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Please choose your island;
- Aegina - Island of the Saronic Gulf;
- Agathonisi -- in the Dodecanese
- Agios Efstratios - North Aegean island;
- Agistri - Island Saronic Gulf;
- Alonissos -- in the Sporades;
- Amorgos - Island Cyclades;
- Antikythira or Antikythera - Egéeenne South Island;
- Antiparos - Island Cyclades;
- Andros - Island Cyclades;
- Aspronisi - Island Cyclades;
- Avgo - Island South Aegean;
- Kastelorizo -- in the Dodecanese;
- Chios (Chios) - North Aegean island;
- Corfu or Corfu (Kerkyra) - In the Ionian islands;
- Crete - Island Egéeenne South;
- Delos - Island Cyclades;
- Diaporii - Island Saronic Gulf;
- Dokos - Island Saronic Gulf;
- Donoussa - Cycladic island
- Ereikoussa -- in the Ionian Islands
- Evia (Evvia) - Island of the Sporades;
- Folegandros - Island Cyclades;
- Provided - Island Northern Aegean;
- Gavdopoula - Island South Aegean
- Gavdos - Island Egéeenne South;
- Gioura or Ghioura -- small island in the Sporades
- Hydra -- in island Saronic Gulf;
- Or Icaria Ikaria - Island Northern Aegean;
- Inousses - Island Northern Aegean;
- Ios - Island Cyclades;
- Iraklia - Island Cyclades
- Ithaka (Ithaki) - In the Ionian islands;
- Kalymnos -- in the Dodecanese;
- Karpathos -- in the Dodecanese;
- Kassos or Kasos -- in the Dodecanese;
- Kastellorizo - In the Dodecanese
- Kea - Island Cyclades;
- Kefalonia -- in the Ionian islands;
- Kimolos - Island Cyclades (Milos almost)
- Kira- Island Saronic Gulf;
- Kira Panagia - Small island Sporades
- Kythira -- Peloponnese?;
- Kos -- in the Dodecanese;
- Koufonisia or Koufonisi - island of the Cyclades;
- Kyra Panagia (Pelagonisi, Pelagos) -- small island in the Sporades
- Kythira or Cythera - Island South Aegean;
- Kythira -- in the Ionian islands;
- Kythnos - Island Cyclades;
- Lechousa - small island near Alonissos in the Sporades
- Lefkada or Lefkas -- in the Ionian islands;
- Leros -- in the Dodecanese;
- Lesvos or Lesbos (Mytilini) - North Aegean island;
- Limnos - Island Northern Aegean;
- Lipsi -- in the Dodecanese
- Mathraki -- in the Ionian Islands
- Metor - Island Saronic Gulf;
- Milos - Island Cyclades;
- Mykonos - Island Cyclades;
- Naxos - Island Cyclades;
- Nea Kamenii - Island Cyclades
- Nisyros -- in the Dodecanese;
- Palea Kamenii - Cycladic island;
- Paros - Island Cyclades;
- Patmos -- in the Dodecanese;
- Paxos -- the islands Ionian
- Pelagonisi (Pelagos or Kyra Panagia) -- small island in the Sporades
- Pelagos (Pelagonisi or Kyra Panagia) -- small island in the Sporades
- Peristera -- small island in the Sporades
- Piperi -- small island Sporades
- Poros -- in island Saronic Gulf;
- Psara - Island Northern Aegean;
- Psathoura - Small Island Sporades
- Rhodes (Rodos) - In the Dodecanese;
- Salamis - Island Saronic Gulf;
- Samos - Island Northern Aegean;
- Samothrace - Island Northern Aegean;
- Santorini , Santorini or Thira - island of the Cyclades;
- Serifos - Island Cyclades;
- Shinoussa - Island Cyclades
- Sifnos or Sifnos - Cycladic island;
- Sikinos - Island Cyclades;
- Simi -- in the Dodecanese;
- Skantzoura -- small island in the Sporades
- Skiathos -- in the Sporades;
- Skopelos -- in the Sporades
- Skorpios - In the Ionian Islands
- Skyros Skyros or -- in the Sporades;
- Spetses - Island Saronic Gulf;
- Syros - Island Cyclades;
- Thassos - Island North Aegean
- Thira - see Santorini- Island Cyclades
- Thirassia - Island Cyclades;
- Tilos -- in the Dodecanese;
- Tinos - Island Cyclades;
- Yaros - Island Cyclades;
- Zakynthos or Zante - In the Ionian islands;
Located in the eastern Aegean Sea, not touristy at all (two to three hundred tourists, Italians and Germans go there in August) this island with an area of 13km2 faces the Turkish coast. This small island covered with bushes became a gateway for immigrants.
