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This is a list of islands of Greece. The Greek Islands are a collection of over 6,000[1] islands and islets that belong to Greece. Only 227 of the islands are inhabited, and only 78 of those have more than 100 inhabitants.

The largest Greek island by area is Crete, located at the southern edge of the Aegean Sea. The second largest island is Euboea, which is separated from the mainland by the 60m-wide Euripus Strait, and is administered as part of the central Greece periphery. After the third and fourth largest Greek Islands, Lesbos and Rhodes, the rest of the islands are two-thirds of the area of Rhodes, or smaller.

The Greek islands are traditionally grouped into the following clusters: The Argo-Saronic Islands in the Saronic gulf near Athens, the Cyclades, a large but dense collection occupying the central part of the Aegean Sea, the North Aegean islands, a loose grouping off the west coast of Turkey, the Dodecanese, another loose collection in the southeast between Crete and Turkey, the Sporades, a small tight group off the coast of Euboea, and the Ionian Islands, located to the west of the mainland in the Ionian Sea (one of these islands, Kythira, is off the southern tip of the mainland, but still considered part of the Ionian Islands).

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Islands of Greece by size

The following are the largest Greek islands listed by surface area. The table includes all islands of over 100 square miles.

Island Area
(sq. miles)
(km²)
1 Crete 3219 8336
2 Euboea 1423 3685
3 Lesbos 630 1633
4 Rhodes 541 1401
5 Kefalonia 350 906.5
6 Khíos 325 842.3
7 Corfu 229 592.9
8 Lemnos 184 477.6
9 Samos 184 477.4
10 Naxos 166 429.8
11 Zakynthos 157 406
12 Thassos 147 380.1
13 Andros 147 380.0
14 Lefkada 137 355.9
15 Karpathos 125 324.8
16 Kos 112 290.3
17 Kythira 108 279.6

Saronic islands

  • Aegina
  • Hydra
  • Poros
  • Spetses
  • Angistri
  • Salamina
  • Psyttalia
  • Leros Salaminos
  • Revythoussa
  • Moni Aiginas
  • Dokos
  • Spetsopoula
  • Romvi
  • Plateia
  • Psili
  • Agios Georgios
  • Patroklou
  • Fleves
  • Agios Georgios Salaminos
  • Ypsili Diaporion
  • Ypsili Argolidos
  • Agios Thomas Diaporion
  • Agios Ioannis Diaporion
  • Plateia Aiginis
  • Laousses Islets
  • Kyra Aiginis
  • Trikeri Hydras
  • Alexandros Hydras
  • Stavronisi Hydras
  • Velopoula
  • Falkonera

The Northern Sporades

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Main islands

Other islands and islets

The Ionian islands

The Dodecanese islands

164 total islands of which 26 are inhabited.
  • Leipsoi
  • Leros
  • Levitha
  • Makronisi Leipson
  • Makronissi Kasou
  • Makry Aspronisi Leipson
  • Makry Halkis
  • Marmaras
  • Mavra Levithas
  • Megalo Aspronisi Leipson
  • Megalo Glaronisi
  • Megalo Sofrano
  • Mesonisi Seirinas
  • Mikro Glaronisi
  • Mikro Sofrano
  • Nero
  • Nimos
  • Nisyros
  • Paheia Nisyrou
  • Patmos
  • Pergoussa
  • Piganoussa

Aegean islands

Islands of the central Aegean sea

Islands in the Thracian Sea

The Cyclades

Cyclades comprise around 220 islands

Crete and surrounding islands

Crete seen from the beach of the little island Chrissi
  • Chrissi
  • Crete
  • Dia
  • Gavdos
  • Gavdopoula
  • Paximadhia Mesaras
  • Agioi Theodoroi Chanion
  • Theodoropoula
  • Agria Gramvousa
  • Imeri Gramvousa
  • Valenti Falasarnon
  • Elafonisos Kritis
  • Koufonisi (Lefki)
  • Mikronisi Chrysis
  • Elasa
  • Gianisadha
  • Dragonadha
  • Paximadha
  • Kalydon (Spinalonga)
  • Petalidi Dia

Euboea and surrounding islands

  • Euboea
  • Petalioi
  • Megalos Petalios
  • Mandilou
  • Hersonisi
  • Lithari
  • Manolia

Islets close to mainland

  • Trikeri (Thessalia)
  • Antitrikeri (Thessalia)
  • Alatas Trikeriou
  • Proti (Peloponnisos)
  • Sapientza (Peloponnisos)
  • Schiza (Peloponnisos)
  • Ammouliani (Halkidiki)
  • Kelifos (Halkidiki)
  • Kefalonia (islet)*

See also

References


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