Greece & Islands
The Peloponnese is a large peninsula and region in southern Greece. Situated close to Athens and all destinations
are easy to access. It gets very popular as a weekend or family destination but due to its large size is not overrun
with tourism. There are many things to do and ancient sites to discover.family destination. Things are certainly
less busy than in the Greek islands, but due to the large shape of the area, there are more things to do and ancient
sites to discoverThe
Cyclades Islands: Are the most famous of all Greek islands including Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Ios,
Kea, Kimolos, Folegandros, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Serifos, Sikinos, Sifnos, Syros and Tinos.
These islands satisfy all types of visitors offering both stimulating, energetic holidays, or quiet, relaxed vacations.
They all share some distinctive feature: Renowned Cycladic architecture; narrow cobblestone alleyways; fascinating
archaeological, historical, religious and natural sights; quaint seaside/mountain villages and endless beaches.
Despite this each island has several specific characteristics making the island absolutely unique, each in its own way.
The Ionian Island: Are located in the Ionian Sea, off the west coast of Greece comprise: Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos,
Lefkada, Ithaca, Paxos and Kythira. Well known for their beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, charming
villages and stunning scenic countryside which is verdant and flourishing with greenery and nature. Each Ionian
island has a distinct character.
Dodecanese between Crete, the Cyclades, lkarias, Samos and the Asia Minor seaboard. They are located in the southeast
part of the Aegean Sea. Twelve major islands: Astypalea, Leros, Lipsi, Nisyros, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kastellorizo, Kos,
Patmos, Rhodes, Tilos… Some of them just a couple of kilometres from Turkey. The group has much to offer: whitewashed
houses, beautiful beaches, villages, exciting nightlife and more…. The Group of islands is located in the, villages,
exciting nightlife and more…
The North East Aegean islands: Samos, Hios, Ikaria, Fournoi, Oinousses, Psara, Lesbos, Agios Efstratios and Limnos.
The island of Thassos is also often included in this group of islands, though geologically speaking, it is actually
part of the Eastern Macedonia region of North Greece. Their natural beauty, the crystal clear waters, the traditional
villages with their stoned built houses, a lot of green and forests with running waters, make them the ideal place
even for the most demanding visitors that are looking for quiet holidays.
Sporade: Are off the east coast of Greece. There are a number of islands in this group and only 3 of them ( the
biggest ones) are inhabited, Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos.
Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 27km from Athens. Aegina consists of Aegina
and a few offshore islets. It is part of the Islands peripheral unit, Attica Periphery. The municipality is
subdivided into five communities. The beaches are also a popular tourist attraction. Hydrofoil ferries from
Piraeus take only forty minutes to reach Aegina; the regular ferry takes about an hour.
Halkidiki is a large peninsula in northern Greece located between the Thermaikos and Strymonikos Gulfs. The
peninsula ends in three smaller peninsulas; Kassandra, Sithonia and Mount Athos. Chalkidiki has the longest
stretch of coastline in mainland Greece, estimated to be more than 500 km of sandy beaches and attractive bays.
To the north of the coastal region the country becomes mountainous. Chalkidiki can be easily accessed by car
and bus, with regular bus schedules. It is also very close to Thessaloniki (60 km) and Macedonia airport
Thessaly is in the central section of mainland Greece. It consists of four prefectures: Karditsa, Larisa,
Magnisia and Trikala. It has remarkable beauty! The famous rock monasteries at Meteora in Trikala, the
enchanting lake of Plastira and the beautiful coast of Larisa. The valley of Tempe and Mount Olympus (the
mount of the twelve Greek Gods) as well as Pelion peninsula in Magnesia are marvellous landscapes.
Epirus is a province in north western Greece. It is divided into four prefectures: Arta, Ioannina, Preveza
and Thesprotia. It has a population of about 350,000. The capital of Epirus and its largest city is Ioannina.
A large part of Epirus lies on mountainous areas, called Pindus Mountains.