You've heard of Santorini, and you've heard of Mykonos. But to many, these aren't the true highlights of the more than 200 inhabited islands off Greece's coast. The lesser-known Greek islands are still bursting with culture, but less fame means more freedom to enjoy turquoise water, lush hills and pristine architecture in its perfect state. Here are five islands worth a visit (or worth a permanent stay).
What was the turning point for Greece? Entry into the EU? The Olympics in 2004? Natural evolution of time? Probably all of the above, but for whatever reason, Greece continues to evolve into a wonderful European country where the behaviors of the citizens are as beautiful and uplifting as the gorgeous scenery and it is a delight living here again.