Overview of the Greek Islands
The Greek Islands
The islands are an important part of the country's culture and tradition. Scattered in the Aegean and Ionian seas, over 6000 islands, around 2228 of which are inhabited are a unique phenomenon in the continent of Europe.
The Greek Archipelago, stretching to 7500km's of coastline offers diverse and spectacular landscapes with sheltered pine clad bays and coves and both pebble and sand beaches, some of which stretch for miles. Blue flag beaches and warm sea temperatures in many parts of the Greek Islands offer excellent swimming, water sports and diving.
Many of Europe's oldest civilisations ( Minoan Cycladic ) advanced in the Greek Islands, and have left a legacy of unique archaeological sites, traditions and culture of a centuries old and multifaceted civilisation.
An ideal climate, excellent inter-island transport infrastructure, and some wonderful places to stay on holiday make the Greek Islands very popular with visitors from around the world.