The birthplace of democracy and mythical gods, greece is captivating storybook in itself. Modern greece is a land mass of 6,000 islands, only 227 of which are inhabited. These inhabited islands are where the flora and fauna as well as the people are truly and vastly different, yet the grecian culture is surprisingly strong and united. Being a mountainous country, most of her people live along the coastlines and it is this charm of coastal living that attracts greek and foreign visitors alike. Get off the beaten path to the usual greek cities such as athens, and explore greece’s many islands, clustered into eight groups: the northeastern aegean islands, the sporades, evia, islands of argosaronic, the cyclades,the dodecanese, crete and the ionian islands.