Listening to the words Greek islands, which questions run into your mind...How may are the Greek islands?...How come the Greek islands are famous?...Do all the Greek islands have the tiny cube-shaped white houses with blue windows?. An essential element of the Greek tourism product peculiarity is the island phenomenon. A total of 227 inhabited islands (of which 164 are washed by the Aegean Sea) are part of the Greek territory. Still, only 78 islands have more than 100 inhabitants.
The Ionian Islands: On the west coast of Greece and near Italy , there are seven main islands: Corfu, Paxi, Ithaki , Kephalonia, Zakynthos, Leukada, and Kythera: The blue waters of the Ionian Sea give these islands an idyllic quality which was appreciated from the Europeans since the 18 th C.
The Saronic Gulf Islands: Egina, Hydra, Poros , Spetsae: Easily accessible islands also known as the Argo-Saronic islands because of their proximity to Argolis .
Airlines to fly into Greek Islands via Athens: Delta, Lufthansa, United Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss International, Finnair, British Airways, Olympic Airways, Malev, Iberia, LOT, Czech Airlines, Turkish Airlines.