What are the Greek islands like
The Greek islands are the ideal summer holiday destination and cater to all tastes, there's popular tourist focused islands and quiet secluded islands too. Great weather is all but guaranteed and they have stunning beaches, historical sites, incredible views and a range of activities to keep everyone entertained.
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 mainland Greece 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 the weather is great, long sunny days and minimal rain, 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.
What are the Greek island groups
The Greek islands are split into 6 main groups. The groups are:
On top of the 6 main groups there’s also Crete and the small islands around it as a separate region.
Below we’ll discuss each of the individual groups and give you an idea of what to expect from each group, what the main tourist islands are and which are less tourist heavy but still worth visiting.