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Greek Island and Location Finder

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Confused about what Greek island to visit and where it is located in the Aegean? It can be crucial when planning ferry routes, since ferries rarely travel between the different Greek island groups, even when the distance on the map seems to say that they should. Here's extra help on finding your way through the Greek islands.

While there are many more small islands to visit, most of these included here are relatively well-known and likely to be on your list of potential destinations. The major mainland areas are included as well, since they can be starting points for other travels.

Note: on the islands, the main town is usually or often called "Chora" or "(Island Name) Town" in addition or in place of any specific name it may have. If you are looking just for "Chora" in Greece, or if someone tells you "We stayed in Chora" without mentioning the island name, it could be anywhere!

Greek Island and Location Finder

Islands of the Northeast Aegean
Chios (Xios, Kios, Hios)
Lesbos (Lesvos, Mytilini, Mytilene)
Limnos
Samos
Samothraki (Samothrace)
Thassos

Locations in Mainland Greece
Arachova
Boetia
Delphi
Kalambaka
Livadia
Meteora
Mt. Olympus
Mt. Pelion
Thessaly
Volos

The Greek island of Crete
Places include:

Aghios Nikolaos (Agios Nikolaos)
Chania (Hania, Khania)
Gortyn (Gortina, Gortys)
Heraklion (Heraklio, Herakleio, Iraklio, Iraklion)
Ierapetra
Knossos (Cnossus, Cnossos, Knossus)
Mallia (Malia)
Plakias
Rethymno (Rethimno)
Samaria Gorge

The Cyclades (Cycladic Islands)Probably the most-visited island group in Greece, it includes:

Amorgos
Anafi (Anaphe)
Andros
Delos (Dilos)
Donoussa
Folegandros (Pholegandros)
Ios
Iraklia
Karos (Keros)
Kimolos
Koufonissi (Kouphonissi)
Mykonos (Myconos, Mikonos)
Naxos
Milos
Paros
Santorini (Sandorini, Thira, Thera, Fira, St.Eirene)
Serifnos
Sifnos
Sikinos
Syros (Siros)
Tinos (Tenos)

The Dodecanese Islands
Here, you can find the following islands:

Astipalea
Halki (Chalki)
Kalymnos (Kalimnos)
Karpathos (Carpathos)
Kassos (Cassos)
Kastellorizo (Megisti, Castellorizo)
Kos (Cos)
Leros
Nisiros (Nyssiros)
Patmos
Rhodes (Rodos)
Symi (Simi)
Tilos (Telos)

The Ionian Islands of Greece.
This island group includes:

Antipaxos (Antipaxi)
Corfu (Korfu, Kerkyra)
Ithaca (Ithaka, Ithaki)
Kalamos
Kastos
Kefalonia (Kefallinia, Cephalonia, Cephallonia)
Lefkada (Lefkas)
Meganissi
Paxos (Paxi)
Scorpios (Skorpios)
Zakynthos

Places in Northern Greece
These include: Alexandroupolis
Chalkidiki (Halkidiki)
Mt. Athos
Pella
Thessaloniki (Salonica, Saloniki)
Macedonia (Makedonia)
Thassos (island)

On the Peloponnese Peninsula
Argos
Corinth (Korinth, Corinthe)
Epidaurus (Epidavros)
Erminoi, Hermione
Kalamata
Kythira (island)
Mistra
Monemvassia
Mycenae
Nafplio (Nauplion)
Olympia
Patra
Pirgos
Sparta
Tripoli
Vassae (Bassae)

Places in the Sporades Islands
Alonissos
Skiathos (Sciathos)
Skopelos (Scopelos)
Skyros (Scyros)
Euboea (Evvia)

Saronic Gulf Islands
Aegina (Aigina)
Hydra (Idra,Ydra)
Makronisos (Macronisos)
Poros
Salamis
Spetsai (Spetses)

Destinations in Western Greece
Dodona
Epirus
Ionian Coast
Ioaninna (Yannina, Yanina, Giannina,Ioanina)
Preveza
Parga

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