporades Islands are part of both the prefectures of Magnesia (in Central Greece) and the large island of Evia.
The scenery here on these Greek islands is stunning and very green. The
Sporades Greek Islands are the perfect destination for people who prefer
quiet and relaxing holidays away from the busy nightlife of other islands. [ Sporades Islands Travel Guide - Evia Travel Guide ]
The Cyclades Islands are probably the most famous and popular of all of the island groups in Greece. Consisting of 39 islands, of which 24 are inhabited, the Cyclades Islands are where you will find those glorious images of small white churches, set against a backdrop of blue skies and deep blue seas.
The famous Greek islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos and Paros all reside
within this group. As well as having many interesting sites and places of
interest, these islands also have a very popular nightlife and entertainment
scene, with many bars, restaurants, discos, and other activities. [ Cyclades Islands Travel Guide ]
The Dodcanese Islands, situated in the far south-east of the Aegean Sea, are also very popular destinations for many travelers. The large and famous island of Rhodes can be found here in the Dodecanese, as well as other Greek Islands such as Kos, Simi and Karpathos.
Some of these islands are very close to mainland Turkey, and you can find
ferry boats that travel to Turkey from these islands, if you wish to have
further explorations during your holidays. [ Dodecanese Islands Travel Guide ]
North East Aegean Islands
The other group of Greek Islands that are situated to the far east of
the Aegean Sea are the North East Aegean
Islands. The islands of Samos, Hios and Lesbos can all be found here.
With many interesting sites to visit and a flavor of the east, these Greek
islands are extremely popular with visitors. [ North East Aegean Islands Travel Guide ]
The Ionian Islands, located to the west side of Greece, are again, very unique, and the Venetian influence on these islands can be seen straight away.
They offer very different scenery to
other Greek Islands around Greece, such as the Cyclades. The islands of
Kefalonia, Corfu and Zakynthos are very popular with visitors, and are amongst
the most popular in Greece. [ Ionian Islands Travel Guide ]
The stunning island of Crete, the largest of all the Greek Islands, is the last stop in the Mediterranean, before reaching Africa. It is almost a small country amongst itself. With many popular destinations all over Crete, it is one island that offers very different holidays, depending on where you plan to visit.
Some areas of Crete are perfect for those quiet and relaxing holidays,
whereas other parts are full of life and entertainment. The various regions
of Crete are also quite different to each other, and it is a wonderful island
to travel around and to explore. [ Crete Travel Guide ]
Whichever Greek Island you plan to visit on your holidays in Greece, you can be sure that you will have a wonderful time, filled with a combination of fun, adventure, relaxation, and of course, the famous Greek hospitality, which is known all over the world. With so many Greek Islands to choose from, each offering their own unique blend of history, entertainment, and natural beauty, you will be truly spoilt for choice.