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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Which Greek Island Is Best for You?

September 26, 2017 by Kayla Becker

From the whitewashed Cyclades to the history-rich Dodecanese, Greece’s 227 inhabited islands are pretty much all paradise. But with so many choices, travelers ... Read More »


5 Ways to Save in Santorini

June 05, 2017 by Kayla Becker

There’s a reason Santorini attracts more than two million tourists each year — the white-and-blue washed island in the Greek Cyclades is basically heaven on ... 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 »


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 »


Top 10 Luxury Beach Hotels for Less

June 21, 2012 by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

There’s no need to splurge on a luxury beach hotel for this year’s summer vacation, thanks to a wave of relatively new – and affordable – beach hotels. Our ... Read More »

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