Greek Islands: Photos of Crete, Santorini, Patmos, Greece and More | Islands

14 Photos of the Greek Islands to Inspire Your Next Vacation

From Patmos to Crete, Santorini to Rhodes, these photos take you inside the Mediterranean's breathtaking Greek Islands.

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Santorini

This Greek island is known for its picturesque, whitewashed villages that scale the steep cliffs overlooking the Aegean.

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Santorini

Was this the ancient city of Atlantis? Some scholars and archeologists believe it could be.

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Agios Nikolaos, Greece

This lovely city on the island of Crete faces the sea on three sides.

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Crete, Greece

Greece's largest island has seen burgeoning tourism and offers an array of glitzy resorts, though it still retains its small town charm in its more remote regions.

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Crete, Greece

The ruins of the palace of Zakros still remain in eastern Crete, and date to 1900 B.C.

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Kos Island, Greece

The ancient Roman ruins of the Nymphaeum on Kos are an opulent archeological site today.

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It wouldn't be a photo tour – or actual tour – of the Greek Islands without a sample of the local cuisine, famous for its gyros and colorful Mediterranean salads.

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Nikia, Nisyros

The town of Nikia is perched on the crater of a semi-dormant volcano on the island of Nisyros.

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Rhodes, Greece

Lindos beach is a local favorite for sunbathing and swimming on the island of Rhodes.

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Rhodes, Greece

Just beyond the city of Lindos rests the ancient acropolis high on a hill, a relic of the town's former citadel.

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Rhodes, Greece

The Antoni Queen beach is considered to be one of the best beaches on the Greek island of Rhodes.

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Patmos, Greece

The Monastery of St. John on the island of Patmos, widely regarded as the location where the apostle John wrote the book of Revelation, is home to a number of vibrant mosaics.

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Corfu, Greece

The mountainous island of Corfu – the northernmost of the Ionian Group – is one of the Greek Islands' most popular draws for travelers.

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Corfu, Greece

Corfu's Vlacherna Monastery is a favorite photo-op for many travelers to the Greek Islands.

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