Lots of Greek Islands are popular - but which one is tops?:
What's the Most Visited Greek Island? - Santorini:
What's the Most Popular Greek Island for Weddings? - Santorini Again:
What's the Most Popular Island for Greeks?:
What's the Most Popular Island for Gay Travelers? Mykonos:
But history-minded gays may also want to give Santorini a look - excavations found ancient graffiti in what was once a popular cliff-side hang-out for young men, and some of the inscriptions read the ancient Greek equivalent of "Jake loves Jack!" Interestingly enough, these are among the very earliest Greek inscriptions found anywhere.
Most Popular Greek Islands by Nationality:
Why are some islands popular with one nationality, and not with another? Usually, it's one of three reasons - history (the island may have been owned or invaded by that nation in the past), literary (a native writer from that country wrote about that particular island) and cinematic (a movie about that island was popular in that nation).
Amorgos - French travelers visit this island, the filming location for the Luc Besson film "The Big Blue".
Crete - German, British, New Zealand/Aussie, American, former Soviet Bloc tourists. The Germans invaded and occupied Crete during the Second World War, displacing the British and New Zealand troops on the island. Veterans and descendents of all of these nationalities still visit, and the current American base at Souda Bay assures a steady flow of travelers as well. Fans of "The Island" - a novel set on Spinalonga - also flock to Crete.
Corfu - Italian, British tourists. Corfu was under the control of both at different times.
Skiathos and Skopelos - British, Greek, and "Mamma Mia the Movie" fans of all nations.
Kefallonia - Italian, British, German
Rhodes - British, Italian.
Zakynthos - Zante - Popular with Brits and Irish travelers.
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