The beautiful Mediterranean county of Greece is a land withmany islands. Scattered throughout the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean Seas these islands vary in size and population, with many just small rocky uninhabited outcrops. Crete is the largest, and most populated, Greek island with its own administrative centre. Other islands tend to be grouped into regions, with their own regional characteristics, such as the Cyclades, the Ionian Islands and the Dodecanese, although some such as Mykonos, Corfu and Rhodes are also known in their own right.
Greece as a nation is heavily dependent on boats. Regular ferries from the mainland and other islands are often the lifeblood of smaller communities. They also provide a great way for visitors to sail from island to island and experience life on different islands. However for those who get the opportunity the best way to travel around Greece is to take a cruise on a small boat.