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The Picturesque Island of Poros

Poros is a small Greek island that is situated not too far from Athens. During the summer months, the island can be very busy and popular with many tourists, both Greek and foreign, coming to visit this beautiful island. There is much to see and do here and it offers something for everyone.

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Life's One Big Party in Mykonos

mykonosKnown as the Ibiza of Greece, Mykonos is full of eccentrics and party lovers! On the other hand, Mykonos isn't all about parties, fun and noise, but is also believed to be the island where Heracles killed the giants and welcomes many keen historians and tourists. Mykonos is an excellent destination in the summer time, as it is at this time when the island is most alive. Along with the nightlife that Mykonos is famous for, the island also has many beautiful buildings, scenery and architecture. Despite the island's lively reputation, Mykonos is considered to be another beautiful island in Greece, with it's beauty and characteristics resembling a picture postcard.


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Greek Island Choices

Greek Island Choices - According to a report on the Travelweekly site, the lesser known Greek Islands are a smart holiday alternative to the usual old favourites. They recommend swapping out the fave islands and destinations for those a little less packed, yet stunningly beautiful, for a great holiday break.

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The Island of Zante

zanteThe island of Zante or Zakynthos, attracts a large amount of tourists to the island each year. The island, which has a total of 45, 000 permanent residents, is said to be an island that is either loved or hated. However, few tourists dislike the island and the majority are eager to return.

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Quiet Greek Islands

Greek Island Holiday Getaway Quiet Greek Islands - An increasing number of tourists every year seek more of a getaway which is not overrun with other holidaymakers. The main islands deserve their top-notch reputation as holiday destinations but which Greek islands are suitable for those who are seeking a quieter atmosphere?

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The Island of Crete

The island of Crete, is the largest of the Greek Islands, and is the fifth largest Island in the Mediterranean. There are 600, 000 inhabitants on the Island, most of which live in the main cities and towns on the Island. There are 200, 000 people living in the capital of Heraklion. The second capital is Chania with 80, 000 people, and 30,000 residents in Rethymnon. Other main towns and cities include Agios Nikolaos and Sitia which are on the North Coast and Lerapetra, Mires, Timbaki and Paleochora on the South coast.


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Captain Corelli’s Kefalonia

assos village, kefaloniaVerdant forests, magnificent mountains and high cliffs with sheer drops to the sparkling blue sea below makes Kefalonia is an island full of stunning scenery and panoramic views. Its towns are exceptionally clean and the local population is friendly and welcoming. Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands named after the legendary character Cephalus. It was also the setting for the film 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' and the scene of a devastating earthquake in the fifties.

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Top 5 Undiscovered Greek Islands

Each year, thousands of tourists visit the Greek Islands, usually for a summer vacation.

Popular destinations include:

Crete, Mykonos, Corfu,Rhodes, Zakynthos and many others. But there are also many other undiscovered Greek Islands that are less known to tourists.

Here is all you need to know about five of the best undiscovered Greek Islands.



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The Island of Crete

The island of Crete is possibly the most impressive and certainly the largest of all of the Greek Islands, Crete’s location in the Mediterranean Sea between the Libyan Sea and the Sea of Crete has placed it in one of the earth’s most idyllic paradises. Its reputation for perfect vacations is down to the sincere warmth of its locals, its rich history and culture and its exceptional infrastructure. Its variety in landscape combined with its archaeological treasures and fantastic beaches make it such a popular spot with international tourists and those seeking permanent residence on one of the islands.

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