ABOUT THE GREEK ISLANDS
The Greek islands boast of endless summer sunshine, long sandy beaches, lively tavernas and the ever-friendly Greeks. The Greek Islands are a collection of over 6,000 islands and islets that belong to Greece. Only 227 of the islands are inhabited, and only 78 of those have more than 100 inhabitants. The largest and most popular Greek island by area is Crete, located at the southern edge of the Aegean Sea. The second largest island is Euboea, which is separated from the mainland by the 60m-wide Euripus Strait, and is administered as part of the central Greece periphery. After the third and fourth largest Greek Islands, Lesbos and Rhodes, the rest of the islands are two-thirds of the area of Rhodes, or smaller.
The Greek islands are traditionally grouped into the following clusters: The Argo-Saronic Islands in the Saronic gulf near Athens, the Cyclades, a large but dense collection occupying the central part of the Aegean Sea, the North Aegean islands, a loose grouping off the west coast of Turkey, the Dodecanese, another loose collection in the southeast between Crete and Turkey, the Sporades, a small tight group off the coast of Euboea, and the Ionian Islands, located to the west of the mainland in the Ionian Sea (one of these islands, Kythira, is off the southern tip of the mainland, but still considered part of the Ionian Islands).
Villa holidays in the paradisical Greek Islands are unrivalled. Think quintessential villages, white, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters - the idyllic setting of the film 'Mamma Mia' may spring to mind...
For a holiday in Greece full of traditional culture visit Corfu, one of the greenest of the islands, carpeted with quentessential olive groves. Wander the Venetian streets of Corfu Old Town or get off the beaten track and discover the laid-back lifestyle of its sleepy inalnd villages. With the longest summer in the Mediterranean, Crete is the perfect destination for family holidays with 650 miles of golden coastline. If you want to relax, enjoy beautiful Greek food and world renowned sunsets, choose one of our luxury villas in Santorini. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, explore the pine forests of Kefalonia that spill down its rustic mountainsides.The Greek Islands are perfect for diving, sailing, and seeing the unique wildlife, such as the loggerhead turtle, that finds its home in these waters. Rent a villa or apartment in the Greek Islands for a truly glorious summer getaway.
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Evia Kea Limnos
Andros Ios Folegandros Mykonos
Santorini Syros Tinos
Kos Symi Kalymnos
Corfu Kefaloni Kythira
Hydra Spetses Island