02/10/2022

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The Complete List of Greek Islands With Maps (NEW 2022)

The Complete List of Greek Islands With Maps (NEW 2022)
Greek Island

Let’s look at a list of Greek Islands.

Do you have a question about Greece and the Greek islands? 

Maybe you just want to know things like… What are the famous islands in Greece, which islands belong to the Cyclades island group? Or what is the most beautiful Greek island?

How many islands are in Greece? Brace yourself because you might find the answer surprising. And prepared to be shocked by looking at the maps of the Greek islands!

HOW MANY ISLANDS GREECE HAS TO OFFER?

Greece has 6,000 islands. (I told you to brace yourself). 

Now, that number might be daunting.

How do you find the best Greek islands when you have 6,000 to choose from!?

But wait! Don’t get discouraged. As most of these islands aren’t inhabited.

They inhabit only 227 of the Greek Islands Island. Yep, that is still a huge number but is much more manageable.

And is often called sailing heaven.

The Greek island chain stretches across the Aegean Sea and includes the large islands of Crete, Euboea, and Lesbos. We find the majority of the inhabited islands in the Aegean Sea. 

THE CLIMATE ON THE GREEK ISLANDS

The climate on the Greek islands is typically warm. This makes them popular tourist destinations for people looking to escape the cold winters of northern Europe. The summers can be hot, but sea breezes help to keep things comfortable. 

The best way to reach these different Greek island group are through ferries from Mainland Greece. 

Here is the list of islands in Greece. We’ll find the largest Greek Island, talk about the most popular seven Greek Islands, a fishing village, and the most beautiful island, in my opinion. 

And if you are looking for cool places on the Greek Islands, check out Cozycoz, an unbiased branded accommodation search engine. 

Okay, let’s get back to the ultimate list of Greek Islands. 

THE ULTIMATE LIST OF THE GREEK ISLANDS

SARONIC ISLANDS

The Saronic Gulf is a popular destination for people backpacking Greece. These islands are also popular among locals searching for a weekend getaway; since they are the closest islands to Athens.

Because of this, some of the different Greek island groups are touristy. This is fine. If you’re searching for a sandy beach, crystal clear water, and a beautiful place to, relax then these islands are perfect.

Islands like Hydra don’t have cars and have a local atmosphere. You have islands like Alexandros hydras and Ioannis diaporion. 

UNINHABITED SARONIC ISLANDS

Agios Georgios

Agios Georgios Salaminos

Agios Ioannis Diaporion

Agios Thomas Diaporion

Alexandros Hydras

Christiana

Dia

Despotiko

Falkonera

Fleves

Katramoniso

Kyra Aiginis

Laousses Islets

Leros Salaminos

Modi Porou

Moni Aiginas

Patroklou

Platia

Platia Aeginis

Psili

Psyttaleia

Revythoussa

Romvi

Spetsopoula

Stavronisi Hydras

Trikeri Hydras

Velopoula

Ypsili Diaporion

Ypsili Argolidos

Greek Islands List of SARONIC ISLANDS

Aegina

Agistri

Dokos

Hydra Island

Poros

Salamina

Spetses

Greek Islands Map: Saronic Islands

CYCLADES ISLANDS

Next, we have the Cyclades.

With 220 islands, it’s one of the biggest island chains in the country.

And arguably the most well-known group of islands in the entire Mediterranean.

The Cyclades have many main islands.

But the heavy hitters are Santorini, Mykonos, Ios, Naxos, and Paros.

These islands are some of the most visited destinations in Greece.

In fact, on this entire list of the Greek Islands, Santorini and Mykonos are the most popular. (There are some fantastic hotels in Santorini )

I’ve spent a lot of time on a handful of the Cyclades island, and they offer some of the best islands in Greece.

MAP OF GREEK ISLANDS: THE CYCLADES

MAIN CYCLADES ISLAND

Amorgos

Anafi

Andros

Antiparos

Delos

Donoussa

Folegandros

Gyaros

Ios

Iraklia

Kea

Keros

Kimolos

Koufonisia

Kythnos

Makronissos

Milos

Mykonos

Naxos

Paros

Polyaigos

Santorini/Thera

Schoinoussa

Serifos

Sifnos

Sikinos

Syros

Thirasia

Tinos

LIST OF ISLANDS CYCLADIC ISLAND (THE CYCLADES)

Agios Nikolaos Donoussas

Ananes

Aniros (Anydros)

Ano Antikeros

Antimilos

Anydros Amorgou

Askania

Eschati

Glaronisi

Gramvoussa

Hristiana

Htapodia Mykonou

Kalogiros

Kardiotissa

Kato Antikeros

Kato Koufonisi

Kitriani

Kramvoniss

Liadi Island

Makares

Megalo

Nea Kameni

Nikouria

Nisida Prasini

Ofidousa

Pahia Anaphis

Palea Kameni

Rhineia

Saliagos

Serifopoula

Skilonisi

Stroggyli Parou

Vous

Vrachoi Bouvais

NORTHERN SPORADES

Which islands belong to the Sporades Island group?

