Greece's very long coastline of 16040 klm bears a vast variety of long sandy beaches, small bays and estuaries with pebbles, golden sand or black and red volcanic sand, coastal steep rocky caves and unique flora and fauna wetlands.
Greece's 6000 islands and islets, 227 of which are inhabited, consist a unique phenomenon in the European continent and form the main geomorphological characteristic of the country, exerting a deep influence on the culture and the traditions of the country over time. Most of them are supported by high quality touristic infrastructures and services and coastal navigation.
Greek seas are universally known and very popular for their purity and clarity, as well as the fascinating variety of their bottom. Greece is one of the sunniest places in Europe and the whole world, since it enjoys sun for over 2500 hours per year, rains don't last for days and the sky is never grey for long.