I have been to Greece couple of times and I'm in love with the landscape, food, aura etc. I have already visited the Cyclades islands of Santorini and Mykonos after I knew that they are most visited islands by tourists. The third or fourth most visited Greek island would make into my bucket list.

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    If you love Greece, you may get on a less touristic island (you already have some understanding of Greece, and you may have less problem on finding good things). In any case I think Crete is one of the most visited island. Commented Sep 17, 2018 at 15:22
  • @GiacomoCatenazzi Any suggestions for less touristic island ?
    – Jarvis
    Commented Sep 17, 2018 at 15:30
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    There are no official statistics as it is very difficult to distinguish tourists from locals travelling - the airport's traffic may be an indication that Crete must be in the top 3 of islands following Mykonos and Santorini. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_busiest_airports_in_Greece
    – ilakast
    Commented Sep 17, 2018 at 23:18
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    If you need less touristic islands there are islands like Milos or Folegandros or Amorgos. Ikaria is also very nice (they all have lots of tourists but not the pandemonium that exists in Mykonos for example). Generally every island has something special so it is very unlikely for you to be disappointed no matter which one you chose.
    – papakias
    Commented Sep 21, 2018 at 13:46
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    @Bennie I haven't been there but the locals like them a lot. They are very small islands but the Greeks consider them very good destinations (especially if you like camping).
    – papakias
    Commented Sep 22, 2018 at 14:03

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I couldn't find any official statistics but from my experience the most visited islands after Santorini and Mykonos are:

  • Paros
  • Naxos
  • Crete
  • Rhodes
  • Corfu

All the islands (even the ones that are not 'most visited') are great and all are worth visiting though.

  • euxaristw, Paros & Naxos, so Kikhlades win. Is Rhodes from Ionian islands ?
    – Jarvis
    Commented Sep 21, 2018 at 13:22
  • @Bennie Rhodes is in south-eastern Aegean sea while Corfu is in the Ionian. There are 7 big islands in the Ionian and all worth visiting. But Corfu is the one that receives the most tourists. Crete on the other hand is in the very south of Greece and is the biggest island of all the Greek islands. It has many towns worth visiting and amazingly great beaches. Pick any of these islands and you will have a great time.
    – papakias
    Commented Sep 21, 2018 at 13:39

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