Agios Efstratios, a small island in the Aegean will soon become the 4th "island 100% green" in the world, using only renewable energy sources. The oil generators will be replaced by wind generators, photovoltaics and a section biomasse.Des electric vehicles are also used.
It is located opposite the island of Aegina. Its beaches are rocky.
This quiet, mountainous island is located at 136 nautical miles from Athens and stretches 121 km. It comes by shipping route from Piraeus from Paros and Naxos. There approximately 1,500 inhabitants. Leaning against the Cliff is a monastery which forms a white wall, it is the Monastery of Panagia Choroviotissa. The Island served as a backdrop to the film "Le Grand Bleu". Thus, the island has become better known, and most tourists.
Small deserted island almost midway between Kythira and Crete. Formerly island exiles. Very mountainous, little or no beaches, but the water is clear.
The island is separated from Paros by a narrow channel
It lies south-west of it and has a surface
35 km ². It is reached by boat.
It is surrounded by tiny uninhabited islands. She lives mainly on agriculture, not tourism, addressed these people looking for authenticity and tranquility.
Castro, the capital of the island is also called Antiparos. It was built around a medieval fortress.
Small islet near the island of Santorini.
This island has a beautiful sea cave with stalactites.
The island is 60 kilometers long. It is true platform between Italy and Greece, however there speaks Greek and Italian. This is the most visited islands Ionian. The old town is very busy in summer but however, has kept its charm. If you want a holiday quiet, avoid the popular resort Benitses. Lake Korisa is wild, it seems very nice. You can also walk on Mount Pantokrator, located at north. According to Greek mythology, the island hosted by King Odysseus Alcinous. The Empress Elizabeth of Austria (Sissi) had her here palace, the Achillion, located 15 kilometers from the capital, and the royal residence 'Mon Repos', set in 1824.;
From 1828 to 1857 at the age of his death, the poet Dionysos Solomos lived on the island. It was he who wrote "Ode to Freedom, part of which was echoed in the hymn National. The Venetians ruled the island for over four centuries, and the archipelago is attached to the Greece since 1864. The vegetation is rich in forests, fruit trees and flowers.; They grow corn, the wild rose, bougainvillea and mimosa and agaves.
The island is uninhabited and can only be in effect there
spend the day. Only archaeologists can stay there.
It is located close Mykonos, ten minutes by boat, but sometimes in summer connections are not possible due to a very very strong, Meltem.
In Greek mythology, Delos is to Leto that should put Apollo in the world under a palm tree, and his twin sister Artemis. Apollo and Artemis Both his children are of Zeus. The Ionians made this small island the center of a cult Athens subsequently ratified. People came from all over Greece to worship Apollo and his family. Today, you can visit the sanctuary Apollo, but also the archaeological site of ancient Delos the sanctuary of bulls, the treasures and the portico of Antigone the terrace of the lions, the temple of Leto. The island was also the largest slave market in the ancient world. The land is arid and rocky
Diaspora is a tiny island.
It is a tiny island, with 2 chapels and a campsite. It is located near the island of Hydra, between mainland and the island. One of the oldest shipwrecks of antiquity had held here in 2500 before J.C.
Size: 13km2. Not touristy at all.
Near Corfu. With beautiful sandy beaches.
