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The Greek Islands

The Greek islands are mostly on the east of mainland Greece in the Aegean sea with Turkey to the west. Although some of the more popular islands are in the Ionian sea, just west of the mainland and east of Italy.

They range from massively popular, the likes of Santorini, Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Kos and Rhodes to much quieter and less popular like Poros, Halki, Naxos, Serifos and many, many more.

Greek island holidays are so in demand because in the summer months good weather is all but guaranteed, they have fantastic beaches, impressive historical sites and the Greek people are so welcoming.

There’s a range of hotels to suit all budgets and the various towns and villages cater to a wide range of travellers from 18-30 drinkers to those who just want to relax by the sea all day. Whatever you are looking for in your next holiday, there’s almost certainly a Greek island that’s perfect for you.

The Greek Island Guide

Below is the current list of islands that we have information on, you can use our Greek island guides to help you plan your next holiday to Greece or simply share the islands page with your friends to show off about your next trip.

If you’re still looking for a holiday then why not use the filters to find an island suitable for your preferences? So if you like sandy beaches and a variety of night life then simply click those filters and we’ll show the islands that are perfect for your needs. Alternatively, if you know the island you are interested in visiting, then simply click on the image or name of the island to go to the full guide for that island and find out about the different towns and villages to stay in, the beaches and the sight seeing places to visit.

If you click a few filters and get zero results make sure you don’t have too many filters selected or conflicting filters selected. If you get stuck then just click the All Styles button and this will reset the grid so you can start over.

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Aegina Town Harbour


Aegina is a Greek island in the Saronic group close to Athens on the main land. For this reason it’s popular with Athenians and other Greeks.

Old Fortress Corfu


Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian islands behind Kefalonia It is often known as Kérkyra in Greek and that is also the name of the main town.

Emborio Halki


Halki is a small traditional island in the south Dodecanese just west of Rhodes, it measures 10km east to west and just 3km north to south.

Kalamos Beach Ios


Ios is a small island in the Cyclades group which has a reputation as a party island and attracts a lot of youngsters who come to party

Myrtos Beach Kefalonia


Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands and lies west of mainland Greece, it has some stunning beaches and delightful towns.

Asclepion Kos


Kos is a Greek island in the south-eastern Aegean sea, it’s part of the Dodecanese group and measures approximately 40km long by just 8km wide.

Mykonos Windmills


Mykonos is located in the heart of the Cyclades in-between Tinos, Syros, and Paros, over the south-eastern part of the Aegean sea.



Santorini is in the southern Aegean sea and has a unique, picturesque character given to it by the volcanic rock that forms the islands.

Xanemos Beach Skiathos


Skiathos is an island in the Sporades group with some stunning sandy beaches, gorgeous little villages and a wonderful main town.

Saliara Beach Thassos


Thassos is the most northerly Greek island and the 12th largest by area. It’s a quiet island that’s relatively unspoiled by tourism and has some great beaches.

Navagio Beach Zakynthos


Zakynthos is an Ionian island that’s home to the incredible Navagio beach as well as loads of other great beaches, towns, villages and tourist attractions.

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