Earth’s most romantic place: The Greek Islands

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Milos sunset viewing

A couple relaxes with wine while enjoying the sunset views from Plaka village on Milos. With their superb sunsets and spectacular natural scenery, the Greek Islands are ideal destinations for honeymoons and romantic getaways.

 

Guest post by Jane Robert

 Greece has more than 6,000 islands which are mostly huge chunks of rock located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Only about 230 are inhabited, with just 80 having a population of more than 100 people.

The islands are grouped into six basic clusters:

♦ the Ionians to the west of Greece include the islands Zante, Kefalonia, Lefkas and Corfu;

♦ the Cyclades in the central Aegean contain Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, and Naxos;

♦ the Dodecanese chain in the east, near Turkey, comprises such islands as Rhodes, Kos, Symi and Patmos;

♦ the Sporades group in the northeast of Greece includes Skiathos and Skopelos;

♦ the north Aegean group, home to Samos, Lesvos and Thassos; and

♦ the Saronic Gulf islands, which include Aegina, Hydra, Poros and Spetses.

And of course there’s Crete, the biggest Greek Island of all, situated on its own to the south.

 Plaka beach Naxos

A couple takes a romantic pre-sunset stroll along Plaka beach on Naxos

 

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2 Comments

  1. The Greek land comprise more than 6,000 islands and islets and a 16,000 km coastline to explore. The Greek Islands are famous for the exotic beaches, amazing sightseeing, local gastronomy, nightlife, ancient culture, warmth and hospitality that promise unique dreamy summer family-friendly holidays with great balance of adventures and relaxing time.
    Cyclades (Paros, Naxos, Siros, Tinos, Myconos, Santorini, Milos, Sifnos), Ionian (Corfu, Kefallonia, Lefkada, Zakynthos, Ithaca), Sporades (Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos), Argosaronic Islands (Spetses, Poros, Hydra Angistri) and Crete are some of the most magic destinations.
    We would suggest these:
    Cyclades (Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Milos, Sifnos)
    Ionian (Corfu, Kefallonia, Lefkada, Zakynthos, Ithaca)
    Sporades (Skiathos and Skopelos)
    Argosaronic Islands (Hydra and Spetses)

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