Greece the ideal destination

Greek Islands

Greece is a unique destination with a fascinating variety of ecosystems, fantastic landscapes, thousands of islands and countless options for visitors.

The Greek islands are the "trademark" of Greece and significant contributors to the national culture and tradition.

Greece has over 6,000 islands and islets found in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, of which only 227 are inhabited. The Greek archipelago boasts 7,500 km of coastline – of a total 16,000 km for the entire country – including long beaches, tiny capes and coves, sandy or pebbly stretches of beach, seaside caves with steep cliffs, volcanic sand beaches, coastal wetlands and much more.

Greece has some of the cleanest seas in the world and many of the Greek beaches are "blue flag" award winners. Excellent for swimming, the Greek seas are also ideal for diving, snorkeling, water skiing, sailing and windsurfing.

The Greek islands were home to some of the oldest and greatest European civilizations (Cycladic, Minoan) which explains their unique ancient sites, distinctive architectural legacy and local customs, traces of an age-old and intriguing civilization. The Greek islands concentrate around 60 percent of the total hotel units of the country. Greece's geographical location, its mild climate year-round and the safety of the Greek seas have made the Greek islands famous and a favorite among Greek and international visitors.

Recently, the Greek islands have been very fashionable and ultra popular among international celebrities; some of them figure on the list of the most popular destinations world-wide (Crete, Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Cephalonia and more). The majority of the Greek islands are found in the Aegean Sea. They form seven island clusters, from north to south: Northeastern Aegean Islands, Sporades, Evia, Argosaronic Islands, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Crete and the Ionian Islands. With dreamy landscapes that look like paintings on nature's palette, the Greek islands guarantee unique experiences and unforgettable holidays.