Greece has over 2,500 islands, some of which are the most famous of the world. Some of the oldest European civilizations have developed in the islands of Greece (Cycladic, Minoic, etc). The islands feature unique archaeological sites, a special architectonic heritage and charming local traditions of a multifaceted long lasting culture. Apart from the romantic Santorini and the cosmopolitan Mykonos, when you visit Greece you should also see other islands of great beauty and history, from prehistoric times until after fall of the Byzantine empire. There one can relax at some of the most beautiful beaches of the world, but also explore the many secrets of these islands.