The largest island of the Sporades and second - Big Island All Greece after Crete. Vegetation is rich in forests, fruit trees and flowers. It is crossed by a ship canal, the Eripe. Aristotle himself was discarded after the death of his pupil Alexander the Great. It is famous for its hot springs. Formerly, the sanctuary of Apollo Daphnéphoros housed a temple, whose carvings are among the most famous Greece. You can see some in the archaeological museum of Eretria. If you are a fan of diving Underwater, you will have the opportunity here to see the sponges in the protected waters of the west coast.
This island is uninhabited.
This is the place of Europe located further south. According Legend that is where the nymph Calypso detain Ulysses.
The island of the famous man-eating Cyclops. Today uninhabited.
This island is close to Rhodes. You will find photographs of the island clicking here.
Formerly populated by hackers (in fact refugees Mistra persecuted by the Turks in 1770), it is now the rendezvous of artists, painters, writers. Home Tombazis, former residence of owners, is now School of Fine Arts. It is very cosmopolitan. Its port is considered The most beautiful of all Greece. The houses with tall buildings are clinging to the hillsides surrounding the port. The vegetation is not abundant on this barren island which the bedrock is a very dark gray. Vehicles are prohibited from use on the island, you can however you to move a motorcycle or scooter. You can visit Monastery of Prophet Elias, which is 500m, and where the view of the island is very beautiful.; Or Monastery of Panagia, which is located near Sea, with its bell tower XVII. You can also walk to the village of Episkopi, which was once a resort for citizens. Or go to Vlikos hamlet with a chapel built on a rock above the sea patron saint of the island is St. Constantine, celebrated in November.
This is the island where, according to the Icarus story burned its wings wax after approaching too near the sun. This island is mountainous and forested. Not touristy at all. You will find photographs of nature clicking here.
Once very popular with hippies, Ios is situated at south of Naxos. The boat from Piraeus, which leads to Santorini stops in Ios, which is also connected with almost all islands of the Cyclades. It is on this island that Homer came to die. Her tomb appears to be on the north flank of Mount Pigos. From coves adorn the shores of this mountainous island.
Size: 17km2. Not touristy at all.
It is the island where Odysseus was the king, and was
the capital of a group of islands. It is located 4 km
Cephalonia, a channel between them. This is done by boat
from Athens (150 nm) or from Patras. It is a small island
mountainous, with lots of flaws. The
capital is Ithaki or Vathi, the bottom of the deep bay of Molos.;
You can visit the cave of the Nymphs, but be aware that the visit request a small rise ... In this cave would have hidden the Ulysses Gift Phaeacians his return from Troy.
Located at 242 nautical miles from the port of Piraeus, Greek is the earth farthest from Athens. We joins by plane from Athens, Kassos, Rhodes or Sittia or ferry from Piraeus or Rhodes Sittia. Second Island in the Dodecanese area (301 km2) after Rhodes. It is an island very mountainous. From one village to another, roads, stony, are performed on foot or by donkey. Stretching of 47 km long island, quiet, has remained authentic. If you go to the mountain village of Olympus, you will encounter People who grow their folk art. The old people speak another ancient dialect, and women wear daily costume traditional. The ancient cities are: Palatia, Brykous, Potidaion and Arkessia. The island has been occupied many times by different civilizations. Attacked several times by pirates, the inhabitants have left the villages by the sea to take refuge in the mountains. The relatively wetland is indicated for people with problems lung. The clouds are often present. The spring is cool, and as the houses are not usually heated, there is rather cold. Here you will see mastic tree.
Not touristy at all. Size: 65km2.
Not touristy at all.
The only inhabitants of the island are shepherds. In high season, nudists come in Kato Koufonissi.
Size: 103km2. Kea's history dates back to the Neolithic period,
in about 3000 BC. According to Greek mythology, Aristeus, son
Apollo and the nymph Kyrene, arrived in the 16th Kea
century BC C.16. Visitors can visit the Temple of Athena
and of Apollo.
The island is guarded by an old lion of 3 meters in height, lion archaic Ioulis. In the late 12th century it was occupied by Keos, who gave his name to the island, now called Kea. The other name we give to the island, "Tzia" is a reminder of the Venetian. There was a strange custom on the island: the elderly who could no longer work committed suicide by drinking a cup of hemlock, deadly poison. This custom was called "Keion nominion.
