Greek islands are the main characteristic of country’s morphology with a total 6,000 (islets included) scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas The Greek Archipelago offers a highly diversified landscape with awarded Blue Flag beaches ideal for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, sailing and windsurfing. Some of the oldest European civilizations developed on the Greek islands like Cycladic and Minoan , leaving through the ages a multifaceted civilization with unique archaeological sites and fascinating local traditions . The ideal climate, safe waters and small distances between ports and coasts, have made the Greek islands extremely popular among Greek and foreign visitors.
One of the most famous destinations worldwide and a favourite holiday spot of the jet set, Mykonos, is extremely beautiful and well known for its bare hills, the amazing sandy beaches, the white country chapels and the Cycladic architecture.
Cousteau looked for the lost city of Atlantis on Santorini. Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra), the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part of Cyclades.
Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. The island is divided in to four prefectures, Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lasithi. Here, you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountain scapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Wander around its magnificent Old City, surrounded by medieval walls with seven gates, visit stunning wonders of nature, such as the Seven Springs, the Valley of the Butterflies or get a deeper insight into the rich history of the island through your visit to the breathtaking Acropolis of Líndos and Ialissós.
Where the Venetians, the French and the British used to live. With the passage of time the island may have changed, but we can still feel the spirit of a distant glorious past. Its rich multi-cultural heritage, its historic monuments, its stunning natural landscape, its crystal clear seas, and its excellent weather all year round explain why Corfu is one of the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean destinations weaving a powerful spell on its visitors.