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Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, Elláda, ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeastern Europe Southeast Europe or Southeastern Europe () is a geographical region of Europe Europe is a continent A contin ...

Greece
has many
islands An island (or isle) is an isolated piece of habitat that is surrounded by a dramatically different habitat, such as water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atoll An atoll (), sometimes known as a coral atoll, is ...

islands
, with estimates ranging from somewhere around 1,200 to 6,000, depending on the minimum size to take into account. The number of inhabited islands is variously cited as between 166 and 227. The largest Greek island by area is
Crete Crete ( el, Κρήτη, translit=, Modern Modern may refer to: History *Modern history Human history, also known as world history, is the description of humanity's past. It is informed by archaeology Archaeology or archeology i ...

Crete
, located at the southern edge of the
Aegean Sea The Aegean Sea ; tr, Ege Denizi is an elongated Bay, embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between Europe's Geography of Europe, Balkan peninsula and Asia's Anatolia peninsula. The sea has an area of some 215,000 square kilometres. In t ...

Aegean Sea
. The second largest island is
Euboea Euboea (, ) or Evia (, ; el, wikt:Εύβοια, Εύβοια ; grc, wikt:Εὔβοια, Εὔβοια ) is the second-largest List of islands of Greece, Greek island in area and population, after Crete. It is separated from Boeotia in mainland ...

Euboea
or Evvia, which is separated from the mainland by the 60m-wide
Euripus Strait The Euripus Strait ( el, Εύριπος ) is a narrow channel of water separating the Greek island of Euboea Euboea or Evia ( el, Εύβοια, , ; grc, Εὔβοια, , ) is the second-largest Greek island in area and population, after Cret ...
, and is administered as part of the
Central Greece Continental Greece ( el, Στερεά Ελλάδα, ''Stereá Elláda''; formerly , ''Chérsos Ellás''), colloquially known as Roúmeli (Ρούμελη), is a traditional geographic regions of Greece, geographic region of Greece. In English the ...
region. After the third and fourth largest Greek islands,
Lesbos Lesbos or Lesvos (, also ; el, Λέσβος, Lésvos ) is a Greek island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea, often called Mytilene () in Greece, after its capital. It has an area of with of coastline, making it the third largest island in ...
and
Rhodes Rhodes (; el, Ρόδος, translit=Ródos ) is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10 ...

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 The Saronic Islands or Argo-Saronic Islands is an archipelago in Greece, named after the Saronic Gulf in which they are located, just off the Greek mainland. The main inhabited islands of this group are Salamis Island, Salamis, Aegina, Agistri, and ...
in the Saronic Gulf near
Athens Athens ( ; el, Αθήνα, Athína ; grc, Ἀθῆναι, Athênai (pl.) ) is the capital city, capital and List of cities in Greece, largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica (region), Attica region and is one of the List of oldest ...

Athens
; the
Cyclades The Cyclades ( el, Κυκλάδες ) are an island group in the Aegean Sea The Aegean Sea ; tr, Ege Denizi is an elongated Bay, embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between Europe's Geography of Europe, Balkan peninsula and Asia ...

Cyclades
, a large but dense collection occupying the central part of the Aegean Sea; the
North Aegean islands The North Aegean islands are a number of disconnected islands in the north Aegean Sea The Aegean Sea ; tr, Ege Denizi is an elongated Bay, embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between Europe's Geography of Europe, Balkan peninsula an ...
, a loose grouping off the west coast of Turkey; the
Dodecanese The Dodecanese (, ; el, Δωδεκάνησα, ''Dodekánisa'' , literally "twelve islands") are a group of 15 larger plus 150 smaller Greek#REDIRECT Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ε ...

Dodecanese
, another loose collection in the southeast between Crete and Turkey; the
Sporades The (Northern) Sporades (; el, Βόρειες Σποράδες, , ) are an archipelago along the east coast of Greece, northeast of the island of Euboea,"Skyros - Britannica Concise" (description), Britannica Concise, 2006, webpageEB-Skyrosnotes " ...
, a small tight group off the coast of Euboea; and the
Ionian Islands The Ionian Islands (Modern Greek: , ; Ancient Greek, Katharevousa: , ) are a archipelago, group of islands in the Ionian Sea, west of mainland Greece. They are traditionally called the Heptanese ("Seven Islands"; , ''Heptanēsa'' or , ''Heptanēs ...

