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  Greek Islands - Holidays Travel Hotels Greek Islands Guide
The Sporades Islands are part of both the prefectures of Magnesia (in Central Greece) and the large island of Evia.
The stunning island of Crete, the largest of all the Greek Islands, is the last stop in the Mediterranean, before reaching Africa.
Whichever Greek Island you plan to visit on your holidays in Greece, you can be sure that you will have a wonderful time, filled with a combination of fun, adventure, relaxation, and of course, the famous Greek hospitality, which is known all over the world.
www.aroundgreece.com /greek-islands.html   (1058 words)

 Greek islands & Greece - Discover the Greek islands
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete is a land of sparkling seas and soaring mountains, and has been a popular holiday destination for many years.
Rhodes island is the capital of the Dodecanese, and the largest of the island group, it is one of the most visited of the Greek islands with its numerous sandy beaches, un-spoilt interior, and a climate and weather that boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year.
These greek islands, together with Kythira, which is however cut-off from the rest, opposite the southern Peloponnese (Lakonia), as well as neighbouring Antikythira, they constitute the Eptanissa (Ionian islands).
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 Greek Islands
To discover to the roots of Greek civilization, or at least have a basic appreciation of the environment that led to their economic and probably cultural success, one needs to get their sea legs on a sailboat (or ferry ride) across the Aegean Sea.
The Greek Islands were once covered with conifers, but were deforested to make lumber for ships.
What remains of the original island, Strongyli, is an incomplete ring around the ocean filled crater called the "caldera." Actually, two islands are found on the perimeter around the crater: the larger one is Santorini or Thira, and the smaller one is Thirasia.
www.gatetrails.com /greektrip/islands.html   (2671 words)

The main islands of the Dodecanese are; Astypalea, Chalki, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kassos, KOS, Leros, Lipsi, Nissyros, Patmos, RHODES (or Rhodos), Symi, and Tilos.
The islands are lush and green, the greenest of all the chains, and some of the beaches are the most spectacular in all of Greece.
The islands are relatively quiet and have not suffered from mass tourist development.
www.magicaljourneys.com /index_islands.html   (817 words)

 greek islands holiday, greek hotels, tours, cruises, pictures travel map greece
The island of Crete is a one-of-a-kind vacation destination to the south of Mainland Greece, settled between the Cretan Sea and the Libyan Sea.
The magical Cyclades Islands cluster is famous for its endless beaches and traditional white-washed cubic houses that glimmer under the sun and contrast with the deep blue Aegean Sea.
The Sporades Islands cluster is comprised of Alonissos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros.
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 Greek Islands
The Northeastern Aegean Islands: Agios Efstratios, Thasos, Ikaria, Lesvos, Limnos, Inousses, Samos, Samothrace, Chios, Psara.
The Ionian Islands: Zakynthos, Ithaca, Corfu, Cephallonia, Lefkada, Paxi, Antipaxi, Ereikoussa, Mathraki, Meganissi, Othoni, Strofades.
The islands of Gavdos (situated south of Crete), Elafonissos (in the Gulf of Laconia) and Trizonis (in the Gulf of Corinth), although not forming part of any group, are of unparalleled natural beauty.
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 Villa Holidays in The Greek Islands & Holiday Villas in The Greek Islands
Whether you prefer to be close to the island's main resort at Nidri or tucked away in the Lefkas countryside with fabulous views over the mountains and sea, we have a holiday villa to suit you.
Located close to the island of Lefkas and accessible by boat into the picturesque harbours of Vathi and Spartohori, Meganissi is a spectacular island of beauty, tranquilty and unquestionable charm.
As the island has no airport and is only accessible by boat, Paxos has managed to retain a unique unspoilt image, blessed with a breathtaking landscape of olive groves and lush greenery as well as a dramatic coastline of coves, bays, grottoes and quiet beaches.
www.jamesvillas.co.uk /regions/thegreekislands.cfm   (563 words)

 Greek Islands Tour - Travel with a Challenge Magazine
The most common culprits on my Greek Island exploration proved to be a couple of days of unseasonably blustery weather that played havoc with the timing of ship connections, and a 24-hour general strike.
Greece and its islands embrace thousands of years of well documented history: the introduction of bronze sparked three remarkable civilizations about 3,000 BC: the Cycladic rule in the cluster of islands to the southeast, the Minoan rule on Crete and the Mycenaean on the Greek mainland.
The island was seized in 1522 by the Ottoman Turks and ruled as part of their vast empire until 1912 when the Italians and Greeks joined forces to show them the door.
www.travelwithachallenge.com /Greek_Islands_Tour.htm   (1380 words)

