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Islands: The Mediterranean

Groups

Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza, Formentera, Cabrera Click to show or hide the answer
Over two hundred islands in the southern Aegean sea, forming a department of Greece; the largest is Naxos, others include Mykonos, Paros, Andros, Milos Click to show or hide the answer
Rhodes, Kos, Patmos (etc.) Click to show or hide the answer
Series of islands in the Venice lagoon, where the city's glassmaking industry moved because of the fire risk Click to show or hide the answer
Also known as the Heptanese, because of the seven main islands: Kefallonia, Corfu, Zakynthos, Lefkada, Kythira, Ithak and Paxi; Kythira is off the south Pelopponesian coast, the others off Greece's south–west coast Click to show or hide the answer

Islands

Mediterranean island nations that are members of the Commonwealth Click to show or hide the answer
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Northernmost of the Dodecanese islands, famous for its wine; shares its name with the largest island in the Bahamas Click to show or hide the answer
Island in the Tyrrhenian Sea: due south of Naples, but twenty miles away and on the other side of the bay (gulf); features the Blue Grotto Click to show or hide the answer
Maltese islands: Malta, Gozo and Click to show or hide the answer
Second largest of the Ionian islands, and the most northerly of the seven major ones Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Known to its inhabitants as Kerkira
Birthplace of Prince Philip (1921)
Greek island that gave its name to a variety of vegetable (lettuce) Click to show or hide the answer
Largest Greek island; once ruled by Venice and known as Candia, natives Candiots; ancient palace and city of Knossos (the ruins of the Minoan civilization); largest town Heraklion Click to show or hide the answer
Samaria Gorge – Europe's longest (and deepest?)
Celebrated in antiquity for its copper mines (copper is named after it); Famagusta is its major port Click to show or hide the answer
Greek island, where (according to Greek mythology) Aphrodite emerged from the sea on a sea shell, which gave rise to her alternative name: the origin of an adjective that is (or was) used to refer to the planet Venus Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Italy's third largest island (after Sicily and Sardinia), off Tuscany, between the Tyrrhenian Sea (to the south and east) and the Ligurian Sea (to the north and west) Click to show or hide the answer
Fourth largest and most southerly of the Balearic islands Click to show or hide the answer
Third largest of the Balearic islands Click to show or hide the answer
Island in the Ionian Sea, regarded as the home of Homer's Odysseus; a city in New York State is named after it Click to show or hide the answer
Largest of the Ionian islands (22% larger than Corfu) Click to show or hide the answer
Largest of the Balearic Islands Click to show or hide the answer
Name comes from the Latin word for honey (melita) Click to show or hide the answer
Greek island on which the Venus de Milo was found Click to show or hide the answer
Greek island on which St. John is said to have written the Book of Revelataion Click to show or hide the answer
Largest island in the Dodecanese; the Knights of St. John moved to Malta in 1530 after the Turks expelled them from Click to show or hide the answer
Second largest island in the Mediterranean: capital Cagliari; Costa Smeralda, including the holiday resort of Porto Cervo Click to show or hide the answer
Largest island in the Mediterranean; Mt. Etna is on Click to show or hide the answer
Island off Sicily, famous for its active volcano Click to show or hide the answer
Northernmost of the Greek islands Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Greek island, also known as Zante Click to show or hide the answer

Countries

Cres, Krk and Brač are the largest islands of; Korčula, Vis, Pag and Rab are other islands (and popular holiday destinations) in Click to show or hide the answer

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