The Greek peninsula is the south eastern tip of Europe's, being the most
southerly extremity of the Balkan peninsula, and consists of mainland Greece
(Attica, Epirus, Macedonia, Peloponnese, Sterea Ellada, Thessaly, Thrace) and
the islands of the Aegean and Ionian Seas.
There are numerous islands in the
Aegean Sea that include Crete (in the south), and groups of islands including
the Northeast Aegean, the Sporades, the Cyclades and the Dodecanese.
The Ionian Islands (or Eptanissa) consist of seven main islands Corfu (Kerkira),
Ithaki, Kefalonia, Kythera, Lefkada, Paxi-Antipaxi, and Zakynthos.
The Cycladic archipelago consists of 39 islands, of which only 24 are
inhabited. The most important of them include: Amorgos, Anafi, Andros,
Folegandros, Ios, Kea (Tzia), Kimolos, Kithnos, Mikonos-Dilos, Milos, Naxos,
Paros-Antiparos, Santorini (Thira), Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Siros, Small
Cyclades and Tinos.
The Dodecanese (or Dodecanisos) is the name given to the group of islands in
the north eastern Aegean of which the main islands are Astypalia, Halki,
Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Kos, Leros, Nysiros, Patmos, Rhodes, Symi, and Tilos.
There are also a number of islets including islets of Lipsi, Agathonisi, Giali,
Kastellorizo, Kinaros, Levitha, Pserimos, and Sari.