Our guide for the Greek Islands (updated for 2021)

Welcome to our Greek Islands Guide!

Big or small, cosmopolitan, or secluded, there is one element that is consistent for all Greek islands: awe-striking beauty. With deep-blue waters, sandy shores, scenic cobblestone streets, whitewashed houses, and the warm hospitality of the locals, we fail to think of a reason why anyone wouldn’t want to spend their summer holidays under the bright sunlight of the Greek islands.

However, with about 6,000 islands and islets scattered across the Aegean and Ionian seas, of which 227 are inhabited, deciding which Greek island to visit is more difficult than one would expect. Not all people are looking for the same things when traveling to the Greek islands, and matters of preference are always subjective.

Fort that reason, here is a breakdown of all the Greek islands divided according to their geographical location and the island complex they belong to. You can click on each island complex and learn all you need to know about the islands it consists of, from their highlights to their most gorgeous beaches, only in a few minutes’ read.