Towns and Islands of Greece
No destination in Greece is more than fifty miles from the sea. This, alone, is
more than enough reason for you to visit the cradle of the Mediterranean.
Well known for its white washed buildings, Greek towns offer some of the best
eye candy in the travel world.
This natural beauty, coupled with the kindness of the Greek people makes a trip
to Greece de rigueur for the discerning traveller.
- Aegina Island is one of the
Saronic Islands in the Argosaronic Gulf, approximately one hour away from
- The capital of Greece and one of the
ancient city-states of the Helenic Empire.
- This popular island attracts thousands of
visitors each year. It is the most northern island of the Ionian Group and lies
at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea. It is the second largest island of the
- Crete island was the birthplace of the
Minoan Civilization, one of the earliest cultures to rise out of Europe.
The island of Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is located in the
south of the Aegean Sea.
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- Made famous by the Oracle of Delphi, this
town still has the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo. At one time it was
considered the center of culture for all of the Mediterranean.
- Famous for it's white buildings and
startling views, Ios Island can be found in the Cyclades group in the Aegean
- Kos, Greece is in the south Sporades group of
the Dodecanese. It is also known for it's white-washed buildings.
- Located in the Cyclades islands, Mykonos
is one of Greece's most famous tourist destinations.
- Also in the Cyclades island group,
Naxos is considered one of the loveliest islands in Greece, no small
- Home of the Olympics,
Olympia was a
national shrine of the Greeks and contained many treasures of Greek art.
- Paros Island Greece is also
located in the Cyclades. It is siturted between Naxos,
Mykonos and Sifnos.
- Located in the Aegean sea, only a
few km from Turkey, Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands.
- A popular cruise ship
destination, the island of Santorini is the southern most island of the Cycladic
group in the Aegean Sea, and is located 63 nautical miles north of
- Sifnos, lies in the middle of
the Cyclades islands between Serifos, Kimolos and Antiparos and is about 80
nautical miles from Piraeus.
- Skiathos Island is part of the
Sporades and is situated north-east of Evia south-east of the Pelion Peninsula.
- Thessaloniki is the capital of
Macedonia province in Greece and is the second largest city after Athens.