The former dictator Papadopoulos was imprisoned on the island after the return of democracy in Greece, until his trial.
The island mountain, is divided into 2 valleys green olive trees, vineyards, orchards and cypress. The highest mountain Profitis Elias rises to 568 meters. Among the nice beaches: Korissia Pisses and Koundouros.
A specialty of the island is pastel, gentle prepared with sesame seeds and honey.
The island has a small population. Located just 12 nautical miles from Cape Sounion, Kea island is a little touristy but However, it is used frequently during the holidays and on weekends by the Athenians.
It is the largest of the Ionian islands (782 km2). It is an island mountain, which rises to 1630 m with the Mount Parnitha. Vegetation is rich in forests, fruit trees and flowers.
Small island with an area of 35km2, located north-east
Milos, and a population of about 750 inhabitants. Accessible by boat
or Fline (hovercraft). No tourists. The capital of the island
Deposits of perlite and bentonite are used in quarries. The landscape is very rugged, mountainous.
She is tiny. There is a chapel on this island.
Also accessible by air connection with Athens, Rhodes,
Samos, Leros and Thessaloniki. There are also many boat connections.
In summer you can go there also hovercraft
(Flin) from Kos, Rhodes, Simi, Patmos, Leros, Nisyros and Samos.
The island is located near the Turkish coast. She is Greek, since the departure of Italians in 1948.;
Kos is from Hippocrates, the father of medicine, still famous to the oath which still bears his name, and that young doctors suitable before practice.; On Island moreover, have always held the medical and scientific conventions International, the International Hippocratic Foundation, and Greek Center for Medical Research. The Temple of Aesculapius, the god of medicine, is located 5 km from the city; is the largest archaeological monument in Kos.;
The island is also known by lovers of sailing around the world can be found here.
Halfway between the mainland and Crete. On this island born Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
This rocky island is located between Kea (Tzia) and Serifos. This island was once a haven for pirates. Kythnos is very calm, which attracts more and more tourists. The road network is good, and there are many paths that allow you to discover the island on foot. Small bays protect the sea where they may quietly sunbathe on the beach. Some beaches, such as berries of Episkopi and Flambouria, accessible only by boat. There are on an island castle, the castle Orias. You'll also see mills have now become a tourist attraction.; It cultivates grapes and figs.
A 170 nautical miles from Athens and 18 km Airport Aktion. It is rather a peninsula, connected to mainland by a causeway across a lagoon to the right of the fort Saint-Maure. Cape Lefkaptos or Doukato was famous among the ancients as the 'break Lefkada' who 'cured' the pain of love. I must say that jumping from 70 meters high in the sea, they could be certain not to suffer at all ... The poet Sappho threw herself from disappointment in love.; Island is green and is still relatively untouched by tourists.
It was, in antiquity, the island of purity and innocence, because it belonged to the goddess Artemis, pure virgin goddess.
Surface of the island 1630km2. Located at 187 nautical miles from Athens, into the Gulf of Smyrna Asia Minor. Only 15km apart of Ayvalik in Turkey. The island is accessible by boat or plane. Famous for countless olive trees. But there are many kinds of trees Island, other than trees: oaks, sycamores, cypress, almond. ; Lesbos is a mountainous land, dug gulfs deep. It was the birthplace of many poets and philosophers, including the famous Sappho who lived in the seventh shekel BC. Each year in August, lesbians (the word lesbian meant originally "woman of Lesbos") are found in Lesbos. The island is also famous for its Ouzo. Here we produce the Ouzo Mini.
Size: 475km2. Also accessible by air. On this island that according to Greek mythology remains, in a dark cave, Hypnos, brother of Thanatos (death) and son of Nyx (night).
This island is not touristy. Andreas KaravasPoet, of this island.
This island near the island of Lefkada has remain authentic.
Also accessible by air, with direct connection
The populatnion is around 5,000 inhabitants. The island is still untouched
so far from mass tourism, it is mainly frequented by
Greeks who come to spend their holidays.