The Northern Sporades, and Sporades Island, are some of the most remote and off-the-beaten-path islands in Greece. While many of the islands are uninhabited, a handful of them-Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, Skyros, Pelagos, and Kira Panayia-have a small population.

The most popular among tourists are Skyros, Alonissos, Skiathos, and Skopelos. And Skiathos and Skopelos have some of the best and most beautiful beaches in Greece.

MAP OF GREEK ISLANDS: NORTHERN SPORADES

MOST POPULAR NORTHERN SPORADES ISLAND IN GREECE

Alonissos

Skiathos

Skopelos

Skyros

NORTHERN SPORADES ISLANDS

Adelfoi Islets

Agios Georgios Skopelou

Arko Skiathou

Aspronisi Skiathou

Dasia

Erinia (Rineia Skyrou)

Gioura

Grammeza

Korakas Alonissou

Kyra Panagia

Lekhoussa

Manolas Alonissou

Maragos Skiathou

Peristera

Piperi

Polemika Alonissou

Praso Skantzouras

Psathoura

Repio

Sarakino

Skandili

Skantzoura

Skyropoula

Tsougria

Tsougriaki

Valaxa

Greek Islands Map: NORTHERN SPORADES ISLANDS

DODECANESE ISLANDS

The Dodecanese island chain comprises 164 islands and islets. 26 have people living on them. However, there are 12 main islands.

One thing that sets the Dodecanese apart from the other island chains on this list of Greek islands is the close location to Turkey.

Making it possible to visit Turkey on a day trip.

There are also notable islands like kouloura leipson. 

12 MAIN DODECANESE ISLAND

Astypalaia

Kalymnos

Karpathos

Kasos

Kastellorizo (Megisti)

Kos

Leros

Nisyros

Patmos

Rhodos (a beautiful Greek island)

Symi

Tilos

Greek Islands Map: DODECANESE ISLANDS MAP

DODECANESE ISLANDS

Adelfoi Islet

Agathonissi

Agioi Theodoroi Halkis

Agreloussa

Alimia

Antitilos

Anydros Patmou

Arefoussa

Arhangelos

Arkoi

Armathia

Astakida

Faradonesia

Farmakonisi

Fokionissia

Fragos

Gaidourosnissi Tilou

Glaros Kinarou – Glaros Kinarou might be the most beautiful island in Greece.

Gyali

Halavra

Halki

Hiliomodi Patmou

Hondro

Htenies

Imia/Kardak (disputed)

Kalavros Kalymnou

Kalolimnos

Kalovolos

Kamilonisi

Kandeloussa

Karavolas

Rodhou

Kinaros

Koubelonisi

Kouloundros

Kouloura Leipson

Kounoupoi

Koutsomytis

Leipsoi

Levitha

Makronisi Leipson

Makronissi Kasou

Makry Aspronisi Leipson

Makry Halkis

Marathos

Marmaras

Mavra Levithas – Mavra Levithas is known from classical antiquity.

Megalo Aspronisi Leipson

Megalo Glaronisi

Megalo Sofrano

Mesonisi

Seirinas

Mikro Glaronisi

Mikro Sofrano

Nero

Nimos

Paheia Nisyrou

Pergoussa

Piganoussa

Pitta

Plati Kasou

Plati Pserimou – Plati Pserimou, has a charming small fishing village.

Plati Symis

Pontikoussa

Prasonissi Rodhou

Prasouda

Pserimos

Rho

Safonidi

Saria

Seirina

Sesklio

Stroggyli

Strongyli Megistis

Strongyli Kritinias

Strongyli Kasou

Syrna

Telendos

Tragonisi

Zaforas

CRETAN ISLANDS

Crete’s the star of the Cretan islands. (I bet you didn’t see that coming).

Crete stands out on this list of beautiful Greek islands as the largest Greek island, and it’s rich in history and legend. Because of its size, Crete often overshadows the other nearby islands, and while Crete is the largest island, and has a lot to do, see, and experience-like relaxing on a gorgeous beach, the archaeological museum, or checking out the olive groves -, check out the other islands as well.

But there are dozens of serene islands that lie in the North Aegean Islands and Libyan Seas.

Many of them are nature parks or contain remnants of ancient civilizations.

Gavdos’ is the only island (other than Crete) that’s inhabited. The islands like peristerovrachoi and ftena trachylia are beautiful. But not inhabited.

