Aegina ( Greek: Αίγινα Egina), one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 31 miles (50 km) from Athens. Tradition derives the name from Aegina, the mother of Aeacus, who was born in and ruled the island. In shape Aegina is triangular, eight miles (13 km) long from northwest to southeast, and six miles (15 km) broad, with an area of about 41 square miles (106 km²). Two thirds of Aegina constitute an extinct volcano. The northern and western side consist of stony but fertile plains, which are well cultivated and produce luxuriant crops of grain, with some cotton, vines, almonds, olives and figs, but the most characteristic crop of today (1990s) Aegina is the pistachio. The southern volcanic part of the island is rugged and mountainous, and largely barren. Its highest rise is the conical Mount Oros in the south, and the Panhellenian ridge stretches northward with narrow fertile valleys on either side. From the absence of marshes the climate is the most healthy in Greece. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aegina"
Agios Efstratios (or Αγιος Ευστράτιος in Greek), Saint Eustratius, is a very quiet, isolated, unvegetated, small isle between the greater islands of Limnos and Lesbos in the northern Aegean Sea. ...more on Wikipedia about "Agios Efstratios"
Alonissos, Alonisos or Alonnisos ( Greek: Αλόννησος) is an island, a village and a municipality located in the eastern part of the Sporades and the southern part of the island. It is 3 km (2 nm) E of the island of Skopelos. The village is locally known as Chora. The port of Alonissos which is located in the northeastern part near the centre of Skiathos serves the cities of Volos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros. The municipality includes the other islands of Adhelfopoulo, Gioura, Kyra Panagia, Pelagos, Persitera, Piperi, Psathoura and Skantzoura The island is shaped from southwest to northeast, the length is 4.5 km from northwest to southeast and the width is 20 km from southwest to northeast. The island are mostly made up of limestone. The nearest islands are Skopelos to the west and smaller islands to the southeast and to the northeast. It is located east of mainland Greece and Magnesia, northeast of Euboea and northwest of the island of Skyros. Beaches are around Alonissos and Patitiri. Alonissos is also a bay which is in the southern part between Patitiri and Alonissos. The roads are not accessible but hat narrow lanes, stairs and staircases. Several restaurants in the area offers tables which offers a view of other islands and Skopelos. In the Medieval Times and until the 19th century, the village was known as Chiliodromia which meaned a thousand routes. Other names included Liadromia and Heliodromia. In ancient times, the place was known as Ikos Evonymos. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alonissos"
Amorgos ( Greek: Αμοργος) is the easternmost island of the Greek Cyclades island group. It is the closest island of the Cyclades to the neighboring Dodecanese. The area is 121 km² and the population is about 1,800. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amorgos"
Andros, or Andro (Greek: Άνδρος), an island of the Greek archipelago, the most northerly of the Cyclades, approximately 10 km (6 miles) south east of Euboea, and about 3 km (about 2 miles) north of Tinos. It is nearly 40 km (25 miles) long, and its greatest breadth is 16 km 10 miles. Its surface is for the most part mountainous, with many fruitful and well-watered valleys. Andros, the capital, on the east coast, contained about 2000 inhabitants in 1900. The island had about 18,000 inhabitants in ( 1900) with the density of 48.13/km². The 1991 census read 8,781. According to a 1992 Baedeker, the town of Andros still contains 2000 inhabitants, and the island's total is now 10,500. ...more on Wikipedia about "Andros"
Antikythira (Αντικύθηρα) is a Greek island with a land mass of 20 square kilometers, 38 kilometers south-east of Kythira. It is notable for being the location of the discovery of the Antikythera mechanism. ...more on Wikipedia about "Antikythira"
Antiparos ( Greek:Αντιπαρος, anc. Oliaros) is an island in the island group Cyclades in the Aegean Sea, in the modern eparchy of Naxos, separated by a strait (about 1-½ miles wide at the narrowest point) from the west coast of Paros: the boat trip is just ten minutes from Pounta, a little port on Paros which can be reached by bus or taxi, and about twenty minutes from the main port in Paros, Parikia. The island's seashore is 57 kilometers long, but it's not big in population: there are approximately 900 residents in Antiparos, most of whom live in Kastro, a village on the north coast, and are employed in agriculture and fishing. Formerly piracy was common. ...more on Wikipedia about "Antiparos"
Argo-Saronic Islands is a term combining the islands in the neighboring Saronic Gulf and Argolic Gulf, both of which open into the Aegean Sea. It is especially apt in describing Hydra and Dokos, which do not really lie in either gulf. ...more on Wikipedia about "Argo-Saronic Islands"
Arkoi is a group of several small islands. They are part of the province of Kalymnos, Greece. Roughly 50 people live on these islands. It is located close to another island called Marathi Island. ...more on Wikipedia about "Arkoi"
Halki (Chalki, Khalki; ( Greek: Χάλκη) is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, one of the Dodecanese. It has an area of 28 km² (11 sq. mi.), and a permanent population of 330 (much increased during the summer months). ...more on Wikipedia about "Chalki"
Chios (Χίος in Greek); alternative transliterations Khios and Hios, see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chios"
