The archipelago is made up of 160 islands and islets, many of them uninhabited. They have had a colorful history and have been occupied by the Ottoman Turks as well as the Italians in the second world war. They are the sunniest corner in Greece.
Its crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, important archaeological finds, unique hamlets, imposing Byzantine and medieval monuments are all waiting to be discovered.
This page focuses on the islands from Kos to Leros.