 The beautiful Greek Islands: Travel guide and greek hotels repertory
The Greek picture of the waves breaking under the houses, which are made with wooden and colored balconies, porches and windows, is famous.
The island of Antiparos is opposite to Paros Island.
The island of Zakynthos is known for the abundance of the Greek turtles Caretta-Caretta which are one of the most endangered marine species, threaten of extinction.
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 Greece Travel and the Greek Islands: Greece Hotels guide - Greek holidays
There are 1400 islands in Greece: isolated island, cosmopolitan Greece island full of luxury hotels, island with history, etc...
Crete Island is the largest one and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands to travel to Greece: rich history, picturedque villages, sandy beaches...
Eastern Aegean Sea Islands, mountainous and green with long beaches, this group is the less frequented of the Greek seas but not the less interesting.
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 greece travel, greece hotels, greek islands, santorini, mykonos, naxos, holidays, hotels accommodation in greece, greek ...
Pelion, the summer residence of the Greek Gods.
Greek Islands: Cyclades, Ionian, Dodecanese, Crete, Sporades, Saronic, North and Eastern Aegean.
In high season, islands are interconnected more frequently with ferries and speed boats (flying dolphins, highspeeds etc).
www.thegreektravel.com   (365 words)

 Greek Islands - Holidays Hotels Greek Islands Videos Greece TV
Greek Islands - Holidays Hotels Greek Islands Videos Greece TV GreekIslands.tv is still currently under development, and not all aspects of the site that we would like to include are ready yet.
The Greek Islands are famous throughout the world for their unique landscapes, stunning beaches and scenery, and where the hospitality of the locals is second to none.
The Greek Islands are unlike anywhere in the world, and the wonderful choice, and different landscapes, settings and places of great interest, make them an ideal holiday destination.
www.greekislands.tv   (320 words)

 Greek islands GREECE - Holidays in Greek islands
The Greek islands are perhaps the most magical collection of islands to be found anywhere in the world.
Santorini's classic images epitomise the very essence of Greek island charm - brilliant white houses tumbling like sugar cubes down steep cliffsides and rocky islets adding texture and depth to views across an impossibly blue sea.
The majority of accommodations are dotted along the peaceful mountainside, surrounded by acres of olive groves, orange and lemon trees and famously friendly Greek island natives...
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 Greek Islands | Information, Itineraries and distances
The most accessible islands from the Capital Athens where the largest Fleet of Charter Yachts is located are the Cyclades, spilling down into the central and southern Aegean to form a kind or circle, as their Greek name suggests.
The Islands came under Italian rule at the time of the Italo-Turkish war in 1912, and were briefly occupied by the Germans before officially being handed back to Greece in 1947.
The green luxuriance of the islands is in direct contrast to the high eroded mountains of Albania and mainland Greece that form the eastern boundary to the Ionian.
www.interyachtcharter.com /greek-islands.htm   (970 words)

 Sailing Greece - free yachting and charter holiday guide to sail the Greek islands - yacht charters Greece
The Greek islands make up 20% of the total area of Greece, an ideal yachting area, creating a coastline of more than 15000 kilometres.
Greek climate page: Temperatures increase from west to east, while precipitation increases from east to west.
The larger islands left of the volcano are Paros and Naxos.
www.sailingissues.com /greek.html   (1429 words)

 A Greece Travel Guide: Matt Barrett's Guide to the Greek Islands, Athens and Mainland Greece
Despite what you have read about the Greek islands closing for the winter, as if Greece is some kind of seasonal theme-park, there are people like me who think that the winter-season, which goes from late October to the end of March, is one of the best times to go to Greece.
The Greek islands are the place to be in the summer whether you are in your teens or wish you still were.
If you are on an island there will be lots happening but it is also the best time to be in Athens because the city will be empty.
www.greektravel.com   (4812 words)

 Amazon.com: The Rough Guide to Greek Islands (Rough Guide Greek Islands): Books: Mark Ellingham,Marc Dubin,Natania ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Greek Island Hopping has more detail about actual travelling and about the boats themselves and more maps, but only touches on the northern ports of Crete.
Greek Island Hopping wuuld be most useful if you want to find out how to get to a small island, or how to get off one.
If it covers the island you're interested in (and it probably does), you'll be provided with plenty of accurate, interesting, helpful detail on any just about any specific area or village of the island which interests you.
www.amazon.com /Rough-Guide-Greek-Islands/dp/1858283108   (1072 words)

 Greek Islands
There are some small islands lying between Ikaria and Samos with a lacy coastline that few people know about.
Lipsi, is an island in the Northern Dodecanese, south of Samos, north of Leros, east of Patmos, with just about 700...
Know by many names in antiquity, the island was called Ikaria because according to myth it was here that Icarus fell into the...
www.meandertravel.com /greekferries/ferries.php?details=greekislands&m=2&md=sc2   (346 words)