Corfu (ancient and modern Greek Κέρκυρα, Kérkyra, Latin Corcyra; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an island of Greece, in the Ionian Sea, off the coast of Albania, from which it is separated by a strait varying in breadth from less than 2 to about 15 miles (3 to 25 km) including one near Albania near Butrint and a longer one west of Thesprotia. It has ferry services to the rest of Greece with Igoumenitsa and Gaios in the island of Paxoi and as far as Patras. There is also a small port in Lefkimmi. The coastline and its beaches is about 217 km which includes capes and points. The highest point is Pantokrator, the second is Stravoskiadi (849 m). ...more on Wikipedia about "Corfu"
Cranae (Ancient Greek transliteration: Κράναι)i s an island off the shore of Gytheio. When Paris of Troy abducted Helen from Sparta they spent their first night in Cranae. When Gytheio became the major port of Sparta Cranae became a resting spot for traders. After all the rest of Greece capulated to the Ottoman Turks only Mani remained free. The beys of Mani fortified Cranae with a Maniot pyrgo. After Greece won it's independence the island's importance declined. Now Cranae hold Mani's museum and is a place for excursions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cranae"
Crete ( Greek Κρήτη / Kriti) is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located at approximately . ...more on Wikipedia about "Crete"
The Cyclades, from the Greek Κυκλάδες, ("circular," modern Greek Kykládes; see also List of traditional Greek place names) form an island group south-east of the mainland of Greece. They are a part of the vast number of islands which constitute the Greek archipelago in the Aegean Sea. The name was originally used to indicate those islands that formed a rough circle around the sacred island of Delos (map). ...more on Wikipedia about "Cyclades"
The island of Delos ( Greek: Δήλος, Dhilos), isolated in the centre of the roughly circular ring of islands called the Cyclades, near Mykonos, had a position as a holy sanctuary for a millennium before Olympian Greek mythology made it the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. ...more on Wikipedia about "Delos"
The Dodecanese ( Greek: Δωδεκάνησα, Dodekánisa, meaning "twelve islands"; see also List of traditional Greek place names) are a group of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, off the southwest coast of Turkey. They have a rich history, and many of even the smallest inhabited islands boast dozens of Byzantine churches and medieval castles. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dodecanese"
Dokos ( Greek: Δοκός) is a small Greek island of the Argo-Saronic Gulf, adjacent to Hydra, and separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait called on some maps "the Hydra Gulf." The island is populated only by some Orthodox monks and perennial sheep herders. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dokos"
Donoussa (Greek: Δονούσα) or Donousa, also Denousa or Denoussa, Donoussa in the ancient times, Stenosa or Spinosa. of the foreign ship of the 19th century (Luigi Lamberti: Portolano del Mare Mediterraneo, Livorno 1856 vol. 2 pg. 286) along with Amorgos is one of the easternmost islands in the Cyclades. ...more on Wikipedia about "Donoussa"
Elafonissos (Greek: Ελαφόνησος) or Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. It lies off the coast of Cape Malea and is found in the municipality of the Vatika. The island is 19 km². In modern times, Elafonissos was first inhabited before 1850. ...more on Wikipedia about "Elafonissos"
Epirote Islands are considered those northern Ionian islands that are in close proximity to the Epirus mainland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Epirot Islands"
Euboea or Negropont or Negroponte ( Modern Greek: Εύβοια Evia, Ancient Greek Εúβοια Eúboia; see also List of traditional Greek place names), is the largest island of the Greek archipelago. It is separated from the mainland of Greece by the Euboic Sea. In general outline it is long and narrow; it is about 150 km (90 miles) long, and varies in breadth from 50 km (30 miles) to 6 km (4 mi). Its general direction is from N.W. to S.E., and it is traversed throughout its length by a mountain range, which forms part of the chain that bounds Thessaly on the east, and is continued south of Euboea in the lofty islands of Andros, Tenos and Mykonos. ...more on Wikipedia about "Euboea"
Fourni Korseon (Greek: Φούρνοι Κορσέων) more commonly Fourni, are a complex of small islands lie between Icaria, Samos and Patmos. The two largest islands of the complex, the main isle and the isle of Thymaina are inhabited. In the main isle the Fourni proper is the largest settlement and then Chryssomilia in the north is the second largest. The Fourni proper is the ferries landing site. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fourni Korseon"
Gavdos ( Greek Γαύδος) is the most southerly Greek island, located to the south of its much bigger neighbour, Crete, of which it is administratively a part, in the prefecture of Chania. It is also the most southerly point of Europe. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gavdos"
Gyaros (Greek: Γυάρος) is a arid and unpopulated Greek island of the northern Cyclades near in the islands Andros and Tinos, with an area of 23 square kilometres. It has the dubious distinction of being a point of exile for leftist political dissidents in Greece from 1948 until 1974. At least, 22,000 people were exiled or imprisoned on the island during that time. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gyaros"
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