Greece boasts an astonishing array of over 6,000 islands and islets, each with unique charm, promising many delightful experiences for your holiday adventures. Among these, 227 islands are inhabited, ranging from the bustling Crete, teeming with a population of 623,065, to the serene Marathi in the Dodecanese, where just 12 souls call home in the summer, dwindling to just 3 in the winter months.
The Greek Islands are conveniently grouped into distinct categories primarily based on proximity, ensuring ease of exploration and travel between them: Argo-Saronic, Crete, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Evia, Ionian, North Aegean, and Sporades. Each group offers its distinct allure, waiting to be explored and cherished.
Elafonisos island, located off the southeastern coast of the mainland Peloponnese, belongs to the Lakonia region in Peloponnese and not in an island group as one would expect.