LIST OF CRETAN ISLANDS ON AEGEAN SEA

fendis Christos

Agia Varvara

Agioi Apostoloi

Agioi Pandes

Agioi Theodoroi

Agios Nikolaos

Anavatis

Arnaouti

Aspros Volakas

Avgo

Crete

Daskaleia

Diapori

Dionysades

Dragonada

Elasa

Ftena Trachylia

Gianysada

Gramvousa, Agria

Gramvousa, Imeri

Grandes

Kalydon (Spinalonga)

Karavi

Karga

Katergo

Kavallos

Kefali

Kolokythas

Koursaroi

Kyriamadi

Lazaretta

Leon

Mavros

Mavros Volakas

Megatzedes

Mochlos

Nikolos

Palaiosouda

Paximada

Paximadaki

Peristeri

Peristerovrachoi

Petalida

Petalouda

Pontikaki

Pontikonisi

Praso Kissamou

Prosfora

Pseira

Sideros

Souda

Valenti

Vryonisi

LIST OF CRETAN ISLANDS ON LIBYAN SEA

Agia Eirini

Agriomandra

Ammoudi tous

Volakous

Artemis

Chrysi

Elafonisi

Fotia

Gaidouronisi

Gavdopoula

Gavdos

Koufonisi (Lefki)

Loutro

Makroulo

Marmaro

Megalonisi

Mikronisi

Papadoplaka

Paximadia

Prasonisi, Gavdou

Prasonisi, Rethymnou

Psarocharako

Psyllos

Schistonisi

Strongyli

Thetis

Trachilos

Trafos

Treis Volakous

IONIAN ISLAND

The Ionian sea has one complex of islands. These islets differ greatly from the Cyclades and Dodecanese. Lying in the far west of the country; the Ionian island has firm roots in the Venetian Republic, which they were a part of for thousands of years. So if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like backpacking Italy, these islands are a good stop for you.

The group of Cycladic islands extends from Corfu in the far north along the coast of the Peloponnese.

When we talk of the Ionian Islands, most people think of seven main islands-Corfu, Ithaka (Ithaca), Kefalonia, Kythira, Lefkada, Paxi, and Evia, Zakynthos. With Corfu being the most well known. And the island that gets the most tourists.

7 MOST POPULAR IONIAN ISLANDS

Corfu Island – A popular Greek Island.

Ithaki or Ithaca

Kefalonia

Kythira

Lefkada

Paxi

Zakynthos

LIST OF GREEK ISLANDS – IONIAN ISLANDS

Antikythera

Antipaxi

Arkoudi

Atokos

Diaplo

Drakonera

Elafonissos

Ereikoussa

Kalamos

Karlonisi

Kastos

Kravia

Kythros

Lamprinos

Lazaretto

Madouri

Makri

Makropoula

Mathraki

Meganisi

Modia Islets

Omfori

Othonoi

Oxeia

Petalas

Pistros

Pontikos

Provati

Proti

Sapientza

Schiza

Skorpios

Skorpidi

Sofía

Sparti Lefkados

Sphacteria

Strofades

Thilia

Vidos

Vromonas

NORTH AEGEAN ISLANDS

What can visitors expect from the northern Aegean islands?

The Northern Aegean Islands aren’t the most well-known in Greece. But those who wander there are surprised by the castles, towering mountains, mountain villages, stunning coastlines, and untouched sandy beaches.

Lemnos is one of the best places, on this list of islands in Greece, for beach bums. The Island has sandy and uncrowded beautiful beaches, similar to some of the Seattle Beaches. So if you want a good beach in Greece, then North Aegean are great islands to visit.

The North Aegean plays a part in the famous Greek mythology and legends. There are stunning islands like Mesonisi Seirinas.

WELL- KNOWN ISLANDS IN THE NORTHERN AEGEAN

Lesvos (Mytilini)

Chios,

Samothrace

Thassos

Lemnos

Ikaria

Samos

Agios Efstratios

Fourni

Psara

Innouse

LIST ISLANDS IN GREECE – NORTHERN AEGEAN ISLANDS

Agios Efstratios

Agios Minas

Alatonisi

Ammouliani

Anthropofas

Antipsara

Chios

Cunda

Fourni Korseon

Icaria

Kisiria

Imbros

Kafkanas

Kalogeros

Lesbos

Makronisi

Nissiopi

Oinousses

Pasas

Rabbit Islands

Samiopoula

Sergitsi

Tenedos

Thasos

Thasopoula

Thymaina

Thymainaki

Tokmakia

Uzunada

Zourafa

Spetses

Psytalleia

Alexandros

Petrokaravo

Plateia

Bisti

Modi

Skyli

Agios Georgios

Ypsili Argolidos

Plateia Aiginis

Alonnisos

Skyros

Lechoussa

Argos Skiathou

Kyra-Panagia

Rineia Skyrou

Valaxa

Antikythera

Antipaxos

Corfu

Ithaca

Mougonisi

Ortholithos

Panagia

Vromonas

Paxoi

Zakynthos

Agathonisi

Kounelonisi

Katsagani

Chiliomodi

Areloussa

Pachia

Tilos

Mesonisi Seirinas

Kounoupi

Hondri

Astypalaia

Fokonisia

Ofidoussa

Seskli

Agios Theodoros Halkis

Rhodes – Once home to one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. And famous as a hub for the Saint John Knights.

