Symi: the island of sponges and the clear sea

The island of Symi (Simi) is located about 40 km north-west (one hour by boat) from Rhodes, the coast of Turkey is less than 7 km away. Symi is a small island of 65 sq km with two small ports, ...

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Lefkada: dream beaches and sea and a green interior

The island of Lefkada or Leukas (303 sq km; 20,000 inhabitants), is the fourth largest island of the Ionian islands. The island is located near the Greek coast with which it is connected via a causeway and a movable bridge. ...

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Corfu: an island with beautiful beaches and Venetian fortresses

The island of Corfu or Kerkyra (592 sq km, 110,000 inhabitants) is located in the Ionian Sea, in the archipelago of the Ionian islands, of which it is the second largest island. The island is among the northernmost of the ...

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Ithaca: perhaps the mythical island of Ulysses?

The island of Ithaca or Ithaki (96 sq km; 3,000 inhabitants), the famous island of Ulysses, is part of the Ionian archipelago, and is located in the Ionian Sea between the northeastern coast of Kefalonia and Greece. The coast of ...

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Paxos and Antipaxos: beaches, olive groves and vineyards

The island of Paxos or Paxi, also called Paxoi (19 sq km; 3,000 inhabitants) is a small Greek island in the Ionian archipelago, located a few tens of km south of Corfu in front of the Greek coasts. The island ...

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Paros: the island of beaches and marble

The island of Paros (196 sq km, 13,000 inhabitants) is located in the Aegean Sea, in the archipelago of the Cyclades islands, east of Antiparos and west of Naxos. Thanks to its beautiful beaches, tourism is the main economic resource ...

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Syros: the most Catholic island in Greece

The island of Syros (102 sq km, 20,000 inhabitants) is located in the Aegean Sea, in the archipelago of the Cyclades islands, between Mykonos in the east and Kythnos in the west. Syros is largely mountainous, the highest peak, Mount ...

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Tinos: sanctuaries, marbles and Venetian fortresses

The island of Tinos (194 sq km, 8,600 inhabitants) is part of the archipelago of the Cyclades islands, is located in the northern part of the archipelago, south-east of the island of Andros and north-west of Mykonos. The capital of ...

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Sifnos: excellent cuisine and typical ceramics

The island of Sifnos (73 sq km, 2,500 inhabitants) is part of the Cyclades islands, is located in the central-western area of the archipelago, southeast of the island of Serifos and west of Paros and Antiparos. The island, very green ...

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Serifos: island of rugged and wild beauty

The island of Serifos (75 sq km, 1,400 inhabitants) is part of the archipelago of the Cyclades islands. This island is located in the western part of the archipelago, south of Kythnos and north-west of Sifnos. The capital of the ...

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Kythnos: thermal baths and characteristic villages

Kythnos (100 sq km, 1,600 inhabitants) is a Greek island in the Cyclades archipelago. This island is among the closest to Athens and Attica, it is located south of the island of Kea and north of Serifos. The capital of ...

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Naxos: green hills and beautiful beaches

Naxos (429 sq km, 19,000 inhabitants) is an island located in the Aegean Sea, in the archipelago of the Cyclades islands, north-west of Amorgos and east of Paros. This island which is the largest of the Cyclades, is a mountainous ...

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Zakynthos (Zante): forests, beaches and spectacular cliffs

The island of Zakynthos or Zante (406 sq km, 42,000 inhabitants) is located in the Ionian Sea, in the archipelago of the Ionian islands. The island is the third largest island of the archipelago, and if we exclude the distant ...

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Kefalonia beaches: Platia Amos, Aghia Elenis and Petani

Paliki is the westernmost peninsula of the island of Kefalonia. This peninsula faces the Ionian Sea, and is connected to the rest of the island in the north eastern part. On the east side, the Gulf of Argostoli separates Paliki ...

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Northern Kefalonia: Myrtos Beach (Mirthos)

Myrtos, Kefalonia, Ionian, Greece. Author and Copyright Niccolò di Lalla

In the squat peninsula that characterizes the northern part of the island of Kefalonia there are three places that deserve a visit. The first place you come coming from the south is located along the western coast, almost at the ...

