Touring The Greek Islands
There are a great number of Greek islands both in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. All of them are great tourist destinations and can be reached either by boat or by air.
The Cyclades Islands have got their own characteristic features and differ a lot from Ionian Islands which are greener. Crete, the biggest island at the far southern end of Greece, is a favorite destination for those who wish to know the Minoan civilization and to explore the caves and natural beauty of the place. The 12 islands on the far eastern side of Greece are unique, with Rhodes their prime island, which is one of the most developed tourist resorts. A visitor to Greece should not miss the islands as they are an aspect very different from the Greek mainland.
The following pages introduce you to the Greek islands: Crete, Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos and Corfu. Each section includes information about activities, history, and hotels.
It is easy to travel between the islands aboard the Blue Star ferries and cruise ships that sail from Piraeus port on almost a daily basis, or by air to most popular islands such as Crete, Corfu, and Rhodes.
The visitors to the Greek islands can enjoy themselves having a lot of different activities such as water sports, horseback riding or golfing or even relax on the beaches and enjoy the local cuisine. It’s quite different from the national cuisine since it includes a lot of fresh seafood such as fish, oysters, and lobsters. Budget conscious, savvy travelers can also buy local products exclusively produced on each island and taste the local wine or spirit. The diversity of the Greek islands is an aspect that makes their exploration a unique experience.