Of volcanic origin, it still saw its mineral as obsidian and marble, sulfur, cobalt and silver. Volcanic eruptions are responsible for the particular aspect Island: Bay of Milos is a large natural harbor that is actually the crater of the extinct volcano. The Venus de Milo (currently exposed to the Louvre in Paris) or the statue of Poseidon for example, have been cut in minerals Island.
In antiquity, Milos was also famous for its thermal waters.
Milos is also the island of Aphrodite or Venus, the goddess of love.;
A Klima, the former capital of the island lie the catacombs Milos, dating from the early Christian era, which are one of the few early Christian monuments in the world. They have been used until the recognition of Christendom in Fourth century.
The present capital of the island is Plaka, it is situated very top of the mountain.
The south is very mountainous.
To the north, the coast is very jagged and there are many small fishing ports, where ships are sheltered in pits dug into the rock.
It is the largest island of the Cyclades, and is
south of Mykonos, and 105 nautical miles from Athens. Has
the highest peak in the Cyclades, Mount Oxia, culminating in 1003
meters, and where the view is magnificent. Valleys
interior is very fertile. They are rich in citrus,
orange and olive trees. It is also called the island "early
Sicily. The southern island is relatively dry cons. The
beaches are not covered with people, but tourism is growing
Unfortunately quickly on the island.
According to the story is that Theseus on Naxos abandoned Ariadne who helped him find his way through the maze Crete, in order to kill the Minotaur. It is also the island Dionysus, where he taught the culture of the vine.
The island is located opposite Santorini. She keeps volcanic activity. The hot springs, a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius, has a high sulfur content. The muddy waters that come are exploited for their therapeutic qualities.
The island, little known, is located along the Turkey. Area: 41 km2. Not touristy at all. It is a rocky island nearly round with a diameter of 6 km, with his heart in a crater Volcanic 4 km in diameter and a depth of 300 meters. Village Mandraki, it is possible to rent a scooter and take the road up to the volcano, then descend into the crater. Attention on the island, the shade is scarce.
Small island almost contiguous to the island Nea Kameni.
Patmos is nicknamed 'the Jerusalem of the Aegean'. It is here that Saint John, exiled by the Romans in 95 after AD; received, in a cave, the divine vision of the Apocalypse. The most important monument is the fortress-monastery of Saint-Jean, Byzantine structure of great wealth. It contains thousands of ancient books of invaluable.
Near Corfu is a paradise of green cover olive and cypress. The island is mainly inhabited by fishermen and peasants. Few cars driving by. During the day, avoid Lakka village where tourists are plentiful.
Uninhabited. Nearly Alonnisos (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, Peristera, Lechousa, Kyra Panagia). The island is protected as there are the last monk seal (monks) in the Mediterranean.
Any small island near Alonnisos.
This island is strictly protected. We can not approach it by boat without special permission.
Not touristy at all.
It is the nearest island to Athens. It is known for the naval battle that took place there in 480 BC, between Persians and Greeks. Since the Second World War, the island is less crowded than it was before by the Athenians. The north coast is occupied by a naval port.
Also accessible by air, direct connection from Athens. The island is near the Turkish coast, a strait of only 2 km between them. Its coasts are jagged. Through the ages, the island had been called several different Anthemis, Dryousa, Doryssa, Kyparissia, Imvrasia, Melamphylos, Parthenia.C is on this island that Polycrates threw overboard the ring gold kitten Emerald for averting fate. The virgin goddess Hera had made this island his home. Among the historical monuments, include the Temple of Hera, which was the largest sanctuary of antiquity. The famous mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, famous to his theorem, comes from Samos. It is also Samos that is the first aqueduct in the world, the tunnel; Eupalinos, along a kilometer. You can visit the old Anthemousa with its 1100 different kinds of plants recorded, including aromatic and medicinal herbs, and about 50 species wild orchids. The capital is a masterpiece of Neoclassical style. One product on this island a sweet and fruity wine that is famous.
