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Krisopigi, Sifnos, Greece

First of all Synopsis is not the name of a Greek Island. A synopsis is a short description of something, like a movie or a book. In this case it is an island. So my Greek Island Synopsis has a short description of each island and a photo, and links to more detailed information on the island including hotels, travel agents, beaches, restaurants and places of interest. The site is broken up into island groups: Cyclades, Dodecanese, Ionian, Sporades, Saronic, NE Aegean etc. You can click on each island group and go directly to the descriptions. Some people use this page to decide where they want to go and then use my create-an-itinerary page to construct an island-hopping itinerary. It is easy, free and you are under no obligation to purchase. My Greek Island Guide is another page which has a photo of each island and direct links to the island page without the description for those in a hurry or are more inclined to choose an island by looking at a photo rather than reading a short description. So you have a choice on how you want to get information. If you have any questions or can't decide what you want to do you can always contact me and I will usually interrupt whatever I am doing and answer you (unless I am sleeping). I also have a Greece Itinerary Suggestions Page which may help you narrow down what you want to do on your Greek holiday. If you like these pages please share it with your friends on Facebook by using the buttons on this and other pages. For ferry schedules and tickets see

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Sifnos, Cyclades, Greece
Cyclades Islands

Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Sifnos...

Molyvos, Lesvos
Northern Aegean Islands

Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria and more

Poros, Saronic Islands, Greece
Saronic Islands

Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses and more

Skyros, Sporades Islands
Sporades Islands

Alonissos, Skiathos, Skopelos, Skyros

Lindos, Rhodes, Greece
Dodecanese Islands

Rhodes, Kos, Patmos, Kalymnos and More

Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece
Ionian Islands

Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and more

Chania, Crete
Other Islands

Crete, Evia, Elafonissos, Cyprus

Pireaus, Greece
Other Greece Info

Mainland Ports, Travel Agents and Info

Matt, Greek Island
Matt's Greek Islands Guide
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Please Help Support this Guide: When I had to find a way to support my website I had 2 choices. I could use modern advertising technology like most sites use with pay-per-click ads all over my pages and spy-ware that collects information and posts the ads each individual reader is most likely to click on. Or I could choose to promote a handful of travel agents, and a reliable hotel booking system and keep my sites relatively ad free. No obnoxious pop-ups, fake news articles, or gathering of information through cookies. I chose the second. But it was risky. My ability to support myself would depend on the success of the travel agents and hotels on my website and for 24 years this worked. But then came COVID-19 and the bookings stopped. I could join the crowd and place pay-per-click ads on every page of my site as a temporary measure to generate some income. But to be honest I think it ruins even the best websites. And to install technology that spies on my readers seems like a betrayal even though pretty much everybody does it. So instead I ask you readers who enjoy my sites if you can send a donation through Paypal any amount is helpful.  Or you can use Venmo at If you prefer to send a check you can email me. Thank you for your support!

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Want to go to the Greek Islands but not Athens? Check out Fantasy Travel's Far From the Maddening Crowd which enables you to stay at the beach of the Apollo Coast just 20 minutes outside of Athens . Or if you want to skip the mainland entirely you can create your own itinerary with this form. I also recommend you look at Fantasy Travel's Greek Island Hopping Programs because you may find something you like at a price you did not think possible.

New Economical Packages: Fantasy Travel has put together a number of packages that offer quality accommodation for economical prices. Most packages that seem too good to be true are actually not as good as they seem, often using hotels that are in areas you really don't want to stay in, to keep the price down. But Fantasy's economy packages feature hotels in and around the Plaka in Athens and are all good quality hotels. I recommend Fantasy Travel's program The Pursuit of Pleasure which is 12 Days and 11 nights in Athens, Mykonos and Santorini including hotels, ferries, transfers, tours, admission to archaeological sites and breakfast starting at 940 euros per person. You can't beat the price for these hotels and this itinerary. For more visit Fantasy Travel's Special Offers Page

Greece Hotel Search: You can search over 3000 hotels on the Greek Islands by location, price, whether or not it has a swimming pool or is on the beach, and see photos, maps and customer reviews by using Matt's Greece Hotel Search. Excellent prices and many hotels you can book and then cancel with no cancellation fee. For those who want to book without using a travel agency this is the best way to do it and the small commission I make enables me to continue my work.

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