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Islands in Greece

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There are more than 3,000 islands in Greece, which is more than 80% of all islands in the Mediterranean. Almost all of them are located in the Ionian Sea (Ionian Islands) or in the Aegean Sea (Cyclades and Sporades). The most beautiful and important islands of Greece we show you on this page.

Many of the Greek islands are only easily accessible by ferry. All information about routes and tickets can be found on our page ferries to the Greek islands.

The most beautiful islands in Greece

Lesbos

Lesbos
The island of Lesbos in the northeastern Aegean Sea is the third largest island of Greece after Crete and Euboea. In the interior of the island you will find many romantic and traditional villages and towns. Here you can experience the original Greece. Hot thermal springs, the natural monument Petrified ...

Chios

Chios
The East Aegean island is with 845 km² comparable in size to Berlin. There live a good 3.6 million, here plenty of 50,000 inhabitants. On Chios you will find secluded beaches, romantic landscapes and small historic villages. Connoisseurs of the island say that Chios is one of the last undiscovered jewels in the ...

Kefalonia

Kefalonia
About 20 kilometers north of the island of Zakynthos, the largest Ionian island of Kefalonia is located immediately southwest of the Greek mainland, slightly offshore from the entrance to the Gulf of Patras. Typical for this island are its sandy bays in an otherwise rather dry, rough landscape.Its capital ...

Corfu

Corfu
Corfu is the second largest Greek island in the Ionian Sea after Kefalonia. This island is located in the very west of Greece and is in close contact with Brindisi in southern Italy through the busy ferry connection. In the northeast, the island is separated from the Albanian mainland by ...

Lemnos

Lemnos
With 480 km², Limnos is one of the ten largest islands in Greece. The rather desert-like landscape in the northwest with its ruins from antiquity gives a vague idea of the importance Limnos must have once had in pre-Christian times. Today the island offers you unique natural treasures to discover. Among ...

Samos

Samos
The island of Samos with its approximately 33,000 inhabitants is located in the eastern Aegean Sea close to the coast of Asia Minor, about 70 kilometers south of the Turkish city of Izmir. The main town of the same name in the northeast is still known to many under the name of ...

Zakynthos

Zakynthos
Zakynthos or Zákinthos belongs to the southern Ionian Islands, whose main town is also called Zakynthos. Geographically, we are here directly west of the great Peloponnese peninsula. It was the Venetians who ruled this picturesque island of "Zante" for over 400 years and rightly called it "Fior di Levante", which ...

Naxos

Naxos
The largest island in the Cyclades, Naxos, is located a good 30 kilometers south of Mykonos in the Aegean Sea. It is separated from its western neighbor island Paros only by a strait about six kilometers wide. In the east, the shores are very steep, while towards the west the land ...

Thasos

Thasos
The almost circular island of Thassos is just five kilometers off the northern Aegean coast. Here in the north the Aegean Sea is called "Thracian Sea". You are approximately in the middle between the northern Greek city Thessaloniki and the Dardanelles entrance to the Sea of Marmara. Between Keramoti on ...

Andros

Andros
The northernmost and second largest island of the Cyclades is Andros. Despite its population of about 10,000, it is not as heavily visited by tourists as some of the other islands in the area. And this, although here so many things are different. Among other things, the vegetation is more lush ...

Lefkada

Lefkada
The northern Ionian neighbor island of Kefalonia is called Lefkada and is directly connected to the Greek mainland in the north in the area of its main town Lefkada by the highway 42. The strait there is partly only a few hundred meters narrow. If one looks a little more exactly, ...

Karpathos

Karpathos
The Dodecanese island of Karpathos is located approximately halfway between Crete and Rhodes and also forms the southern boundary of the Aegean Sea to the open Mediterranean Sea. On Karpathos live only a little more than 6,000 inhabitants. Most of them certainly in the main village of the same name in ...

Kythira

Kythira
Kythira, legendary island of the Attica region, birthplace of Aphrodite. The deepest point of the Mediterranean, the Calypso Deep, is only a few hundred kilometers away. Once a center of trade and an important military base, Kythira was fiercely fought over. Spartans, Byzantines, Venetians, Ottomans and French coveted it. Churches ...

Icaria

Icaria
The 250 km² island of Ikaria in the northeastern Aegean Sea can be easily explored during a shorter vacation in Greece. Ikaria is about 40 kilometers long and only one and a half kilometers wide at the narrowest point. The island can be reached by ferry via several ports. It offers a ...

Skyros

Skyros
Skyros impresses with its stony barrenness. What today is the charm of the island in the Aegean once referred to poverty. Pirates inhabited the island. Even the myth takes Skyros as a hiding place: Achilles is said to have lived here disguised as a girl with the daughters of Lycomedes ...

Paros

Paros
A cozy island with a lot of variety is the island of Paros. It offers something for every type of vacation: Inquisitive vacationers can take a lot of cultural things, especially the numerous churches are really worth a visit. Relaxing vacationers can instead find numerous beaches to relax on. Especially ...

Tinos

Tinos
Tinos is a popular destination for families and recreational vacationers who do not want to miss a certain comfort. Here you can visit numerous beaches and sights. These include especially the sacred temple of the Virgin Mary. In general, many areas show that the island is rooted in tradition and ...

Samothrace

Samothrace
Samothrace attracts with numerous small, original beaches from the black pebble Kipos Beach to the popular Pachia Ammos. Poseidon is said to have watched the Battle of Troy from Mount Fengari. From the village of Profitis Ilias you can climb the high, bare granite mountain yourself and, on a clear ...

A stay in Milos means pure romance - starting from dreamlike beaches to rustic villages and numerous sights. The landscape outside the cities is rather rugged, as it was shaped by volcanoes. Especially couples and small families like to come to Milos because of the relaxed atmosphere. This is also ...

Kea

Kea
The Cyclades island of Kea is about 150 km² in size and has just under 3,000 inhabitants. Here you will find everything you could wish for a vacation in and with nature - mountainous expanses and deep gorges, steep slopes, plateaus and valleys, picturesque bays and long beaches. The capital of the ...