Greek Islands Travel and Tourism on Travel Notes
Greece has some 6,000 islands and islets dotted around the Aegean
and Ionian Seas, although only 227 are inhabited and just 78 of those have over 100
Corfu is at its best in May. Covered in flowers the temperatures are
ideal, the island is uncrowded and cheap to get to. If you only come to Corfu once try to
make it during late Spring.
By Pelekas Guide.
Reviews of accommodation, restaurants, excursions and places to visit - provided by
visitors to Corfu.
A complete guide to the beautiful village of Pelekas, on the west coast of Corfu. A free
minibus service operates throughout the day from three points in the village to both
Kontogialos and Glyfada beaches.
When Greek island hopping, don't do more than four islands in ten days
or you'll waste too much time checking in and out, waiting for transfers and getting
By Paros Paradise.
The largest of the Ionian islands, Cephalonia is an island of contrasts where Roman and
Byzantine ruins provide a pleasant tour away from the beaches.
Chios is one of the North-eastern Aegean Islands, between the islands of Samos and Lesvos.
The fifth largest island in Greece is only a few miles off the coast of Turkey.
Historical attractions on the uninhabited island, near Mykonos.
Evia Island Hotels.
Evia is the second largest island in Greece and quite undiscovered by
tourists. Northern Evia is known for its green forests, rivers, spa and ravines and also
for its wonderful beaches with crystal-clear waters. The capital of the island is Halkida.
Located between the two villages of Pefki and Artemisio, in northern Evia, the Ilios
Suites offers a restaurant, bar, large-sized swimming pool, gym
and even a playground for the children.
Ferries from Patra and Kefalonia dock at the island's capital, Vathi.
Kefalonia Island Hotels.
Picturesque and beautiful Greek harbour village on the Northern tip of Kefalonia, largest
of the seven Ionian islands.
Reviews of accommodation, restaurants, excursions and places to visit provided by visitors
to the island.
Kefalonia is believed to have taken its name from the hero Cephalus. Perhaps the name of
the inhabitants, Cephaloi, comes from the word 'cephales' which may refer to Kefalonia's
mountains, or to the fact that it is the biggest of the Ionian islands.
From its enchanting shores to its breathtaking natural mountains Kefalonia has a wild
beauty which you will not find elsewhere; an island of surprises just waiting to be
Kefalonia Resort Finder:
Jules lives on Kefalonia and can be found all over the island updating
resort information and adding new resources to his resort finder.
Kos Island Hotels.
Day trip excursions to Turkey and Rhodes mean you can do much more
than sit on the beach all day.
Just how genuine the reviews are, is open to the imagination as some of the entries are
not very literate and could have been posted by anyone. Of course, the point is that
anyone can post their recommendations on Kos but some editorial control would probably
make these sites more worthwhile to the visitor seeking serious information on the island.
The lush, green island of Lesvos, or Mytilini, is like no other Greek island. It is the
third largest of the islands in Greece behind Crete and Evia. Virtually unaffected by the
mass tourism that has turned other islands into amusement parks, Lesvos is the perfect
place to visit for people who want to experience the real Greece.
Mykonos Island Hotels.
Probably the best known of the Cyclade Islands, Mykonos is trying to
regain its respectable name after years of drug parties and gay visitors to its beaches.
Directory of information relating to Mykonos. Includes an interesting sights and sounds
section and a brief summary of the island's top attractions.
Paros Island Hotels.
Offers great beaches, lively towns and ancient sites.
The island of sun-worshippers is a mammoth 18 hours by ferry from Athens.
You can fly in
45 minutes, but we prefer the adventure by sea.
Rhodes Island Hotels.
Rhodes (Rhodos or Rodos in Greek), the
beautiful island of roses, has a unique
physical scenery that does not cease to
impress its visitors. Also unique is its
climate with more sunny days than any other
place in Europe. With practically zero crime
rate and friendly and hospitable people
you'll be surprised how easy life in Rhodes
Santorini is the southernmost
island of Cyclades and is located between Ios and Anafi; 128 nautical miles from the port
of Piraeus and 63 nautical miles from Crete.
Santorini Island Hotels.
This luxurious complex, in a traditional form of a Theran house, is situated on the very
top of the cliff ridge between Fira and Firostefani village, facing Santorini's
spectacular volcanic Caldera.
Geographically Skopelos is an Aegean island
situated in the central-north-west Aegean,
east of Pelion and north of Evia.
Let Giannis Hatzitrakosas tell you more about the
beaches, sights, how to get there and around and where to stay.
Zakynthos Island Hotels.
If you've never been to Greece before then Zante is a good choice.
Although not as typically Greek or as scenic as some of the other islands, Zante offers
better than average standards of food, service and accommodation.
Many people come here
year after year, and the main reason they give is the friendliness of the local people.
A-Z guide to restaurants, bars, hotels and apartments on Zante. Recommendations come from
visitors to the island. Check out what they thought or tell others about the places that
made all the difference to your holiday.
Zante Travel Tips
Don't be afraid to travel on a flight-only basis. If you avoid the
peak season you will have no problem finding accommodation.
Expect long delays at the airport. There isn't much in the way of
seating or refreshments.
If you visit the shipwreck, wear sandals - the beach is actually
sharp stones (often baking hot).
Avoid Laganas if you want a quiet night's sleep. Visit
Vassilikos to see the true 'Flower of the Levante'.
Interactive guide to Zakynthos; the sixth of the Ionian islands, west of the Coast of
There are over 500 ports in Greece offering
more than 5,000 monthly boat and ferry
departures around the Greek Islands.
Founded in 1967, Anek now has 11 vessels. Domestic sailings between Piraeus and Crete
(Chania, Heraklio and Rethimno) and international sailings from Ancona and Venice to
Patras, Igoumenitsa and Corfu.
Serving west Crete, Kithira and South Peloponnisos since 1999. Connects (Antikythira,
Gytheion, Kissamos, Kythira, Piraeus) and (Kalamata with Kissamos and Kythira).
(Piraeus, Patmos, Leros, Kos and Rhodes)
(Piraeus, Syros, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Santorini, Katapola, Iraklia, Schinoussa, Koufonissi,
(Piraeus, Patmos, Leros, Kos, Rhodes, Syros, Mykonos, Katapola);
(Piraeus, Syros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros);
(Rafina, Andros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros).
LANE Sea Lines:
Connecting Lassithi Prefecture (Agios Nikolaos, Sitia) with Pireaus, Rhodes, Kasos and
Daily connections from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa and Patras.
Sails to Heraklion (Crete) from Piraeus.
From Ancona and Bari to Patras, Igoumenitsa and Corfu.
Daily sailings from Bari to Corfu and Igoumenitsa. Also sails from Bari to Durres (Albania).
database for Greek ferry schedules and
When thinking about sailing around the Greek Islands, try to avoid
the high season swarm.
Sailing in Greece is fantastic on the shoulder seasons of May/June and
September/October. The weather is usually good, the seas are still warm and the marinas
and docking are so much easier./p>
Sailing and motor yachts available for charter (with or without crew) in Corfu, Kalamaki,
Kos, Lavrion, Lefkas, Rhodes and Skiathos. Includes information, photos, layouts of
yachts, specifications, maps, weather and sailing tips.
Sail Greece Yacht Charters:
Founded by Giannis Makridakisand Vassilis Patiniotis, the Sail Greece Yacht Charters main
base is located at pier 6 in Alimos Marina, Athens.
Go island hopping in Greece - full-text searchable Greek island database and an
intelligent yacht chosen to help pick the right yacht for you and your budget.
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