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Greek Islands Travel Blog

The Ionian Islands or the ‘Eptanese’ as they have been nicknamed due to their number -see, ‘Eptanese’ in Greek translates to ‘seven islands’- consist of Corfu, Zakynthos, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Lefkada, Paxoi and Kythira; beautiful islands with wonderful natural landscapes drowned in lush vegetation.

The Dodecanese is a complex of islands located in the eastern Aegean which includes Astypalea, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Kastellorizo, Kos, Lipsi, Leros, Nisyros, Patmos, Rhodes, and Halki, as well as 93 islets. Their unique beauty and vast heritage make them a sought-after destination, with most of the islands keeping their long-established traditions intact.

I bet there are so many Greek island complexes you haven’t even heard of before that you are feeling a bit overwhelmed when presented with the choice of which one to choose for your next Greek holidays. In an effort to clear the air and help you make the best decision possible, today we talk about the Sporades, the less-known island complex that consists of beautiful and versatile islands, perfect for any type of vacation you want to treat yourself to!

Imagine being able to get the full Greek island experience without having to endure a multiple-hour journey that will cost you time and money. Well, this dream doesn’t need to belong to the realm of imagination, as the Saronic Islands offer their visitors exactly that: all the advantages of a Greek island and the additional benefit of being in such close proximity to Athens that they can serve as a 2-day or even day-trip destination!

The beautiful natural scenery, the crystal clear waters, the traditional villages with the stone houses, the rich history, the delectable cuisine,  the dense vegetation and the forests with the gurgling springs, transform all the islands of the northern Aegean into the most ideal holiday destinations for those looking for a peaceful yet quintessentially Greek experience.