 Greek rentals
Charming villa with pool on the cosmopolitan island of Hydra -- beautifully situated, and close to all the attractions of the town and harbor.
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, and one of the most fascinating.
Mykonos may be the classic Greek island, famous for its picturesque windmills and clusters of whitewashed houses set against the background of the blue Aegean.
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 Dodecanese Greek Islands
These islands are along the coast of Turkey, south east of the Greek mainland and are serviced by daily ferries.
Check out the rest of the island which is agricultural with great beaches and some fancy resorts, villages, mountains and the longest summer of any Greek island.
The interior of the island is still undeveloped, fertile and agricultural and best of all, largely flat so that riding bicycles (and of course motorbikes) is a fun way to get around.
www.magicaljourneys.com /Islands/discover-dodecanese.html   (659 words)

 Greek Ferries to Greece and the Greek Islands
Greek Ferries to Greece and the Greek Islands
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 Greek Taxi. Links for accommodations, cruises,weddings car rental.
It is no coincidence that this, the most cosmopolitan of all Greek Islands, attracts visitors from all over the globe, including large numbers of artists and intellectuals.Rocky hills which combine with superb beaches to make up the landscape of the Island.
SPORADES: islands are among the most popular and internationally known islands of Greece.Known for their sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, magnificent landscape and magical sunsets.
ALONISSOS: the farthest and the least populated Island of the group, its famous for flora and fauna and the marine reserve a sanctuary for rare birds and the Mediterranean seal Monachus-Monachus.
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 Greek Islands - Greece vacation, greek sailing, Greece tours, Cyclades, sailing trips
Relax aboard your fabulous yacht as you island hop through the picturesque Greek islands.
The sun is warm as we travel the Aegean, and the island beaches beckon.
Explore ancient ruins, the remnants of vanished empires, from the Parthenon to the island many believe to be legendary lost Atlantis.
www.adventurouswench.com /trip-gr.htm   (223 words)

 Cyclades Greek islands sailing Mykonos and Santorini yacht charters   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It differs from the other islands in the group because of its geological morphology which is the result of action by a volcano now dormant.
It is no coincidence that this, the most cosmopolitan of all Greek islands, attracts so many visitors from all over the globe, including large numbers of artists and intellectuals.
According to Herodotus, Homer, the poet of poets, was buried at "Plakotos", in the north of the island.
www.yachting-greece.com /cyclades.htm   (965 words)

 Greek Islands on Centerstage Chicago - Greek Islands : 200 S. Halsted St., Chicago, (312) 782-9855, Restaurant, Full ...
Perched in the heart of it all is Greek Islands, a Herculean restaurant seating nearly 400 people that has keep diners satisfied with mousaka, shishkabobs and baklava since 1971.
One of the most popular Greek restaurants in the city, Greek Islands imports its quality extra-virgin olive oil, wines, cheeses, herbs and seafood directly from Greece to create the ultimate authentic dining experience.
Greek sea bass, red snapper and Atlantic salmon, all prepared Greek style, are just a few of the choices.
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 Caligo Ventures: Greece: Greek Islands: Lesbos
Just a few miles off the Turkish coast, the attractive Greek isle of Lesbos is now firmly on the map as one of the best places, not just in Greece, but in the whole of Europe, for watching birds on spring migration.
The island is best described as amoeboid in shape, with two huge, almost enclosed gulfs that cut deeply into its coastline.
But probably more than its distinctive habitats, it is the island's location, a few miles off the continental landmass of Asia Minor that makes it such a good place for migrant birds in spring.
www.caligo.com /europe/greekislands.html   (619 words)

 Greek vacation rentals
When travellers think of the Greek islands, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, and Rhodes are probably the first to come to mind.
We offer properties throughout these Greek islands, in all shapes and sizes, including apartments, cottages, villas, and one-of-a-kind homes like converted windmills.
On these less travelled islands, you may not find the extensive nightlife or resort facilities of an island like Mykonos, but you will enjoy many other rewards -- including secluded beaches and all the natural beauty the Greek islands are famous for.
www.greek-rentals.net /islands_off_the_beaten_path   (450 words)

 WELCOME to the G R E E K I S L A N D S
In many Traditional Greek Restaurants, rather than looking at a menu, customers often would go to the kitchen to see what food was prepared or to select fresh seafood.
The Greek Islands Restaurant continues this tradition with it's open kitchen and will soon add a new fresh seafood display".
Here at the Greek Islands we have created a "family Style Dinner" which offers many different dishes for 2 or more persons to share.
www.greekislands.net /dining/dining.html   (125 words)

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