Greece is one of the most beautiful Mediterranean countries with approximately 1,400 islands, of which 227 are inhabited. In this post we will show you some of the most amazing Greek islands: Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu and Zakynthos. All of these five islands have amazing sandy beaches, but each is unique in its own way.
If you are already thinking about summer holiday these islands may be right choice for you. Here are a few photos of each island, enjoy.
Santorini is an island located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of Athena. Today’s Santorini island is what remained after an volcanic explosion. Santorini is well known touristic attraction, it is known for it amazing traditional architecture, low-lying cubical houses painted in white.
Mykonos is an island located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 150 km southeast from Greek mainland, with area of 85.5 square kilometers. Mykonos has many famous landmarks, but most famous are Mykonos windmills. Mykonos is also famous for its white painted houses.
Rhodes island is located in the eastern Aegean Sea, it is one of the most distant Greece islands, almost 360 km east-south-east from Greece mainland and only 18 km Turkey. It has population of about 115,000. Rhodes Rhodes was famous for the Colossus of the Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Corfu island is located in the Ionian Sea, it is second largest Ionian island. It was only part of the Balkan peninsula that was never occupied by Ottoman Empire, it was part of the Republic of Venice. Most famous attraction on this island is the Corfu city, capital of island
Zakynthos island is located in the Ionian Sea. The most famous landmark of Zakynthos is the Navagio beach.
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