There are 6000 Greek Islands and islets scattered within the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Of these Greek islands, only 227 are inhabited. The islands of Greece have some of the most important historical, archaeological and morphological wonders. Tourists from far and wide come to appreciate the ancient cities and mystical phenomenons.
The Greek Archipelago has 7,500 kilometers of the country’s total 16,000-kilometers of coastline, providing a very diversified scenery: outstanding beaches, blissful sheltered bays and coves, pebbly beaches, intriguing caves with steep rocks and black sand typical of volcanic soil, lovely golden sand with dunes and coastal wetlands. You’ll enjoy wonderful water skiing, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, exciting scuba diving and snorkeling in crystal clear seas.
Did you know that Greece and the Greek Islands are the cradle of ancient civilizations, some of the most ancient and prosperous (the Cycladic, Minoan civilizations, etc.). The Greek Isles have hundreds of extremely important archaeological sites, extraordinary architectural heritage and intriguing local traditions of a diverse cultural past. All of the aforementioned, combined with the perfect climate, the sublime Greek Islands waters and the close proximity between ports and coasts, have made the Greek islands exceptionally popular among foreign tourists.
Greek Islands attract many people and for most, it is the lure of sand, sea and year round sunny weather, which is the biggest attraction. By far the most popular islands of Greece are: Santorini,Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Corfu, Lefkada, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Alonissos, Skiathos, Crete and Rhodes, however, each of the others is a unique gems in its own particular way.
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