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Southern Kefalonia: Argostoli, Koroni, Markopoulo

The southern section of the island is the largest part of Kefalonia, where the main inhabited center is located, the town of Argostoli, located on a peninsula along the west coast. While on the opposite side, on the east coast ...

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Kefalonia: the largest of the Ionian islands

Kefalonia (also Cephalonia), is the largest island of the Ionian archipelago, an ancient Venetian possession for almost 300 years, between 1500 and 1797. The island is located in the Ionian Sea off the Greek coast in front of the Gulf ...

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Milos: the island of the famous Venus de Milo

The island of Milos (160 sq km, 4,800 inhabitants) is an island of the Cyclades archipelago located in the extreme south-western part of the archipelago east of the Peloponnese. The island is located a short distance from the islands of ...

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The climate of Ios: when to go to the island of Ios

The island of Ios is characterized by a temperate Mediterranean climate, it is the typical climate of the islands of Greece characterized by hot and very dry summers and mild and rainy winters. Annual rainfall is scarce – the annual ...

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Ios: the Cycladic island of fun and nightlife

The island of Ios (108 sq km, 1,300 inhabitants) is located in the Aegean Sea, in the central-southern part of the Cyclades archipelago. Located south of Naxos and north of Santorini. The closest island to Ios is the island of ...

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Folegandros: an arid island but full of beauty

The island of Folegandros (32 sq km, 670 inhabitants) is part of the archipelago of the Cyclades islands, is located in the southern part of the archipelago. South-east of the island of Milos, west of Sikinos and just north-west of ...

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Andros: a quiet island full of mountains

The island of Andros (380 sq km, 10,000 inhabitants) is the northernmost island of the Cyclades archipelago, located south-east of Euboea and north-west of the island of Tinos. The island is also the second largest island in the Cyclades after ...

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Amorgos: a wild island little touched by tourism

The island of Amorgós (121 km², 1,860 inhabitants) is the easternmost island of the archipelago of the Cyclades islands, it is located southeast of Naxos and northeast of Ios. The island has an elongated shape from south-west to north-east. The ...

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The climate of Kos: when to go to Kos

The island of Kos is located in the eastern part of the Aegean Sea near the coasts of Turkey and has a Mediterranean type climate characterized by warm temperatures in summer and mild temperatures in winter, the rains are concentrated ...

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The climate of the Cyclades: when to go to the Cyclades

Located in the center of the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades archipelago is characterized by a mild and dry climate, with winter temperatures that rarely drop below 10 ° C and with sometimes high summer temperatures but which are often mitigated ...

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Cyclades: the most typical islands of Greece

The Cyclades archipelago is a group of islands in Greece located in the Aegean Sea, between Attica and Eubea in the north-west, and the island of Crete in the south. The Cyclades islands are the islands that have the most ...

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Greece power plugs and sockets, telephones

GREECE DOCUMENTS Documents: For entry into Greece, the European citizen must have a passport or identity card. Even children and minors must have their own passport or their personal identity card. Driving license: To drive a rental car in Greece ...

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How to get to Greece: ferries and flights to Greece

FERRIES TO GREECE The most used means of getting to Greece are ferries. There are ferry connections from Italy, Cyprus and Turkey. How to get to Greece from Italy: Modern ferry ships make the connections between Greek and Italian ports. ...

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Kos: the island of Hippocrates and beaches

The island of Kos (290 sq km, 31,000 inhabitants) is located in the Aegean Sea, in the northern part of the Dodecanese archipelago. The island is located north of Nissyros and south of Kalymnos. The coast of Turkey is located ...

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Santorini: a volcano that exploded thousands of years ago

The island of Santorini (73 sq km, 13,600 inhabitants) is located in the Aegean Sea, in the southernmost part of the Cyclades archipelago. The island is located south of Ios and west of Anafi. The large island of Crete is ...

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