Post Tagged with: "greek islands"

  • The best places for its beaches

    Greek Islands, Skiathos, Syros, Travel Greece September 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

    Skiathos – Sporades Skiathos hit the jackpot when it came to beaches. Textbook sands line its south coast, from Koukounaries, the island’s best-known beach – where deep green trees provide the backdrop for a dramatic golden sweep – to Megali Ammos. And if much of the island’s sand is buried […]

  • Meganisi Island

    Greek Islands, Meganisi July 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

    Meganisi (literally “big island”) is a Greek island and municipality immediately to the east-southeast of the island of Lefkada. A lush green island with three settlements (Spartochori, Vathi, Katomeri) and beautiful beaches located opposite Nydri. The municipality includes the offshore islands of Skorpios (pop. 2 persons) and Sparti. Its total […]

  • Oinousses Island

    Greek Islands, Oinousses July 27, 2011 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

    Oinousses, alternative forms: Aignoussa or Egnoussa is a barren cluster of 1 larger and 8 smaller islands some 2 km off the north-east coast of the Greek island of Chios and 8 km west of Turkey. Administratively the islands form a municipality within the Chios peripheral unit, which is part […]

  • Strofades Island

    Greek Islands, Strofades July 27, 2011 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

    Strofades (in Latin Strophades; also Stamphane Islands; Strivali) is a group of two small Greek islands in the Ionian Islands. They lie about 44 km (27 miles) south-southeast of the island of Zakynthos. Administratively they are part of the Municipality of Zakynthos. The larger island, Stamfani, is inhabited by one […]

  • Fournoi Islands

    Fournoi, Greek Islands July 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

    Fournoi (known also as Fourni Corseon) is a Greek island in the eastern Aegean, between Samos and Ikaria. It belongs to Samos prefecture. Fournoi is part of a group of three islands, the others being Thymaina and Agios Minas. The only town of Fournoi is Fournoi Korseon. The island has […]

  • Serifos Island

    Greek Islands, Serifos July 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

    Serifos is a Greek island municipality in the Aegean Sea, located in the western Cyclades, south of Kythnos and northwest of Sifnos. It is part of the Milos peripheral unit. The area is 75.207 km² and the population was 1,414 at the 2001 census. It is located about 170 km […]

  • Crete Island

    Crete, Greek Islands July 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

    Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own dialect, poetry, and music). Crete was […]

  • Zakynthos Island

    Greek Islands, Zakynthos July 25, 2011 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

    Zakynthos, also Zante, the other form often used in English and in Italian, is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. It is also a separate peripheral unit of the Ionian Islands Periphery, and the only municipality of the peripheral unit. It covers an area of 410 km2 (158 sq […]

  • Paros Island

    Greek Islands, Paros July 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm 0 comments

    Paros is an island of Greece in the central Aegean Sea. One of the Cyclades island group, it lies to the west of Naxos, from which it is separated by a channel about 8 km (5 mi) wide. It lies approximately 100 nmi (185 km) south-east of Piraeus. The Municipality […]

  • Andros Island

    Andros, Greek Islands July 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

    Andros, or Andro is the northernmost island of the Greek Cyclades archipelago, approximately 10 km (6 mi) south east of Euboea, and about 3 km (2 mi) north of Tinos. It is nearly 40 km (25 mi) long, and its greatest breadth is 16 km (10 mi). Its surface is […]