Ionian Islands
, chiefly located to the west of the mainland in the
Ionian Sea The Ionian Sea ( el, Ιόνιο Πέλαγος, ''Iónio Pélagos'' ; it, Mar Ionio ; al, Deti Jon ("our sea")) is an elongated bay A bay is a recessed, coastal body of water that directly connects to a larger main body of water, such ...

Ionian Sea
. Crete with its surrounding islets and Euboea are traditionally excluded from this grouping. This article excludes the
Peloponnese The Peloponnese (), Peloponnesia, or Peloponnesus (; el, Πελοπόννησος, Pelopónnēsos, ) is a peninsula and geographic regions of Greece, geographic region in southern Greece. It is connected to the central part of the country by the ...
, which has technically been an island since the construction of the
Corinth Canal The Corinth Canal ( el, Διώρυγα της Κορίνθου, translit=Dhioryga tis Korinthou) connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf The Saronic Gulf (Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or rela ...

Corinth Canal
in 1893, but is rarely considered to be an island.


Islands of Greece by size

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


Islands of the Aegean Sea


Argo-Saronic Islands

This list includes Argo-Saronic islands, which are located in the
Saronic Gulf The Saronic Gulf (Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 milli ...

Saronic Gulf
. The largest Argo-Saronic island is Salamis. The main islands are in bold. Uninhabited islands are indicated, including those that may have been inhabited in the past: *
Aegina Aegina (; el, Αίγινα, ''Aígina'' ; grc, Αἴγῑνα) is one of the Saronic Islands The Saronic Islands or Argo-Saronic Islands is an archipelago An archipelago ( ), sometimes called an island group or island chain, is a chain, ...

Aegina
(), * Agios Georgios (uninhabited), * Agios Georgios Salaminos (St. George's Island, uninhabited), Google Maps * Agios Ioannis Diaporion (uninhabited) * Agios Thomas Diaporion (uninhabited), * Agistri (), * Alexandros Hydras, * Atalanti Island, * Dia (uninhabited) *
Dokos Dokos ( el, Δοκός) is a small Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approx ...
(), * (uninhabited), * Fleves (uninhabited), * Hydra (), * Katramoniso (Nisís Idhroúsa, uninhabited), * Kyra Aiginis (Nisída Kyrá) (uninhabited), * Laousses Islets (Nísoi Laoúses, uninhabited), * Leros Salaminos (uninhabited), * Modi Porou (uninhabited), * Moni Aiginas (uninhabited), * Patroklos (uninhabited), * Pera Island ( Arta), * Platia (uninhabited), * Platia Aeginis (uninhabited), *
Poros Poros ( el, Πόρος) is a small Greece, Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, about (31 nautical miles) south from Athens' port of Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a wide sea channel, with the town of Galata ...

Poros
(), * Psili (uninhabited) *
Psyttaleia Psyttaleia ( el, Ψυττάλεια) is an uninhabited island in the Saronic Gulf The Saronic Gulf (Greek language, Greek: Σαρωνικός κόλπος, ''Saronikós kólpos'') or Gulf of Aegina in Greece is formed between the peninsulas of Atti ...

Psyttaleia
(uninhabited), * Revithousa (uninhabited), * Romvi (Nisida Romvi) (uninhabited), *
SalamisSalamis may refer to : Places and battles * Salamis Island in the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea, near Athens, Greece ** Salamina (city), former municipality on Salamis Island ** Salamis Naval Base, a Greek naval base on Salamis Island ** Battle o ...
(), *
Spetses Spetses ( el, Σπέτσες, grc, Πιτυούσσα "Pityussa") is an affluent island and a municipality in the Islands (regional unit), Islands regional unit, Attica (region), Attica, Greece.
(), * Spetsopoula (uninhabited), * Stavronisi Hydras (uninhabited), * Trikeri Hydras (uninhabited), * Velopoula (Nisída Velopoúla) (uninhabited), * Ypsili Diaporion (uninhabited) * Ypsili Argolidos (uninhabited)


Cretan islands

The two lists below show the islands, islets, and rocks that surround the island of Crete that are in the Aegean Sea or
Libyan Sea The Libyan Sea (Ancient Greek, Greek , Latin ''Libycum Mare'', Arabic البحر الليبي) is the portion of the Mediterranean Sea north of the North Africa, African coast of Ancient Libya, ancient ''Libya'', i.e. Cyrenaica, and Marmarica ...
.


