Greek Islands

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Greek Islands — The numerous Greek Islands (some 6,000 islands and islets, of which only 227 are inhabited) are among the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The islands highlighted within this guide are the best of the seven island groups – the Ionian, Argo-Saronic, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Sporades and Evvia, Northeast Aegean, and Crete.

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For ancient monuments and ruins, beautiful scenery, and lively Mediterranean beach resorts.

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Slideshow: Beautiful Santorini

March 06, 2014 by Christine Wei

We have Santorini on our minds, with hotel openings and renovations galore coming up on this legendary Greek island. For starters, there's the all-new Iconic ... Read More »


Santorini: What to Look Forward to in the Next Seasons

March 05, 2014

Built on top of the remnants of a volcanic explosion, Santorini forms a half-circle crescent southeast of mainland Greece. Thanks to its unique shape, great ... Read More »


Q&A: The Property Brothers Drew & Jonathan: Here’s How They Travel

October 18, 2013 by Anne Roderique-Jones

You may know them as the handsome twins from HGTV’s Property Brothers, Buying & Selling and Brother vs. Brother. In addition to being real estate pros, these ... Read More »


40 Sweet Spots for Fall Value

August 15, 2013 by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

In life, being in the right place at the right time can come down to serendipity, but in travel, it is almost always the result of good planning. To avoid crowds ... Read More »


Beyond Mykonos and Santorini: Off the Beaten Path on the Island of Ithaca

July 23, 2013 by Jessica Colley

You could spend a lifetime exploring the many islands of Greece, and yet, a couple of these isles have stolen most of the attention in the eyes of travelers. ... Read More »


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