Post Tagged with: "greek islands"

  • Syros Island

    Greek Islands, Syros July 25, 2011 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

    Syros, or Siros or Syra is a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. It is located 78 nautical miles (144 km) south-east of Athens. The area of the island is 83.6 km2 (32 sq mi). The largest towns are Ermoupoli, Ano Syros, and Vari. Ermoupoli is the […]

     
  • Elafonisos Island

    Elafonisos, Greek Islands July 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm 0 comments

    Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. It lies off the coast of Cape Malea and Vatika. The area of the island is 19 km². The population is between 300 and 350 during the winter but increases dramatically in the summer months. During July and August […]

     
  • Astypalaia Island

    Astypalaia, Greek Islands July 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

    Astypalaia is a Greek island with 1,238 residents (2001 census). It belongs to the Dodecanese, an island group of twelve major islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea. The Island is 18 km. long, 13 km. wide at the most, and covers an area of 97 km2. Along with numerous smaller […]

     
  • Samos Island

    Samos, Travel Greece July 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm 0 comments

    Samos is a Greek island in the eastern Aegean Sea, south of Chios, north of Patmos and the Dodecanese, and off the coast of Asia Minor, from which it is separated by the 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi)-wide Mycale Strait. It is also a separate peripheral unit of the North Aegean […]

     
  • Sifnos Island

    Sifnos July 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm 0 comments

    Sifnos is an island municipality in the Cyclades island group in Greece. The main town, near the center, is known as Apollonia (pop. 942) home of the island’s folklore museum and library. The town’s name is thought to come from an ancient temple of Apollo on the site of the […]

     
  • Tinos Island

    Tinos July 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

    Tinos is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea. It is located in the Cyclades archipelago. In antiquity, Tinos was also known as Ophiussa (from ophis, Greek for snake) and Hydroessa (from hydor, Greek for water). The closest islands are Andros, Delos, and Mykonos. It has a land area […]

     
  • Alonnisos Island

    Alonnisos July 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm 0 comments

    Alonnisos, also transliterated as Alonissos or Alonisos, is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. After Skiathos and Skopelos it is the third member of the Northern Sporades. It is 3 km (2 nm) E of the island of Skopelos. Alonnisos is also the name of a village on the […]

     
  • Skiathos Island

    Greek Islands, Skiathos, Travel Greece July 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

    Skiathos is a small island in the Aegean Sea belonging to Greece. Skiathos is the westernmost island in the Northern Sporades group of islands. The mainland of Greece and Magnesia lie to the west, while the island of Skopelos lies to the east. The name of the island dates back […]

     
  • Chios Island

    Chios July 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm 0 comments

    Chios is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea, seven kilometres (five miles) off the Asia Minor coast. The island is separated from Turkey by the Chios Strait. The island is noted for its strong merchant shipping community, its unique mastic gum and its medieval […]

     
  • Corfu island

    Corfu, Travel Greece July 21, 2011 at 3:15 am 0 comments

    Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands. The island is part of the Corfu peripheral unit, and is administrated as a single municipality. The municipality includes the island Corfu and the smaller islands Ereikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi. The principal […]