Cretan islands of the Aegean Sea

* , *
Agia Varvara Agia Varvara ( el, Αγία Βαρβάρα, meaning Saint Barbara) is a suburb in the western part of Athens , image_skyline = File:Athens Montage L.png, center, 275px, alt=Athens montage. Clicking on an image in the pi ...
, * Agioi Apostoloi, * Agioi Pandes, *
Agioi Theodoroi Agioi Theodoroi ( el, Άγιοι Θεόδωροι) is a town and a former municipality in Corinthia Corinthia ( el, Κορινθία ''Korinthía'') is one of the regional units of Greece The 74 regional units ( el, περιφερειακές ε ...
, * Agios Nikolaos, * Agriomandra, * , *
Arnaouti Arnaouti ( el, Αρναούτη) is an islet on the northern coast of Crete Crete ( el, Κρήτη, translit=, Modern: , Ancient: '','' ) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the f ...

Arnaouti
, * Avgo (uninhabited islet), *
Crete Crete ( el, Κρήτη, translit=, Modern Modern may refer to: History *Modern history Human history, also known as world history, is the description of humanity's past. It is informed by archaeology Archaeology or archeology i ...

Crete
, * (uninhabited islet), * Dia (Zeus, uninhabited), * Diapori, * Dionysades (group of islands), ** Gianysada, ** Dragonada, ** Paximada, ** Paximadaki, * Elasa, * Ftena Trachylia, * Glaronisi, * Gramvoussa, ** Gramvousa#Agria, Agria Gramvousa, ** Gramvousa#Imeri, Imeri Gramvousa, * Grandes (islands), Grandes (group of islands), * Spinalonga, Kalydon (Spinalonga), * Karavi (uninhabited), * Karga (island), Karga (uninhabited), * Katergo (uninhabited), * Kavaloi (three uninhabited islands), ** Anavatis, ** Kavallos, ** Kefali, * Kolokytha, * Koursaroi, * Kyriamadi (Peninsula), * Lazaretta, * Leon (Souda Bay), Leon (Islet), * Mavros (Uninhabited islet), * Megatzedes (Uninhabited islet), * Mochlos, * Nikolos, * Palaiosouda (Islet), * Peristeri (island), Peristeri (Islet), * Peristerovrachoi (Uninhabited rocks), * Petalida (Islet), * Petalouda (Uninhabited islet), * Pontikaki (Uninhabited islet), * Pondikonisi (Uninhabited islet), * Praso (Kissamos), Praso Kissamou (Islet), * Prosfora (Uninhabited islet), * Pseira, * Sideros (Uninhabited rock), * Souda (island), Souda (Islet), * Valenti rock, Valenti (Rock), * Vryonisi (Uninhabited islet),


Cretan islands of the Libyan Sea

Islands on the south coast of Crete are considered in the
Libyan Sea The Libyan Sea (Ancient Greek, Greek , Latin ''Libycum Mare'', Arabic البحر الليبي) is the portion of the Mediterranean Sea north of the North Africa, African coast of Ancient Libya, ancient ''Libya'', i.e. Cyrenaica, and Marmarica ...
. * Agia Eirini (island), Agia Eirini, * Ammoudi tous Volakous, * Artemis (island), Artemis (Uninhabited islet), * Aspros Volakas (rock), * Chrysi (island), Chrysi (uninhabited), * Elafonisi, * Fotia (island), Fotia (Uninhabited islet), * Chrysi (island), Gaidouronisi (Uninhabited), * Gavdopoula, * Gavdos (Southernmost point of Greece), * Koufonisi (Crete), Koufonisi (Lefki) (Uninhabited islet), * Loutro (island), Loutro (Rocky islet), * Makroulo (Uninhabited islet), * Marmaro (Uninhabited islet), * Mavros Volakas (Large rock), * Megalonisi (Crete), Megalonisi (Uninhabited islet), * Mikronisi (Islet), * Papadoplaka (Reef islet), * Paximadia (Two small uninhabited islands), * Prasonisi (Gavdos), Prasonisi, Gavdou (Islet), * Prasonisi (Rethymno), Prasonisi, Rethymno (Islet), * Psarocharako (Rock), * Psyllos (Uninhabited islet), * Schistonisi (Islet), * Strongyli (island), Strongyli (Uninhabited islet), * Thetis (island), Thetis (Islet), * Trachilos (islet), Trachilos (Uninhabited islet), * Trafos (Islet), * Treis Volakous (Rocks),