At the north end of the Aegean. It was a sacred island where the Greek gods from their begging, left their quarrels aside. The island is famous for his statue of Victory that Demetrius Poliorcetes had been set to celebrate the victory at Salamis. It was discovered in 1863 by the French, and is exposed currently in the grand staircase of the Louvre. The Island is high and rocky, and its summit, Mount Fiongari is the highest of the islands Aegean (1'646 m).
Size: 73km2. Much less touristy than its neighbor Sifnos, with a road network
a bit stony. You can sleep in Livadi, where the bulk of tourist facilities. Serifos
mountain and the wind blows a lot. On foot, it will be pretty ballads
(for those who enjoy walking course ...)
On this island lived as the Medusa head adorned with snakes, petrified that those who dared to look. Perseus, the son of Zeus, killed her using his shield as a mirror.
Size: 41km2. It is a mountainous island and quiet. No tourist at all. There is only one road on the island, linking the port to the capital.
The island is located less than 2 hours by boat from Rhodes. The ground rock is full of holes. You'll find beautiful photographs and information on the island (in English) clicking here.
Purchased in 1963 for Jackie Kennedy by owner Aristotle Onassis, the island is entirely private, except two small beaches open to the public. There they were married October 21, 1968. Secret Garden in 1971, photos of Jackie Onassis nude on a beach Skorpios, caused great scandal in the press. where he was buried, and her daughter Christina, Athina's mother, the son of Aristotle Onassis Alexander died in 1973 and 24 in a plane crash and Artemis, the great-aunt of Athina. Death in 1975, Aristotle Onassis had indicated in his Will the sale of the island was not allowed. He hoped that if his heirs no longer afford to maintain it, it was bequeathed to the Olympic Airlines. Widow, Jackie returned often to the island with her children Caroline and John-John. Athina's mother, Christina, also liked Skorpios much.
It is the easternmost island of the Sporades. Here in the village of Lenaria Achilles was hiding in his childhood by his mother Thetis in the king's daughters Lycomedes for he escapes the Trojan War. It is also here that Theseus died, a rock thrown by Lycomedes. The islanders live mainly crafts. You can practice here windsurfing and skiing.
It is known in Athens for its invigorating air. It is supplied with water from the mainland.; Apart from taxis, there are no cars on the island. The island is covered with pine Aleppo since antiquity. It is these pins that he had the name she wore at the time and was "Pityoussa. It is an island where the atmosphere is particularly soothing.
This island, located south of Zakynthos, is inaccessible.
Since antiquity, Thassos is famous for its quarries white marble and its precious metals like gold and money. The vegetation is rich in forests, fruit trees and flowers.
Size: 9km2. This island is located on the same arc as Santorini.
This island is untouched by tourists. I would say more: it is not touristy at all.
With 195m2, Tinos is the third largest island
Cyclades. It is traversed lengthwise by a string
mountain. It is an island of pilgrimage, the sacred island
of the virgin Mary (Euaggelistria). Going up from the port, you will not see
as shops selling souvenirs piles. The Holy Church of Notre Dame
Tinos has a long history. Initially
not a church,
but a temple renowned throughout Greece which had
instead of games, competitions and music of drama. became a Church
Christian. It was transformed into a church dedicated to the
Holy Mary Mother of Christ and Saint John the Baptist.
The church was destroyed during the 10th century by
invasion of the Saracens. In 1823, we rediscovered the Holy Icon
remained buried until now. A church
being dedicated to him was rebuilt, and the icon
miracle of the Annunciation is still the subject of a special worship
by many Orthodox, especially in summer,
August 15. The island is also home to the Catholic Archdiocese
Cyclades. You will discover the fascinating history of the Holy
Icon and its church clicking
Despite the many Greeks who visit the island, it remains unknown to foreign tourists, and only Tinos is busy, the rest of the island is very quiet. Many sculptors and painters contemporary originated and lived here, including Yannoulis, Halepas, Parthenis, Lytras, Gyzis, Sochos, Vitalis Fytalis. Doors and windows of houses are decorated carved marble. The island is also famous for its pigeon decorated with pieces of slate and marble.; There are more than 600.
The Greeks against the regime of the colonels were at the time deported.