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Greek Islands by Size

There are more then 6000 Greek Islands but most of them are not inhabited, and only about 80 of them have a population of more then 100 people. The largest Greek islands are included on this page and they are organized from largest to smallest. See also our index of Greek Islands by Name.

Crete Island
Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and it is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea It is 3219 square miles in size (8336 square kilometers). It is one of the most popular visitor destinations in Greece. It has accommodations in all categories, and all price ranges, and campgrounds as well. Flights to Crete are available out of Heraklion Airport and Chania Airport or by boat from the ports of Heraklion, Chania, Rethimno, or Agios Nikolaos. Eastern Crete is the most active tourism area and Western Crete is a quieter area. For more information about the island of Crete see Wikipedia on Crete and WikiTravel on Crete .

Euboea Island
1423 square miles in size (3685 square kilometers)

Lesbos Island
630 square miles in size (1633 square kilometers)

Rhodes Island
541 square miles in size (1401 square kilometers)

Kefalonia Island
[ 350 square miles in size (906.5 square kilometers)

Khios Island
325 square miles in size (842.3 square kilometers)

Corfu Island
229 square miles in size (592.9 square kilometers)

Lemnos Island
184 square miles in size (477.6 square kilometers)

Samos Island
184 square miles in size (477.4 square kilometers)

Naxos Island
166 square miles in size (429.8 square kilometers)

Zakynthos Island
157 square miles in size (406 square kilometers)

Thassos Island
147 square miles in size (380.1 square kilometers)

Andros Island
147 square miles in size (380.0 square kilometers)

Lefkada Island
137 square miles in size (355.9 square kilometers)

Karpathos Island
125 square miles in size (324.8 square kilometers)

Kos Island
112 square miles in size (290.3 square kilometers)

Kythira Island
108 square miles in size (279.6 square kilometers)

See also
Island Groups in Greece
Greece Travel Guide
Europe Travel Guide


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