Cyclades islands

The Cyclades islands comprise around 220 islands and islets. The main islands are indicated in bold below. * Agios Nikolaos (Macheres), * Amorgos (), * Ananes, * Anafi (), * Andros (), * Aniros (Anydros) * Ano Antikeros * Antimilos, * Antiparos, * Anydros Amorgou * Askania, * Christiana Islands, Christiana (uninhabited), * Delos, * Despotiko (uninhabited), * Donousa (, * Eschati, * Folegandros (, * Glaronisi, * Gyaros, * Hristiana * Htapodia Mykonou * Ios (Island), Ios (), * Irakleia (Cyclades), Iraklia, * Kalogiros * Kardiotissa, * Kato Antikeros, * Kato Koufonisi, * Kea (island), Kea (), * Keros, * Kimolos, * Kitriani, * Koufonisia, * Kramvonisi * Kythnos (), * Liadi Island, * Makares, * Makronissos, * Megalo, * Milos (), * Mykonos, * Naxos (), * Nea Kameni, * Nikouria, * Nisida Prasini, * Ofidousa, * Pahia Anaphis * Palea Kameni, * Paros (), * Polyaigos, * Rhineia, * Saliagos, * Santorini (Thera), * Schoinoussa, * Serifopoula, * Serifos, * Sifnos, * Sikinos, * Skilonisi, * Stroggyli Parou, * Syros, * Therasia, * Tinos (), * Vous Island, Vous, * Vrachoi Bouvais,


Dodecanese islands

There are 164 total Dodecanese Islands of which 26 are inhabited. There are 12 main islands, as listed in bold below: * Agathonissi, * Agioi Theodoroi Halkis * Agreloussa * Alimia, * Antitilos * Anydros Patmou * Arefoussa * Arhangelos * Arkoi, * Armathia, * Astakida * Astypalaia, * Faradonesia * Farmakonisi, * Fokionissia * Fragos * Gaidourosnissi Tilou * Glaros Kinarou * Gyali, * Halavra * Halki (Greece), Halki, * Hiliomodi Patmou * Hondro * Htenies * Imia/Kardak, Imia (uninhabited), * Kalavros Kalymnou * Kalolimnos, * Kalovolos * Kalymnos, * Kamilonisi * Kandeloussa * Karavolas Rodhou * Karpathos (), * Kasos, * Kastellorizo (Megisti), * Kinaros, * Kos (), * Koubelonisi * Kouloundros * Kouloura Leipson * Kounoupoi * Koutsomytis * Leipsoi, * Leros, * Levitha, * Makronisi Leipson * Makronissi Kasou * Makry Aspronisi Leipson * Makry Halkis * Marathos Island, Marathos, * Marmaras * Mavra Levithas * Megalo Aspronisi Leipson * Megalo Glaronisi * Megalo Sofrano * Mesonisi Seirinas * Mikro Glaronisi, * Mikro Sofrano, * Nerónisi, * Nimos, * Nisídes Adelfoí, * Nisyros, * Paheia Nisyrou * Patmos, * Pergoussa * Piganoussa * Pitta * Plati Kasou * Plati Pserimou * Plati Symis * Pontikoussa * Prasonissi Rodhou * Prasouda * Pserimos, * Ro, Greece, Ro, *
Rhodes Rhodes (; el, Ρόδος, translit=Ródos ) is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10 ...

Rhodes
(), * Safonidi * Saria Island, Saria, * Seirina * Sesklio * Stroggyli * Strongyli Megistis (Easternmost point of Greece), * Strongyli Kritinias * Strongyli Kasou * Symi, * Syrna (island), Syrna, * Telendos, * Tilos, * Tragonisi * Zaforas,


Euboea and surrounding islands

* Atalanti Island, Atalanti (uninhabited), *
Euboea Euboea (, ) or Evia (, ; el, wikt:Εύβοια, Εύβοια ; grc, wikt:Εὔβοια, Εὔβοια ) is the second-largest List of islands of Greece, Greek island in area and population, after Crete. It is separated from Boeotia in mainland ...

Euboea
, * Hersonisi * Kavalliani (uninhabited), * Lichades, * Lithari * Mandilou * Monoliá, * Megalos Petalios * Petalioi (10 small uninhabited islands/islets), * Stouronisi,


North Aegean Islands

* Agios Efstratios, * Chios, * Icaria, *
Lesbos Lesbos or Lesvos (, also ; el, Λέσβος, Lésvos ) is a Greek island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea, often called Mytilene () in Greece, after its capital. It has an area of with of coastline, making it the third largest island in ...
, * Lemnos, * Oinousses, * Pasas, Oinousses, Pasas, * Psara, **Antipsara, * Samos, **Samiopoula, * Fournoi Korseon () **Agios Minas (island), Agios Minas () **Thymaina () There are also two North Aegean Islands in the Thracian Sea: * Samothrace, * Thasos, Thassos,


