Over two thousand islands are scattered over the seas of Greece. These seas are the Aegean and Ionian both with distinct features and various types of enchanting islands. Countless travelers visit the Greece Islands yearly coming from all over the world. Each of the islands offers uniqueness in its own in terms of history, culture, topography which makes it very interesting.
Aside from the natural sceneries, architecture and weather, the values of Greek hospitality is also a factor why visitors flock to the Greek islands. There are numerous islands to go to. Some visitor decide on a favorite place which they go to yearly while some prefer to island hop and explore other places each time they visit.
The islands offer diverse characters in terms of culture and environment. Some islands are so back tracked that it seems like visiting another era in time while others offer luxury, technology and comfort in every aspect.
The islands of Crete and Rhodes are the more popular one which offer a little of everything. Rom unique topography, breathtaking beaches, resorts, rich culture and history, old and quiet villages, bars and party places and hospitality, they have it all. Millions of Europeans visit the Greece Islands for vacations yearly also because of its sunshine and weather which is simply beautiful. Most times, several islands are overrun by tourists during the summer days.
In contrast but at par with the more active islands are those offering tranquil, peace and quiet vacation spots. Long days, cool waters, quite surroundings and shear feeling of serenity also attract visitors who want to take a break from their everyday busy city life.
Imprinted on almost all of the Greece Islands are the long histories of commerce, foreign invasions aside from unique and diverse topographies. Seeing one island would make one wonder about the others and thus being enticed to want to see most of them if not all.
Greece Islands has two main divisions at sea which is the Aegian and the Ionian, but is also surrounded by the Sea of Crete at the south side of the country. All of these seas are Mediterranean in nature. The two main divisions of the islands are further subdivided unto smaller groups or referred to as prefectures.
Most of the traveling within the Greece Islands is done by sea. Due to its numerous islands and water related activities, ferries engaged on extensive networks all over Europe were developed. Lately, more progress was done with which made travels by ferries much faster and safer. Maritime regulations were reviewed due to previous incidents and now strongly imposed to ensure more safety for the travelers.
The Greece Islands could also be traveled by air. The larger and most highly visited islands have airports which has connecting flight to Thessaloniki and Athens. From the Athens airport, there is a network of flights which connect to other major cities in Europe.
Various smaller islands also have airports which are of course proportionally smaller than the other major airports in big islands. There are less travel routes but it gets things done and you could travel or hop around the islands by air which is faster, although you’ll be missing a lot of scenic views when traveling by sea replaced by aerial views of the Greece Islands.