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All about the Greek Islands

Author: Riki William
by Riki William
Posted: Dec 15, 2022
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Even before jealous-inspiring images began to overtake your Instagram feed, the Greek Islands' blue seas and charming white towns were well known around the globe. But this must-visit location offers much more than just picturesque views. Here are some amusing travel facts about this popular European tourist destination that you definitely didn't know.

The so-called Greek Islands are really a collection of more than 6,000 distinct islands. Only 227 of the 6,000 islands have a human population living on them. Only 78 of the 227 have human populations greater than 100 out of the 227 that have humans on them.

When you look at the size of the Greek Islands by area, Crete is the biggest. The Aegean Sea's southernmost point is where Crete is located. With a surface area of 3219 square miles, Crete is more than twice as vast as the next largest island.

If you're traveling to the Greek islands, Santorini not Crete should be your first stop. Santorini would be the most valuable of the islands if they were compared to gem stones.

It is situated in the Aegean Sea, and lovely settlements may be seen perched precariously on the summits of volcanic cliffs that descend sharply and straight into the waves below, looking like exquisite white sculptures. Both tourists and photographers will be mesmerized by the picturesque locations on this island as well as the little settlement. Ia is the most attractive and alluring of all the communities on this island. You must stop here if you visit this wonderful oasis.

The lovely islands collectively known as the Greek Islands each have their own distinct history and fascinating places to visit. Anyone who appreciates traveling must view these pieces of real estate. There are no other locations on earth quite like these, and these islands have the richest culture and most delicious cuisine and wine of any place on the planet.

Interesting Greek Island Facts

Of all the Greek islands, Crete is the biggest

Greece's biggest and most populated island, Crete, with a staggering 8,336 square kilometers of area and more than 630,000 inhabitants. Famous Cretans (not to be confused with cretins) include the Greek deity Zeus and painter, sculptor, and architect Domenico "El Greco" Theotokopoulos!

Greece's most popular vacation destination is Rhodes

According to reports, Greece's most well-liked vacation destination is the city of Rhodes, which is located on the island of Rhodes. We can see why it is renowned for its immaculately restored medieval Old Town and too-good-to-be-true blue beaches.

Mykonos's official mascots are pelicans

A charming pelican by the name of Petros chose to make Mykonos his permanent home after being saved by a local fisherman. Petros serves as the island of Mykonos' official mascot. Despite Petros' passing, his presence continues to be felt in the tales told by the islanders that dwell there.

Nearly 300 days a year are sunny in the Greek Islands

The residents' constant smiles are understandable. It's difficult not to enjoy the high life in a place with sunlight for 85% of the year, immaculate beaches, delectable food, and a laid-back Mediterranean culture. It makes sense why it's a favorite vacation spot in Europe.

About the Author

Ricky is a graduate of computer science engineering, a writer and marketing consultant. he continues to study on Nano technology and its resulting benefits to achieving almost there.

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