Greek Islands

The Greek Isles

Islands of Greece… Two simple words that mean a lot… two words that can fill your mind with good memories of those who visited one of the islands. Memories from the marvelous sights and archaeological areas.

Greek islands mean sun, summer, sea, fun and friendly people. Whether you decide to choose a quite non crowded island for relaxing vacations or the opposite, Greece will satisfy you completely.  Greece has so many islands which differ from each other and each one of them has something different to offer you.

Saronic Islands

 

Aegina

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Among the beautiful groups of islands that spread around the Greek seas are the islands of the Saronic Gulf. These islands consist of Aegina, Poros, Spetses, Hydra, Agistri, Salamis and Methana. They are very close to Athens and access to them is very easy due to the frequent ship departures from the port of Piraeus.

With these specifications, of course, for many travelers become an ideal destination for a weekend, escaping from the daily routine and the stress of the city.

The islands of the Saronic Gulf have a substantial long history and tradition that connect them closely with the sea.

Sporades Islands

The islands of Sporades constitute one more popular destination for our summer holidays. Their wonderful waters combined with their dense pinewoods make the islands, distinguish from the rest islands of the Aegean.

One moment you are under the sun in one of their splendid beaches and the other moment you are refreshed under their thick pines. Their beautiful landscapes provoke you to explore them and enchant each traveler.

Cyclades Islands

The complex of Cyclades islands is a place that gathers people from all over the world every year. The deep blue seas are shimmering under the hot sun, the summer winds carry the breeze of the sea, the white houses having the blue windows. All these are common characteristics of the islands of Cyclades that enchant everyone who visit them. The geographic antithesis and the alternate ways of entertainment or relaxing make Cyclades a destination that fits in every expectation.

Dodecanese

Dodekanisa are found in the south-eastern department of the beautiful Aegean. The main islands are 14 from which the most known are Astypalea, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Kastelorizo, Kos, Lipsi, Leros, Nisyros, Patmos, Rhodes, Simi, Tilos and Chalki, while there are also a lot of small islets. Apart from Rhodes and Kos that are in big tourist growth, the rest of Dodekanisa are still tied up with the tradition, away of the modern way of life.