Sporades islands

The 30 islands in the Sporades are listed below with the four major islands in bold. The largest Sporades island is Skyros. * Adelfoi Islets, * Agios Georgios Skopelou * Alonissos (), * Arkos (Skiathos Municipality), * Aspronisi (Skiathos Municipality) * Dasia * Erinia (Rineia Skyrou), * Gioura, * Grammeza, * Korakas Alonissou * Kyra Panagia, * Lekhoussa, * Manolas Alonissou * Maragos (Skiathos Municipality) * Peristera, * Piperi (island), Piperi, * Polemika Alonissou * Praso Skantzouras * Psathoura, * Repi, * Sarakino, * Skandili, * Skantzoura, * Skiathos ( in Municipality), * Skopelos (), * Skyropoula (Skyros Municipality), * Skyros (), * Tsougria (Skiathos Municipality), * Troulonisi (Skiathos Municipality) * Tsougriaki (Skiathos Municipality) * Valaxa,


Ionian Sea islands

Islands in the
Ionian Sea The Ionian Sea ( el, Ιόνιο Πέλαγος, ''Iónio Pélagos'' ; it, Mar Ionio ; al, Deti Jon ("our sea")) is an elongated bay A bay is a recessed, coastal body of water that directly connects to a larger main body of water, such ...

Ionian Sea
are listed below. The seven largest and most popular islands are listed in bold.Kruse, ''Hellas'', vol. ii. pt. ii. p. 455, seq.; Leake, ''Northern Greece'', vol. iii. pp. 30, seq., 50, seq.; Mure, ''Tour in Greece'', vol. i. p. 104. * Antikythera, * Antipaxos, * Arkoudi, * Atokos, * Cephalonia, * Corfu, * Diaplo, * Echinades ** Apasa (Echinades), Apasa, ** Drakonera, ** Filippos (Echinades), Filippos, ** Girovaris or Gkravaris, ** Kalogiros (Echinades), Kalogiros, ** Karlonisi, ** Kouneli or Makropoula, ** Lamprinos, ** Makri (island), Makri, ** Modio (island), Modio or Modi, ** Oxeia, ** Petalas, ** Pistros, ** Pontikos, ** Praso (Echinades), Praso, ** Provati, ** Sofía (Echinades), Sofía, ** Soros (Echinades), Soros, ** Tsakalonisi, ** Vromonas, * Elafonissos, * Ereikoussa, * Ithaca, * Kalamos Island, Kalamos, * Kastos, * Kravia, * Kythira, * Kythros, * Lazareto (Ithaca), Lazaretto, * Lefkada, * Madouri (Uninhabited), * Makropoúla, * Mathraki, * Meganisi, * Modia Islets, * Omfori (Uninhabited, private), * Othonoi (westernmost point of Greece), * Paxi, * Provati, * Proti Island, Proti, * Sapientza, * Schiza (Uninhabited), * Skorpios, * Skorpidi (Private), * Sparti Lefkados, * Sphacteria, * Strofades, * Thilia, * Vido, * Zakynthos,


Islets close to mainland

The following islands are close to the mainland and not part of a sea: * Alatas Trikeriou, * Ammouliani (Chalkidiki), * Antitrikeri (Thessaly) * Kelyfos, * Paleo Trikeri (Thessaly), * Trizonia island (Central Greece),


Islands not in the sea


Lake and river islands

* Agios Achilleios (Small Prespa Lake), * Ioannina Island (Lake Pamvotida), * Vidronisi (Small Prespa Lake), * Anonymous islet (Limnothálassa Pápas lagoon, Western Achaia),


Islands in an island

* Marathi Island (Marathi Lake (reservoir) in Mykonos),


Lagoon islands

*Aitoliko Lagoon **Aitoliko, * Missolonghi Lagoon ** Dolmas ** Kleisova, ** Komma, ** Prokopanistos ** Schinias ** Tourlida, ** Vasiladi,


See also

* Geography of Greece *
Ionian Islands The Ionian Islands (Modern Greek: , ; Ancient Greek, Katharevousa: , ) are a archipelago, group of islands in the Ionian Sea, west of mainland Greece. They are traditionally called the Heptanese ("Seven Islands"; , ''Heptanēsa'' or , ''Heptanēs ...

Ionian Islands
* List of Aegean Islands * Lists of islands * List of islands of Turkey * List of islands in the Mediterranean


Notes


References

* * * , Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World


External links

* {{DEFAULTSORT:Islands of Greece, List Of Geography of Greece Islands of Greece, * Lists of islands by country, Greece Lists of landforms of Greece