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

The largest Greek island by area is Cretemarker, located at the southern edge of the Aegean Seamarker. The second largest island is Euboeamarker, 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, Lesbosmarker and Rhodesmarker, 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 Athensmarker, the Cycladesmarker, 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 Sporadesmarker, a small tight group off the coast of Euboea, and the Ionian Islandsmarker, located to the west of the mainland in the Ionian Seamarker (one of these islands, Kythiramarker, is off the southern tip of the mainland, but still considered part of the Ionian Islands).

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)
1 Cretemarker 3219 8336
2 Euboeamarker 1423 3685
3 Lesbosmarker 630 1633
4 Rhodesmarker 541 1401
5 Kefaloniamarker 350 906.5
6 Khíosmarker 325 842.3
7 Corfumarker 229 592.9
8 Lemnosmarker 184 477.6
9 Samosmarker 184 477.4
10 Naxosmarker 166 429.8
11 Zakynthosmarker 157 406
12 Thassosmarker 147 380.1
13 Androsmarker 147 380.0
14 Lefkadamarker 137 355.9
15 Karpathosmarker 125 324.8
16 Kosmarker 112 290.3
17 Kythiramarker 108 279.6

Saronic islands

The Northern Sporades

Main islands

Other islands and islets

The Ionian islands

The Dodecanese islands

164 total islands of which 26 are inhabited.

Aegean islands

Islands of the central Aegean sea

Islands in the Thracian Seamarker

The Cyclades

Cyclades comprise around 220 islands

Crete and surrounding islands

Euboea and surrounding islands

Islets close to mainland

See also


  1. The Greek National Tourism organisation Greek Islands

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