The Greek islands coastline

Known, unknown, small, large. Noisy, quiet, organized, isolated. ..

The coastline of Greece is 13676 km, therefore, Greece having the largest coastline in the Mediterranean. Most of the Greek islands and islets are situated in the Aegean, while a small number of islands are the Ionian Sea.


The diversity of the coast is directly related to the geological history of Greece and especially with the procedures related to fragmentation and the sinking of Aegiis over the last 2 million years. During that period, the cut and dry, depending on local conditions, other parts were compared with their neighbors (horn) and other sunk (ditch). The lower areas were flooded and formed bays and channels, with the highest remaining out of the water of the sea and along the tops of mountains of old Aegiis turned into capes, coastal hills and islands.

The final form of the coast, however, influenced by the global emergence of entire sections of the area of Greece (Peloponnese, Crete), which took place in the last 1 million years, remodeling the contact line between land and sea.
The islands of the Aegean, if you count the islets, amounting to thousands, but few of them have any appreciable extent. With the exception of Crete and Evia, just more than two islands in an area of ,000 sq. km., Lesvos and Rhodes, Chios, followed by an area approximately 841 sq km.

The number and the differences in their extent, the Aegean islands have large variations in the terrain. Important role played in this course, geological history, the Aegean is a very large area and geological factors acted in different ways in different regions.

These islands with rugged coastline, pristine sandy beaches, unspoiled and exotic colors are ideal places for "adventure, swimming, fishing, recreation, relaxation and rest ...

Known, unknown, small, large. Noisy, quiet, organized, isolated. With fine sand and pebbles. Are the beaches of the Greek islands All Blue, crystal clear waters. Thousands are waiting to be discovered!