Greek Island Groups – 7 Greek Island Complexes
The Greek islands are best understood when broken down into groups or “families”. These clusters of Greek islands share common characteristics and influences in culture, architecture, climate and cuisine. Being aware of the Greek island groups makes it easier to narrow down your travel options. After all, there are over 220 inhabited islands in the Greek archipelago, each one offering visitors unique experiences and travel options.
Greek island groups are primarily separated between the Aegean and Ionian Seas.
The Aegean is where most of the Greek islands can be found and where 6 of the 7 main island groups are located.
Why is it a good idea to keep in mind the different Greek island groups when planning your trip?
If you are planning on island hopping or exploring more than one island within Greece you might want to become familiar with the different island clusters and their locations. This will help greatly during the planning stages of your trip and allow you to spend more time experiencing the islands rather than travelling in between faraway spots.
What are the 7 main Greek island groups?
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Rania grew up in Thessaloniki and after some years of travelling around the globe has now settled down in Auckland, New Zealand. When she’s not studying to complete her undergraduate degree she’s either reading, writing or exploring the outdoors.
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