Strogylli Kritinias

Prasonisi

Makronisi Kassou

Plati Kassou

Pontikonisia Kassou

Kastellorizo

Samopoula

Fournoi

Megas Anthropofagos

Pasalimani

Sygrion

Tsakmakia

Zourafa

Thassopoula

Alyki

Limnos

Alatas

Trikeri

Antitrikeri

Alatas Trikeriou

Frangos

Archangelos

Kapititas

Tinos

Dilos

Rineia

Nata

Agios Efstathios

Epano Fyra

Kato Fyra

Viokastro

Drionisi

Glarobi

Tigani

Panderonisi

Revmatonisi

Agia Irene

Santorini

Kammeni

Christiani

Shoinoussa

Fidoussa

Kato Kouphonissi

Kouphonissi

Amorgos

Kramvonissi

Liadi

Anaphe

Makrya

Ftena

Skoulonisi

Moschonas

Paximadia Mesaras

Agioi Theodoroi Chanion

Theodoropoulou

Agria Gramvousa

Imeri Gramvousa

Valenti Falasarnon

Elafonisos Kritis

Mikronisi Chrysis

Yianisada

Kalydon

Petalidi Dia

Euboea (Evia)

Petalioi

Megalos Petalios

Mandilou

Hersonisi

Styra

Lithari

Manolia

Greek Islands Map: NORTH AEGEAN ISLANDS

Top 10 Greek Islands to Visit

1. Mykonos – Best Greek Island for some luxury.

2. Santorini

3. Rhodes

4. Crete – Famous Beach, Old Town. But it is a long ferry ride.

5. Kos

6. Paros

7. Naxos

8. Ios

9. Samos

10. Lesvos

List of Greek Islands with Airports

The following is a list of Greek islands with airports.

1. Crete

2. Rhodes – An airport. And has a lot of history. From the Knights of St John.

3. Corfu

4. Samos

5. Mykonos

6. Santorini

7. Kos

8. Lesbos

9. Kefalonia

10. Skiathos

YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT GREEK ISLANDS ANSWERED

WHAT ARE THE MOST FAMOUS ISLANDS IN GREECE? 

There are plenty of islands in Greece, and every them is difficult to decide which one is the best one. 

Some of the most famous are Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, and Kefalonia. There is no shortage of Greek islands to visit on this list of Greek Islands.

WHAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GREEK ISLAND?

The most beautiful Greek island is Santorini. It is in the South Aegean Sea and is also known as “The Black Pearl of the Aegean.” The island’s name comes from the volcano that erupted and created it. Santorini has a rich history and culture.

WHICH IS THE LARGEST ISLAND OF GREECE?

Crete is the largest island in Greece. It is also one of the best Greek Islands to visit. There is also Aspros Volakas, one of the minor islands near Crete.

Crete also has one of the most stunning beaches in Greece. As well as a beautiful main town, and old town.

WHAT IS THE MOST VISITED ISLAND IN GREECE?

If you are planning a trip to Greece, you’ve probably heard of Santorini, Mykonos, and Crete, but there are so many more islands to explore. Santorini is the most popular island in Greece, but the most visited island in Greece is not an island at all. Delos is an island with an island on it.

All these items have roots in Ancient Greek history. That streches all the way from Central Greece, and Northern Greece.

WHICH LESS TOURISTY GREEK ISLAND DO YOU RECOMMEND TO VISIT FOR FIRST-TIMERS?

I would recommend Kythira island. It is truly the greek “off the beaten path” island. The entire island is off-limits for cars. You can rent a scooter or bike to see the sights. There is also a small airport on the island that has direct flights mostly from Athens.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO TRAVEL TO THE GREEK ISLANDS?

The timing may depend on what you plan to do while you’re there. If you’re going to take a cruise, it’s worth researching the seasons to see if they correspond with your trip. If you want pristine beaches, then summer is a great time.

If you plan on staying on the islands for a few days, April through May and September through October are considered shoulder seasons. From the Aegean Island to Porto Katsiki. These is the complete list of Greek Islands in the Mediterranean Sea.

This is the complete list of Greek Islands. From the remote, non-inhabited island. To the best Greek Islands, to visit.